Top Gear (2002) s16e06 Episode Script

80s Supercar Nirvana

A fat man in a Kia e she goes! .
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and a race against lmighty.
Come on! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Hello, everybody! Thank you so much.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
Richard Hammond says that backthe 1980s, when he was a small that caused him to run about his house feverishly So you can imagine how e was when the producer said to him this week of them.
We've been wanting to which is why e night at the track.
And I believe they are here.
In 1986, Porsche launched And then, a year later, Ferrari car the world had ever seen, the F40.
Oh, my word! Would you just look at that?! I can't recall ever seeing these two- I'm not talking about the upmarket - For example, ble suspension and a complex e system.
You could split the power between I mean, I've driven - I have owned -- The 959 came with a million things No wonder Bill Gates bought one.
And while we're on the subject Because in the 80s, but it actually cost them ã300,000 which must have been lively! A 959 was fast.
Really fast.
Thanks to its 444 brake horse power,- harged engine.
In fact, the top speed The 201 mile an hour Ferrari F40.
God! It's the ONE that gets me.
Not 200, It's like when kids say, ne!" So we know that Ferrari has orsche,- I am, as you know, s.
And it's not that I think that 959 the one that's 250 kilograms lighter and has got 478 brake horse power Both these cars have twin turbos.
Both 2.
9 litres.
Oh, it's going to be close! It's going to be close! I think the Porsche is taking it! The Porsche is going to win! Enzo would not like that result.
I'll be honest, a couple of my gear And that's odd, very different.
Where the 959 is all It was the first car to be e, which is only just starting As a Porsche fan, this, but in the corners, xciting.
God The steering wheel is alive! Oh! Ho, ho! This thing is so sharp.
Oh, God! I'm sorry to keep squeaking and making noises, and if it's Not this time.
It's better than ned.
Better than I ever knew as a kid Because these two cars are, nt.
It's this pair that took the 200-mile-an-hour barrier.
Before them we had Countaches it was man walking on the moon.
They really are that important.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE No, I'm sorry.
Sorry.
Woah, woah, woah.
Did you Did you say it was pointless these was best? apart from the fact that the 959 is is probably the greatest car ever built in human history.
No, look, if I'm honest but we nt because it set the trend for ern I wish they'd all followed y the F40 - it's just very simple.
It's better.
I know what you mean, it's analogue versus digital.
But anyway, we must now find out d our track.
The owners must be insane Of course.
LAUGHTER Handing them over e racing driver.
Some say that his favourite disease- d was gout.
pick up some remarkably cheap ain Grand Prix.
All we know is he's called CHEERING And he's not going anywhere.
He is obviously Oh, dear, yes.
LAUGHTER There's something VERY wrong.
What the Hell's happened there? And across the line the garage! I know what you're going to say Let me say it anyway.
The Ferrari is- because they may not be as exciting to look at, but they are durable d.
Yes, yes, yes.
All right.
have a look It is incredible how soft rocks about.
Also looks rather old-fashioned ery slow.
He's got a problem in there, ave.
Here's Chicago.
That's an even bigger problem, So what had gone wrong? What happened?tly yes, I've just heard urbos let go.
So that had no boost, that lost ve got here LAUGHTER Right, and now the news.
And the Bahrain Grand Prix, because- this is a- e? Yeah.
So are they going to replace it else, it? Well, they can hardly stage it ? Maybe Egypt? Wait, wait, wait.
ffer them our track? LAUGHTER Really, why can't we hold it here? eams are UK-based, So it's convenient.
And catering, we've got that caravan- Yes.
And if it rains, there is Plus, Bahrain, ly boring track.
You can crash off hose run-off areas Isn't our track a figure of eight? Yes, it is!ven re in an F1 car, I think he most common phrase we'd hear from the commentary team over end.
" Anyway, Bernie, if you like this s up on it, write to us at: "Well, you've n us anyway.
" Now, anyone here from London? AUDIENCE: YES.
all familiar with the Westway? It's a big snaking ribbon at scythes into the centre of the city, the idea being it gets you as possible .
For many years it had ur speed limit, at 30 miles an hour, used 27 accidents.
