Friday 20 July 2018

Matt LeBlanc tails landing Nasa aircraft in latest Top Gear episode

LeBlanc tests out the world’s fastest-accelerating car, the Dodge Demon.

A Dodge Demon racing against a Nasa research plane at Armstrong Flight Research Centre, California (Clint Davies/BBC)
A Dodge Demon racing against a Nasa research plane at Armstrong Flight Research Centre, California (Clint Davies/BBC)

By Press Association Reporter

Matt LeBlanc will test the world’s fastest-accelerating car with a little help from Nasa in the latest Top Gear episode.

In a preview clip LeBlanc takes on the Dodge Demon and is seen speeding down a landing strip as he tails a Nasa ER-2 high-altitude aircraft and attempts to help it land at Armstrong Flight Research Centre in California.

He will also pen a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV alongside fellow presenter Chris Harris while Rory Reid travels to South Korea to sample some new exciting cars.

Comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne join the presenters in the studio to take on the reasonably fast car challenge.

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Top Gear airs on Sunday on BBC2 at 8pm.

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