TOP GEAR Exclusive #StigCam: Ford Fiesta ST, s20 Ep 1
It’s a CAMERA! On the STIG!
Go behind the visor and see what The Stig sees with the exclusive #StigCam - and watch as he puts the new Ford Fiesta ST to the test in a Power Lap at the TOP GEAR track, competing against other new hot hatches, the Renaultsport Clio 200 and the Peugeot 208 GTI.
There’s no excuse for a bad-looking car any more. But we continue to churn them out anyway. This is because to have the good, you need the bad. There needs to be a gap. God knew this. And now the car manufacturers are simply carrying on with his work. You wouldn’t appreciate the white tern if you didn’t have the lobster. And you can’t appreciate the Jaguar F-Type without the Ford B-Max. In the same way that girls wouldn’t swoon over Richard Hammond if he didn’t present Top Gear alongside May and me. Jeremy on: appreciation - BBC Top Gear
Why, if we are capable of producing things this good, did someone at Pontiac do the Aztek? When they had finished, did they sit back and say: “Yes, that’s absolutely perfect. A rival for anything from the hand of Leonardo.” Or the Ford Scorpio. At some point, the man who designed it must have walked into the boardroom with his clay model and said, “This is it.” And instead of saying, “You are sacked,” the board said, “Fantastic.” I can only assume it was late on Christmas Eve, and they all wanted to get home. Jeremy on: appreciation - BBC Top Gear
We demonstrated with this Sixties speedboat [the Riva Aquarama] that we as a species are capable of creating immense beauty. And we did it again 20 years later with the Humber Bridge. And again, more recently, with the Jaguar F-Type. The white tern among cars, the automotive world’s Bwindi. George Clooney with windscreen wipers. Jeremy on: appreciation - BBC Top Gear
I look now at all the cars driving past my window, and almost all of them make me feel poorly. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class: why does it have that completely unnecessary crease down the rear flank? The new Range Rover: what’s with those gills in the doors? The Honda CR-V: was it a bet? Then we have the new Ford B-Max. I bet that after they’d created a car with no B-pillars and a very clever 1.0-litre engine, they were so pleased, they completely failed to notice that it’s one of the stupidest-looking cars on the market today. Jeremy on: appreciation - BBC Top Gear