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Series 5 Episode 8

The one with The race to Verbier

Series 5, Episode 8 (2004)

We try out classic racers against their modern road equivalents, race an Evo against the Norwegian bobsleigh team and put Stig on our track… in an F1 car.

  • Old vs new

    TestsOld vs new

    So, if classic race car icons were so great, they ought to beat the pants off modern showroom toss, right? We test the theory, with racy Fords, Audis and a big fat Evo.

  • /uk/assets/cs/Renault F1

    StigThe Stig Drives a Renault F1 car (series 5, episode 8)

    The challenge is set by Renault’s F1 bosses: can the Stig get their 2004 F1 car round the TG track in less than a minute. That’s a tall order – here’s how he does.

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  • Evo vs bobsleigh

    ChallengesEvo vs bobsleigh

    Norwegian bobsleigh team, hampered by Hammond on board, try to outrun a Mitsubishi rally car hampered by James May in the jump seat. What could go wrong?

  • Restoration: winner

    Other-StuffRestoration: winner

    After weeks of thrilling debate and stuff James announces that the car most worthy of being restored is… Paddy Hopkirk’s Monte-winning 1963 Mini.

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    CelebsEddie Izzard in our Reasonably Priced Car (series 5, episode 8)

    Self-proclaimed ‘action transvestite’ is used to small cars as he owns a Mini Cooper, but will it help him to tame our track in the remarkably good value Liana?

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  • Race to Verbier

    ChallengesRace to Verbier

    Jeremy attempts to get to the ski slopes in a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti quicker than James and Richard can do it by plane and train. Who’ll be first on piste?

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