On Episode 4, Tanner races a Ford Raptor against a HALO jumper in a desert, Adam tests the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Kid Rock test his driving skills, and Adam and Rutledge try to find a replacement for the Humvee.
Warning: Spoilers are in the Review
Segment 1: Enter the Velociraptor
|Hennessey Velociraptor 475|
Segment 2: HALO vs. Velociraptor
The HALO jumper and the Velociraptor will travel 5 miles. The Velociraptor will do it on the ground and will try to reach the finish line before the HALO jumper lands from a 5 mile drop. The Velociraptor will travel on both pavement and dirt. Tanner will be driving through a ranch and cannot hit a cow, or the rancher can legally shoot at Tanner. It is a close race, but the HALO jumper wins. The show returns to the studio and Tanner and Rutledge discuss why the truck is such a good value at $49,000. Rutledge hugs the truck.
Segment 3: Adam gets some Gull-wings
|Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG|
Segment 4: Kid Rock rocks the Suzuki SX4
Segment 5: Finding a Cheap Replacement for the Humvee.
|Chevrolet El Camino|
|Honda Del Sol|
Overall, this was an OK show by Top Gear standards. There was a cool race between an off-road truck and a HALO jumper. Top Gear UK has done that, so no points to Top Gear US. The SLS segment was acceptable, but not good. The military replacement segment was subpar, aside from Adam shooting himself in the foot. It is an average episode.
Final Verdict: 5 out of 10 Stigs. This episode is available at www.history.com.