Reviews: Bentley Brooklands
Features/challenges: Cheap Car Challenge: Alfa Romeos for £1,000 (Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 • Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 • Alfa Romeo Spider)
Guests: James Corden • Rob Brydon
Original air date: July 6, 2008
To be a true “petrolhead”, you need to have owned an Alfa Romeo – that’s what the Top Gear presenters believe, so to see if they are right, the show’s producers challenge them to buy any Alfa Romeo they want with their own money and put them through a series of challenges – Clarkson buys a Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6, Hammond takes an Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0i, and May purchases an Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Twin Spark. To see whose Alfa is the best, the trio see how many cars they can overtake on a track day at Rockingham Raceway Circuit, make and attempt to sell calendars featuring their cars, before decorating and restoring their cars and driving them to an Alfa Romeo Concours competition. Meanwhile, there’s a review of the hand-made Bentley Brooklands, and Gavin & Stacey stars James Corden and Rob Brydon are seeing who is fast in the reasonably priced car.