Reviews: Honda Civic Type R • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate • BMW M5 Touring • Alfa Romeo 159
Features/challenges: Motorhome racing • Alfa Romeo 159 vs. tall man across the Humber estuary
Guest: Lawrence Dallaglio
Original air date: November 18, 2007
Hammond has come up with a new, wildly destructive motorspot – “motorhome racing”. With a selection of motorhomes driven by himself, some touring car drivers and May, the race is on at the Essex Raceway to see which will come in a winner. Meanwhile, May is losing money with the ‘Top Gear Italian Car Road Test Cliché Swear Box’, as he races against Graham Boanas in an Alfa Romeo 159 to see who can get across the Humber River without using the Humber Bridge. Clarkson looks over the third Generation Honda Civic Type R and takes a look at the similarities between the BMW M5 Touring and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate. There’s a look at a super-sized new German motorhome called “The Performance” with a “piece-de-resistance” – a car in its cargo space – and very luxurious interiors, and English international rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio seeks to post a fast time with the reasonably priced car.