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Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 3 - 2006.05.21 [FinalGear.com]
In the news this week...
If you own a dog that likes sticking its head out of moving vehicles then you'll need to get a pair of Doggles (really), which Richard demonstrates on the Top Gear dog.
The boys say hello to the new Vauxhall Corsa - and goodbye to the Hummer H1. Sob. Meanwhile, Jeremy reveals his mum doesn't like the new Honda Civic and Richard suggests she drives a Noble M15 instead.
Lotus Exige S
In the last series of Top Gear Jeremy managed to avoid missile lock from an Apache helicopter in a Lotus Exige (want to try this yourself?), but now there's a new supercharged Exige S. To see how good this one is they lined up the Stig and, er, a Mustang. Yup, it's the battle of sushi v hamburger when they go head-to-head in a two-lap race around the track.
This week the lads were set a challenge to build their own amphibious car, drive to a reservoir and get across a two mile stretch of water.
Sounds simple enough... except that they all chose ridiculous cars that'll probably never float - James went all nautical and opted to make a triumph herald into a sailing dingy, Jeremy decided on an indestructable Hilux and Richard bought along a camper van to turn into a house boat.
We've seen what happens, but you'll have to wait until Sunday to find out who wins and who ends up with pondweed between their teeth. It's well worth a watch.
Also this week...
The return of the cool wall, which as usual there are yelps of 'cool' and 'rubbish' (and a few words they'll edit out for Sunday). Plus, Philip Glenister (the hard-bitten DCI in BBC One's Life on Mars) as the star in a reasonably priced car.
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