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Top Gear Tonight: Ferrari F12, BAC Mono, Ron Howard & the world’s best taxi

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Jeremy drives the BAC Mono (pictured) in tonight’s Top Gear

Tonight’s second episode of series 20 of Top Gear gets back to the usual format.

The new reasonably priced car is in action for the first time as film director Ron Howard – who’s just done Rush, which chronicles the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauder during the 1976 F1 season – gets behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra to set a lap, talk about cars and his new film. Jeremy Clarkson gets to play with the stunning Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which with 731bhp, 0-62mph of just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211mph should induce more than a grin or two from Jezza as he takes to the roads of Scotland.

Back at the Top Gear test track Jeremy also gets to play with the BAC Mono, a car that’s quicker than the F12, has just one seat, weighs about as much as Jeremy himself and will doubtless be cause for more shots of Jeremy’s distorted features as he blats down the track.

Richard Hammond attempts to bring motorsport to the world of the taxi, and has a number of contenders tearing round the track – including a stretched Limo and Hindustan Ambassador -  as he tries to discover the world’s best taxi (well, the world’s best taxi according to Top Gear).

Finally, James May does a farewell to the BBC TV Centre at White City with the help of a motorcyclist and a pair of Parkour runners.

Top Gear, Series 20 Episode 2, is on BBC2 tonight (7th July 2013) at 8pm. Throw in the Wimbledon Final and the German Grand Prix and your Sunday’s sorted.

By Cars UK