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    Roadster on Top Gear

    BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 12, Episode 7 (new series)

    And Clarkson will be driving

    I think the traditional "bombshell" at the end of this episode (and indeed, this series) could be the Stig's lap time in the Tesla.
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    Excellent. Is it really on at 21:00? If so, that gives me another hour to get back from the Race of Champions at Wembley .

    I'll make sure there is space on the PVR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    Is it really on at 21:00?
    Seems so.

    BBC - BBC Two Programmes - England Schedule, Sunday 14 December 2008

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    Thanks.

    By the way, it is not the last show in the current series, there is another one to come - but the BBC doesn't put anything more than one week in advance on their site. I expect the last one will be the Vietnam special.

    Top Gear (series 12 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
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    Here's hoping May mocks the Clarity.

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    Given that in the magazine where the Tesla was reviewed they said something like "The most environmentally friendly of the new wave of cars, greener than the grass it is driving past" (I don't have it with me right now so am paraphrasing a bit), somehow I expect he will be gushing about it.

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    If anyone thinks we are going to get an objective review next week, here are two Clarkson quotes from tonight's show:


    "We officially have half the number of lunatics in this country now - figures out this week show electric car sales are half that of last year".


    Boris Johnson (London Mayor) was Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Clarkson is asking him about green issues.

    Johnson: "The proprietor of your track showed me that wonderful electric car when I was filming my piece. It only has one gear. You are going to have to rename your show Top Plug".

    Clarkson: "Yes Boris, but where does the energy come from".


    Expect long tailpipe bs at the very least.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/next_episode.shtml
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    Do we know which car they tested? Which drivetrain as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Do we know which car they tested? Which drivetrain as well?
    I would bet large piles of cash that Tesla had a 1.5 there, maybe two or three.

    Daryl said they would give them the best possible (or something like that), It's the number one car show on the planet. Why would you do anything else?

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    I just hope they don't trash it too badly. I have a feeling this is going to be the first time most people ever see a Tesla. First impressions are important.

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