If there's one thing owning a TVR for 5 years has taught me is, NEVER listen to Richard Hammond!
You needed to own a TVR for five years to learn that?
Seems the punishment is overly harsh.
I stopped listening to Hammond after he grabbed my keys and insisted,
"Watch this. This is how you drive a bleedin' jet car!"
And proceeded to plough a field with his head...
Frankie had the funniest take on Hammond, though.
Seriously, though - who'd listen to any of the Top Gear crowd, much, about cars really - unless your main criteria was how well it goes around their track, and whether the suspension is too hard, or whether it has a flappy paddle gearbox, or whether it produces too much wheelspin, despite the fact that (conveniently ignoring Cap'n Slow for a second) they seem to prefer inanely driving around their track with high powered cars, and smoke pouring from (usually) the rear wheelarches.
Now and again there's the odd snippet of real world sense, but it's almost immediately, and somewhat self-conciously shut-down in a rather embarrassed manner - as if to say, let's not let our fans know there's any sense and sensibility in this, the monkeys just want ape-ism and poo-flinging.