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    Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Next episode...

    8pm Sunday 18/02/07

    "Strap yourselves in ladies and gentlemen, because this week's Top Gear is even more power-crazed than usual.

    Jeremy goes seriously schnell as he takes the latest 720bhp creation, from German manufacturer Brabus for a spin on the test track.

    We give Porsche's latest 911 Turbo flagship a full shake down, and see whether the everyday supercar has become a bit, well, everyday.

    And Richard and James embark on Top Gear's biggest ever challenge, as they try to turn a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle. Trust us, you really, really don't want to miss this.

    Plus comedy actor Simon Pegg will be joining us in the studio and doing his bit on the test track in our reasonably priced car."

    Sunday 18 February at 8pm BBC2

    (Repeats: Wednesday 21 February at 7pm on BBC2 and Saturday 24 February at 7pm on BBC3)

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    ...maybe they should ask RC to show JC how to drive the 997TT!


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    Can't wait!

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    How come you already know what's on next week show?

    I checked the topgear website but nothing on what will be on the show.

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    amazon said:
    How come you already know what's on next week show?

    I checked the topgear website but nothing on what will be on the show.



    Here is the link for you fellow Belgian rennteamer :
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/nextepisode.shtml

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    SoCal Alan said:
    Can't wait!




    Is Top Gear carried on a US TV channel? Which one?

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Yep, Speed Channel. Check your local listings.

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    993S said:
    Quote:
    amazon said:
    How come you already know what's on next week show?

    I checked the topgear website but nothing on what will be on the show.



    Here is the link for you fellow Belgian rennteamer :
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/nextepisode.shtml



    You're the man. Thanks.

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    I don't see it on there list of programs. I know Discovery Sci channel has old episodes. You have a link?

    Quote:
    atomic80 said:
    Yep, Speed Channel. Check your local listings.


    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    If Clarkson is doing the review, I can guess where this is going ;-)

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    haha JC is gonna be at his best for this one lol
    Thanks guys im excited now

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Top Gear and Fifth Gear episodes are also archived, encoded and torrented on Finalgear.com

    You can find most of the past episodes there.

    Don't sweat if you missed this on TV, you can always download it there. Jason Plato's review of 997 Turbo last year on Fifth Gear is also there.

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    I suspect it won't be favorable.

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    Well if Hammond is doing it... ;-)

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    Have to say this isn't good news...

    Clarkson reviewed the Turbo for the Sunday Times (British newspaper for our foreign friends!) a while ago and gave it 3/5 stars saying whilst it was "quite" fast and effective- he's had more fun whilst knitting. Other claims included "sounds like a muted hoover" and "souless- a very fast VW Golf"

    Why on earth have Porsche given the car to him to review when they know he despises their brand and in particular the 911?!

    The only thing that could save the Turbo for this review is if Hammond is driving it... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Am also hoping that the Top Gear test track is nice and dry so the Turbo (hopefully with PCCB) can blitz round in an unbelievable time and stun Clarkson into saying nothing derogatory about the car...

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    Hazza said:
    Have to say this isn't good news...

    Clarkson reviewed the Turbo for the Sunday Times (British newspaper for our foreign friends!) a while ago and gave it 3/5 stars saying whilst it was "quite" fast and effective- he's had more fun whilst knitting. Other claims included "sounds like a muted hoover" and "souless- a very fast VW Golf"

    Why on earth have Porsche given the car to him to review when they know he despises their brand and in particular the 911?!

    The only thing that could save the Turbo for this review is if Hammond is driving it... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Am also hoping that the Top Gear test track is nice and dry so the Turbo (hopefully with PCCB) can blitz round in an unbelievable time and stun Clarkson into saying nothing derogatory about the car...



    LOL!!! I for one am not looking for JC to validate my TT purchase... more for the entertainment. He bought an orange gallardo spider for himself... I think we have different tastes.

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    997TT - JC article link...


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    Thanks Whoopsy for your suggestion on Finalgear.com, I have been looking for ways to download previous episodes of Top Gear and Fifth Gear for months now.

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Hmmm... well I guess I slightly exaggerated the negative comments he made!! I read it a fairly long time ago in defense of my memory! I think he also mentioned the Turbo in his Top Gear magazine column one month last winter too so maybe that's where he made the comments I remember up above!

    Maybe there is some hope after all...

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    Where is the link?

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Quote:
    atomic80 said:
    Yep, Speed Channel. Check your local listings.



    NOT on Speed Channel. Checked on SpeedTV.com's Program Listing and it's not there - NOT Top Gear and NOT Fifth Gear (the latter used to be there).

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    Sucks, we don't get it.

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    I was quite surprised when he wrote that since I have been waiting for 2 years for them to bring it back here. Discovery I think had the rights to it. They replay old episodes. Let me tell you an easy way to do it! As I have this season.

    Sunday night or Monday morn go to Youtube type in Top Gear, sort by date. It has worked so far. But you have to be quick, by Tuesday they are gone.

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    ADias said:
    Quote:
    atomic80 said:
    Yep, Speed Channel. Check your local listings.



    NOT on Speed Channel. Checked on SpeedTV.com's Program Listing and it's not there - NOT Top Gear and NOT Fifth Gear (the latter used to be there).


    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Well here is the quote off the BBC2 website into their reasoning for having JC do the review.


    "Turbo fan James and Richard love the Porsche 911. Jeremy hates it. So with a new 911 Turbo out, it seemed only fair to let Captain Slow and the Hamster take it for a blast. However, it seemed far funnier to hand the 480bhp supercar over to JC to see whether it was good enough to convert a life-long Ferrari fan."

    Ahhhh, so just remember if it is funny it is a good review.

    I also see in December of last year JC stated he liked the GT3's engine better:

    " More impressive still is the quality of its performance. The engine is the greatest one used in any Porsche today, including that in the more powerful, but softer, road-oriented Turbo."


    With "Hazza's" post and the info I found, I am ready for the "Funny" review!

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Check pictures od sunday's show at http://www.topgear.com/content/timetoburn/sections/galleries/other/tg-telly-feb-18-2007/01/


    They have interestig cars:

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    1.

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    2.

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    chrisNY said:
    I suspect it won't be favorable.



    Ya never know. I have the review of the 997 C2S on my PC and he loved it.

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    ResB said:
    Quote:
    chrisNY said:
    I suspect it won't be favorable.



    Ya never know. I have the review of the 997 C2S on my PC and he loved it.



    I just watched topgear and he said it was better than a F430 in every way.

    He then said that he prefered the ferrari because he has passion for F-cars and don't have any for a 911.

    I respect that.

    Re: Top Gear to drive 997TT...

    Now someone get it on youtube!

     
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