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Top Gear

  • 2013
  • Season 20
  • 6 episodes
  • Lifestyle
  • Sport

Summary

In Season 20, Jeremy Clarkson and James May take part in a race between a car and a yacht in New Zealand and Richard Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport to find the world's best taxi.

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Episode 2: Top Gear

Summary

Jeremy Clarkson gets behind the wheel of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, sampling the punch of its 730bhp V12 engine on the open roads of Scotland. Richard Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport on a quest to find the world's best taxi, and James May pays tribute to the former BBC Television Centre in White City, London, using a motorcyclist and a pair of parkour runners. Plus, the BAC Mono - an astonishingly fast car with just one seat - is put through its paces on the test track, and film director Ron Howard goes for a spin in the new Reasonably Priced Car

Review

As Richard Hammond said about one of the hot hatches he tested last week, “If ten-year-olds could drive, they’d love this.” Yes they would, and like the Renaultsport Clio, Top Gear itself is generally at its best when it appeals to the ten-year-old in all of us: forget dufferish grumbles, we want the fun stuff, the slapstick, the larks.

Hence we’re looking forward to Hammond’s attempt to determine the world’s best taxi by getting several of them to compete around a track tonight: it should be a blast in every sense. Elsewhere, Jeremy Clarkson tests the fast, expensive and very pretty Ferrari F12, and film director Ron Howard tries out the Reasonably Priced Car.

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rolename
PresenterJames May
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UnknownRon Howard
Executive producerAndy Wilman

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  • Episode 2

    Top Gear

    Summary

    Jeremy Clarkson gets behind the wheel of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, sampling the punch of its 730bhp V12 engine on the open roads of Scotland. Richard Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport on a quest to find the world's best taxi, and James May pays tribute to the former BBC Television Centre in White City, London, using a motorcyclist and a pair of parkour runners. Plus, the BAC Mono - an astonishingly fast car with just one seat - is put through its paces on the test track, and film director Ron Howard goes for a spin in the new Reasonably Priced Car

    Review

    As Richard Hammond said about one of the hot hatches he tested last week, “If ten-year-olds could drive, they’d love this.” Yes they would, and like the Renaultsport Clio, Top Gear itself is generally at its best when it appeals to the ten-year-old in all of us: forget dufferish grumbles, we want the fun stuff, the slapstick, the larks.

    Hence we’re looking forward to Hammond’s attempt to determine the world’s best taxi by getting several of them to compete around a track tonight: it should be a blast in every sense. Elsewhere, Jeremy Clarkson tests the fast, expensive and very pretty Ferrari F12, and film director Ron Howard tries out the Reasonably Priced Car.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

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    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterJames May
    PresenterRichard Hammond
    PresenterJeremy Clarkson
    UnknownRon Howard
    Executive producerAndy Wilman
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