James May gave me his Alpine A110 for the day

16 feb 2020
164 379 Áhorf

He may have regretted it, but during a Lego build video last year, James May told Mike Fernie he could have a shot in his Alpine A110. And being true to his word, he handed the keys over to Mike and let him loose for the day. This is what happened...
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  • Sound was not our friend on this one, don't worry folks, some new mics are in the post!

    • Nearly 8 minutes of road, wind and engine noise with Mike Fernie miming...

      Phantom EchelonPhantom Echelon9 mánuðum síðan
    • @Cactus Jack Toxic comment much?

      Roku daimeRoku daime9 mánuðum síðan
    • I do remember the A110 on top gear. But I also remember it didn’t turn out so well. Grimace face. Hope you got some rental insurance

      Jay SteppJay Stepp9 mánuðum síðan
    • Basically unwatchable

      MrDeepseadwellerMrDeepseadweller9 mánuðum síðan
    • Its like 80s Top gear! love it man, great video

      C. SpencerC. Spencer9 mánuðum síðan
  • if i was to buy one of james may's car it would be the alpine e110

    Michael keatonMichael keaton2 mánuðum síðan
  • The Red Rolls Royce Corniche was so James :)

    HauntedPancakeHauntedPancake3 mánuðum síðan
  • Certi the 458

    steve stevesteve steve4 mánuðum síðan
  • Hyundai front

    Kevin SmithKevin Smith7 mánuðum síðan
  • Wooden ladders? Talk to me.

    Right then.Right then.7 mánuðum síðan
  • you blithering idiot! don't close the door hard ( 1:20 ) and certainly don't close it by the glass 4:00 fake car presenter smh

    Getz BoostGetz Boost8 mánuðum síðan
  • Personally I would have his Tesla model S although I really would want the model 3

    cardude2 awesomenesscardude2 awesomeness8 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm gonna have to go with his Dacia Sandero....

    Mega Space NerdMega Space Nerd8 mánuðum síðan
  • What's a haw hatch? :-) I'm looking at the Alpine right now and what I see "right in the middle" are the seats, not the engine.

    danmar007danmar0078 mánuðum síðan
  • Should add the condition that you have to pay to run it. For me though the only one I could live with is the Alpine, but a LHD for me in France.

    Russ CattellRuss Cattell8 mánuðum síðan
  • Is alpine part of Renault??

    Marnie ClarkMarnie Clark8 mánuðum síðan
  • All I hear is road noise.

    ThomasLaangThomasLaang8 mánuðum síðan
  • To answer the ending question I would say I would want james' 1984 Porsche 3.2 911 Carrera that is a proper brillant car

    Samael BzdokSamael Bzdok8 mánuðum síðan
  • Remember the 430 vs 458

    Zack EZack E8 mánuðum síðan
  • The dacia sandero

    A PersonA Person8 mánuðum síðan
  • Perfect 3 car dream garage

    CUSTOMADE13CUSTOMADE138 mánuðum síðan
  • I miss the days when James had the Fiat Panda in black. He loved that car.

    eurosonlyeurosonly8 mánuðum síðan
  • Dacia Sandero

    steve smithsteve smith8 mánuðum síðan
  • I would have a go in the Toyota Mirai. But I also like his Lotus from the Patagonia Special.

    Michiel BakkerMichiel Bakker9 mánuðum síðan
  • Mine would be don't give a flying spanner what May drive's.

    JIMMY MACKJIMMY MACK9 mánuðum síðan
  • most of us are motor heads, so why waste our time with stupid sub par analogies? I have to say this guy is crap.

    P51 MustangP51 Mustang9 mánuðum síðan
  • The 458 speciale

    Francesco Cristian D'AmbrosioFrancesco Cristian D'Ambrosio9 mánuðum síðan
  • ...Hhmm, He still owns a “ Mirai “ and “ Model S “...👍

  • That door slam :/

    RWoody1995RWoody19959 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd have his old Ferarri 430.

    T RT R9 mánuðum síðan
  • Well sure May's Model S! Or the Mirai but I would rather have your ST169.3 or a Mazda6s. There is something about those Duratech engines and the 4000rpm to 6500 rpm

    Visakh RajendranVisakh Rajendran9 mánuðum síðan
  • Morris Traveler

    Joseph McCooeyJoseph McCooey9 mánuðum síðan
  • Is ist really a 1980 Porsche 911 SC? Doesn‘t look like it. Looks like a 911 f Carrera (RS) 2,7

    itstherealoneitstherealone9 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish the guy driving wasn't apart of Drivetribe.

    Robert CraigheadRobert Craighead9 mánuðum síðan
  • IMO if it only has 2 pedals it’s not a sports car, just a bad GT

    Chris O'GradyChris O'Grady9 mánuðum síðan
  • The audio is dreadful....what are you doing?...

