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Series 5 Episode 9

The one with The Atom

Series 5, Episode 9 (2004)

James tests the very expensive BMW 1-Series, Richard tests the very powerful Mercedes G55 AMG and Jeremy tests out the very fast and very face-breaking Ariel Atom.


  • BMW 1-Series

    TestsBMW 1-Series

    James tries out the BMW that hangs around in the vicinity of Golfs and Astras, and finds himself wondering if this is any place for a car that costs so much.

  • Mercedes G55 AMG

    TestsMercedes G55 AMG

    He didn’t really need to go into the city to prove how ridiculous this 476bhp Porsche-baiting wagon is, but you know how Richard is. And boy does he love it.

  • Korea change

    TestsKorea change

    Despite an enthusiastic rummage neither James or Jeremy is able to find a Korean car which has a sensible name and which they don’t actually despise. Except maybe one.

  • /uk/assets/cs/Trinny and Susannah

    CelebsTrinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine drive our Reasonably Priced Car (series 5, episode 9)

    The fashionistas assure JC that his Ford GT sends all the wrong messages to women, before Trinny gets behind the wheel of the deeply unfashionable Suzuki Liana.

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  • /uk/assets/cs/Atom

    TestsJeremy drives the Ariel Atom (series 5, episode 9)

    Here’s JC’s prized discovery that means we don’t have to buy a motorbike to enjoy face-rearrangingly rapid, close-to-the-edge thrills. He’s loving every minute of this.

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