Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip
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It's a normal Tuesday in Britain.
There's a hint of drizzle in the air
and traffic is at a standstill.
We know that driving is meant
to be more fun than this.
We know that cars are meant
to be more fun than this.
So we decided what we'd do is
give you an hour or so of escapism,
of perfect roads and perfect cars.
Yeah. So, what we're going to do is
strip away all the things
that drive us mad,
roadworks, Peugeots, speed cameras...
- James May.
- Yeah, we'll get rid of him.
And then we will end up with
the perfect road trip.
Strangely, Jeremy insisted
we should start here, in Venice,
where all the streets are full of water.
Why are we in Venice?
Because I wanted to drive
the Riva Aquarama.
Because it's the most
beautiful thing ever made
and because it's got two V8s.
Okay, we are starting in Venice because
he wanted to drive a... What is it?
- Riva Aquarama.
- Riva Aquarama.
- The most beautiful thing ever made.
- The most beautiful thing ever made
and it's got... Two V8s?
- Two V8s.
- Two V8s!
And we're going to set off from here
across France, to... Where are we going?
- To Pau... Pau?
Why are we going to Pau?
Because that is where the first ever
Grand Prix was held.
- The track's still there.
We're going to drive the very first
Grand Prix track.
Whatever. Between here and there,
we're going to be on motorways,
mountain roads, rally stages,
racetracks and cities.
And in every place, we are both going
to pick what we believe
is the perfect mode of transport.
It's going to be the perfect week.
Perfect weather, perfect start,
perfect boat, perfect everything!
- And no James May.
That's better than perfect.
Over the next seven days,
our quest for perfection
would take us from Venice
towards the Italian Lakes.
From there we'd head south
to the Mediterranean,
for a drive along the French Riviera
towards the finishing point at Pau.
Do we look like Tubbs and Crockett?
Or Tubby and Crotchety?
- No, seriously. That's perfect, though.
- Tubby and Crotchety.
the L200,000 speedboat,
I switched to an even
more expensive car.
The new, grown-up, less tail-happy
Black edition of the SLS.
In Victorian times,
people would come through Venice
on what was called "the grand tour",
so that's why
I've gone for the Mercedes,
because it is the ultimate grand tourer.
Mmm-hmm. Except, it isn't the ultimate
because this is, the Ferrari F12.
No, no. That's too powerful.
- Too powerful?
- It is too powerful.
I said that... It is!
You did say it on the programme
and I thought then...
You see this?
I will be able to use all of the power.
In that, you will not
be able to use all of the power
because you'll end up
halfway up a telegraph pole.
No, I'll be able to all of the power
but there will be more power than
you've got, that's all that's about.
A grand tourer should be powerful
- and creamy and grunty and...
Six hundred and twenty-two horsepower,
it's not a wheelbarrow.
- Seven hundred and thirty! It's more.
- I know.
Let's just go across Italy, shall we,
in our grand tourers?
I'LL go quickly, you big girl.
Oh, that's a lot of power!
Maybe that's too much!
No, it's not too much.
Jeremy's being a wuss. It's just enough.
It's just I don't need
to use all of it right now.
I'm going to use a bit Less.
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