DescriptionCollection of four motoring programmes presented by Jeremy Clarkson. In 'Powered Up' Clarkson heads to the south of France where he puts cars to the test on the Circuit Paul Ricard and on the open road. Among the cars featured are the Ferrari FF and the 458, McLaren's MP4-12C, the latest Nissan GTR, the Porche GT2 RS, the Lamborghini Performante and the BMW 1M. The Stig and racing driver Karun Chandhok are on hand to help put these vehicles to the test, but which one will Jeremy choose as his favourite car of the year? In 'Thriller' Clarkson returns to test out supercars on some thrill-inducing routes. He puts some of the world's fastest machines through their paces in the Swiss Alps, on Germany's seriously fast autobahns, and on the wide empty spaces of Norfolk. He also has some fun dropping a 7-tonne diesel engine on to a Highways Agency car and manages to write off a double-decker bus. In 'Hot Metal' the 'Top Gear' presenter pits the great cars of the past against today's cream of the crop in a bid to decide whether things really are getting slower as he suspects - a trend he perceives to be symbolised by the demise of Concorde. The outspoken presenter compares and contrasts cars including: the Jaguar XJ220 and the Pagani Zonda; the Mercedes McLaren SLR and the Porsche arrera GT; and the new Ford GT alongside its forebear, the old GT40. He also riddles a Nissan with machine gun fire as he takes up the new and dangerous sport of 'Clay Car Shooting'. In 'The Good, the Bad, the Ugly' Clarkson takes on America in his quest to find heavyweight speed machines. He combs the byways of the US to find out whether American muscle cars are any match for old-fashioned British engineering and European design finesse. Pitting American classics such as the Dodge Viper against a BMW Z4M or the diminutive Lotus Exige against a highly souped-up Ford Mustang, the show is clearly out with an axe to grind. Clarkson's by now customary madman antics are on show throughout with experiments including shooting up a Prius - Toyota's ecologically sound car and racing Mustang cars against Mustang horses.
• Certificate: PG • Format: DVD • Number of Discs: 4 • Language: English