Series 20 - Episode 1

Range Rover Evoque

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The team blast through mega-fashionable Croatia in a £150,000 Bentley and get to grips with the car everyone's talking about - the Range Rover Evoque - by attempting to drive it down Britain's steepest hill!

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  • Matt Stevens

    over 1 year ago

    Matt Stevens

    I don't see any good reasons in destroying good cars in a car show. 120, 200, 300mph The result for the driver is always the same. If you don't trust physics so why isn't a moderator sitting in such a car.

  • StevoAUSSIE!

    almost 2 years ago

    StevoAUSSIE!

    If a car hits a stationary object at 120mph it is equivalent to 120, because there was only the force of the speed of the mass (weight of car). If a car hits another car head-on, both going 120mph, it is equivalent to BOTH cars hitting a stationary object at 240mph, because there is not only the force of speed of mass, but also the same from opposite direction, so it doubles the impact. There are a lot of variables though, such as the weight of each car, shape etc.

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  • Paul Bradbury

    over 2 years ago

    Paul Bradbury

    Would like to be able to comment on this program but it freezes more than it plays so I haven't the patience to watch it. Iplayer works fine in my machine despite its constant updates.

  • TopGearIsBetter

    over 2 years ago

    TopGearIsBetter

    Two identical cars going head on at 120mph is equivalent to one of the cars crashing at 240mph. @jamie, you should have paid more attention in your physics class. The first thing you need to identify is your frame of reference. If you use the frame of reference as an external observer then one car is traveling at 120mph and the other car is traveling at -120mph. Yep thats right, the other car is traveling at -120mph. Why, because the car is traveling in the opposite direction. Hence it's speed must be negative. What then is the combined speed if we amalgamate the cars, well it would 120 - (-120) = 240. The double negative is used as the speed is negative, and we are trying to work out the difference between the two speeds. @jamie, read this website and educate yourself. Don't live your life in ignorance : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_of_reference

  • OchAye

    over 2 years ago

    OchAye

    It played OK for me, but the crash test was just sensationalist nonsense. Cut from Jonny saying that it may make you think twice before putting your foot down straight to Tiff hooning a 1M round a circuit. Yeah, very good guys...

  • Chuck

    over 2 years ago

    Chuck

    Managed to miss the original showing on Channel 5 and due to the continuos screen freezing up managed to miss watching on 5OD also :-(. C5 take note!

  • Gizzmo

    over 2 years ago

    Gizzmo

    The assumptions in this crash test (and mythbusters)are: Both cars are identical (very important) & both cars are doing the same speed, therefore each vehicle will absorb 50% of the total kinetic energy. Hence, while the "closing" rate is net 240mph, as each car absorbs 50% of the energy/speed, it is equivelant to 120mph into brick wall. The scary thing is that compared to a 40mph crash that actually 9 times the energy, not 3! However, you're not likely to crach into an identical car, are you. Ignoring differences in vehicle designs, if you're a 900kg small car @ 60mph crashing head on into an 1800kg saloon @ 60mph, then the supermini will have the equivelant of an 80mph crash and the saloon 40mph.

  • jamie

    over 2 years ago

    jamie

    2 cars hitting each other head on at 120mph would have a total impact speed of 120mph!!!! same as hitting a brick wall, as they stated on the show. simple physics-> "every action has an equal and opposite reaction". this is junior school level science here kids

  • Andrew Fox

    over 2 years ago

    Andrew Fox

    The impact speed was given as 120 mph.That is what it would be if 2 cars each doing just 60mph were involved in a head on crash.And that is what they were simulating. I walked away from a 100mph impact, impact speed estimated by the police,and was unscathed apart from pretty interesting bruises .But my car was totaled and i was very very lucky not to have been badly hurt. Such is life.

  • James

    over 2 years ago

    James

    Where is Jason Plato! Please don't say he has been dropped from the show. I used to love the dog-fight between him and Tiff. I felt he was the best at putting a car through its paces with insightful real life driving comments. Also, surely his high profile as one of the best current UK racing drivers had huge cudos for the show. I hope to see him back soon.

  • James

    over 2 years ago

    James

    Where is Jason Plato? Please don't say he has been dropped from the program. I loved the dog fights between him and Tiff and in my opinion he was the best at putting a car through its paces with insightful real life driving comments. Particularly with his profile as being one of the best currrent UK racing drivers. I hope to see him back soon.

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  • L.Murphy

    over 2 years ago

    L.Murphy

    I watched on the laptop 24hrs later,Demand 5. Having had messages about the competion on my mobile x3, I entered for the chance to win the old R.Rover. So, why is this not available to view now? I don't know what the car in the competition even looks like

  • Bandit Ben

    over 2 years ago

    Bandit Ben

    Why is this still not available to watch?

  • Johnson

    over 2 years ago

    Johnson

    Is this just the second half of the last series that was never finished being shown on channel 5?

  • Jimbo

    over 2 years ago

    Jimbo

    If 2 cars crashed into eachother head on each doing 120mph then you'd assume they'd pretty much both stop dead from 120mph...same as one car doing 120mph crashing into a solid wall

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  • Mr Me

    over 2 years ago

    Mr Me

    Two cars head on at 120mph would have the same damage it would not be a 240mph, this was covered on myth busters.

  • Apeman

    over 2 years ago

    Apeman

    Apologies for the repetitive mail shot, even the response colum does not properly work, same problems as the show on Demand 5 maybe?

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  • Apeman

    over 2 years ago

    Apeman

    Why or why is Firth Gear not available after the showing time? ITV programmes are always available after the showing times, no problems. I think the technology they both use is probably the same, so why the delay? With the current TV market are C5 trying to loose customers it can ill afford too loose. Please explain?

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  • Nick

    over 2 years ago

    Nick

    WHY WHY WHY do they think that a crash into a wall at 120mph simulates, and I quote, "a crash between two cars both going 120mph"??? If both are going 120mph, the total speed is 240mph!

  • Nick

    over 2 years ago

    Nick

    WHY WHY WHY do they think that a crash into a wall at 120mph simulates, and I quote, "a crash between two cars both going 120mph"??? If both are going 120mph, the total speed is 240mph!

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