Chris Harris on... Restomods: Singer 911, Alfaholics GTA-R, Eagle Lightweight GT | Top Gear

8 Δεκ 2020
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Classics. Restomods. Replicas. Continuations. All have the gorgeous vintage looks, but each is fundamentally different under the skin. Chris Harris and Top Gear Magazine editor Jack Rix discuss the differences of things like the Alfaholics GTA-R, Eagle Lightweight GT and GTO Engineering's recreation of the Ferrari 250 SWB.
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  • Why dont they take a Pug1off for a spin ?

    StonckerStonckerΠριν 20 ώρες
  • Lets all be honest here...what would the car world do without Chris Harris?

    steff ksteff kΠριν ημέρα
  • As a restorer and custom builder of motorcycles, I can emphatically say that "Resto-Mod" applies more to older vehicles that are restored with slight modernised modifications included in the process (i.e. Restored-Modified)... not just newer vehicles made to look more vintage as Chris stated (all due respect to Mr Harris, he's an absolute gentleman and a scholar and knows his cars). Great vid. Cheers from Aussieland 🤙🍻

    Mr McBeardyMr McBeardyΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Which category for original classics modified and updated? So a genuine original as a donor car turned into something which would be a restomod if it were all new, e.g. the Jensen FF-R. Still a restomod, or another category? Anyway - Mr Harris having some fun in a Motorsports Tools Mk1 or Mk2"Escort" restomod. Go on - you know you want to.

    Anon NonaAnon NonaΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • I'm sure that Brabus would build you that W124.

    Anon NonaAnon NonaΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris could talk about socks for 2 hours and it would still be fun to listen to.

    mayorofthenonsensemayorofthenonsenseΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Poor form on Chris Harris' part. There are companies that can do engines from front engine cars into mid rear engine chassis. Coyote swapped cayman is an example.

    Al FAl FΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • WRONG. A resto-mod is a classic car with new gear like crate engines and air bag suspension and god forbid gullwing doors. Think taking an MGB and installing a modern V8 with electronic ignition and fuel injection. That is resto-mod. No one takes a new car and tries to make it look classic. That is like retro styling like the new Mustang- Camaro- Challenger..

    Ted HeavyTed HeavyΠριν μήνα
  • Great video. Bought a 2019 Subaru STI.....a real-time restomod. :) 1990's in a bottle with current safety and a warranty. And hydraulic steering. Wonderful car. Underappreciated.

    Jeffrey B.Jeffrey B.Πριν μήνα
  • This is what Top Gear should be like, distilled Car opinion and spec from people like Chris and Jack... I couldn't stop watching their vids in this style.

    Gavin JacksonGavin JacksonΠριν μήνα
  • There's a few 205's + 309's with Civic type R lumps in them.

    Chopper MeirChopper MeirΠριν μήνα
  • I predict that the next future is going to be split between fully electric (or whatever other power source arises in the future) and least until petrol stations slow or stop production of oil entirely.

    Ghett AwayGhett AwayΠριν μήνα
  • “They’ve ramped up production to 4 cars a year “ You know what? That’s actually beautiful. I would much rather a low production high quality built drivers car than a high production low/mid quality car with safety features tailored to people who don’t even want the car as much as they want the badge and prestige. Especially if priced properly

    Ghett AwayGhett AwayΠριν μήνα
  • My restomod choice: Alfasud. So much potential. Maybe Bristol 407 as well.

    Crazykiwi2Crazykiwi2Πριν μήνα
  • I would retro mod a 1996 esprit v8

    the ultimategmoney 2021 NASCAR dude - top gearthe ultimategmoney 2021 NASCAR dude - top gearΠριν μήνα
  • That is a horribly incorrect definition of a restomod. Surprised that he mixed it up.

    Arjun BhatArjun BhatΠριν μήνα
  • I definitely don’t agree with Harris on the restomod, surely a restomod is just a car that has been restored and modified. End of.

