More Christmas Gifts for Car Nuts: Top Gear Apocalypse

By | November 29, 2010

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top gear apocalypse

For those of you who have not heard, the folks at Top Gear have released something between an extended episode and a movie, and it’s properly themed around motoring after the apocalypse. Are you thinking it’s somewhat convenient that it gets released in time to give as a Christmas gift? Are celebrity sex tapes convenient when one is in need of some media exposure?

So, if you’re considering picking up a copy, here are your need to knows:

  • James May and Richard Hammond host this one – no Jeremy Clarkson (presumably because he was out filming his “Italian Job” film released just a couple weeks earlier).
  • It’s official Top Gear, so you know it’s quality.
  • Blind driving
  • Automotive games
  • Tons of crashes
  • And even more explosions

Cars featured:

  • Ferrari F40
  • Bowler
  • Jaguar (pronounced Ja-Gyoo-Ar) XKR
  • Helicopter (classic Top Gear)
  • Hovercraft
  • Motorcycles
  • Remote controlled racers and destruction derby cars
  • Mini stunt driving
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Porsche GT3 RS
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage

The segments (possible spoiler alert – if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t read the description of a DVD before you purchase)

  1. Driving in the darkness of a nuclear fallout
  2. Outrunning the paparazzi
  3. Car games to play on an abandoned roadway
  4. Outrunning the undead
  5. 2-man racing that’s exciting
  6. Best last drives on the last gallon of gas
  7. Massive destruction derby
  8. And wringing out supercars of their last drops of fuel

All of this is accomplished in typical Top Gear fashion – copious powerslides, dumb British humor, and huge engines wailing at full throttle for 1 hour and 13 minutes. What more could your car freak need for his/her wish list?

Top Gear Apocalypse Official Rating:

Official DailyDerbi Rating: 4/5 petrol cans.
Pros:
Everything a car nut could want.
Cons:
No Jeremy Clarkson. We feel his solo stuff is lacking, but the show lacks without him. Having all three personalities involved is always better.

Let’s face it, you’re going to watch it anyway, so you might as well plan on it. Watch it side by side with Clarkson’s “Italian Job” and you’ll be glad you did.


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