Episode 2

Series 19 Episode 2

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This week, Jason is in the mountainous south of Spain to test-drive Aston Martin’s latest offering,
the Virage. The supercar boasts 490bhp and its manufacturers tout it as the ultimate blend of
speed and luxurious design. Jason takes a journey through the craggy landscape to put the Virage
through its paces. Will it measure up to Aston Martin’s claims?

Norway’s Atlantic Road straddles an archipelago at the northern tip of the country. Along its magnificent 8.3-kilometre stretch are fjords,mountains and stunning coastal vistas. This unique
tourist attraction is the setting for Jonny’s test drive this week. He wants to see how the new
Citroen DS3 Racing handles the treacherous twists and turns of the world-famous road. This
limited-edition hot hatch is new to the market andpromises extra power combined with slick street style. Can the Citroen stand up to the challenges of the Norwegian wilderness?

Eighty kilometres from the Arctic Circle lies Lake Arjeplog, which is home to a unique attraction. The
frozen body of water has been turned into a replica of the Hockenheimring Formula One track in Germany, and it is here that petrolheads flock from miles around to try out the sport of ice-driving. Tiff makes the journey to Lapland to see what all the fuss is about. First, he tests out a Porsche, and once he is confident that he has got the hang of driving on the icy road, he challenges former British
Touring Car driver Yvan Muller to a dual.

The BMW M3 is one of Vicki’s favourite cars, and this week she reviews the most exclusive addition to its family, the GTS. With a hefty price tag of £100,000, this stripped-back orange beast is light
but powerful. Can it live up to Vicki’s expectations and prove to be twice as nice as the standard M3? Vicki jumps in the driver’s seat and takes to the track to find out.

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Comments (14)

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  • BrianF

    3 years ago

    BrianF

    There's no doubting Vickys love for driving but the girly squeel is annoying

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  • BrianF

    3 years ago

    BrianF

    All these car shows are more or less the same, however I have to admid to hateing the studio chitchat the Topgear crew do every episode.

  • alan

    3 years ago

    alan

    I love fifth gear , i hope it outlives top gear as i think it for the driver not an entertainment programme , that see's 3 men act like the three stooges!

  • Dave B

    3 years ago

    Dave B

    This show has always been for the salivating enthusiasts.Missing Tom but the other one did not have the likeability. T.G. is for entertainment and I totally enjoy both.

  • Alex

    3 years ago

    Alex

    dont hate me, but i actually do really like the cool wall on tg. the way i see it, tg is an entertaining car show and fifth gear is a dull car show with not many cool cars. id much rather see loads of incredible supercars than ordinary cars that you see everyday on the motorway with the odd low spec supercar thrown in. sorry but tg every time.

  • Tim

    3 years ago

    Tim

    A car show for people interested in cars and people are complaining? If you don't like cars there's a program on the other side just for you where 3 old blokes pretend to be funny and crash a caravan for the thousandth time.

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  • Trigger

    3 years ago

    Trigger

    Whats happened to Tom and Ben?

  • Dastardly

    3 years ago

    Dastardly

    Don't get me wrong I quite like Top Gear too, but they've had their share of duff episodes in the last series (such as the combine harvester feature in Norway and Hampster's cringeworthy Mexican insults). Does anyone find the 'cool wall' remotely entertaining? Seems to be just cheap filler as their budget has been cut (although not to Fifth Gear's shoestring levels). I also don't think TG would have featured the DS3 Racing which interested me. There's room for both shows and for me the 30 minutes that Fifth Gear has is about right.

  • Mark

    3 years ago

    Mark

    Well, I have to agree with Bewivk, this isn't a patch on the best car show on TV! Same old same old, nothing exciting or new and the only reason I watched this episode was to see if it had changed, guess what, it hadn't, waist of half an hour in my opinion. As it happens it is Jezza's ego that helps make the show what it is, at least he's got a personality! Will stick with the best car show on the Planet and give this a miss for another year!!!

  • Dastardly

    3 years ago

    Dastardly

    It's a car show aimed at petrolheads, what were you expecting? The competition is probably essential to the funding the show (no one is forced to enter) it doesn't use the licence payers money. I personally prefer Fifth Gear to it's more famous rival as there are fewer celebutards and it doesn't have to accommodate JC's enormous ego.

  • E Bewivk

    3 years ago

    E Bewivk

    Same old stuff, presenters throwing cars (which no one can afford) around a track sideways and another clapped out old car which has probably spent all its life being thrashed to an inch of it's life in the competion!! I really don't know why I watch this. It sould be on childrens TV at 5PM. I have had enough. I will watch Coronation Street next week.

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