    James JamesonJames JamesonΠριν μήνα
  • Can’t believe they left out pur sang

    Nick HinikerNick HinikerΠριν μήνα
  • Please more videos of the last minute, just Chris Harris imagining cool concepts for restomods.

    Bartel MeijersBartel MeijersΠριν 2 μήνες
  • b16b engine and drivetrain in a Peugeot 205 gti... sounds juicy!

    saradomin88saradomin88Πριν 2 μήνες
  • This is BBC's sorry excuse to keep Top Gear going. The guy isn't funny, he's talking like he knows everything about cars but sounds like a dick tbh, and he really lacks the charm that Clarkson, Hammond and May all had. RIP Top Gear

    swamp scuzzswamp scuzzΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I love the Frontline MGB resto mods...LE50 and Abingdon. Gorgeous and relatively affordable.

    Petyr KowalskiPetyr KowalskiΠριν 2 μήνες
  • OY... WHAT ABOUT THE CYAN ROADSTER IN THE TITLE? Beautiful $500k P1800 Volvo

    The710Salmon UwUThe710Salmon UwUΠριν 2 μήνες
  • that fan buzz in the background is unacceptably painful in the long run. Come on, sound engineer...

    Vano ScrapVano ScrapΠριν 2 μήνες
  • This is shit get the old man, short man and cheese man back now

    Ebiking and GamesEbiking and GamesΠριν 2 μήνες
  • No its not. A restomod is an older car that has had a modern drive train, brakes and / or suspension installed into it. So it looks old but drives new.

    Elmer FuddElmer FuddΠριν 2 μήνες
  • The Peugeot + Honda sounds absolutely right.

    Henrik CarlsenHenrik CarlsenΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Not really a restomod - but a hybrid coming-together of a Peugeot 206 with a 4wd transmission and Subaru EJ powerplant...:

    Purple ShadowPurple ShadowΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Must have the same engine as the badge

    MichaelMichaelΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Dreary conversation

    abdulah mabdulah mΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Not a fan of this presenter constantly interpreting Harris. Get rid of him don't think he has what it takes to be a good interviewer.

    Rich TwellRich TwellΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Doing a Esprit S1 five cylinder Turbo

    jonas svenssonjonas svenssonΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Saab 900 Turbo, just bought up to date

    Dave TomleyDave TomleyΠριν 2 μήνες
  • The world of journalism, in every discipline, is in dire need of honest, based and straightforward people like Mr. Harris. Please continue this format. People want critique, education, argumentation. Let those youtube marketing-paid, stupid hype dealers eat Chris' dirt.

    Michele VianelloMichele VianelloΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Restomod? Maybe an Alfaholics version of a Alfa GTV6. 3.2L 4-Cam Busso derivative V6 engine with a bit higher compression and GTA cams. Milano Verde transaxle with 3.55R&P +LSD and machined lightened gears. One-piece Carbon Fiber driveshaft. Stitch welded chassis. Carbon Fiber hood, fenders, doors, & rear hatch with plastic rear window. Carbon Composite Matrix front and rear inboard brake rotors on aluminum hats. 17" superlight (Forgeline?) wheels. 215/45-17 high-grip tires (i.e. not too wide for slip angle fun). No bumper but with earlier Alfetta twin chin spoiler and matching sheetmetal. Hollow & stiffer torsion bars, Titanium exhaust, CF front seats with no rear, but upholstered back interior. Lithium Ion Phosphate battery located forward to save on heavy battery cable (may require interior location). Anything else I've forgotten?

    Snarge22Snarge22Πριν 2 μήνες
  • I definitely love the restomod idea. The fact that we can have 21st century engineering while still keeping that gorgeous lines and curves is a total no brainer for me. For once, I imagined a restomod Countach with Aventador mechanicals and a restomod Testarossa with F12berlinetta or 812 Superfast mechanicals.

