Reviews: Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring • Fiat Panda
Features: Creating the climactic car chase for The Sweeney (Jaguar XFR • Ford Focus)
Guests: Ryan Reynolds • Ray Winstone • Plan B • Nick Love • Paul Anderson • Kevin Michaels
Original air date: February 12, 2012
Believing they could make great car chases for movies, Clarkson and Hammond are invited to provide assistance in directing one for the remake of The Sweeney. Working alongside the film’s stars, Ray Winstone and Plan B, Clarkson attempts to prove that dynamic camera usage and timed moves are what can make a good chase sequence, while Hammond tries to show that it should have exciting (if unrealistic) stunts including car jumps. Meanwhile, May takes a look at the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition and the new Fiat Panda on the track, and Ryan Reynolds is the latest star going fast in the reasonably priced car.
Note: Although the entire ‘Making A Movie Car Chase’ film was a spoof for the show, the show’s production team and presenters did assist with the planning and filming of the real car chase scenes from the film, showing off the rushes of their work before the episode ended. Top Gear was not officially credited for this by the film on its release.