Matt LeBlanc channels his inner devil for a spin in the Dodge Demon
In America there is a car company called Dodge. And, in frankly hilarious news, Dodge recently announced it had built a car that would outrun the fastest offerings from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and the rest of Europe’s supercar elite. It’s called the Demon, it boasts the slinky aerodynamic profile of a scout hut, and it’s yours for the laughably modest sum of 85 thousand dollars. To discover exactly what grade of utter nonsense Dodge was spouting with this “faster than the European supercar elite” stuff, Top Gear sent its American correspondent Matt LeBlanc to America in search of answers. Where, it’s fair to say, things rapidly escalated.
First in the shape of a drag race. And secondly in the shape of “landing a priceless, very-difficult-to-land NASA research plane”. Because there’s no way that could ever end anything but excellently.
Harris hearts the 2CV
You’ll know Chris Harris. Small, shouty chap, very much enamoured with oversteery supercars and sticky-tyred racecars. But it turns out our man Harris, as well as being rather a fan of cars with four-figure horsepower outputs, also has a soft spot for the oldest and Frenchiest of old French cars: the Citroen 2CV. To explain exactly why the car the French call “le 2CV” is such a masterpiece, Harris headed to rural France to relate its glorious history, a swashbuckling tale of derring-do and Nazis, and the smoking of a vast number of Gitanes. At which point a very sceptical Matt LeBlanc rocked up. With a stovepipe hat. And, for reasons unclear, some eggs. And, for reasons even more unclear, a couple of sheep. Can Harris convince MLB – and indeed the sheep – of the paysanne charms of the Deux Chevaux? Can the smell of raw egg ever be removed from 50-year-old upholstery? Only Top Gear has the answer.
Rory’s got some Korea advice for you
In recent years, South Korea has produced many millions of cars. Very few of them have been in any interesting. In fact, it’s interesting how few of them been interesting. But with recent signs of excitement in Korea, in the explosive shape of the Kia Stinger and Hyundai i30N, Rory Reid headed to Dunsfold to see if the Korean upstarts could really mix it with the European big boys.
And, importantly, how all this excitement would affect the Top Gear International League Table of Countries That Make the Fastest Cars, or the TGILTOCTMTFC for short.