Top Gear

Series 22 - Episode 5

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Review

Top Gear has a love-hate relationship with Peugeots. They love the 1980s 205 GTi but hate everything else. Jeremy Clarkson once argued that “to prevent accidents, you simply ban all Peugeots from the road. They are invariably driven by people who don't know what they're doing.” James May described their current model range as “a sea of awfulness”. But for this programme, the Pug-hating presenters reassess the history of the marque and its unlikely involvement in making munitions, coffee-grinders and corsets.

Meanwhile, James takes the LaFerrari hypercar (pricetag: £1 million) for a spin in Italy and Richard Hammond pits a Porsche against a Corvette.

Summary

Jeremy Clarkson and James May encounter artillery shells, corsets and classic hot hatchbacks as they take a nostalgic look at French company Peugeot, while Richard Hammond is at the test track to compare the Porsche Cayman GTS with the latest Chevrolet Corvette. James also takes the 950bhp LaFerrari hybrid hypercar out for a spin in Italy, and singer Olly Murs is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Cast & Crew

Presenter James May
Presenter Richard Hammond
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Guest Olly Murs
Executive Producer Andy Wilman
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