November 14th another Top Gear DVD was released. “Top Gear at the Movies”. Basically, Richard and James discuss various action movies and attempt to recreate some of the scenes with varying luck. At one point they try to make a car bulletproof, but could only afford to fit one side with steel plates. The result was that the car was severely leaning towards one side and almost impossible to drive.
All in good fun, but in the end they put their ‘hero car’ through the ultimate test: Being chased by various baddies in budget baddies cars. The final baddie… A Saab NG900!
(or is it an OG9-3?)
But this time (spoiler alert…), the “architect turned bad” gets away. Richard’s flame thrower literally back-fires and the Saab escapes unscathed (well, of course it does).
As we all have noticed by now, there has not been much Saabs on the revived version of Top Gear. Ever since Clarkson took over, it is mostly German and British cars. They had one silly 9-5 review a few years ago, pitting it against a Harrier Jump Jet, which I guess Saab had coming seeing as they were pushing the “Born From Jets” image. There was also their limousine project, half 9000 half Alfa Romeo, but in recent years Top Gear seems to have shunned Saab.
Rather interestingly, the old-school Top Gear had several Saab reviews and presentations. Thanks to the power of Youtube… Here are two of them!
Old school Top Gear or new school silly Top Gear, which version do you guys prefer?