Isn't it a temporary speed limit h they said then that was temporary.
s later, we've still got it.
Speed limits are like herpes.
Are they?u get them, ver get rid of them.
Forever.
- I've got speed limits! This road, OK, Boris Johnson, yes? Boris Johnson wrote a piece in Majesty's Daily Telegraph last in which he said he didn't want forced to wear a helmet telling him what to do.
HE CLEARS THROAT Boris I give you that.
ird, isn't it? We all think of Boris Johnson nd affable He is.
Boris is a Russian name, and this is a Russian thing to do.
s, under that bridge is finished, I want to see that 30 limit gone.
A serious point if I may, d you a tribute to Ayrton Senna on Top Gear, we made.
Now there's a much longer I've got a clip for you here, look at this.
He will be ranked ll-time greats.
Ayrton has a small problem, himself.
And I think that's very dangerous.
We are competing to win.
And if you no longer go for a gap, ing driver.
Senna is trying gh on the inside! I was treated like a criminal.
The best decision is MY decision.
Walking away from the dark forces n option.
I was not going to give up.
Real racing, that makes me happy.
I've got goosebumps.
It's unbelievable.
an award, actually, at the Sundance Film Festival, and I'm really- Yes, BMW has launched a whole ur of cars That's not going to work, is it?! It started with air enough.
But we are going to have Yeah.
now, listen, rysler is going to launch this What it is, OK, s Here's the story.
Fiat make the 500, OK? They then give that to Lancia, t longer put Chrysler ones on and they're Britain.
So Fiat have gone as far ir cars before Yes.
It's not a car at all, ogical dig.
You scratch away at the pads then underneath you discover, "Yes, Let's make it go away, e importantly, Aston Martin, have launched a new the Virage.
The idea is fits between and comfy DB9 .
Fantastic looking thing.
What is there to say? It's going to- ã150,000, Cos everything is.
Because everything is.
Now, round about 20 years ago, ntous decision to stop making nice cars OT very nice cars- It's a twin-engined four-wheel er, and it's Well, the main purpose of it, ond, .
Rather like myself, actually.
A broken wrist? Oh, wow! The seat is part of the climb in.
Half the car comes with it, Oh, yes! Look at this! Hey, that steering wheel is very I have to say, for a Peugeot, s absolutely and you can expect to see this in lership never.
Moving on, with one of the most ever staged.
As the sun sets, tart from here, Land's End, most westerly point, and I will attempt to get to here in Lowestoft, ost easterly point, before it rises again.
Now, to make this especially hard, race on Midsummer's Day, ortest night we had.
This is a big one.
Space is a never-ending race track.
The thermal shock region on of our Solar System, for example, is screaming through at 490,000 mph.
Earth is hurtling round the sun ph.
God, it seems, plete speed freak.
God, it seems, plete speed freak.
The supercharged V it is The supercharged V it is fast The supercharged V it is fast and Stopwatch.
This is it, then.
We Stopwatch.
This is it, then.
We are Stopwatch.
This is it, then.
We are Sunday-night delegation, at Sunday-night delegation, at big Sunday-night delegation, at big Jaguar verses God.
Jaguar verses God.
It Jaguar verses God.
It is Jaguar verses God.
It is like Jaguar verses God.
It is like songs Jaguar verses God.
It is like songs of Praise, with of Praise, with a of Praise, with a supercharger.
of Praise, with a supercharger.
At of Praise, with a supercharger.
At horizon.
And the horizon.
And the race horizon.
And the race was horizon.
And the race was on.
horizon.
And the race was on.
Here horizon.
And the race was on.
Here we go! Now, we go! Now, that we go! Now, that is we go! Now, that is what we go! Now, that is what do we go! Now, that is what do mysterious sunset green mysterious sunset green flash mysterious sunset green flash is mysterious sunset green flash is all about, obviously.
all about, obviously.
It all about, obviously.
It is all about, obviously.
It is God's all about, obviously.
It is God's starting light.
He starting light.
He wants starting light.
He wants to starting light.
He wants to raise starting light.
