We have to say, we definitely take issue with Hammond on his dis of the Beetle in this clip. It spawned the dune buggy, the Baja Bug, the Porsche 356 and the Microbus; it launched one of the largest car companies in the world. The 911 still feels its influence, and people loved it so much, they brought it back. And that's just for starters. Having said that, Top Gear has never not taken the opportunity to tout the greatness of Britain (even under questionable circumstances), and although the original Series I prototype was built on a Jeep chassis, we'd have to agree that nothing puts a smile on one's face quite like a Series/Defender Land Rover. Good show, chaps.

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