Top Gear: Series 1, Episode 9 (2002) Episode Guide
Stig Power Laps (DRY)
Ford Focus RS Time: 1:32.00
Volkswagen R32 Time: 1:33.00
Radical SR3 Time : 1:19.00
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (Suzuki Liana)
Gordon Ramsay:Time 1:50.00 (DRY)
Episode Car Guide.Highlights
Radical SR3 • Volvo XC90 • Subaru Forester • VW Golf R32 • Jaguar XJS • Toyota Land Cruiser
Radical SR3 Car versus Plane
The Radical SR3 lapped a 1:19 to the top of the board.
The new Radical SR3 Vs aerobatics plane, the plane flying directly over the track, however to keep within the lines on the corners it will climb vertically while turning in order to slow down the horizontal speed, while the Stig is driving the SR3 down on the track. The plane beats the Stig right at the finish line.
Richard road tests the Subaru Forester. The car wins support as a good all-rounder and smooth comfortable drive with good offroad abilities. Against the Honda CRV, Land Rover Freelander or the Toyota RAV4, the Forester is easily the best pick.
Hot hatchback shootout
Jeremy talks about the world of the hot hatchback with the Volkswagen Golf R32.And a shoot out with SEAT León Cupra R,Focus RS and a Honda Civic Type-R.The Volkswagen Golf R32 with all the new luxury & safety features, it now weighs twice as much as the original Golf GTI.But a 3.2, 240bhp, four-wheel drive its fast. While the R32 may be a better car,doesn’t have the cool factor of the original Golf GTI.
Jaguar XJS lightweight
Richard and Jason purchase a £500 1985 Jaguar XJS to find out just how much they could improve the car by removing everything you didn’t need to drive. Despite the XJS having a 5.3L V12 with 300bhp, it can only manage a 0-60 time of 8.6 seconds. They strip literally every unnecessary item from the car In all, a total saving of 223kg .
Stig manages a 0-60 time of 7.4 seconds – a 1.2 second gain. and a 0-100 time down by 5 seconds.