He wants to raise us! Here are us! Here are my us! Here are my issues.
us! Here are my issues.
The us! Here are my issues.
The sun us! Here are my issues.
The sun will rise over will rise over East will rise over East Anglia will rise over East Anglia at will rise over East Anglia at and 54 minutes and 54 minutes to and 54 minutes to do and 54 minutes to do 432 and 54 minutes to do 432 miles.
and 54 minutes to do 432 miles.
That means averaging That means averaging 62 That means averaging 62 miles That means averaging 62 miles an That means averaging 62 miles an hour.
At this hour.
At this stage, hour.
At this stage, Don hour.
At this stage, Don still hour.
At this stage, Don still had hour.
At this stage, Don still had Lowestoft, but it Lowestoft, but it was Lowestoft, but it was doing Lowestoft, but it was doing a Lowestoft, but it was doing a massive 610 miles massive 610 miles an massive 610 miles an hour.
massive 610 miles an hour.
One massive 610 miles an hour.
One whole DUP, one whole DUP, one red whole DUP, one red light, whole DUP, one red light, Godwins.
whole DUP, one red light, Godwins.
And, already he And, already he was And, already he was playing And, already he was playing dirty.
And, already he was playing dirty.
Get out of Get out of the Get out of the way! Get out of the way! They Get out of the way! They have Get out of the way! They have all Get out of the way! They have all been to watch been to watch the been to watch the sunset been to watch the sunset at been to watch the sunset at Land's been to watch the sunset at Land's End and now End and now they're End and now they're going End and now they're going back End and now they're going back to End and now they're going back to the hotel.
This the hotel.
This is the hotel.
This is bad, the hotel.
This is bad, 30 the hotel.
This is bad, 30 miles the hotel.
This is bad, 30 miles an the hotel.
This is bad, 30 miles an hour.
But then, hour.
But then, the hour.
But then, the road hour.
But then, the road straightened out and straightened out and did straightened out and did Jaguar straightened out and did Jaguar Holy Holy cow! Holy cow! This Holy cow! This thing Holy cow! This thing is Holy cow! This thing is fast.
Holy cow! This thing is fast.
But Holy cow! This thing is fast.
But then, it kind then, it kind of then, it kind of would then, it kind of would be then, it kind of would be because then, it kind of would be because the supercharged engine the supercharged engine produces the supercharged engine produces more power and more power and torque more power and torque than more power and torque than a more power and torque than a six- more power and torque than a six- litre V 12 litre V 12 in litre V 12 in an litre V 12 in an Aston litre V 12 in an Aston Martin litre V 12 in an Aston Martin Raff litre V 12 in an Aston Martin Raff peak.
It is peak.
It is unhinged peak.
It is unhinged performance, peak.
It is unhinged performance, that is what that is what this that is what this is.
that is what this is.
I that is what this is.
I am that is what this is.
I am going that is what this is.
I am going to that is what this is.
I am going to thrash God.
But thrash God.
But then thrash God.
But then he thrash God.
But then he enlisted thrash God.
But then he enlisted the services of the services of an the services of an unusual the services of an unusual ally.
the services of an unusual ally.
The devil's work! The devil's work! The The devil's work! The cones The devil's work! The cones went The devil's work! The cones went on The devil's work! The cones went on for miles and for miles and my for miles and my average for miles and my average speed for miles and my average speed collapsed.
I am collapsed.
I am in collapsed.
I am in Cornwall collapsed.
I am in Cornwall at collapsed.
I am in Cornwall at doing 50 miles doing 50 miles an doing 50 miles an hour.
doing 50 miles an hour.
This doing 50 miles an hour.
This son doing 50 miles an hour.
This son has already risen has already risen in has already risen in his has already risen in his Sydney.
has already risen in his Sydney.
God was winning.
God was winning.
Which God was winning.
Which meant God was winning.
Which meant that God was winning.
Which meant that when the road when the road works when the road works finished, when the road works finished, I when the road works finished, I needed to get needed to get my needed to get my foot needed to get my foot down.
needed to get my foot down.
Make needed to get my foot down.
Make it needed to get my foot down.
