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Can’t Get Enough Clarkson? You’ll Want His New DVD, Then 12
Oct
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Jeremy Clarkson, Kurt, Top Gear, video on 10 12th, 2011

Clarkson meets "the very embodiement of evil."

There are few who’d deny that Jeremy Clarkson has the best job in the world. As the star of BBC’s Top Gear (and, really, the genius behind its success), Clarkson gets paid to drive the best cars in the world and tell people about it. Unlike a professional driver, Clarkson doesn’t have to worry about lap times or keeping sponsors happy; instead, Clarkson regularly pisses off companies, special interest groups and, occasionally, entire countries. If you’re a fan of Top Gear, or a fan of Jezza himself, you’ll want to add his latest DVD, “Powered Up,” to your holiday wish list.

There doesn’t appear to be much different than the standard Top Gear format, but why mess with success? It looks like Clarkson gets seat time in a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder Performante, a McLaren MP4-12C, a Nissan GT-R, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS and something called the “Brutus,” which is a 1908 race car chassis stuffed with a 46-liter V-12 BMW engine, liberated from an airplane. Clarkson describes it as “the stuff of nightmares,” and “the tenth circle of hell,” but to me it looks like great fun.

You can get a better feel for “Powered Up” in the You Tube video below. Like “Heaven and Hell,” an earlier Clarkson DVD, there won’t be much of socially redeeming value on the disc, but no one watches Top Gear to boost their intelligence. Instead, it’s the mental equivalent of comfort food for gear heads, so go ahead and order up the meatloaf, macaroni and cheese and shoepeg corn on DVD. It’ll hit stores this November.



Video: New ‘Endangered Species’ Forza Motorsport 4 Trailer Narrated by Jeremy Clarkson 3
Oct
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in ASTON MARTIN, Automotive, Forza, Forza Motorsport, Forza Motorsport 4, Jeremy Clarkson, video, video games on 10 3rd, 2011

Leading up to the official release date of Forza Motorsport 4 (October 11, 2011), the latest Xbox game to compete with Sony’s Polyphony Gran Turismo, a new dramatic trailer filled with true automotive enthusiast passion is released into the wild. In the new trailer, Jeremy Clarkson, host of Top Gear – as if you didn’t know, narrates what is probably one of the best car video game trailers ever called “Endangered Species”. Sure, as Clarkson puts it, it is all about safety and mpg’s but in the confines of your living room you have a safe haven where we can push the laws of physics without negative consequences. Enjoy the video below!



Top Gear Fans: Clarkson’s Lambo For Sale 24
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Jeremy Clarkson, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Top Gear on 02 24th, 2011

Image: J-Spec Imports

Are you a fan of the wit and wisdom of Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson? Do you prize your signed copy of his “Heaven and Hell” DVD above all else (even if he did sign it, “Sod off, Jeremy”)? Are you looking for a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car? If so, I’ve got good news for you – his former ride is up for sale, although he’s not the one selling it. Actually, the car is being sold by its current owner, who bought it from Clarkson. The current owner (and the car, presumably) is in the UK, but the ad is being featured by an Australian website, J-Spec Imports. If you’ve got the $145,000 asking price, you may want to do a little digging before you blindly wire transfer the funding from your account to theirs.

Wow, those seats are… bright. Image: J-Spec Imports

The ex-Clarkson Gallardo has just 19,250 miles on the clock, but that doesn’t surprise me. Clarkson doesn’t seem like a guy with a long attention span when it comes to cars, so I’d be willing to bet that most of the miles aren’t even his. Autoevolution quotes Clarkson’s review of this very car, and it sounds like an impulse buy to me. In Jeremy’s words, “So why, you may be wondering, am I so fond of a squeaky car with no phone, no iPod connection, too much body fat, tyres that last less than three minutes, and the real world performance of a BMW Z4? I’ll tell you why. Because it’s got orange seats. And because it is so pretty. And because when you go above 3500rpm it makes a noise like a punctured sumo wrestler. And because you sit so far forwards, which makes it feel like you’re on the nose of some giant, snarling power-crazed animal.”

Orange seats, sumo sound effects and a seating position that requires chiropractic care are not legitimate reasons to buy a car, so you may want to ponder that before you blindly cut a check.

Source: Autoevolution



Top Gear Fans: Clarkson’s Lambo For Sale 24
Feb
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Jeremy Clarkson, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Top Gear on 02 24th, 2011

Image: J-Spec Imports

Are you a fan of the wit and wisdom of Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson? Do you prize your signed copy of his “Heaven and Hell” DVD above all else (even if he did sign it, “Sod off, Jeremy”)? Are you looking for a 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder with the steering wheel and pedals on the wrong side of the car? If so, I’ve got good news for you – his former ride is up for sale, although he’s not the one selling it. Actually, the car is being sold by its current owner, who bought it from Clarkson. The current owner (and the car, presumably) is in the UK, but the ad is being featured by an Australian website, J-Spec Imports. If you’ve got the $145,000 asking price, you may want to do a little digging before you blindly wire transfer the funding from your account to theirs.

Wow, those seats are… bright. Image: J-Spec Imports

The ex-Clarkson Gallardo has just 19,250 miles on the clock, but that doesn’t surprise me. Clarkson doesn’t seem like a guy with a long attention span when it comes to cars, so I’d be willing to bet that most of the miles aren’t even his. Autoevolution quotes Clarkson’s review of this very car, and it sounds like an impulse buy to me. In Jeremy’s words, “So why, you may be wondering, am I so fond of a squeaky car with no phone, no iPod connection, too much body fat, tyres that last less than three minutes, and the real world performance of a BMW Z4? I’ll tell you why. Because it’s got orange seats. And because it is so pretty. And because when you go above 3500rpm it makes a noise like a punctured sumo wrestler. And because you sit so far forwards, which makes it feel like you’re on the nose of some giant, snarling power-crazed animal.”

Orange seats, sumo sound effects and a seating position that requires chiropractic care are not legitimate reasons to buy a car, so you may want to ponder that before you blindly cut a check.

Source: Autoevolution



Top Gear Video: Clarkson Reviews Ferrari 458 Italia 3
Aug
Posted by Larry in Automotive, featured, Ferrari, ferrari 458 italia, Ferrari F430, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear, video on 08 3rd, 2010

Who would have ever thought of a time that Jeremy Clarkson would enjoy what he calls the “floppy paddle” gearbox. In the current season of Top Gear Jeremy gets behind the wheel of the new Ferrari 458 Italia and starts his typical complaints about the way the controls are laid out on the steering wheel. But after he unleashes the power that the 458 has to offer, his outlook begins to change. He totally goes ape sh*t over what he discovers in the new 458 Italia after putting it into the corners. They even match the 458 Italia against James May’s Ferrari F430 in a drag race. Check it out for yourself in the Top Gear video below! Enjoy!







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