The Race To Monte

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

To celebrate the nuptials of the Princess and the Prince of Monaco, here one of the Top Gear classics: Aston Martin DB9 against public transport. London to Monte Carlo. Who gets there first? Car or train? At the risk of ruining the plot, remember what Jeremy Clarkson said:

“I think the important thing we proved today. No matter how good public transport is, not matter how much it runs like clock work, it will never be a match for a car.”

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  • DenverMike DenverMike on Jul 03, 2011

    The actual winner was the camera truck. It always managed to stay just ahead of the DB9.

  • Sam P Sam P on Jul 03, 2011

    This was my favorite Top Gear race ever. Yes, I know that it's about as realistic as pro wrestling. I don't care.

  • Willman Willman on Jul 03, 2011

    Great episode. Flipped past that wedding on CNN a few secs and wow, that was the most icy bride I've ever seen. Best day of your life, eh? I guess even being the Prince of Monaco doesn't mean you have any amount of pickup/social-dyanamics chops. David D would tell that guy: "Once a girl's interest level falls below 50, it Never goes back up; so just dump her."

  • Andrewpmk Andrewpmk on Jul 06, 2011

    I'm sure that flying (from London to Nice) would be much faster than driving though, this is what most people do. The TGV is slow due to the 2 hour trip on regular speed track between Marseille and Nice.