"An Occasional Feature" — they haven't been able to find anyone since you got one — and you said it was like ... Jeremy: You probably think there's nothing to be scared of. So if you're two hours and five minutes, eighteen quid. If you win, you make it home, the next day your wife drives the car, and she fills it up for you. My wife doesn't like it very much, but I think it's brilliant. Jeremy: For the last few years, the DB7's been an aging rocker, still trying to cut it in a Coldplay MP3 world of Porsche 911s and Foo-Fighter Ferraris. Yep, underneath the abs and the pecs is a GMC Tahoe, which is ugly, big, slow, and is completely flummoxed by snow, mud, gravel, soil, grass clippings, drizzle, or even a light breeze. Jeremy: [voiceover] Well, to be honest, I think it looks a bit of a mess. Incongruously, it's the three-and-a-half-litre V6 from the Renault Vel Satis. [addressing the car] Wha - HAVE YOU GOT SOMETHING ELSE ON?! Distinguishing features include their clothing, which used to belong to their parents, and their characteristic mating call of "Harrumph."Richard: This whole survey throws up some fascinating stuff. James: It never occurred to me, for example, that I'd need a hammer to change gear.
You appeared in this, and this is my favorite bit, under "Famous Owners". I mean, I'm going 60 miles an hour—just a little cough [lets out a cartoonish cough] and we're doing 70... you know where we nail this program together, it's in the middle of London, okay, there's a multi-storey car park next door, two hours: £9 in there. James: I have to say I'm very disappointed in it, because when I joined Top Gear I thought, "Here we go. Then, when you see a sign saying "services 1 mile and 27 miles", go for the furthest one away, and when you get there, go past that one too. Jeremy: And it seems like quite a lot, when you peel away this amazing body and find out what's underneath. It's telling me, it's saying, "I gotta let you know, you're gettin' on my nerves a little bit." It hasn't lost the lairiness, but it's just been to anger management. They are most readily spotted in the countryside, because they own it. It leaves four percent, and they probably were entirely satisfied with the handling of their 911 right up until they hit the tree. The fuel tank was over the front wheels, so as it ran low on fuel, it went light at the front end, which meant you couldn't steer. It had a better gearbox, better differential, better tyres, better rear suspension, and these better gold wheels. But I'm not 15 any more, and after an hour at the wheel in 2003, my dream car turns out to be a bit of a nightmare.
They once flew me first-class, before I was working for the BBC, they flew me first-class all the way to Japan, via Hong Kong, and then back through Maui and San Francisco. "Jeremy: It must be said, this looks just as good as the original, and it's just as left-hand-drive as the original. Well, after much careful deliberation, the simple answer is... Richard: Roy James, who was the Great Train Robbers' getaway driver, was very particular about his Jag Mk 2s. I hate to interrupt, but this is quite honestly the biggest load of limp-wristed twaddle I've ever heard in all my five weeks in television. This one, Richard Hammond, every morning sticks his head in a bucket of hair product, right? And I don't know what you're laughing about, Clarkson, because you won't drink brown beer and this is the man who says, 'flatulence? And I think a bloke can drive a convertible, but... Jeremy: And yet, they're both relatively inexpensive Japanese saloon cars. That's Jed up there what cried down at you, that's Jed. Found it like this."Jeremy: Apparently, Piëch insisted that you should be able to drive the Phaeton all day at 186 miles an hour, when it's 120 degrees outside, and the air conditioning must be able to maintain a temperature in the car of 71.6 degrees. James: But on a small hatchback, OK, when you drive one of those and it's a diesel, it says three things about you. The second is that you care so much about the environment that you want to leave a little protective sooty film over it. But then last year, they did the R Coupé, to show us what Jaguars of the future will look like. Basically what you're saying about yourself, sir, is: you've had your children and now you're just waiting to die. I live in a tumbledown house full of old motorbikes. You know what these cars should be called, don't you? Whiteley: They said, "NOW THEN WHITELEY, YA FAT ----! " And one of prisoners who was accompanying us, he said, "Oh," he says, he says, "That's Jed. E-Class Mercedes, now, you've got a Mercedes, how much have you enjoyed it over the summer? "Now he's driving me mad with this new game he has where he tries to plip the remote locking from as far away as possible. Two years ago, about then, they showed us XK180, and there it is, that was to show us what Jaguars of the future will look like. I am actually the only proper bloke on this programme, OK? And they seem to have given the Evo so many steroids it's started to grow out of its own body. That Jaguar was working, we know, on an F-Type, a two-seater modern day E-Type and they cancelled that project, because they'd spent all their money on a diesel engine! You are an executive - this is going to take a bit of imagination - you're an executive, OK, and you've got to buy a new car. It's a great drive but you wouldn't let your kids sit around with their mouths open like that. "My boyfriend has just bought a new Audi A3." Fair enough. If you want to be cool on a hot day, get another car. This is the other way round: brilliant, sensationally fast, handles beautifully, and it'll almost certainly be reliable. But here's the thing I don't get about Jaguar concept cars.There's a better way to personalize your website experience.With my Connection, the profile you create allows you to set up a unique starting point for the tasks and transactions that you want to complete in your time on this website.
