Reader Comments

  1. CDXX

    Everyone living on the Earth today has radioactive particles from Chernobyl inside them, and will for the rest of their lives.
    Same goes with Fukushima.

  2. Hitomi Tanukki

    Surprised Clarkson didn't give Hammond a 'push' all the way to Chernobyl…just a little nudge… that's all.. shoves Hammond across the finish line

  3. Gert van den Berg

    The other (likely less legal) method is to keep it at the limiter a few gears up – nothing like the wind resistance at high speed to push up fuel consumption…

  4. 143DREWID

    Fukishima IS the worst nuclear disaster. Continues to leak and pollute the Pacific. Japan is requesting release of 1000's of tanks full of captured radioactive water into the Pacific. Radiation detected in California wine, olive oil, tuna etc etc.
    People dying of radiation poisoning in Japan are not recorded as such. Babies with deformities are eliminated.
    Japan did this after WW2 bombings and is doing the same now. Just wait for Olympics to hit there and truth to be pursued beyond govt circle jerking and radiation detection removal… like along Pacific Northwest coast in US and Canada.

  5. mycarolinaskies

    Hammond's second idea of stop start does the most to waste fuel of any vehicle, more than even sitting letting car run at full rpm. If he'd done that from the beginning he would have run out in 1/2 time. Most uneconomical time is starting & stopping. It takes more energy to move a weight from a dead stop than while moving.

    Running with hatchback open might increase drag but the hatch is still too aerodynamic and drag needs to be extremely high to really affect mileage enough. If you oppened the hood and propped it vertical it would be a better idea, cutting a hole for visual of course.

    Best safe idea? Put a hitch on car and tow a heavy trailer, it will reduce the efficiency of these cars. Do that with the start/stop and you'll run gas out in 25miles.

  6. Viking Power

    To Hell with that challenge. Death by radiation is slow and painful. I wonder if the Grand Tour will send the lads to Fukashima next. Sorry no, not me.

  7. agent 417

    There’s a bit of a problem with this one. They all talk about being scared to go to Chernobyl, because of the radioactivity, but most of the radioactive material has been confined into the sarcophagus, and currently the town of Chernobyl itself is pretty much safe, there’s even tourists going there. The real problem is the power plant, not the town.

  8. Gharib Nader

    At 1:02 I got scared because Chernobyl is the place where the nuclear accident happend in 1986 so I think everyone will have to where hazmats

    Edit 1:19 I knew It

  9. Arnold Rivas

    It's amazing how when this aired, here in the US at least, months later, the Euromaidan Revolution happened. Is there a coincidence wherever Top Gear with these three gents go, an uprising occurs months later?

  10. Panupong Noonil

    Well. To be honest. Hammond's Fiesta is not as economical as advertise. Especially if you drive like a moron and put your foot hard down all the time. It's a thirsty little car.

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