The one with Us remaking the VW ads
Series 13, Episode 7 (2009)
Jeremy and James have a go at making a VW advert, the Cool Wall returns, Jay Leno stars in our reasonably priced car and JC finishes the series with that deeply moving Aston V12 film marking the death of the supercar. Yes, the supercar. Not Top Gear.
Richard tests Vauxhall’s alternative to humdrum German exec transport. Cue lots of tyre smoke and the random apprearance of a Maloo truck.
Jeremy and James attempt to understand what makes a great VW advert – and then try to film some of their own. Doesn’t, predictably, go well.
US talk show host and ‘biggest petrolhead in the world’ (JC’s words) steps up to lap our track in the reasonably priced car. And he’s quick...
You all thought we’d killed it, but the Cool Wall returns. And Richard needs some help to settle an argument with Jeremy about the new 370Z.
Possibly the most moving piece of film since the end of Blackadder Goes Forth – Jeremy bids a sorry farewell to the supercar as we know itWatch Now
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I really enjoyed this episode however I have one bone to pick with it. What was going on with the pronunciation of Bathurst? As an expat Aussie living in England who has attended the famous race on more than one occasion it just made me laugh. You would expect the Rev Heads that work on Top Gear could do their research. It's not Barth-urst (certainly not a roman city or daily hygeine routine). Try using a as in apple (short a). Ba-thurst. Keep up the good work though and I always look forward to the Aussie car reviews, especially the utes, they are unique and beautiful vehicles. Cheers, Kiashi
Likely the most powerful ending I've ever seen on Top Gear or any other program of this kind. Top Gear breaks boundaries every time especially with the Aston Martin clip //Alex (Sweden)
Guys, i'm writing to You from Poland, Top Gear is most popular car tv show in our beautifull country. Recently, You made an advert of VW Sirocco, wich have made in Poland fairly big storm, I mean they are talking aboute it in tv, radio, writing aboute it in press. It all because 4 days ago we had 65th anniversary of rebellion in Warsow, where over 200 000 Polish died. In opinon of most Polish this advert is really funy, but it was not fortunetly time to show it in Tv. Thanks for reading, greetings, Szymon
I'm missing something in the series. When I bought the dutch edition of top gear it said that they were also going to do a test of the r8 v10 and the corvette zr1 a race with airport vehicles or something, what's happened to that?
Dear TopGear Team, Szymon (two comments above) is right that Jeremy?s VW Scirocco ad made a small fuss in Poland. I would not call that ?a storm? but media reaction indicates how popular your show is in Poland and how easily you can get a publicity if you make (IMHO innocuous) joke about Poland and its history. Have you ever considered making an episode in Poland? I?m sure TopGear team can easily come up with some unique race, contest or test scenario and shoot it in Poland (e.g. German armoured limousines race? ;) ) BTW My English is too weak to express my feeling regarding Aston Martin clip. Just great. Best regards, Maciej