Chris Harris: Rory Reid, why on Earth have you chosen the Rolls-Royce… whatever that is?
Matt LeBlanc: Have you got a rap album coming out soon?
Rory Reid: It’s called the Wraith Black Badge. Listen, let me tell you about the philosophy behind my garage, because it covers all bases.
CH: So you actually thought about this?
RR: I know you haven’t, but yes, I have. The reason I chose these three cars is because they cover any eventuality. If you’re going to a function where you want to impress people, you need a car that gets you there with style and pace. The Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge is definitely that car.
MLB: So what does it say about you?
CH: It says you’re an utter berk.
RR: OK, Mr Ferrari. People look at you getting out of a Rolls-Royce and that’s instant respect.
MLB: Is it?
RR: Of course! You rock up and the doors open the wrong way, the hinges behind you. Your lady friend hops out, her knickers aren’t on show because she can swing her legs out nice and easy, and on top of that it looks completely pimp. There’s no other car that wherever you turn up says: “this person belongs here”. Don’t check the list, let him in.
CH: Erm, well there’s a McLaren F1, a Tesla, a GT2 RS, an F12, an M5…
MLB: I have to say I agree with Chris on this one. Plus, don’t you have like 45 kids? You can’t fit 45 kids in that.
CH: OK, so you’ve attempted to explain the… thing. What about the Tesla. Talk me through the Tesla.
RR: As Matt said, I’ve got 45 kids…
MLB: Probably 46 by now, it’s been another 10 minutes.
RR: …and no other car lets you carry up to seven people as rapidly as the Tesla Model X P90D.
CH: I can’t argue with that, and from your video when we saw the drag race I do think it’s stunningly fast, and it does everything, and it’s super-modern. However, with a clean sheet why did they make it look so bad?
RR: What are you talking about? I think that’s actually the prettiest car in this whole room.
MLB: It is pretty good-looking, I have to agree with him there. As far as SUVs go it’s cool – I love that it’s got no grille. The doors are a little over the top, but the rest of it’s kind of cool. Why do the back doors open like that? Those are the doors the driver never gets to use.
RR: To impress people, and you can throw kids in there easy.
MLB: Yeah, but they’ll probably go clean out the other side.