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Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. Written by paul keeling

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Some seasons of Top Gear have an epic race in which Jeremy will drive a car against James and Richard taking public transport or any other transport that is not a car. Here are some of the epic races they had. Season 4: Race to Monte Carlo: Aston Martin DB9 VS. train, Season 5: Race to Verbier, Switzerland: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti VS. plane. Season 6: Race to Oslo, Norway: Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren VS. boat. Season 7: Race from Italy to England: Buggati Veyron VS. James' plane. Season 11: Race across Japan: Nissan GT-R VS. Japan's most reliable public transport. See more »

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Jeremy Clarkson: [announcing the Top Gear 2005 Awards in December 2005] Now the best gas guzzler of the year. And the nominations are: the Range Rover Sport which achieved eight miles to the gallon; the Bugatti Veyron which achieved four miles to the gallon; and Hemel Hempstead. That actually used up 60 million gallons of fuel and didn't move an inch.
[referring to the then-recent gas explosion in Hertfordshire]
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Best Car programme ever!
27 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you like cars, then this programme is just simply amazing. Unlike most programmes that are in this genre, the programme has survived a beyond 20 years at the top, and not many programmes come close. 5th Gear on five does come close, but it just doesn't have the heart or the dedication that Top Gear does.

While the people on 5th Gear only talk about cars, the Top Gear crew talk about everything that is to do with cars, and not just the cars themselves. For example, they have "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" where a celebrity goes round their track to see how fast they are. And once, they decided to test the Toyota Pickup's claim of being the "the toughest car on the road" by basically ramming it into stuff, and putting it on a building that got demolished etc. and it still actually run. They also once tested if you can run your diesel car off of Vegetable Oil (you can, although your exhaust smells like a bag of chips).

Overall, this programme's great and a show you must fit into your weekly schedule, gets 10/10


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