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Top Gear Tonight: Spitfire Bentley, V12 BMW Brutus, Track Day Cars & SIARPC is Alex James

Sun, 04 Mar 2012

Jeremy goes vintage Supecar blatting

Top Gear Series 18 Episode 6 tonight sees a vintage BMW and Bentley on track, Track Day Cars and Alex James from Blur is SIARPC.

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? Series 18 of Top Gear is almost over as tonight’s episode – episode 6 – is the penultimate of the latest series.

The cars on track this week are not the regular Top Gear fodder, but a pair of ancient ‘Supercars’ from BMW and Bentley. The fire and oil spitting, Spitfire-engined Bentley takes on a bonkers 46 litre V12  BMW Brutus, so it’s goggles and leather helmets at the ready as Jeremy gets flies in his teeth.

The ‘Feature’ piece this week sees Jeremy, Richard and James trotting off to Donnington to play with the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500 followed by a jaunt on to the road to see just how practical these track-day cars are in the real world. And it’s a cold and miserable day.

Star in a reasonably priced car this week is Blur bassist and sometime farmer and Cheese-maker Alex James (his Chicken Tikka Cheddar is surprisingly pleasant). Much taunting about Blur nicking the limelight from Adele this week, no doubt, and perhaps Alex will be the next to last SIARPC to take out the Kia c’eed as Kia are about to launch a new one. So what will be the new car for the stars to go and play in?

Top Gear Series 18 episode 6 will be on at 8pm on BBC2. As usual we’ve managed to get a preview clip from TG, but it looks like they’re short of a few bob as they’ve stuck an advert in front of it. Oh, well.

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By Cars UK