Reviews: Audi R8 V10 Spyder • Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Features/challenges: Building motorhomes (Lotus Excel • Land Rover 110 • Citroën CX)
Guests: Andy García • Lauren McAvoy
Original air date: July 18, 2010
The presenters wonder if they can make the campervan “cool” again, and so set to work at coming up with their very own design from a used car, with the only requirements they need to meet being that it is equipped with sleeping accommodations, cooking facilities, and a “bog” – Hammond makes his from a Land Rover 110 that he designs to be “expandable” like American motorhomes, Clarkson creates a three-story campervan out of a Citroën CX which he thinks is a genius design, and May sets a shuttle-shaped skybox on top of a Lotus Excel with an “escape chute” that leads inside the car. To see how good their creations are, the trio drive to a campsite in Cornwall to see how they fare on the road, set themselves up for the night, take to a beach in the morning where they get surfing lessons, cook in them with ingredients they can find at a local gas station, before finally driving to a local beauty spot where one of the boys’ creations undergoes an “accident”. Meanwhile, Clarkson is on the track to review the Audi R8 V10 Spyder and the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet and puts them through an unusual test, while Hollywood actor, Andy García, sees if he can set a fast lap in the Kia.