You have to be British to try this

by Volker Weber

reliant shuttle

Here is the preview. Then click the picture to watch what happens. Yes, this is a Reliant Robin as a space shuttle. Don't worry, there is no passenger in the car.


You also have to be British to know what a Reliant Robin is, without following your link ; -)

John Keys, 2007-02-20

I love those Top Gear bastards!

Alexander Hauser, 2007-02-20

Pick me, pick me!
It's a three-wheeler which can also be driven with a motorcycle license. One of those cars always gets hit by Mr. Beans Mini in his show

No, i didn't cheat! ;-)

Ralf Stellmacher, 2007-02-20

Beats Mythbusters any day.

Carl Tyler, 2007-02-20

Stories like this is one reason why we love the good mother vowe :-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-02-20

I was watching that saturday night , what really made me laugh was how disappointed they were when it did not work !!

Eileen Fitzgerald, 2007-02-20

Well, I'm not convinced - sure, the Reliant Robin is 'pointy at the front', but there are other cars that are arguably more streamlined (although this may perhaps be dubious at the point of atmospheric re-entry) and also even lighter than the Robin (and may be more capacious too).

If they wanted to launch one of them, I might even volunteer as a qualified crew-member....

Nick Daisley, 2007-02-20

I am sorry, but I still don't know what a Reliant Robin is after watching the movies and looking it up in the dictionary. Would one of our British friends care to elaborate? =)

Philipp Sury, 2007-02-20

In the original post you may find the words Reliant Robin rendered in red, which means this is a link. Move your mouse over this link and gently click your mouse button.

Volker Weber, 2007-02-20

@ Nick
But that's FRENCH............. we'd have other reasons to launch a french car into space ;-)

Jacqueline Coleman, 2007-02-21

Jacqueline, isn't that a french name? ;-)

Volker Weber, 2007-02-21

@Eileen: where are you located? Top Gear is shown on Sunday nights at 8pm on BBC2. I am amazed that you can watch this a day before it is aired on BBC.

Now I'd really like to know how much that stunt cost!

Andy Mell, 2007-02-21

@Andy - Speaking of cost I would gladly pay my TV licence fee again just to see them do that. Inspired madness.

Mike Smith, 2007-02-21

Ah, I obviously got the wrong tube.

Philipp Sury, 2007-02-21

The 2nd video is now gone: "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by British Broadcasting Corporation".

Thomas Gumz, 2007-02-22

Well, I am bummed that it is not available anymore.



Rocky Oliver, 2007-02-22

Just look here:


Peter Schneider, 2007-02-24

Old archive pages

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