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Author: Subject: topgear at 8 looks interesting
will121

posted on 4/3/12 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
topgear at 8 looks interesting

Looking at the programme guide topgear has potential to be good,
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bi22le

posted on 4/3/12 at 07:57 PM Reply With Quote
It always has the potential . . . . . .


Ill be watching as usual to watch the monkeys perform!





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Jamster1233

posted on 4/3/12 at 08:00 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by will121
Looking at the programme guide topgear has potential to be good,

o yes abit of kit car i see

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mookaloid

posted on 4/3/12 at 08:11 PM Reply With Quote
Morgan 3 wheeler hahahahah





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Ninehigh

posted on 4/3/12 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by mookaloid
Morgan 3 wheeler hahahahah


This one?
How does that pass IVA/type approval with an exposed engine? Wouldn't like to be hit by that!






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scootz

posted on 4/3/12 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Ninehigh
quote:
Originally posted by mookaloid
Morgan 3 wheeler hahahahah


This one?
How does that pass IVA/type approval with an exposed engine? Wouldn't like to be hit by that!


It's classed as a Trike, so comes under the MSVA requirements.

PS - are there any vehicles that you would like to be hit by?





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Ninehigh

posted on 4/3/12 at 08:50 PM Reply With Quote
True, but a lot of the newer ones are being designed with "hitting a pedestrian" in mind, in fact I think it now forms part of the NCAP rating... The bonnets are being made "bouncier" so you don't crack your skull and the like






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Antnicuk

posted on 4/3/12 at 09:05 PM Reply With Quote
watching top gear made me realise how good the stylus is/was (now sold) its quicker than all of them and when i drove back from the MOT station in the rain yesterday, popped the half hood on and i didnt get wet or cold!





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bi22le

posted on 4/3/12 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote
I feel like writing in saying that you can get a car as good for half of the cheapest of the 3.

As close as TG will get to kit cars for a while I think.





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myke pocock

posted on 4/3/12 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote
And it just reinforced how pig ugly the KTM is. Mind you, it DID have a Clarkson in it as well which doesnt exactly enhance the image. Thats just my opinion anyway in case someone takes exception to it!!!!
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HowardB

posted on 4/3/12 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
that was great fun, and made me laugh a lot,...







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dlatch

posted on 4/3/12 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
the KTM is just plain ugly with little or no charm

loved the R500 and morgan though

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morcus

posted on 4/3/12 at 11:27 PM Reply With Quote
That Bentley replica was amazing, I'd deffinitly put my name down for one if I had a spare half million.





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plentywahalla

posted on 4/3/12 at 11:30 PM Reply With Quote
Yet another WW2 V12 Rolls Royce engined car is paraded around with images of Spitfires and Hurricanes evoking memories of the magnificent Merlin engine.

But just like John Dodds Capri based car of the 1970's it was powered by a low tech, derated, wet sumped overweight tank engine called a meteor. It delivered just over one third of the horsepower of the Merlin as it had to be understressed because it used cheaper iron castings and sub-standard components from the Merlin production line.

A decent engine it may be ... but it is NOT a Merlin.

At least May attempted to set the record straight at the end.





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alister667

posted on 5/3/12 at 01:42 PM Reply With Quote
Was it really beyond them to put on a motorbike helmet and maybe a pair of decent gloves when driving cars with no windscreen about on the road in winter?

Criticising something like an R500 because you fail to wear appropriate clothing is just dumb.

I'm also in the KTM is really ugly camp.

I'd have loved to have seen Clarkson's original choice The BAC Mono.





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Antnicuk

posted on 5/3/12 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
That looks very nice but the main downside is you couldnt show it off to your mates unless you just handed them the keys!!





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myke pocock

posted on 5/3/12 at 10:15 PM Reply With Quote
Yeah, but miles better than the KTM and probably do-able with a bit of thought and redesign as a 2 seater.
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JoelP

posted on 5/3/12 at 10:22 PM Reply With Quote
shame that May didnt press the r500 round the corner properly, but a good episode all the same.





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Antnicuk

posted on 5/3/12 at 10:26 PM Reply With Quote
i was shocked that the R500 was 10 seconds quicker than the XBOW, i thought the xbow was quicker than that! Although with the VAG turbo engine there is plenty of scope for more power.





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