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Clarkson, Hammond, and May pit a Corvette Z06 against a Mercedes AMG GT and a Porsche 911 Turbo.

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So freakin' happy to see Clarkson, Hammond, and May back together again testing phenomenal cars (and each other) in fantastic locales!!

Granted, Clarkson can be an a*#ho%e, but the BBC really shot itself in the foot letting go of this trio.

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Is that even a Z07 version? When I saw the ground effects up front in the video, it looked like a stage 2 only? Am I wrong?
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Is that even a Z07 version? When I saw the ground effects up front in the video, it looked like a stage 2 only? Am I wrong?
Nope, you're not wrong.
Stage 2 front splitter and Stage 3 wing.
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So freakin' happy to see Clarkson, Hammond, and May back together again testing phenomenal cars (and each other) in fantastic locales!!
I'm with ya.

Granted, Clarkson can be an a*#ho%e, but the BBC really shot itself in the foot letting go of this trio.
IIRC, it was their #1 show.
The BBC stupidly decided to make it all about a Battle of Egos, rather than look at the business side of it.
A private network would never have made such a idiotic choice when there was hundreds of millions of Euros in play.
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Granted, Clarkson can be an a*#ho%e, but the BBC really shot itself in the foot letting go of this trio.
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The BBC stupidly decided to make it all about a Battle of Egos, rather than look at the business side of it.
A private network would never have made such a idiotic choice when there was hundreds of millions of Euros in play.

I was a big fan of the show but BBC did the right thing. Jeremy got fired because he verbally and physically abused a producer for breaking the news to him that the hotel restaurant was closed. Apparently he had a long history for such behavior. I liked Jeremy show personality but he deserved to be fired and maybe even arrested. Character is important. James and Richard quit because of BBC decision to fire Jeremy.
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I was a big fan of the show but BBC did the right thing. Jeremy got fired because he verbally and physically abused a producer for breaking the news to him that the hotel restaurant was closed. Apparently he had a long history for such behavior. I liked Jeremy show personality but he deserved to be fired and maybe even arrested. Character is important. James and Richard quit because of BBC decision to fire Jeremy.
True, Clarkson had a history of boorish behavior. I wonder though if any of what the general public was told was blown out of proportion. I remember when the story of the incident with his producer first broke, there was one accounting in which Clarkson supposedly called the producer the n word. That later was proven untrue. If he put his hands on the guy there's no excuse and he probably should have been fired.

Problem for the BBC is that they lost their biggest stars and show. No exaggeration, Top Gear BBC is in the Guinness Book of World records for having the most watched "factual" show in the world. What replaced it is a sad attempt to keep the series going, which should probably have been allowed to die.
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I was a big fan of the show but BBC did the right thing. Jeremy got fired because he verbally and physically abused a producer for breaking the news to him that the hotel restaurant was closed. Apparently he had a long history for such behavior. I liked Jeremy show personality but he deserved to be fired and maybe even arrested. Character is important. James and Richard quit because of BBC decision to fire Jeremy.
I get that.
My point is the BBC lost their bread and butter revenue stream.

The replacement show was horrid and viewers turned off almost immediately.
The 3 Musketeers had a sort of magic together that rarely happens in TV Land.
The BBC thought they could replicate it...they couldn't.

As for Jeremy, he needed a "minder" with him after his history of outbursts.
Management failed the show/viewers in this regard IMO.
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The NFL functions on turning blind eyes to far worse things than what Clarkson did in the name of money and ratings.
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Originally Posted by 5thGear View Post
I was a big fan of the show but BBC did the right thing. Jeremy got fired because he verbally and physically abused a producer for breaking the news to him that the hotel restaurant was closed. Apparently he had a long history for such behavior. I liked Jeremy show personality but he deserved to be fired and maybe even arrested. Character is important. James and Richard quit because of BBC decision to fire Jeremy.
Obviously he's an arrogant, pompous ***, but as sunsalem said those three together make TV magic and I'm over the moon that their new show will be airing soon.

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I agree that nobody can beat theses guys, but I think motor trend is pretty close to replicate there magic!
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^Motor Trend is doing a solid job. I could definitely watch all those guys go to Africa and mess around with beat up cars.
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Originally Posted by ZMan64 View Post
So freakin' happy to see Clarkson, Hammond, and May back together again testing phenomenal cars (and each other) in fantastic locales!!

Granted, Clarkson can be an a*#ho%e, but the BBC really shot itself in the foot letting go of this trio.
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A good reminder of why I hate that show so much. It may be British humor, but it's not funny British humor. His hatred of Corvettes only makes it all worse.
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I found that segment to be pretty darn funny and I'm from Indiana.
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A good reminder of why I hate that show so much. It may be British humor, but it's not funny British humor. His hatred of Corvettes only makes it all worse.
Apparently you're not very familiar with Clarkson's wicked sense of humor or the show. They did an episode a little while back in which he drove a C6 ZR1 and loved it!

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The NFL functions on turning blind eyes to far worse things than what Clarkson did in the name of money and ratings.
YEP!! The Wife and I have banned NFL from our viewing and will have a patriotic anti super bowl party this year.
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Originally Posted by ZMan64 View Post
Apparently you're not very familiar with Clarkson's wicked sense of humor or the show. They did an episode a little while back in which he drove a C6 ZR1 and loved it!
https://youtu.be/JQVAHTED1X4
Clarkson at one point, and may still, owned a zr1.
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I'm surprised nobody commented on the 911T being 1.5 seconds faster. Doesn't make sense as the Corvette should be faster. A 911T has never been faster than a Z06 in magazine tests. Maybe due to them doing a standing start and the 911T is so much faster 0-60 due to AWD and PDK? I seriously doubt it's due to the fact that they didn't use a Z07. The Z07 will not make up 1.5 seconds.
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