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I saw the curry tip, I thought, "That's my dinner," I not only took my foot off the brake, I put it back on the throttle! That's what you get with that [points to Murciélago]; it's a German-Italian picnic where the Italians have done what they're good at and the Germans have done what they're good at. There will be no cushions, there will be no rag-rolling, no-one will sing, and at the end of the series, no-one will have a recording contract. Took the children out for lunch, went to see James Bond, got back five hours later... so you could drive up the west end, have a few drinks, leave the car, wobble home best way you could, wake up in the morning, they've towed it home for you. Jeremy: As on conventional manual gearboxes, the transmission ratios are present on input and auxilliary shafts in the form of pairs of toothed wheels. The Mégane; a family car, but only if your family is The Osbournes. OVERsteer works like this: [moving a model of a BMW 3-series] you drive down the same bit of road, turn the wheel, but the back of the car comes round like this [showing how the car fishtails 180 degrees], and you go off the road, crash into a tree and you die. Vicky's been enhanced, and so, consequently, is the C4S. And the head of the whole project was a chap called Ajay Panchal, who's an Indian. Think of it as being a raw-hamburger curry served in a disinterested way on a bed of garlicky jus. Jeremy: The thing is that Nissan have now said, "Aha, but the car you drove was sort of for a, I don't know, a small market in the south of France or somewhere." The British ones, which are going on sale in... You know like the Incredible Shrinking Man in that film, where the telephone keeps getting bigger in his hand? I can just sit here listening to the excellent stereo and speculate on whether or not these seats aren't really David Dickinson at all. Jeremy: First thing I do when I move into a new flat or a new house, forget the curtains and the carpets and the cooker - you get your television, your stereo, and your Play Station up and running. It's perfectly reasonable to have a fridge-cum-DVD player instead of a seat. It's absolutely baking hot in here - look, I've got the window fully open [puts fingers through tiny slot of driver's window] - and there's also a really alarming smell of petrol. If you went, you'd want the Germans to make the hamper so the handles don't fall off, but you'd want the Italians to make the food, yes? Well, I went into Oxford last weekend, parked on double-yellow lines, right outside where I wanted to be, okay? Jeremy: I got a ticket the other day, and I kid you not, for being parked badly. Where they're all standing there, well, no, I don't think that is well parked, 4 out of... Jeremy: Used to live in Fulham right next to the car pound in London. Is there anyone here who has that first, tiny grasp of engineering? It's a businessman's car, but only if your business is Enron. But now, thanks to a cocktail of Botox and Viagra, it's up there with the best of them. Understeer works like this: [moving a model of a Ford Focus in a straight line] you drive down the road, turn the [steering] wheel, but the car goes straight on, crashes into a tree and you die. Now Vicky, on the surface, appears to be exactly the same, but this is a body kit. But then it would, because it's a Japanese car designed in America. Jeremy: [at the wheel] We've had fusion food before, but this is the first time that I've ever encountered a fusion car. And secondly, it was on this very road that the drummer with a band called Def Leppard crashed his muscle car, a Corvette, and as a result of that he now has to drive with a knob on his steering wheel. James: You're not going to get this, I know, but that car, it's small, it's silly, all it does is make the rest of the world massive. James: All right, look, here's a proper piece of British ingenuity: a bloke called Geoff, he's made a steam-powered bicycle after 30 years' work. Roughly 250 years after the steam engine was invented. Richard: Now normally driving a TVR with any sense of purpose is like chatting to a bloke in the pub and, you know, he says "Well, yeah, we went on 'oliday, took the missus, in the caravan," and then boomf! Or that depressing the clutch pedal would be a lot easier if I got a friend to help me.