'Top Gear' 16.01 'John Bishop' Review

The Intro

"Tonight, a dog won't get in a car, a flip chart falls over, and a man from Liverpool drives a car." Jeremy Clarkson, vaguing it up for you.

The Features

James gets to test-drive the V8 Ariel Atom, gold paint job and all.  He tells us that it makes him look like "a spaniel with its head hanging out of the window," but that's probably because it's twice as powerful as a Bugatti Veyron or a Ferrari Enzo. He decides to pit it against a Lexus LFA and a Lamborghini Gallardo in a race from 0-180 and back again. This is almost a good idea except for the smoke that results from his sudden stop. Then the car races against a superbike champion and wins, except it doesn't really count because it's former Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell driving the Atom. The film crew aren't all that impressed since there's no radio, satnav or even a cupholder to be had for 150,000 GBP. Methinks they missed the point just a little bit. Read More...



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