In land-of-hope-and-glory Top Gear, the boys looked at two traditional British sports cars that aren't really British at all, Jeremy opened a swimming pool Keith Moon-style, Richard took a soft top Aston Martin DB9 for a spin in Wales, and James tested the Maserati Bora. The classic Maserati Bora may lack some of the performance of its brash supercar brothers, but at least it won't try to kill you with a mixture of petrol fumes and poor visibility. The traditional British sports car is back in the form of the new TVR Tuscan 2 and the Weismann roadster. Sadly, having been built by a Russian business boy and a bunch of Germans repectively, they aren't really British at all. They were very fast though. The TVR had also retained the very British traits of poor build quality and breaking down a lot, so Jeremy went for the Weismann. Hammond had a look at the latest Bat-Mobile, which features guns, a flame-thrower and the engine from a Vauxhall Monaro. Even Val Kilmer would look cool in one of these. He's played the Son of God, a policeman, a car thief, and the nation's favourite doctor - Christopher Eccleston dropped by. We unveiled the 'puppy test'. Is the Aston Martin DB9 Volante more attractive to the opposite sex than a baby golden retriever? Nine out of ten said it wasn't. Jeremy decided to open his local swimming pool. So, after lovingly restoring his Rolls Royce, he popped along. Except no one explained to him that opening the pool shouldn't involve driving into it.
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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 >