Make it This is This is quick This is quick car, This is quick car, but This is quick car, but there This is quick car, but there is This is quick car, but there is a This is quick car, but there is a bit more to bit more to it bit more to it than bit more to it than raw bit more to it than raw speed.
bit more to it than raw speed.
Sitting in an Sitting in an old Sitting in an old Jaguar, Sitting in an old Jaguar, even Sitting in an old Jaguar, even the Sitting in an old Jaguar, even the last one, was last one, was like last one, was like sitting last one, was like sitting in last one, was like sitting in a last one, was like sitting in a country pub.
You country pub.
You were country pub.
You were cramps, country pub.
You were cramps, but country pub.
You were cramps, but this one, with this one, with the this one, with the blue this one, with the blue lighting, this one, with the blue lighting, they have even they have even lined they have even lined this they have even lined this cubbyhole they have even lined this cubbyhole and glove box and glove box with and glove box with purple and glove box with purple velvet! and glove box with purple velvet! That is like That is like lifting That is like lifting up That is like lifting up the That is like lifting up the Queen's That is like lifting up the Queen's Guard and finding Guard and finding she Guard and finding she is Guard and finding she is wearing Guard and finding she is wearing a Guard and finding she is wearing a Oh-h-h-h, yes.
Hard.
Oh, yeah.
Lower, lower There, there, there! Yes, as I'm sure you realised, ager at work.
It's, like, kneading me and all that.
In the seat! Then there's the stereo system.
In the last Jag, you got a dog sitting on it, but in this, I've got 1,200 watts and it will play anything.
Anything.
You just.
you push, you push that.
And er By the time I realised I didn't nectivity, The motorway is 20 miles further, tter Yeah, A303 it is! This was a good call.
There's a whiff about this car.
And now I'm going to give it because Mode.
Look - the dials glow red.
What this does is firms ves you more punch.
And also, because the XJ from aluminium, it's much lighter other big car.
It feels like a sports car.
On good roads like these, it's not far short of a masterpiece.
And because it has an active an do a slider.
The Jag set about up the miles.
Druids! By 1:45am, I figured I was 'd reach the M3.
Which was boring.
So I decided ve itself.
Right, cruise control on.
tem, this.
Set the speed at 70, and the road icrowaves.
I'm going to hook on to the back here we go - so now, if he speeds up, I speedhe slows down, I slow down.
There's the safe distance there, ull Audi.
Yes! There we are, i following distance! It was now late.
The motorway was monotonous urned to the to keep me awake on this long, ult voyage.
'And it was while working I experienced a revelation.
'I took over as producer nd '.
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carol concerts, jumble sales' Hammond's adventures weren't helping.
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record-breaking attempt, Ooh, the fuel warning light is on! INDISTINCT COMMENT No! A splash and dash pitstop moments.
Here we go.
And then Beezlebub even more.
Oh, no, no This is exactly the sort n do without.
Is anyone going to be I mean, really! So, you have to drive along , glaring at the speedometer, not looking at the ry dangerous.
It raises money for the government,- us.
By the time the roadworks finished,- ead.
He was now just over om Lowestoft.
ss of night .
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has become sort of royal blue.
I don't suppose the sun y, would it? Would it do that? There is a smudge y, a big one.
The mother of fire, s coming back.
That is daylight.
I have .
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39 minutes.
There were still 34 miles to go, was glad may be parable limo to this, but an S Class doesn't go d steer anything like as well as this.
If you're a keen driver, this is the only big car have.
The sun was now over Amsterdam and would appear in Suffolk inutes.
Come on, come on.
Right, where is.
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England's most easterly spot? Come on, I'm lost! No-o-o red light now! Come on! This is it! HE LAUGHS Loser! I may be the first person l God a loser! Here, let me just get this right.
It drives like a sports car? Yes, very like.
It just feels credible.
It's about ã20,000 less than .
Yep, the S63, definitely.
And it's faster than the Lord it is, nutes.
But do you know what? I'm just I know.
That's why we filmed it at night.
What makes it doubly annoying is is not Italy's- That's why we've got a television e a look.
This is just spectacular, angle.