    Farhan Ahmad TajuddinFarhan Ahmad TajuddinΠριν 2 μήνες
  • type R all day, everyday

    Tarek MoghrabiTarek MoghrabiΠριν 2 μήνες
  • To be pedantic, a replica can only be built by the company which produced the original, anything else is a copy, an homage, or a fake...

    It's a MINI MINI WorldIt's a MINI MINI WorldΠριν 2 μήνες
  • You leave imagining thing in north nigeria 🤔😫😫😥😥😖😤🤑🤤😒

    Suleyman YunusSuleyman YunusΠριν 2 μήνες
  • In my opinion, this is the best of the Rix/Harris duo to date

    ChrisdChrisdΠριν 2 μήνες
  • One can sense that Chris is not enjoying these conversations as they aren't on the same wavelength. The grasp of knowledge is a different scale altogether. Better to make Chris do this alone, let the questions come on a screen or something! :)

    4g5y4g5yΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Those Singers are painfully beautiful

    chadgrovchadgrovΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Ferrari 250 SWB body + 550 Maranello engine and gated 6-spd gearbox + F12 differential + power steering up to 15 mph and no power steering above that speed = mine

    Gabriel EumGabriel EumΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Can’t wait to see if Chris drive the Volvo P1800 CYAN

    Phenix HSIEHPhenix HSIEHΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Peugeot 205 with Honda Type R running gear and gearchange! Almost as perfect as a Honda Integra Type R DC2 JDM with that gear 👌. Like the one in my shed 👍👍

    AudidudeAudidudeΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Chris is authentic but this vignette is a bit Blue Peter

    bdb studiobdb studioΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Not as a flame or knock, but a "RestoMod" is a restoration of an old car with new equipment. Not really the other way around. If the car is made to look old, but is all new it's just a "RetroMod."

    Joseph MatuszakJoseph MatuszakΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I agree about the Peugeot/ K20A2 Honda hybrid.

    AnolbeaAnolbeaΠριν 2 μήνες
  • i hate the toyota yaris gr its not practical, its expensive and you can only buy it in the us and great britain.......

    Michael 187Michael 187Πριν 2 μήνες
  • Detomaso Mangusta with the 7.0 out of the C6Z would be perfection

    Alex ClementAlex ClementΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Jensen FF with Ferrari FF drivetrain. Yaris GR with Ghemera clever valve tec.

    J PiJ PiΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Bring back the Datsun 510 and 240Z

    David BernDavid BernΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Of simpler mods e86 with n54 engine, or e81 with m62b46 engine. For a start.

    Consigliere EgidioConsigliere EgidioΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I love Chip Foose 's E-Type restomod. So many suttle tastfull changes. The spoked wheels are CNC machined! (Personally I'd just have the interior in Jaguar' s burgundy leather)

    Eugene VorsterEugene VorsterΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 3:40 Is that Hammond?

    KKΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Ive been thinking for a few years now that Ferrari and Porsche should make their cars or a car look more classic. Smaller lighter fun and timeless.

    John-Murray HofmeyrJohn-Murray HofmeyrΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Wrong on the definition of a resto-mod. It's actually the opposite. It's an older car modded with modern refinements. It's a definitive improvement where newer technology, power, or comforts are applied to older chassis.

    Bob Van Dell IIBob Van Dell IIΠριν 2 μήνες
  • The point is that restomods and authentic reproductions are desirable is because they remind us of when cars had souls as opposed to the cold and unfulfilling computerized feeling of current vehicles. Although upon hearing Chris’ ideas for restomods it sounds like he’s missed the point.

    R KR KΠριν 2 μήνες
  • “Restomod is when you take a newer car and dress it in a way which makes it look older”? I’m pretty sure it’s when you take an older car and restore/modify it with modern parts and tech...

    C7TVC7TVΠριν 2 μήνες
    • Gets a bit Ship of Theseus/Trigger's broom at some point.

