Main review: Jeremy looks at the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Both in the bends and on the straights, the handling and performance is refined from German brute strength using McLaren's British ingenuity. It is garnished with comfortable features from the SL, making it an interesting fusion of supercar and grand tourer. Jeremy is much kinder to the SLR than Hammond was in last series. When taken by the Stig around the track, the German Silver Arrow ends up with the fastest time at 1:20.9 and also the fastest automatic ever. It seems to reverse Clarkson's earlier view that the Porsche Carrera GT is better.
Review Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Alfa Romeo 166 V6 Selespeed, which he unashamedly loves and praises, and then takes it to Hemsworth, a town in West Yorkshire which was at one time a coal mining village. He recommends that a true car nut should buy a shabby, broken-down miner's house and use the money saved to afford an Alfa with its high depreciation and repair costs.
Review Richard Hammond reviews the Cadillac Escalade in an orthodox way, finding it to be of terrible quality and too expensive. Then, looking beyond the mere material, he gets into the spirit of the car, and sees it as a show-offish bling statement that is very in line with what Top Gear loves.