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Old 10-30-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

Go to racingflix and download it! F40 vs McLaren F1!!



Btw, its rowans car (well, unless there is another burgundy car )
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Old 10-30-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

oh, btw its not the actual comparo. Its a 5 sec preview
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

Yeah, I just download that video yesterday. All I can say is WOW!!! I really hope they do a power lap in the F1. It would be nice to see how ten year old ingenuity compares to modern day technology. Also, its about damn time Top Gear got the stig in an Enzo. What the hell were they waiting for? I mean 5th Gear did it at the peak of the Enzo's hype. Oh well, this season looks like it will be freakin' awsome.

Stig + McLaren F1 = Happy MalkaJB!!!
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Old 10-30-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Damn - beaten to the punch again...

I was going to put these up earlier. They are some screengrabs from the video that I made for everyone.

You really only see the car for a few short seconds in each instance. It is Rowan's car as the plate matches. Maybe we'll finally get to see just how bad his interior choice really is?





Each of those is clickable for a larger version.

Definitely something to look forward to in the coming weeks on Top Gear!

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Old 10-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #5
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It's also Nick Mason's F40 in case anyone is interested.

I believe there is a picture of this car in Driving Ambition too!
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Old 10-31-2004, 10:33 AM   #6
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anyone know if its todays show?

i thought on the preview they had an enzo with it, and on todays show they will be having an enzo and:

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today's supercars go head to head with the best from the eighties
f40 = 80's, mclaren = 90's, enzo = now?
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Old 10-31-2004, 11:44 AM   #7
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Which week of Top Gear is this going to be on ???
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Old 10-31-2004, 12:55 PM   #8
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They didn't say which week. They showed this :70 second or so preview at the beginning of the first show of the season. It has little snippets of what we have to look forward to over the next 9 weeks. It appears there will be a comparison between the Enzo, Zonda & Carrera GT - and then I would assume if they are comparing that trio to yesterday's supercars, that would be where the F1 and F40 make their appearance.

Safe to say you won't want to miss any of the coming episodes. I just wish we could get it on our TVs here in the US instead of having to pull each episode off the web.

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Old 10-31-2004, 04:04 PM   #9
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Re: Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

it was on tonight, no direct confrontation, but more the supercars from this decade (cgt, enzo en c12s) versus those from more than a decade ago (xj220. f1 and f40).
sadly only the enzo got the stig treat
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didnt say much about the mclaren at all.. other then the gearchange is clunky, backs twitchy, and steering is hard.

wonder what it would of done around the track....
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:02 AM   #11
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Re: Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

Just a heads up, the full download is now available at sleepy fish. Their downloads are never as high quality as RacingFlix, but sleepy fish always makes the videos available a few days earlier.
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Hi folks
I was really disappointed with the TopGear feature. I don't know how they could get all that machinery together and end up with such a poor programme. The F40 is pretty irrelevant in that company, yet it dominated the discussion. The new F430 is said to be quicker than the F40 and even a 360CS would have made for a better old v. new comparison with the F40. The oppertunity was there to decide whether the Enzo and Carrera are any advance on the Mac, but all that happened was JC confirming he was no fan of the F1. This we knew from previous tests where he has always been very negative about the Mac. I suspect this stems from his frustrations with McLaren at the launch of the F1, when Autocar and CAR magazine were given preferential treatment. All the advantages JC found with the F40 over the Enzo are also to be found with the F1. Plus it has no turbo lag and comes with carpets and doorhandles amongst other comforts. I think for this week only the Stig should have been allowed to speak....
For me, Enzo/Carrera v. F1 is technology v. ingenuity. I know which I prefer....
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I can't be bothered to check, but JC claims the F40 has the fastest 0-60 time. He quoted 3.2 seconds, but I think he was looking in the F1 column when he found that figure....
JC wondered if the Enzo lap-time would ever be challenged and suggested the Veyron could threaten it! Seems unlikely....
The Carrera lap-time was more impressive, considering how much less extreme it is compared to the Enzo. I assume the F1 has less grip than the Enzo, but its lightness would make up for that. If the Porsche can get within 1 sec of the Enzo I think the Mac would be at least as fast, academic as it is. I mean, if you really wanted to put them to the test you could enter them in a 24 hour race or something like that....
Comparisons by Martin Brundle or Tiff Needell are much more meaningfull than those by JC. They tend to test the cars limits where he merely tests his own driving limits. He has his moments as a presenter though, so lets not be too hard on him....
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Great sentiment Don - lots of good points in there. I assume the owners must have placed some limitations on what they could do with their cars, as it really was a poor showing. You're correct on the 0-60 time on the F40 - I recall it being a 3.8secs on it's best day whereas the F1 was the car to pull of the 3.2sec time. Also, as you say, JC never has a nice thing to say about the F1 which really dillutes my opinion on most of the other things he has to say.

It also drove me mad how JC kept referring to the Enzo as the F60. It's not an F60, Ferrari has never called it an F60, there's no such thing as an F60.

Oh well - at least their cinematography is good.

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Old 11-01-2004, 01:07 PM   #14
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Re: Download the preview of next seasons top gear NOW!!!!

JC is a guy who's more interested in giving sarcastic and dry ironic comments instead of actually test and push the cars to see what they're all about.
You will never hear him talk really bad about Ferrari!
He also talks negatively about all car companies who have not given him special treatment over the years.
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Old 11-02-2004, 04:07 AM   #15
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someone should email this thread to top gear, someone would read it...
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