      Emyr DerfelEmyr DerfelΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Chris: 205 with vtec Me: can this be done? I WILL do it regardless

    Danny HudsonDanny HudsonΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Ehh no Chris is wrong... a restomod is taking an old car and update it.

    micgloumicglouΠριν 2 μήνες
  • from the moment you fired the best trio ever this show got worst in every aspect

    eduardo gomeseduardo gomesΠριν 2 μήνες
  • cars built in the 60s and earlier are slower than minivans now, in every dimension, thus old cars are undrivable or a big let down.

    Shift -ZShift -ZΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Countach LP400 with Murcielago SV's powertrain/4WD/gearbox. Power assisted brakes, steering. Electronic rearview mirrors so you can actually see out of it and full sensors all around it for reversing, etc. Automatic parking and valet mode. An actual Countach you can live with. Also keeps the Countach heritage as the SV's engine was the last one Lambo made that was based on Miura block, so the same block used in Countach.

    Jaani KääpäJaani KääpäΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Audi S8 (the one with a 450 ps V10) with the engine from the Huracan Performante

    dule savicdule savicΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Cracking! I agree, you’ve got to use components from the same manufacturer. Although not following those rules, I always wanted to do a Triumph Stag with a modern low capacity V8, possibly M60 in 3 and 4 litre forms. Not rocket ships but a big improvement on the original.

    Marvin SamuelsMarvin SamuelsΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I'd give my left ball for a GTA-R

    John FJohn FΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Hey Chris there is an actual 205 gti with a k24 in it here in Jamaica 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 nice car

    Alexis MalcolmAlexis MalcolmΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 205 with EP3 CTR power and drive train.... ooof!

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  • Everyone came here to hear what Chris Harris has to say, the other guy should stop asking a question then interrupting 🙄. Seems like that guys mic is louder too, what gives.

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  • Chasing my dreams! Anyone willing to check out my short clips would be greatly appreciated I only can afford to post clips but hope to have a capture card soon enough! Thanks for just taking the time to read this if nothing else, I hope you have a wonderful life!

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  • I'd like to, if I had the wherewithal, to turn an old VW and and a 2CV into electric with say a 80hp motor. I wouldn't want to put anything more unless you are refitting everything for fear of my life.

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  • Jack Rix strikes again with his idiocy! Can he please stick to paperwork and let someone with at least SOME CAR KNOWLEDGE and passion for cars to interview Chris Harris, the God that he is among petrolheads... no SERIOUSLY!!! It's becoming uncomfortable to watch just how much Chris despises Jack's lack of knowledge about cars and his stupid comments, like, every.time.he.opens.his.mouth!

    Ben ZareBen ZareΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Ok my resto mod, 72 tr6 triumph with coil overs and a late 90's early 00's BMW m3 engine and transmission swapped in. Leave the body alone for most part, maybe lighter hood, trunk. And the big racing fenders from the scca race car from the 70's and some Nascar style deep rims. 🤤

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  • There is a company out there doing some nice 240z's...cant remember the name, but they are mint.

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  • 205 type r... I like how Chris is thinking.

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  • Lamborghini needs a Lamborghini engine. Dead stop.

    vasantos2171vasantos2171Πριν 2 μήνες
  • Lamborghini with an LS3 in it May be the only car to not have already been LS Ed 😂😂

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    Johnny CanuckJohnny CanuckΠριν 2 μήνες
  • What I'd do is VN Clubsport with the VT Callaway 300KW engine with the E series manual 😎

    Michael BainesMichael BainesΠριν 2 μήνες
    • wouldn't mind doing a vb/c commodore wagon with complete vf gtsr w1 running gear and day...

      Geoff RobbinsGeoff RobbinsΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Mazda RX-7 with complete carbon fiber outer shell with a tasteful amount of wide body. Every subframe/crossmember in aluminium/magnesium. The iconic Mazdaspeed wing cloned in carbon. Dash from a 2019 Mazda 3. Complete space cookie billet reproduction engine with ceramic apex seals and microwave ignition. Modern sequential turbo setup. 7 speed helical cut gear sequential transmission with both paddle shift and automatic mode. Run by a Haltech Nexus R5.

