Reviews: Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
Features/challenges: Railway crossing hazard video • Tractor challenge (JCB Fastrac 8250 • Case STX Steiger 530 • Fendt 930 Vario): Home-made biofuel • Top Gear survey 2006 results
Guest(s): Kristin Scott Thomas
Original air date: February 25, 2007
The trio decide to grow their own petrol, but first must get to grips with some tractors they will use for the job – Clarkson chooses a speedy JCB Fastrac 8250, Hammond goes with a monstrous Case STX Steiger 530, and May picks the complicated controls of the Fendt 930 Vario. After putting them through their paces with a series of challenges at the test track, including setting a slower time than (the late) Richard Whiteley, and competing in a “Drag” race, the boys head to the 25 acres they’ve rented out to plough it before planting their own rapeseed biofuel. Meanwhile, Clarkson finds out how much of a hypercar the new Lamborghini Murciélago LP640, and a creates a Public Service Video in regards to level crossings. actress (and Cool Wall muse) Kristin Scott Thomas is in the Lacetti and discussing about the various cars on the Cool Wall.