Sunday, December 28, 2008

Top Gear UK - Season 12 Episode 8 (S12E8 S12E08)

Here it is, the final episode of Season 12 of Top Gear, the Vietnam Special. You've read the preview and now it's time to watch the episode. It airs on the BBC at 8pm GMT or 3pm EST. Expect the episode to be posted here this evening as soon as a good streaming copy is available.

Top Gear Vietnam Special - Part 1

Part 2

Top Gear Vietnam Special - Part 2

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Clarkson Responds to Tesla

Last week I posted an article about Tesla's concern with Top Gear's representation of their roadster losing power, being pushed into the garage, and having its brakes fail. (Article here)

It turns out the car was pushed into the garage because those are the regulations at the track that cars are not allowed to be driven into the buildings.

Here are some of Jeremy Clarkson's quotes:

... Clarkson denied the programme ever showed the car had stopped running.

"We never said once that the car had run out of power. The car had to be pushed into the warehouse because you are not allowed to drive cars into a building.

"We calculated that it would have run out of power after 53 miles but they can't argue with that because that is a fact."

And speaking about the allegations of misrepresenting the brake failure, the outspoken presenter: "Nobody gives a flying fuck how the brakes failed. Whether it was a blown fuse or not, they were still not working."

A spokesman for the BBC admitted that the car had not run out of power, but said: "Top Gear stands by the findings in this film and is content that it offers a fair representation of the Tesla's performance on the day it was tested."

A spokesman for Mr Clarkson said he did not want to comment further.

Full article here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Top Gear Season 12 Episode 9 ?? (S12E09)

So Top Gear Season 12 Episode 8 (Vietnam Special) is coming up this Sunday on the 28th but so far there is no word on if this will be the last episode of the season.

Previous seasons have had anywhere from 6 to 10 episodes. 

Do you know if there will be an Episode 9 of Season 12 or even an Episode 10?

In the mean time, catch up on the old episodes from Season 12 before Sunday's new episode.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Complete Season 12 of Top Gear Links

All of the episodes on this site in one handy location

Top Gear Season 12 Episodes

S12E1 - Link
S12E2 - Link
S12E3 - Link
S12E4 - Link
S12E5 - Part 1 , Part 2
S12E6 - Part 1 , Part 2
S12E7 - Part 1 , Part 2
S12E8 - Link , Preview