Top Gear gets a lot of letters asking us to find out if a car is faster than another thing that’s not a car. But is a car faster… than an actual letter? More specifically, is the new Porsche Panamera faster than a 39p stamp and the logistical might of the Royal Mail?
Honda forfeit bike is revealed as Richard is forced to take a pitstop to fix a clutch cable. Chaos descends as thunder barks in the sky and a school empties its kids onto the street. It didn’t really come across on TV just how much noise was everywhere...
There was plenty of time for chat before James eventually made it – he swam the final few yards. But, cheating aside the challenge was met – 1,000 miles in eight days. Want more? Watch the video clips.
JC’s Vespa-paddle-steamer made it first. Richard landed next after some rudder-related navigation problems, solved by paddling with his hands until he pointed in the right direction and then opening up the throttle.
Here’s a shot from a sequence that didn’t make the final edit – the introduction of Vietnamese Stig. Filmed at an ex-US air base near De Lat it involved a red suit and a bike competition. Don’t worry that you haven’t seen it, we’ve saved it for the DVD.