Reviews: Pagani Zonda R • Pagani Zonda Tricolore
Features: Second-hand, four seater convertibles for £2,000: (BMW 325i Convertible)
Guests: Simon Pegg • Nick Frost
Original air date: February 13, 2011
The presenters see what pitfalls there are in buying a second-hand car, after all three wrecked the original comparing different second-hand convertible bought for less than £2,000, by buying different models of the same car – the BMW 325i, in which Hammond bought the 1987 model, Clarkson the ’88 model, and May the ’89 model. In a series of tests of their own devising, the trio see who is best in a “0 to 100MPH and back to 0” drag race, how good the condition of their interiors are with the help of a forensic team, see whose car is the easiest to break into with the help of some “car thieves”, attempt to get squeaky voices from helium that hasn’t leaked out of their roofs, discover how much investment is need to make them showroom ready again, before attempting to become a stunt driving show for the Essex County Fair. Meanwhile, Clarkson tries out a high performance version of the Zonda, the Pagani Zonda R, along with a scaled-down version of the R, the Pagani Zonda Tricolore, while actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about their new comedy film Paul before seeing who was fastest in the Kia.