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Hamster and Captain Slow race a letter in a Panamera -- Click above to watch video

The latest Top Gear challenge pits the Panamera against Britain's postal service. James May and Richard Hammond race a stamped and mailed letter from the Isles of Scilly to Zanzibar Bungalow, Birsay, Orkney -- about 900 miles over land and sea. The stakes: according to James May, arriving in Orkney after the letter would be the same as saying "Don't buy this Porsche, buy a stamp." Follow the jump to watch the videos and see who won.

[Source: YouTube via German Car Scene]





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      • 5 Years Ago
      What these 2 videos have convinced me is that the Panamera is even more butt a$$ ugly than ever.

      I can't wait till one of my friends buys one so I can laugh profusely at him all the time when I see it.

      This car is simply horrible....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm lead to believe that the Royal Mail got wind of what was happening, and made sure that the letter beat the car, no matter what happened. How true would this be? Ask any UK resident how likely it is that what happened on the episode, would usually happen.

      Cheers,

      Gary Smith
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isles of Scilly - WOW. That is most definitely going to be my home base when I become a wily moustached smuggle pirate.
      • 5 Years Ago
      anyone else notice at 6:18 in part 2 the road sign that says "twatt"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good piece as usual from TG. Anyone else see the similarities with the 'Vette? (http://goodcarbadcar.blogspot.com/2009/07/corvette-panamera-look-alike.html)
      • 5 Years Ago
      They definately could have done better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They definitely would have done better in Germany. Driving without speed limits (on many sections of the Autobahn anyway) and a large portion at night with little traffic, they would have been at their destination long before the letter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was one of the most boring TG episodes i can remember, i hope they don't run out of ideas for good now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It must be those budget cuts they were talking about...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It looked like they still spent a fair amount of money, it just seemed really unimaginative and rushed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd like to get my hand on the stamp that can carry 4 adults, 1 duffle bag, and the clout of being a Porsche
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Panamera is better than the Cayenne, but we have to wait how its sales will perform. This is the car for the family man and at the same time, the executive. Just my 2 cents: http://bit.ly/panameraturbo
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish the USPS was this fast.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, I've seen the episode.

      I simply can't get over the fact they made it look like one of those poor taste custom jobs where someone takes a well known sports coupe and splices in back doors.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1...yup...it's still ugly. No matter how you slice it. Porsche's own Aztec.
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