That is absolutely glorious.
Am I right in thinking ? Yes, it has - they open this way.
Now, this is utely fantastic car and I just think if it looked like est car ever.
Absolutely ever.
Anyway, isn't it time you put a star- Yes.
I'm sort of delaying it, really.
Last week we had a very beautiful lesbian muscle car enthusiast.
This week we've got posite of that.
Ladies and gentlemen, make some ohn Prescott.
CHEERING Expected.
I knew they'd do that.
Lord John Prescott.
Thanks for those that cheered.
And those that booed, what you can do.
I don't know o start with you.
I think the one to the surface is, what in the name of all that's holy were you thinking when you said, "Let's put a bus lane on the M4.
" I'm glad you've said that.
Jeremy, I'm going to introduce you ought - you can go slower here quicker.
That's to do with flow.
As soon as you made it two lane I used to be able to drive three lanes.
That was daft.
t he flow of the traffic was better because people aren't to the two lane from three.
I've heard motorists cheering here,- d when How many people get annoyed at they come down to three, They're cheering for me, not you! All right, fair enough.
Fair enough.
Let me ask you this.
If you believe that narrowing e traffic flow to be improved, why did you widen Why did you do that? Why didn't you narrow them? If this is going blic meeting! Listen, from 1997, ame in, right, you guys in the public llion more cars.
Now, if you look at the congestion,- Right? You didn't get rid of the second sed it down.
So what is happening, the growth orway You don't want he facts, do you? I knew I'd get that ddy motorists! In 1997, YOU said that if there the roads, more people using buses by the five years, You read it.
I know what I said, let me tell .
If I don't get more people transport, and using their motor vehicles less, But there are more people ore on buses, That was because of the prosperity Labour.
you decided the best thing you he Maldives? To go on a diving trip.
idn't.
I went to the Maldives, I was ns at Kyoto.
There's no way you can No, but the Maldives Hang on.
Just try to understand Japan - it's not in the Maldives! Hang on, just give brain a chance! I went to the Maldives, to India.
I went to dive on the coral reefs.
I was arguing that ppening is that these coral reefs lanched and dying m.
I wanted to bring home to people, ng here.
People didn't accept it in 1997.
from Hull? to go to the Maldives? Because that's where you gettaxpayers' expense You've sent me to Kyoto, I'm on the- otiate So, why did you then ri Lanka? Sri Lanka was the stop-off for the ri Lanka.
I thought you looked at tigers No, that was in India.
You looked at tigers went diving They asked me to join the Save hen I was there- The thing is, John, we know this.
ough to say, We don't need to go to India.
ed you a tiger? If they'd have showed you an empty o tigers" It's all right them cheering r clever remark, but basically Sitdown.
Because, can you understand, understand why a man threw an egg at you? Do know why he did s concerned about? I was against fox-hunting I was one of the guys that he hates because hunting.
But wait a minute when I got pied, tand that I am very lucky to have this ery week on Top Gear and I say things d that if someone sitting at home and with what I say it is really annoying and this girl n my face.
I just went "good shot" nched him.
But don't you understand that had 13 years Nevertheless, you had all years when you were what you want and you must have known there were g thinking, "I wish they'd stop doing it?" stand that? Let me say, when I walked past this- he egg, right, I don't know it's an egg, ery warm And I see this fella built barn door He told us to connect with , so I did.
LAUGHTER I had I had one I had one house I had one house a I had one house a home, I had one house a home, and I had one house a home, and one I had one house a home, and one car.
I had one house a home, and one car.
I still only I still only have I still only have one I still only have one car.
I still only have one car.
Does anybody here Does anybody here have Does anybody here have a Does anybody here have a company Does anybody here have a company car? So how car? So how many car? So how many cars car? So how many cars have car? So how many cars have you car? So how many cars have you got? car? So how many cars have you got? No, none is No, none is the No, none is the answer.
No, none is the answer.
Anywhere, No, none is the answer.
Anywhere, you are a you are a Jaguar you are a Jaguar man.
you are a Jaguar man.
you are a Jaguar man.
you are a Jaguar man.
you are a Jaguar man.