    Anders Juel JensenAnders Juel JensenΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Mercedes Pagoda pimped up please.

    Aj JohnsonAj JohnsonΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Id have Singer/Williams Vehicle Design do the 1998 Porsche GT1 Le Mans winner (the Mobil 1 livery one that was driven by Allan McNish), throw in a Carrera GT V10 engine and transmission, but more modernized. No electronic instrument controls, just buttons and switches like a Mclaren F1, and have no sort of exhaust restrictions from EPA or whatever, so it is the greatest sounding, non restricted V10, much like the old F1 cars! But all street legal with aggressive body work, and very modern materials, again built by Singer and Williams Vehicle Design. Crazy interior all specially done up, yet still minimalistic and lightweight and built to be driven hard on the road and harder on the track.

    Jack CurtisJack CurtisΠριν 2 μήνες
  • "Peugeot has nothing of any merit" GET OUT HARRIS!!! Have you forgotten that their fwd tarmac 306's beat the 4wd turbo WRC cars using the N/A 2.0 16v engine, in higher than the then touring car spec, reving to just under 9k and making very nearly 300 bhp!!!!. With it's 86x86 bore to stroke and wide cylinder spacing allowing futher over-squaring, and most critically hugely generously size tappets allowing the use a cams with super aggressive lift and accelerations, and a lovely, compact, big valve cylinder head running at decent 11.5:1 compression ratio.......

    Max TorqueMax TorqueΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Its a very sourprise

  • 6:20 "aim it for Nice and go" - straight into the arms of the local gendarmerie in my long and expensive experience.

    MarcomanseckisaxMarcomanseckisaxΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Am I the only guy on Earth who thinks an S54 in a BMW 2002 would be great fun?

    Bruno BegicBruno BegicΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Alfa 75 Evoluzione with Giulia's gta engine

    Robin VespignaniRobin VespignaniΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Different style of restomod, but Icon 4x4 is making some amazing cars.

    Michael FolandMichael FolandΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Restomods are cars made by pros to charge big money from checkbook braggers who won't really drive it. I'de respect it if somebody built it with his own hands in a shed, to be the car he really wants it to be for himself.. But restomods.. balls to that.. they look to fancy and shiny.. look at the singer, they look like plastic toy cars , where as a nice original Early 911 is so much nicer..

    911s73targa911s73targaΠριν 2 μήνες
  • That 250 swb is proper the only car I would save up for at my current age of 20. Its absolutely stunning

    Harry ReadHarry ReadΠριν 2 μήνες
  • it's kind of sad to see top gear reduced to two guys in a dark hangar talking about cars, the true spirit will live on but not on top gear

    matthew spencematthew spenceΠριν 2 μήνες
  • This is the reason why last week I boughy a 1986 bmw e28 524td to swap a bmw 4.0 lightweight aluminium V8 and LSD int he back. The car was 1400 euro, no rust. Hoping to get a really nice restomod for under 10k euros.

    TsparkdriverTsparkdriverΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I knew he was going to say a 205. Yes!

    Paul RooneyPaul RooneyΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Pretty much anything puegeot with a k swap would be pretty sweet

    guitarwi3rdoguitarwi3rdoΠριν 2 μήνες
  • whaaat chris is my kinda guy! I actually have a Peugeot 205 gti with an Honda K20 engine in it =) its doooopeeeeee

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  • That was a great interview

    Andrew LofthouseAndrew LofthouseΠριν 2 μήνες
  • W124 with a modern amg engine would be something I’d like to do

    veezo85veezo85Πριν 2 μήνες
  • Psychoanalysis: all three categories represent Freudian desire about women with varying degrees of make up, restorative surgeries and HRT....

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