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Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. Written by paul keeling

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The show has close links with the UK military who have, among other things; tried to target a Range Rover Sport with a Challenger 2 tank; proved that a Hughes Apache attack helicopter cannot get a missile lock on a Lotus Exige; driving a Mercedes SLK and a Porsche Boxster through an Irish Guard sniper-filled abandoned town to see how many times they could hit the driver; set the fastest ever lap of the test track using a Royal Navy BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 (0.31 sec); and launched Stig One to his 'death' from the deck of HMS Ark Royal during a drag race between a stripped & nitrous-modified Jaguar XJS and a Sea Harrier. See more »

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James May: What's the point. You can't powerslide lorries anyway.
Richard Hammond: Technically, you can't powerslide anything.
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Worth every penny the BBC invests.
25 May 2006 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

While it can be argued that more substantial programmes exist, whether fictional or not, it is certain that Top Gear is an extraordinarily entertaining show with plenty to keep most on their bolsters. This is certainly due to the faithful backing of the BBC, but more importantly, to the three crazed bloody lunatics who host the series. Clarkson, May and Hammond share between each other many decades worth of experience in broadcasting, as well as motoring, and are impeccable contrasts well matched for their respective opinions 'n roles. The various features included in the shows and the involvement in these & all motoring matters, are exemplary, and quite frankly, unmatched by anything television has yet seen. I can safely assume that no better motoring show exists anywhere. I love it, so will you, guaranteed.


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