Jags.
Jags.
I Jags.
I made Jags.
I made an Jags.
I made an attempt Jags.
I made an attempt to Jags.
I made an attempt to go Jags.
I made an attempt to go to Jags.
I made an attempt to go to a Jags.
I made an attempt to go to a Rover wants.
I Rover wants.
I admired Rover wants.
I admired their Rover wants.
I admired their Right, your lap, how was it? I was skiing rather than driving.
It was a wet day.
The car, I must say, as it got into the speeds and into the corners, bit worried es, the water.
When I got confident, I enjoyed it.
Who would like to see escott's lap? Yes! Here we go, let's have a look.
Bet you look good in a helmet.
Oh, you don't.
Are you in automatic or manual? Automatic.
er.
Whoa, there she goes.
Right, through the tyres.
is soaking wet.
Yes, that was a bit fearful.
le car, though.
This is really the one.
This is where we had to put because you I can see why you made it n the M4.
You are allowed to go t on our track.
Right, did you lift off? You did lift off.
on the break then.
It is hard to say how fast you are canal boat.
Here we are coming up to last corner.
It is a nice line in that.
Very smooth, very well done.
And Gambon got it right this time.
APPLAUSE Where do you think you've come on d? Bottom? So, you're not even ry and to Alastair Campbell, 1.
47.
It would be great to have beat him.
No, you haven't.
Well, John Prescott, you did it owest time? You did it in one Which is by far and away the have ever had.
APPLAUSE It is amazing.
it has been very interesting having you here today.
ad you came.
It is something ould and I think you are very brave to , what is, let's be honest, an audience rightly so.
Ladies and gentlemen, John Prescott.
APPLAUSE Jezza versus Prezza, I like it.
I thought it would CHEERING Look, here it is.
And straight away, we can see that ertain BMWs right up here into ol, sub-zero.
Things like the Z4, the M3, five series.
That is a horrible thing.
, the one with terrible embarrassing .
Called Marjorie.
Other changes.
Down here, a clutch of superminis, the Citroen DS3.
These are all inexpensive ways of a car because you want something which is practical or cheap.
Or you want something fast.
you know say, "I want to buy a car that y stupid?" Because that's what this is.
that is the There is a chap back here, ur hat LAUGHTER You obviously like ut in public looking ridiculous.
Do you like the Nissan Juke? I don't mind it.
- A Golf.
Not a diesel?yes.
You would look like that a Golf diesel? That is fantastic.
A blend of many things going man's hat.
This is a hideously uncool car so ere.
I suspect that supercar-looking writing cheques that the What is it?is Verso.
It is not good.
ople lives are completely empty.
They are looking forward And they don't have sex any more ou know, Crikey, getting that off your chest.
- to sex? Do you get sherry sex? One thing, has sherry ever lead Could you volunteer to sex with me? Oh, dear Lord.
Just bear with me.
e to go very far.
She is keen.
Here we go.
Good night.
Sherry sex, like that.
APPLAUSE Thank you.
I need a cigarette now.
LAUGHTER And now we have got with this.
This is the Porsche 911 Carrera C2S.
We know the rules on the Cool Wall.
If one of us has a car, s uncool.
Both Hammond and May own this car.
I don't think the board enough to be able to accommodate that.
I'm just trying to work out ion.
That is east, that is west.
of here? Where do you live? Does anybody live than Wiltshire? Excellent! Could you do me a favour? Could you take that home our gatepost? Thank you very much, it will ever more.
Those are the rules, t.
I would like to proffer this.
OK? What is it? ee-wheeler.
New?y are recreating It is made with aluminium and it is , it isn't.
It isn't modern anything.
know everybody will have this, OK? You know the cupboard under your is full of wedding presents you never used,- familiar with that? That is the fish steamer given.
It is.
It isn't.
Well, it isn't.
If you put that in cool, in a drain.
I have a chair and I t.
I have a hammer.
Well, make your move, big You know what this is, don't you? Awkward.
a Mexican stand-off.
LAUGHTER Right, it is now time for a n, because this year marks the 40th birthday pensive car.
Operating.
We're underway.
