James May’s Mud Car – Enviro-mental
This episode’s focus was on sustainability, specifically, sustainable cars. So, with this in mind, the hosts build three cars made of sustainable materials. May builds his out of mud, Clarkson builds his out of animal carcasses, and Hammond builds his out of wood and plants.
Well, it turns out that mud is very heavy and not overly strong. So when May starts driving across the English landscape, not only is he very slow weighing 5 tonnes, but it starts falling to pieces straight away. You could call it natural weight reduction?
He later swaps out the mud for bricks, which also turns out to be a stupid idea.