    Iver KnackerovIver Knackerov9 mánuðum síðan
  • This car is (was) great value for your money, shame I have not got a garage to store this in, Id buy it when it was available :/

    PwnstarPwnstar9 mánuðum síðan
  • sound is really awful in this one.

    basharunbasharun9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm not sure what this video was meant to deliver.. Looked to me to be just an excuse to drive James' car.

    MarthaviewsMarthaviews9 mánuðum síðan
  • "If you bin it...just don't come back..." [James May 2020]

    Phantom EchelonPhantom Echelon9 mánuðum síðan
    • *Slams the door shut. I'd end it there, lol.

      After_MidnightAfter_Midnight9 mánuðum síðan

    henry boxerhenry boxer9 mánuðum síðan
  • poor sound. Pity

    henry boxerhenry boxer9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd have either the Alpine or the Ferrari 458. Both very nice cars

    Jack MansellJack Mansell9 mánuðum síðan
  • Who’s eating the Quavers?

    Arnold ClarkeArnold Clarke9 mánuðum síðan
  • Currently being up in the snowy Highlands for some half-term skiing, and weighing up the merits of moving from traditional Audi Quattro, motorway/autobahn/route destroying V6 fast diesel, I think that some traditional (proper, James-style) reviewing of James’ latest electric additions to his garage is in order. Would be good to see how they compare on an ordinary, James/TG typethingymujig, road trip up to the Arctic Circle (and back, this bit always seems to get missed out)... and it HAS to be in WINTER, to test performance, economy, time taken (who’s quickest to Hell?), practicality (how easy are they to plug in at -100degs(only joking, -30 will do!)), how do the batteries cope with the cold... not a full-on Arctic expedition, just your normal road trip ooop North!

    Mick GudgeonMick Gudgeon9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd love his Dacia Sandero please !

    jobin samsonjobin samson9 mánuðum síðan
    • @Joaquin Floyd T. Franco ofcourse he does

      jobin samsonjobin samson3 mánuðum síðan
    • He doesn't have one.

      Joaquin Floyd T. FrancoJoaquin Floyd T. Franco3 mánuðum síðan
  • Kind of looks like a subaru brz

    David LandonDavid Landon9 mánuðum síðan
  • Why the fuck isn’t James May doing the driving and the talking in the Alpine?! Who the fuck is this guy?

    varun jaitlyvarun jaitly9 mánuðum síðan
  • What a truly hideous car. It looks like one of those old early 2000's Hyundai Coupes, the RB2. 😂😂😂

    Dave HullDave Hull9 mánuðum síðan
  • what ladder breaks better the wooden one or the aluminium ?

    Brain SampleBrain Sample9 mánuðum síðan
  • The alpine would be tempting but i still think i'd have to take the 458 thankyou very much, just contact me for the delivery address 👍

    Jim SJim S9 mánuðum síðan
  • The Rolls Royce

    Khaled RahravanKhaled Rahravan9 mánuðum síðan
  • The Tesla Model S because Greta says my 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is destroying the planet.

    covertyankeecovertyankee9 mánuðum síðan
  • Does anyone know why James May is on house arrest ?

    British ColumbiaBritish Columbia9 mánuðum síðan
  • I’d definitely go for the Tesla. Never driven one but they’re beautiful bits of kit!

    Dean KnightDean Knight9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd have the Tesla. Then the Alpine.

    Eel MarwenEel Marwen9 mánuðum síðan
  • His Ferrari

    splitterflippersplitterflipper9 mánuðum síðan
  • Dacia Sandero :D

    Anonymná hyenaAnonymná hyena9 mánuðum síðan
  • The 458 Speciale; I'll take that old brick off your hands, May.

    JSKJSK9 mánuðum síðan
  • how is james gonna know youve been up to no good if you dont film those bits

    Oscar ThorpeOscar Thorpe9 mánuðum síðan
  • Initial D yay

    Dreams are fragileDreams are fragile9 mánuðum síðan
  • Don’t know where else I should express this opinion but two episodes of the grand tour with no cars in a year what is the point just give it up and retire guys I’m done

    Jonny5Jonny59 mánuðum síðan
  • Ferrari 458 special needs

    Thomas NardelliThomas Nardelli9 mánuðum síðan
  • You guys should drag race a Dacia Duster vs an ELECTRIC Hyper car... only caveat is they Both start with 0% fuel and have to recharge/refuel before they leave the start line.

    Lapin LogicLapin Logic9 mánuðum síðan
  • Model S

    Antoan SrvAntoan Srv9 mánuðum síðan
  • I forget which 911 models James had, but I'd have one of those please.

    Jason WaterfallsJason Waterfalls9 mánuðum síðan
  • If you put James May in the title. Put James May in the car. Not this defuse.

    Tom BarkerTom Barker9 mánuðum síðan
  • You know you've been in the entertainment industry too long when you're 57 going on 70.

