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Another orphaned episode of Drive. It's not available anywhere else and it has Porsche content so I posted it on Streamable. It's divided up into 8 segments.
This one-hour, Season 5, Episode 7 finale is a scenic road trip to Le Mans through Europe. Chris Harris picks up a Ferrari 488 GTB Spider in Italy, Mike Spinelli in a Porsche 911 GT3 RS starts from Germany, and Zack Klapman travels from England in an Aston Martin Vantage.

Segment 1: Mike Spinelli picks up his GT3 RS in Stuttgart and begins his journey on the Autobahn. Harris is in Maranello to collect his Spider and have a bit of lunch.

https://streamable.com/i0cgy

Segment 2: Zack Klapman is at the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon to pick up his Vantage. Mike gets up to speed on the Autobahn. Chris stops for coffee.

https://streamable.com/3s7ak

Segment 3: Mike and the GT3 RS enter the Swiss Alps. Chris finds a twisty road in Italy. Klapman struggles with toll roads.

https://streamable.com/v73ww

Segment 4: The Ferrari cruises the Italian Riviera. Mike finds the Grimsel and Furka Pass in Switzerland. Zack struggles continues in Paris.

https://streamable.com/b7ho2

Segment 5: The Chris and Mike meet up on a rooftop in Turin. More toll road shenanigans.

https://streamable.com/1xojy

Segment 6: Zack arrives Magny Cours and learns to drive in a Kart. Harris and Spinelli drive into France and meet up with Klapman in Magny Cours.

https://streamable.com/jpk17

Segment 7: Chris Harris ditches the boys to drive an Aston Martin Vulcan in a Le Mans support race. Zack and Mike take some quick laps around Magny Cours.

https://streamable.com/plrua

Segment 8: All three reunite in Le Mans and participate in the Le Mans parade.

https://streamable.com/0zbez

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strange that it would be hidden away like this?
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Originally Posted by CAlexio View Post
strange that it would be hidden away like this?
NBC Universal doesn't know what to do with the property. Everyone wanted a Top Gear clone but didn't really know what made it work or how to market. NBC bought the rights from the BBC and created a pilot for 'Gear' with Adam Carolla as host. After NBC's disastrous reboot of Knight Rider they got cold feet on 'another car show' and ended the deal. Then Disney bought the rights to create Top Gear America. They changed the host to Adam Ferrara but instead of airing on ABC they buried it on the History Channel. NBC had another rethink and teamed up with YouTube to create original content. They got Mike Spinelli from Jalopnik, Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire, and Chris Harris (the only smart move). They launched Drive on YouTube with a companion TV show except instead of putting it on NBC they relegated it to NBCSN. Then the put up a paywall on the YouTube channel and created Drive Plus (the first Drive Plus video was of two Sharkwerks GT3s). Viewership dried up, Chris Harris left the YouTube Drive but was still under contract with the NBC Drive. Eventually new content to Drive Plus stopped and NBC ended it's collaboration with YouTube. They pulled a lot of videos (which is why I didn't post on YouTube) and made them for sale on Amazon. I think they wanted to build a subscription model for the channel on Amazon but they haven't added any content since it launched. So now Drive is a zombie show. It seems no executive wants to kill it and no executive knows how to promote it.

TL;DR: Monkeys fu**ing a football.
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