Reviews: Lexus IS F • BMW M3
Features/challenges: Portofino to Saint-Tropez Race: Powerboat vs. Ferrari Daytona • Best bus for British city streets
Guest: Kevin McCloud
Original air date: November 30, 2008
The Lexus IS-F is in Clarkson’s hands as he sees if it can unseat the king of high-powered saloons, the four door BMW M3, while Hammond sees if motorsport and a handful of touring car legends can find the best type of bus for London’s street at Lydden Hill Race Circuit – contenders include a double decker, a single decker, two bendy buses, and a compact hopper bus. Meanwhile, there’s a race on the Riviera, as Hammond races a Ferrari Daytona from Portofino to Saint-Tropez against May in a £1.25 million power boat, and Kevin McCloud makes an appearance to set a time in the Lacetti.