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BBC Two is airing the Top Gear episode that includes a test of the Fisker Karma next Sunday in the UK. Here is the link to the episode page. It will be a while before BBC America shows that episode since they have not even started showing the 18th series here yet. Any way to watch that episode on line from the US?

[Update: Found this site that has full episodes on line. If anyone has other or better sites, please post them. Thanks]

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Maybe our European friends on this forum could record and post somewhere...
 

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I agree, one of my favorite shows, featuring our favorite car!!! A recorded version from our European friends would be awesome!
 

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After is has been aired it should appear on streetfire.net. But I think that in the US the link might be blocked. You might want to try www.autoblog.nl the following day, they usually post some links.
 

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After is has been aired it should appear on streetfire.net. But I think that in the US the link might be blocked. You might want to try www.autoblog.nl the following day, they usually post some links.
Dutch, any way you can record it and upload it somewhere for us to download and watch?
 

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Do you have blocked Links in the US?

I know more links, can post them when the episode is online[hr]
Do you have blocked Links in the US?

I know more links, can post them when the episode is online
 

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SoCalGuy said:
Dutch said:
After is has been aired it should appear on streetfire.net. But I think that in the US the link might be blocked. You might want to try www.autoblog.nl the following day, they usually post some links.
Dutch, any way you can record it and upload it somewhere for us to download and watch?
Sorry, I will be on the boat from Denmark to Sweden when it airs. So I will also have to find a link on the internet.
 

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I'm not so much into winter sports (but I will take the sleigh to go off some hills). Just coming over to visit family in Rättvik and enjoy your beautiful country. I go there once a year.
 

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Looking forward to seeing it. The Fisker I bought was the one used in this Top Gear episode. I guess I get to see just how bad they beat it up!
 

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I think its Captain slow "james May" who test it so your car maybe didnt take to much beating...If he didnt do the deat valley test again:)
 

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Looking forward to seeing it. The Fisker I bought was the one used in this Top Gear episode. I guess I get to see just how bad they beat it up!
If you really can't wait you can glimpse the Karma about about the 2 minute mark in this video: http://www.streetfire.net/video/top-gear-season-18-episode-1_2367806.htm

The first episode of each season always has a montage of what to expect in the following episodes.
 

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Don't get to excited about it, there is really nothing interesting in it... But if you like the Ferrari FF or the new Bentley Continental, you will enjoy this Episode.
 

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Just saw the Fisker segment. It was overall positive.

At one point James May accuses Fisker of copying the plug-in serial hybrid EV they made on the show two years ago. Which is funny because they made that to ridicule EVs and the mustache they put on the front was a thinly veild reference to Fisker.


http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/11/top-gear-builds-a-volt-of-its-own/
 

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Here is a link to the actual segment. It's generally positive and for some preposterous reason, James May ends up drag racing a Karma against a 1928 Bentley, proving -- absolutely nothing. But it is probably the most positive review of an eco-friendly car I have ever seen on Top Gear.

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doug said:
Just saw the Fisker segment. It was overall positive.

At one point James May accuses Fisker of copying the plug-in serial hybrid EV they made on the show two years ago. Which is funny because they made that to ridicule EVs and the mustache they put on the front was a thinly veild reference to Fisker.


http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/11/top-gear-builds-a-volt-of-its-own/
Actually, the mustache was a reference to Clarkson's obsession with the actor Peter Bowles while he was designing the Hammerhead Eagle I-Thrust. He actually asked "has anyone designed a car with a moustache" and was shown wearing a fake moustache during that episode. Not that I am a TG Nerd or anything like that mind you, but you can see what I am talking about around 3:15 into this video. :D

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... But it is probably the most positive review of an eco-friendly car I have ever seen on Top Gear.

-- Fab.
The best part is at the end, when James attempts to explain the drivetrain to Jeremy, and Richard has to interject with "magic pixies". :)
 
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