Reviews: Brabus S Biturbo roadster (based on a Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG) • Porsche 911 Turbo
Features/challenges: Reliant Robin Space Shuttle challenge
Guest(s): Simon Pegg
Original air date: February 18, 2007
Hammond and May see if it is possible to convert a 1992 Reliant Robin into a space shuttle, with help from the British Amateur Rocket Society, but have 12 days to build it. They soon face a tough ordeal, with complicated engineering, but are highly ambitious of success and the hope of proving Clarkson wrong that the idea is preposterous. Meanwhile, Clarkson is seeing how good the Brabus S Biturbo roadster is, the result of a modifying company’s work on the already monstrous 6.0L twin-turbo V12 SL 65 AMG, before putting aside his Bias for a review of the latest Porsche 911 Turbo. Meanwhile British actor Simon Pegg talks about his part in the film, Hot Fuzz, and sees how fast he was in the Lacetti.