We’re at episode 4 of Series 18 of Top Gear already – which means we’re more than halfway through. And so far so good – it’s been above par Top Gear all the way.
Tonight’s featured item on Top Gear is one we haven’t picked up whilst it’s been filming, so we don’t know a huge amount about Messrs Clarkson, Hammond and May’s efforts to make the mobility scooter fit for the countryside. But you can be certain it will involve at least eight-wheel drive, caterpillar tracks and more power.
There’s also a 4WD supercar scrap this week when the new Bentley Continental V8 takes on the Ferrari FF on a track on the edge of the Arctic Circle. We already know Jeremy doesn’t rate the W12 Continental that highly, but what will he think of the ‘Sporty’ new Continental V8? As for the Ferrari FF, he says it’s faster than the 458 – as long as it rains.
James goes off to Florida to have a go in the Fisker Karma and meets up with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson – a former SIARPC – in the process. Will James think the Karma a good car, or a good car that just costs far too much because it’s too complicated?
This week’s Star in a reasonably priced car is actor Michael Fassbender – an Irish-German (which is an interesting mix) who lives in London – and probably best know for Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds and playing the young Magneto in the latest X-Men outing. He’s on record as saying “I don’t even have a car, would you believe it?”, which shouldn’t auger well for his Top Gear outing – but you may be surprised.
Top Gear Episode 4, Series 18 on BBC2 tonight at 8pm (UK).
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