The Top Gear team is at it again with the fourth volume of their ‘Challenges’ series, where they again attempt to outwit and outdo each other with a selection of eleven high-octane challenges.
Our favourite trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – plus The Stig – take to the road and the snow as they take motoring to the edge of what’s possible.
Some of the highlights include:
Train Race: An epic 1949-style race from London to Edinburgh where the mods of transport are a rebuilt steam train, an old Jaguar, and a legendary (and very painful) motorcycle.
Electric Car: Challenged to create their own eco-friendly car to rival the G-Wiz, the boys create ‘Geoff’, a car built using a milk float, some cutters and an old TVR. There are plenty of false starts before their effort is reviewed by AutoCar magazine.
Ice Racing: Is rear-wheel drive the one and only way to have proper racing? To find out, the boys head to France in three RWD vehicles and meet a certain Olivier Panis to compete in some ice racing…
A Shopping Fiesta: Faced with criticism that the Top Gear road tests are boring, Jeremy puts the everyday runabout Ford Fiesta through its paces in one of the most hair-raising tests ever done!
McLaren vs Veyron: Is Bugatti’s 1000bhp monster quicker than McLaren’s legendary F1 hypercar? There’s only one way to find out: take them both to Abu Dhabi, persuade the local officials to close a long stretch of road, and let them loose!
The best of the ‘Challenges’ bunch so far, this is a worthwhile addition to the DVD collection for any Top Gear fan.
There’s also an assortment of bonus features in the two-disc set, including extended interview with Jenson Button and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson among the assortments.
Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award Top Gear: The Challenges, Vol 4…
OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5.
Top Gear: The Challenges, Vol 4 is available for purchase at major stores.
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