Top Gear Season 6 Episode 7 - Ford Transit at Nürburgring

Airdate: 2005-Jul-10

Episode summary:

On long-distance Top Gear, Richard took a Ford Transit to Germany to see what it could do on the Nurburgring, and Jeremy raced an athlete across London. Could a marathon runner beat a car across 26 miles of London – in rush hour? Jeremy was happy enough in a Fiat Panda, which, despite not breaking any speed records, handles well and is superbly reliable. It's a bit like a donkey: small, tough and really rather sweet. Sadly, Jeremy and the Panda couldn't contend with Livingstone levels of congestion and were beaten by well over ten minutes. What better way to celebrate the birthday of the Ford Transit than to hand one over to Sabine Schmitz and send it to the Nurburgring. Sabine was the person who laughed at Jeremy's driving skills when he took the Jaguar S-type diesel to the 'Ring'. He finally managed to get a lap time of 9:59, which Sabine said she could beat in a van. Sadly, she couldn't, but she got very, very close. Our rock star in a reasonably priced car was Justin Hawkins from The Darkness.

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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