A little bit late, but yesterday I finally got to see the latest Top Gear episode and, I hate to say this, but it kinda sucked. I mean, this season, the show changed, being more about entertainment and less about cars. There were still great parts, like the one with the Challenger, the Cadillac CTS-V and the Corvette from episode 2, but the overall feeling is that the show changed and I’m not sure I like it.
The thrid episode starts with Richard’s visit to the Toyota headquarters in Japan and a “test-drive” of one the Toyota i-Real (video here). After that came the news and then we saw James taking a trip to Finland where he got some training into “Finnish driving” from one the greatest drivers ever, Mika Hakkinen (though I was a Schumacher fan back then, I have to admit he was incredible too). Video here (part 1) and here (part 2).
After that, Jeremy decided to go into the home appliance business, by creating a V8 blender. Yup, that’s right, a V8 blender. You can see it in action here. Then, we had one of the most interesting moments from the show, Mark Wahlberg’s apperance, in the “Celebrity in a reasonably priced car” section. This part was pretty entertaining (watch it here). In the last part of the show, we had the regular challenge, where the producers decided to give the guys around 10,000 to modify a Renault Avantime and make it faster around the Top Gear track than the Mitsubishi Evo X. I’ll let you watch this part and see for yourselves how they did. (Check it out after the jump)