Top Gear episode
Series 1, Episode 7
Production Code GFGA007K
Episode # 7
Original airdate 1 December 2002
Guest stars Rick Parfitt
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Series 1, Episode 7 is the name of the seventh episode in the first series of Top Gear.



Hammond drives a Saab 9-3, following the government guidelines for "commuting in an eco-friendly manner". He finds it to be well-equipped and a bit of a bargain compared to German orthodoxy, but not as wacky and interesting as old Saabs.

Jason Dawe takes a number of cars to a primary school to get the kids' verdict on coolness. Among them were the Ferrari 360, the Pagani Zonda, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, the TVR Tuscan. Their favorite was the Lamborghini Countach, the oldest, dirtiest, least comfortable, and least safe of the cars.

Clarkson drives a Lotus Elise badly, and then gets a lesson in how to do it properly. The Stig drives it round the track and achieves a time of 1.35.6 (Wet track)


Fastest Faith, Part 1: A search for the "fastest faith" starts, with the contestants being a Catholic Priest, a Jewish Rabbi, a Buddhism Lama, an Anglican Priest, a Bishop also from the Church of England, and a follower of the Hare Krishna. Each driver drove a highly tuned Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The car was spun by the rabbi and the Hare Krishna, giving them 5th and 6th place respectively. Fourth place went to the Lama, third to the bishop. The Catholic priest was beaten by the Anglican priest for the best time.

Reasonably-Priced carEdit

Rick Parfitt sets a time of 1:52.00