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Top Gear

Top Gear and the Porsche 996

One of the most memorable episodes of Top Gear was when they took a Porsche 911 Carrera, BMW 645Ci and Jaguar XKR to Pendine Sands in Wales. The filming was sublime, the commentary entertaining and the sideways action hilarious. I found the footage online recently and what really stuck me was how enthusiastic Richard Hammond was about the 911 calling it, among other things, “rare, visceral and exciting” and “a great car”. He just couldn’t stop gushing over it. You can watch the full feature at the bottom of this page. What’s odd about that, you may be thinking, as Hammond […]

Top Gear drives the Porsche 996 Carrera on Pendine Sands

Here’s an interesting piece from Top Gear 2004. It a road test of the Porsche 996 Carrera alongside the BMW 645Ci and Jaguar XKR. Back then, of course, the 996 was a current model and it’s interesting to see how enthusiastic the presenters – Richard Hammand in particular – are about the Porsche. It just proves what I always say – the Porsche 996 is a great 911. Part of the video (it’s in two sections below) was made on Pendine Sands in Wales and it must surely rate as some of Top Gear’s best footage ever. It’s simply stunning. […]