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Top Gear The Worst Car in the History of the World 
Reviewed by
Simon Black
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Top Gear The Worst Car in the History of the World DVD Review It’s a fun, lively and highly enjoyable standalone episode with plenty of history as well as some modern classics, and a release that will make a nice stocking stuffer for Dad this Christmas. 
Rating:
4.0

Feature 8.0
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special features   0.0
Total 7.0
Distributor: BBC
Running Time: 73 Minutes
Reviewer: Simon Black
Classification
: PG

7.0

 
Top Gear The Worst Car in the History of the World
 

The latest entrant into the astonishingly expansive Top Gear canon, the self-explanatorily titled Worst Car in the History of the World is a solid movie-length one-off that encapsulates everything that’s best about the show. 

After Jeremy Clarkson’s brief intro and a smattering of the usual contrived banter between him and co-host James May the lads get down to business: finding the worst car in history, thrashing it and then trashing it. 

First up is the Communist-built FSO Polonez, a marvel of Iron Curtain ineptitude that breaks down several times despite Clarkson’s best attempts at fixing the electrics with gaffer tape.  After testing several similar disasters the boys decide a little bit of contrast is in order, and head to the race track to pit the stunning Ferrari 458 Spider against Clarkson’s favourite, the impossibly sleek Mercedes SLR.  The Ferrari is determined the winner in something of an uneven bout, May joyously declaring, with his usual dexterity, that ‘the Ferrari back catalogue is a symphony of perfection.’  Or is it?  For after a few speed laps and more than one bald tire it’s back to the crap, to take a look at a monumentally ugly 1983 Ferrari that makes the DeLorean in Back to the Future look like a Lamborghini. 

The episode largely follows this format to its conclusion: testing out some tat, then contrasting it with one of the better cars of its brand.  No one is spared, and the cars tested include those from Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler and Alfa Romeo, though at least the big names like Porsche are given a chance to redeem themselves, in this case with the beautiful new 911 after a thorough shaming at the hands of the 1991 Carrera RS. 

It’s a fun, lively and highly enjoyable standalone episode with plenty of history as well as some modern classics, and a release that will make a nice stocking stuffer for Dad this Christmas. 

Bonus Features

No sign of the usual smorgasbord of extras - Worst Cars is bare bones, with nary a trailer in sight.






 
 



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