True motor aficionados know the finest car show on television is the BBC’s Top Gear, a program that combines thorough analysis of Britain’s latest cars with the razor-sharp deadpan wit that seemingly comes standard in every educated Londoner over 40.
Recently, a viewer challenged the staff to conduct a proper road test, “or have [they] forgotten how?” This is a preposterously brilliant challenge to put forward to people who test drive cars for a living. Top Gear, naturally, chose the Ford Fiesta Extreme*. They must have also considered the “Extreme” part of the name a challenge, because what ensued was, dare we say, 10 of the finest minutes in television history. Luckily for you, it’s after the break.