So, in the course of rereading this hilarious bit of work, I quoted what's perhaps my favorite paragraph to a friend:
> May (VO): The year 2042 was the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the
> Wedge Defense Force, and Sunrise - who are, as you may recall, coachbuilders by
> appointment to Her Majesty the Queen of Salusia - wanted to do a little
> something to commemorate the occasion. They'd already built a car to order for
> the WDF's number-two man - here he is - one Benjamin Hutchins, a Valkyrie fighter
> pilot better known by his callsign, "Gryphon". That car, built in 2017, was a
> one-off supercar affair, sort of a cross between a Pagani Zonda and an atomic
> bomb. We drove it on a previous version of this program and it was bloody
> terrifying. I'm not joking, Richard Hammond was afraid of it, and in his life
> he's owned ten Zondas and one atomic bomb. Though not all at the same time.
And, after a momentary confusion where he thought I was amused because I'd mistaken the Big O Griffin (The Mark II) for the BGC one (I'll be shocked if I'm wrong about it being the Mark I), he responded as follows:
(AIM ID REDACTED) Brief horrible mental collision there.
(AIM ID REDACTED) James May driving a car from Bubblegum Crisis.
(AIM ID REDACTED) "At this point, we discovered an important fact about this car. It had TASTE."
(AIM ID REDACTED) Clarkson: "THE AI IS TRYING TO KILL ME!"
...which amused me far too much to fail to share.