Features: Australian Northern Territory road trip in GT cars: (BMW M6 Gran Coupe • Nissan GT-R • Bentley Continental GT V8S)
Guest: Kiefer Sutherland
Original air date: February 1, 2015
The trio head out for a four-day road trip across the Northern Territory in Australia, taking with them three modern Grand-Tourer cars to see which is the best – Hammond argues that the Bentley Continental GT V8S will be the winner, May reasons it will be the Nissan GT-R and Clarkson believes it will be the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Starting from Darwin and heading towards the 3.2 million acre (13,000 km2) cattle station of Wave Hill, the trio visit an abandoned WWII airfield to do both a ‘fastest “off the line”‘ test and a full-on drag race, stop for the night at a “motel” and “fish restaurant” set up by the producers, conduct a brake test on an empty stretch of straight road, visit the Frances Creek open pit iron mine to see which is fastest getting from the bottom to the top via the service road, and encounter some road trains, before arriving at their destination, where the final test of their cars sees them helping to herd in some cattle. Elsewhere, Kiefer Sutherland talks about his role in 24, before seeing how good his lap was in the reasonably priced car.