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Top Gear Season 6 Episode 10 - Off-Road Toys

Airdate: 2005-Jul-31

Episode summary:

On mud-spattered Top Gear, Jeremy was almost killed to death by a hovercraft, Richard got a lift in a Jeep with a Jesus complex, and James exhibited a level of daring not yet seen from everyone's favourite foppish gentleman. We sent Richard to Iceland to find some exciting cross-water Jeeps. The concept was: drive a Jeep thing at some water really, really fast, and hope the wheels spin fast enough to keep it skimming along the surface. Fortunately for Richard, who put his neck on the line, it actually worked. James went all the way to Dubai to drive the new Bentley Flying Spur. It turns out the 'Flying' part of its name is pretty apt, because the big Bentley's party piece is a top speed of 195mph. And, just to check they weren't fibbing, James had a desert road closed off before attempting a max speed run. Drive around any big city these days and you're unlikely to get much above walking pace. So why spend a fortune on a Ferrari when you could buy a few acres of field and some motorised outdoor toys instead? We tested a wide variety of hooligan machinery, including quad bikes, hovercraft and buggies, before coming to a conclusion. The Ferrari may be the more expensive option, but it's a damn sight safer. Davina McCall took a break from presenting Big Brother and shouting a lot to come and have a go on our water-logged test track.

About Top Gear series:

Top Gear is a British TV series about motor vehicles, primarily cars. It is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Jason Dawe and T...Show more >

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