Top Gear shows us why there aren’t three wheeled cars driving around

As was pointed out earlier, Top Gear is back on the air in the UK. While BBC America is a bit slow to show us the new episodes, we have torrents to keep us up to date.

In the first episode of the season, we saw a Bentley Continental Supersports and the new reasonably priced car, a Kia Cee’d. Yet, that wasn’t the best bit. What really capped the episode off was some Jeremy Clarkson stupidity.

Clarkson decided to find out why there aren’t more three-wheeled cars in the world. He set out on a 14-mile journey that was shown to us on a map of Europe in the beginning of the clip. The car he selected to drive was the good old Reliant Robin, the same type of car that was used to build the space shuttle a few years back.

You’ll have to watch the video below to find out what happens, but it was quite amusing. Sorry about the poor video quality, but that’s life on YouTube.

Hit the jump for the video.

Part 1

Part 2

What do you think?
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  (434) posted on 02.23.2012

I saw this once when I had watched Mr. Bean, and this episode was one of the famous. He was literally chasing this vehicle just to get rid this.

  (528) posted on 08.9.2011

HAHA! Yeah. The video is hilarious and funny! With regards to the car if it really exists. I think, yes! I’ve been watching the series of Mr. Bean, and I recognize that it is the car always being bumped by Mr. Bean.

  (447) posted on 08.8.2011

Aside from the fact that the video is hilarious I have to admit that I feel like shouting ’ouch’ every time Jeremy falls with the car. I wonder if this vehicle exist during the old times and how they maintain there balance?

  (692) posted on 08.8.2011

haha. Just in the beginning of the video it really answer on why there’s no three-wheeled car that is driving around on the street! Hell! It’s hard to maintain a car balance here. I think after driving that car, Jeremy needs to go confine himself in the hospital.

  (474) posted on 07.20.2011

This three-wheel Reliant Robin reminds me of the car often hit by Mr. Bean. By the way, it is a good thing that those Robins are gone since it cannot provide a better performance compare to other cars nowadays.

  (399) posted on 07.18.2011

Oops! The videos weren’t working! Well, the car doesn’t have an impressive performance. And it doesn’t work just like a four wheel car.

  (434) posted on 07.18.2011

It seems that they haven’t made an awesome performance for the car. Well, there is an existence for a three wheeled cars. However, it doesn’t perform greatly as the four-wheeled.

  (580) posted on 06.6.2011

I would also rather buy a motorbike; I don’t think if this is practical. I know that nobody would dare to try this one.

  (714) posted on 06.2.2011

No way, I won’t use all my money to buy this one. Why don’t you just throw this one?

  (473) posted on 06.1.2011

Dude, search it again in Youtube. There were a lot of versions uploaded on that site. Maybe, the site terminated the video because of copyright issues.

  (534) posted on 05.11.2011

Seriously, why should you have to drive a three wheeled car? I’ve been wondering how the car can accommodate the passengers with such kind of weird design.

  (541) posted on 05.6.2011

this car gives me a feat, I cant help but laugh by just seeing the picture and not reading the article. How can you balance this if 2 passengers where on the front seat?

  (745) posted on 10.22.2010

The video has been removed. But It’s cool to ride on it.

  (831) posted on 09.24.2010

Yeah, I agree..Four door concept is much!

  (745) posted on 08.25.2010

Poor Reliant. How do you classify that vehicle?

  (512) posted on 08.16.2010

Where’s Bean?... Lol, I always remember mr.Bean when ever I see a Reliant.

  (345) posted on 08.4.2010

When I first saw the car..i can’t sop laughing..what a great joke if the car has a three wheel. And beside there would be a problem with the balance if that happens.

  (20) posted on 07.6.2010

There is a pizza place in Minneapolis, MN called Galactic Pizza. Their delivery cars are the electric 3-wheeled cars Zap Xebra with the solar panel option. Every time I see them driving around and making a turn, I’m waiting for them to tip over. But they don’t. Of course they don’t drive them very fast.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

3 wheels are very hard to balance specially when turning fast. you might roll over to the gutter..just what like what happened to the MR bean the movie.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

He’s great- He’s the reason why TG USA will never be as good as TG Britain, but I’ll watch it anyway. Falling short of that mark will still make it better than 99% of what’s out there.

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