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Old 30th July 2010, 11:28   #106
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The best TG episode I've seen in a long time. Loved each segment of it. The Touareg, the Bugatti and for that matter even Cruise and Diaz. But nothing beat the Senna film. Fantastic compilation and to see his old Mclaren run again was a treat. I can imagine the joy for Lewis.

F1 would be a different game had he been around today. Looking forward to the next episode.
i second that. though i thought the interview was a bit flat, i mean check JC interviewing roger daltrov..that was legendary.

Anyways the Film on senna actually gave me goose bumps, it was beautifully edited, beautifully crafted, and for once JC took back his words about gilles villeneuve, he initially used to claim that he is the best, but now he confessed that he was wrong and agreed that Senna was the best.

TG is back and so is JC.

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Here's the Senna Tribute. I got misty eyed
Ayrton Senna Tribute By TopGear Season 15 Episode 5 | Autoholiks
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Just saw Episode 6. The 458 is featured. Whatta fantastic car. Loved every bit of it. Did comparable times with Enzo on TG's track.

The tribute to British cars was good too. Celebrity track time was ok.

Still Ep 5 remains the best. Remove the 458 and everything else is too boring. Thought there is no SLS. Guess it would be in next episode if there is any.
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@chevelle... This was the last episode of the season 15. I think we will have to wait for the SLS AMG.
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@chevelle... This was the last episode of the season 15. I think we will have to wait for the SLS AMG.
Shamik's post said there is a 7th one coming up. How true is that?
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Shamik's post said there is a 7th one coming up. How true is that?
Are you going to believe Shamik or Jeremy himself? He said it the end.
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Are you going to believe Shamik or Jeremy himself? He said it the end.
Sorry my bad, i didn't see the complete show. I closed it after the factory visit.
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Shamik's post said there is a 7th one coming up. How true is that?
Hey chevelle, I said Wiki said there will be a 7th episode. But this is the end for this season, I guess. :(

About the episode, this was nowhere close to the 5th one except for the 458 review. Loved it to bits. The cinematography, the music, everything was spot on. Rest of the episode was just at par with the other episodes in season 15. Even the challenges were all set up and everything. But the 458 test made me smile, a lot!
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Saw the last episode.

The 458 is definitely good on the track. But,, and this is a big but, how practical was this on road?
how do you think you will use the indicators, light and wipers!

What were the designers smoking when they came up with this idea? Even more scary is the part where they actually decided on releasing this product!
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I still cannot digest the ugly eyes of the 458. This is one Ferrari I'd buy a Lamborghini over. And I never imagined I'd say that, ever.
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Well said flyingspur. No matter how much Jeremy praises the 458, I simply can't digest the looks. The reason 458 is superior is its engine. Agree 430 isn't a very pretty car but standing next to 458, I think I will take 430 every time.

And what was that Jeremy said, it is a properly pretty Ferrari since 1975. Yeah right! I wonder how would 288 GTO and F355 look like standing next to the newest playstation came out of Modena!

Or like you said, I'd simply choose a Lambo over a 458 if I had the mullah.
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I still cannot digest the ugly eyes of the 458. This is one Ferrari I'd buy a Lamborghini over. And I never imagined I'd say that, ever.
I'd actually agree with Jeremy, I think that the 458 is the best looking car from Ferrari for ages. In fact the 430 looks quite boring next to it (I don't like the front bumper design). I would have chosen a Gallardo over the 430 earlier .

However, as we all know, design is personal.
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I still cannot digest the ugly eyes of the 458. This is one Ferrari I'd buy a Lamborghini over. And I never imagined I'd say that, ever.
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Well said flyingspur. No matter how much Jeremy praises the 458, I simply can't digest the looks. The reason 458 is superior is its engine. Agree 430 isn't a very pretty car but standing next to 458, I think I will take 430 every time.

And what was that Jeremy said, it is a properly pretty Ferrari since 1975. Yeah right! I wonder how would 288 GTO and F355 look like standing next to the newest playstation came out of Modena!

Or like you said, I'd simply choose a Lambo over a 458 if I had the mullah.
The reason why I don't like the 458 is because it looks like a robot which would drive all by itself.
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This was an okay episode and I really only enjoyed the 458 Italia review.
They could have pitted it against the SLS or the LP570 to make it more exciting and Jeremy pointed out simple glitches which none of the other car show presenters did like the turn indicators going the other way round when in turn.
Lot of untested new car this season left out on.
But nevertheless the shows were super entertaining.
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I always felt the 458 was ugly, until I saw one in person two weeks ago. Stunner.
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