Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a road trip across Honshu, and Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer.
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S25, Ep3. There is a Japanese flavour to this week's show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. S25, Ep4. Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne are the studio guests. S25, Ep5. Matt also tests out the blistering Ferrari Superfast, while Rory Reid heads to America to tackle a muscle car banned in Europe.
Vicky McClure is the studio guest. S25, Ep6. Chris also gets an explosive drive in the new Alpine A, while Jason Manford is the studio guest. Add Image Unknown. Know what this is about? Be the first one to add a plot. Featuring the greatest Top Gear adventures from the last three series. This week the boys head to Kazakhstan to test three very high-mileage motors, and Matt makes a special bond with an Aston Martin before getting dusty in the desert in the Ariel Nomad.
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The winner would then bring their car back to the UK to sell. The episode certainly caused a fair bit of controversy mainly surrounding the destruction of 2 iconic Japanese cars. Some describing the actions as We have to agree that its never nice to see cars being destroyed, least of all cars we've been huge fans of for so many years. However, we have seen an argument the other way. First and foremost this is an entertainment show and the destruction of cars has largely been a part of Top Gear and indeed action films for decades.
Whether this is fair reason is still up for debate. There were further murmurings on social media of a disservice to Japanese car culture. We're again split on this, for many it offered a taste of a car culture they otherwise knew nothing about but on the flip side offered a lack of depth for those more familiar with this unique and colourful culture.
And a far better spectacle to smashing up the FD and GTT would have been watching both Harris and Le Blanc attempting to hammer it around Ebisu in a properly set up drift car. A feature that really stood out and left us wanting more was the visit to Fukishima, eye opening and heart felt this was actually really refreshing from Top Gear.
An additional piece many craved more of was the look into Japanese car culture. As the Youtube feature below indicates there's a deeper background surrounding this car culture. Mistaking an EVO 8 for a 7 was probably the biggest blunder that had even the most placid JDM fan shouting at the television but don't let this deter you from watching! Catch it now on BBC iPlayer. Showroom Showroom.
In Stock Coming Soon Sold. Sell Your Car Testimonials. Login Register. Top Gear - Japan Special.On 26 Aprilthe controller of BBC Two, Patrick Holland, announced confirmation that the programme would be returning for a new series infollowing "healthy" viewing figures than those made from the twenty-third series. Holland revealed in his announcement, that Matt LeBlancChris Harris and Rory Reid would return for their second consecutive series as the three main presenters, with Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan to continue making occasional appearances.
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Can you imagine how quickly things would have gone Shibuya-shaped with Clarkson and co unleashed upon Japan? Having not really got on last year, the petrolhead Tweedledum and Tweedlediesel of LeBlanc famous and laid-back and Harris obscure and very shouty have finally developed something vaguely resembling on-screen chemistry. To maximise their cornering, the Mazda and the Nissan were jerry-rigged together using the latest advanced automotive tech a few tyres and some rope.
The movement was started in the Fifties by bored former Kamikaze pilots those who had survived obviously and was initially tied to organised crime.
Now the only transgressions were against fashion as Reid discovered behind the wheel of a dragster with huge bendy straws sticking out of its engine. LeBlanc and Harris, snug in their protective Tyvek, were visibly moved by the isolation and devastation. The comedic possibilities offered by very large men wearing what to uneducated Western eyes resemble glorified and precariously affixed towels was obvious. So Top Gear crowbarred in a pair of sumo wrestlers, whom LeBlanc and Harris were required to carry as passengers during their dash up twisting Gunsai Touge mountain circuit.
Crucially, though, bafflement never slipped into jeering. The final leg of the challenge saw the pair dashing to the finish line and a waiting helicopter that would convey the winning vehicle back to the UK.
Which meant Harris, taking the more congested b-road, romped home first. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page. Telegraph Culture TV. We've noticed you're adblocking. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Thank you for your support.