Top Gear Season 18 Episode 5

Series 18, Episode 5 - All Season 18 episodes

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Show Details

Reviews: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series

Features: Retrospective on Swedish car maker Saab • Rally-spec Škoda vs jet-powered flying man

Guests: Matt Smith • Yves Rossy • Toni Gardemeister

Original air date: February 26, 2012

As a final tribute to the sixty years of production that Saab has performed before its closure, Clarkson and May look back at some of the bad ideas the company made, and some of the very good ones they made, including how much emphasis they put on the safety of a car’s occupant. Meanwhile, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series are tested by Clarkson out on the track, Hammond sees if Finnish world rally driver, Toni Gardemeister, can beat Yves Rossy, the world’s first jet propelled man, in a Skoda Fabia S2000 around an eight-mile special Welsh Rally Stage, and Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, swaps the TARDIS for the Kia Cee’d.

Note: Due to scheduling issues, Matt Smith did his test run and interview during taping of the previous episode. Meanwhile, the ‘Car vs. Jet-Powered Man Race’ film was taken from the “Top Gear at the Movies” DVD, while a segment of the ’60 Years of Saab’ film, in which May flew a jet plane around the test track, was not broadcast for unknown reason but was used in the “Challenges 6” DVD.

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