Reviews: Caparo T1 • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster • Mercedes-Benz GL 500
Features/challenges: London Race
Guest: Simon Cowell
Original air date: November 11, 2007
There’s a big race across London, as the presenters see which is the quickest way to get across the city towards London City Airport – May is supporting the car with the Mercedes-Benz GL 500, Hammond produces a sweat as he pedals a specialized Sirrus Limited carbon fibre bicycle, Clarkson takes to the Thames in a Cougar powerboat, and The Stig is mystified by a new world as he tries to win with public transport. Meanwhile, Hammond sees if the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster can win a straight half-mile drag race against a German on roller skates with a 300 hp (220 kW) turbo powered rocket backpack, Clarkson braces himself with extra safety precautions on the track as he climbs in to the Caparo T1, and Simon Cowell returns to see how fast he can be when he has a go in the Lacetti.