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Top Gear

Series 27 - Episode 2



This week, an electric car special. Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris build themselves budget electric sports cars, ranging from an old Triumph Spitfire stuffed with batteries taken from a BMW i3 (Harris) to a common-or-garden Nissan Leaf given absurd wing doors (McGuinness).

In the best scene they must drive through a handling test on a karting track, and each time they hit the barriers they get an electric shock. It descends into hilariously childish silliness, cruelty and swearing of a kind that feels entirely right for Top Gear.

Also tonight, Chris Harris tries out the new Tesla Model 3 and decides it is essentially, “an AK-47 disguised as a butter knife”.


Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness present an electric cars special, each taking up the challenge of constructing a battery-powered sports car on a budget. Plus, Chris takes the Tesla Model 3 for a spin on the test track. Plus, Danny Boyle and Himesh Patel, director and star of fantasy comedy Yesterday, drop into the studio.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Chris Harris
Presenter Freddie Flintoff
Presenter Paddy McGuinness
Guest Danny Boyle
Guest Himesh Patel
Executive Producer Alex Renton
Series Producer Nick Dalton
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