    Dead ReckonDead Reckon9 mánuðum síðan
  • its loud on the inside...dump it

    VooDooVooDoo9 mánuðum síðan
  • Dacia Sandero? Definitely the Alpine! Love it!

    Rob CarterRob Carter9 mánuðum síðan
  • One of James' rules: No sex. Who needs sex when one gets to be near one of such awesome works of car tech. Tempted to use a lame pun but stranger things really have happened. Creepiness aside, metaphor desc regarding the handling nice.

    l Sl S9 mánuðum síðan
  • No more Mike he's dull

    Cactus JackCactus Jack9 mánuðum síðan
  • Id have his mk2 polo

    jack bowleyjack bowley9 mánuðum síðan
  • If me, i would like to borrow Jeremy's green Mercedes Grosser 600 because i want to uses that car horn on the streets

    shadow haziqshadow haziq9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd take the Tesla

    J4ymundoJ4ymundo9 mánuðum síðan
  • It begins with P. And it's not a Fiat.

    Richard JohnRichard John9 mánuðum síðan
  • Id like a drive of his old rolls royce 2dr I seen it in guisbrough near where I live when they where filming in the area years ago

    Simon FeaganSimon Feagan9 mánuðum síðan
  • Didn't he have a 458? I'll take it please.

    Ron KnoxRon Knox9 mánuðum síðan
  • Another USELESS video

    MrDieselakiasMrDieselakias9 mánuðum síðan
  • Any gas car for me has to have a manual trans. None of this silly flappy paddle nonsense. For commuting from A to B an electric car is most efficient and for weekend fun anything rear drive with a manual trans. Thanks.

    christdragonchristdragon9 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm partial to the Rothmans livery Honda.

    David ChamberlinDavid Chamberlin9 mánuðum síðan
  • How can you not fart? How can you stop someone from farting? And how can you check if someone actually farted or not?

    ErmakBrovarErmakBrovar9 mánuðum síðan
  • A110

    Pawel RapczynskiPawel Rapczynski9 mánuðum síðan
  • His Tesla.

    Milton M.Milton M.9 mánuðum síðan
  • The analogy between those three cars in particular was terrible

    GirthwormJimGirthwormJim9 mánuðum síðan
  • Worst video ever, oh I think I would have the paint tins at the front as well .

    shaddapushaddapshaddapushaddap9 mánuðum síðan
  • actually, mid engines cars tend to have a rear bias regarding weight distribution, iirc. while a lot of front engined sports cars tend to be very close to 50/50 distribution.

    mistrekumistreku9 mánuðum síðan
    • True, especially when they have the gearbox on the rear axle like the C7 corvette or the r35. Having the weight spread out 50/50 but the actual bulk of the mass not at the center still affects handling though (two cans of paint at the ends of a ladder vs two cans in the middle, the one with the weight in the middle will be easier to move because the heavier parts have less momentum)

      Sam KwantSam Kwant9 mánuðum síðan
  • old rolsr.

    Guillermo castillaGuillermo castilla9 mánuðum síðan
  • If that Alpine were mine, I would've punched you out of the car the second after you slammed the door shut. Where are people's manners when it comes to closing doors on someone else's car??? It freaking drives me nuts.

    Borja OjedaBorja Ojeda9 mánuðum síðan
  • tesla

    Luke CollinsLuke Collins9 mánuðum síðan
  • Id take his 458

    Josh RinleeJosh Rinlee9 mánuðum síðan
  • Alpine 110 for me. Love love love it!! Want one!

    schuletripschuletrip9 mánuðum síðan
  • Fantastic, enjoyable, sexy little car ! yeah, JOYTASTIC

    max powermax power9 mánuðum síðan
  • Still the A110

    Nitin ArunNitin Arun9 mánuðum síðan

    Lavagreat The greatLavagreat The great9 mánuðum síðan
  • I am trying to figure out why a pine tree is now a peen tree. They do have alpine environments in Europe yes?

    Dale SubicDale Subic9 mánuðum síðan
  • Can I have your 458 ?

    PissMyAss LynchPissMyAss Lynch9 mánuðum síðan
  • ‘Kerbing’, not ‘curbing’. Come on, James!

    itsallac0nspiracyitsallac0nspiracy9 mánuðum síðan
  • the 458...

    Random KindnessRandom Kindness9 mánuðum síðan
  • The Alpine would be my choice

    Remus DRemus D9 mánuðum síðan
  • More than a million subscribers you'd think they can afford a decent microphone..

    Savage HistorianSavage Historian9 mánuðum síðan
  • I would have his 458 Speciale.

    Juan Jose Peña QuevedoJuan Jose Peña Quevedo9 mánuðum síðan
  • I would definitely pick one of Mr. May's motorcycles to take for a spin.

    AbidingDuderAbidingDuder9 mánuðum síðan
  • ...and no wearing a thumb ring!

    Michael WilliamsMichael Williams9 mánuðum síðan