It had no doors.
No roof.
No windscreen.
It produced just one horse power and it had a couple of s for seats.
And yet, the Lunar Rover, st ã25 million and that was in 1971 when a V12 than ã3,500.
In its short life, the moon buggy iles, which in Top Gear maths works out ut Although they were all on the moon.
You are go! The moon buggy was used e missions.
Man, oh man, rix this is.
I tell you, it sure does a good were about the most useful undertaken.
The moon buggy meant that the explore more of the moon than they would on foot, and that meant they could take ect more rocks, drill for more samples ally a better understanding may have come from.
However, in 1972 ions were scrapped, which means that for the last moon buggy you will have seen on earth museum.
Until now.
Because Yes, it's back.
This really is it.
The Moon Buggy Mark II.
A car for outer space.
This is much more exciting than something like a a Ferrari 458.
Those are just earth cars.
And because I am the one who goes Buzz Slow, NASA have said I can drive it.
There we are, we are flat out in ark II, got hold of it and they managed push it up to 11.
So, who knows, get into the teens.
I can't believe I am ed to do this.
I am alone in it.
Well, almost alone.
Since Moon Buggy Mark II million, there was a car behind me NASA heavies who could remotely shut it down g stupid.
Absolutely fantastic control here.
I have got this screen with touch rameters I can fiddle with, heel is monitored.
My heading, my direction, these things.
If normal cars were as as this, they If I just push the joystick y slightly, you will see that is not at is crabbing.
How about that? SCREECHING What was that? Am I that close to it? Sorry.
After an astronomical rollicking, I decided to concentrate on b trivia.
This is the only vehicle of weights, because here on earth it weighs r tonnes but on the moon, of course, about a sixth of what we have here, so it only They do have to think about thing.
It will behave differently sors will .
The moon buggy has 12 wheels.
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Right, watch this.
We are now crabbing exactly sideways.
The Eagle has parked.
BANG Sorry.
Now, we have done a small ths here.
This is proper maths, ear maths.
We worked out that if every car k like that and didn't have to leave ach end, we would save, wait for it But since there is not really a on the moon, those wheels, combined with adjustable ride height to be amazing off-road.
Houston, we are go for rocks.
Now, you'll see when king outside, each wheel set is working out where- doing, sort out the right height, traction, it is extremely intelligent, werful computers.
The tyres themselves are o hi-tech.
They were chosen toughnessare from a crop sprayer.
Look at this! That's bags of torque.
It is a four-ton vehicle degree slope.
What a climb! What a ride! It is absolutely brilliant, ng.
ENGINE STALLS Sorry.
It is not just the moon buggy's es that because if it broke down, the able to make dule on foot.
But this one a cosmic camper van.
This is a space bed.
There is another one that or your buddy.
They are covered in memory foam, nvention.
There are privacy curtains here, dock, here is a space John.
But sooner or later, you are going Apollo 13 for a walk outside.
If you do, you have to exit through- door.
Here we go.
e entering the suit.
My gentleman's area is compressed spacesuit.
I have my hands in the space suit.
Leak check complete.
Closing the hatch Lunar Rover.
That is quite a giant leap teady man.
I would now like to short tribute to the late Alan Shepard Junior, to have walked on the moon, and the only man to have done this.
Houston, is going for a birdie.
There we go.
Miles and miles and miles.
I'd like to be deadly r a moment.
This is the most fabulous vehicle .
Ever.
But there is a problem with it.
Not a technical problem, resident.
He has cancelled all the ext moon mission.
Because that is what ship go up.
No bucks, no Buck Rogers.
That means, if you're a kid, e the thrill of getting up in the middle ike I did, to watch the funny little car the moon.
Yahoo! That was all four wheels This piece of film I am watching the surface Which means, obviously, gy was left behind.
to think of that amazing car being left up there, dust for eternity.
But if you ask me, it is not half as sad as a moon buggy that will never go up there at all.
APPLAUSE I understand the considerations, but it is sad, isn't it? es me sad.
I tell you what else is sad.
That is not only the end of this f this series.
Thank you very much for though, we will see you again in June.
odnight.