Ep 1 - Stig Outruns a Speed Camera
REVIEWS: Citroën Berlingo • Pagani Zonda • Lamborghini Murciélago • Mazda 6
CHALLENGE: Speed cameras
Jeremy drives the Citroën Berlingo Mulitspace; Richard tries to find out if it is possible to drive so fast, that you can not be 'seen' by a speed camera, and the Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini Murcielago are the first cars to show what they can do on the new Top Gear track. The Ford GT and the new Mazda 6 also feature. Also featured is a Volvo 740 which runs on vegetable oil.Harry Enfield is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - A Bus Jumps Not-Very-Many Motorbikes
REVIEWS: Ford Focus RS • Honda Civic Type R • Noble M12 GTO
CHALLENGE: Bus jumping over bikes
Jeremy drives the Ford Focus RS and the Noble M12 GTO. Also, how many motor bikes can be jumped by a double decker bus? Jamiroquai front-man, Cat in the Hat and Space Cowboy Jay Kay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Grannies Do Donuts
REVIEWS: Mini Cooper • Toyota Yaris Verso • Citroën DS • Westfield XTR
CHALLENGE: Grannies doing doughnuts
The results of the Best Looking Car poll are revealed. A Westfield goes up against the Pagani Zonda and a gang (what is the collective noun for grannies?) of grannies see who can do the best doughnuts.
Ep 4 - The Mondeo Beats the Germans
REVIEWS: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish • Ferrari 575M Maranello • Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
CHALLENGE: Family Saloon Formula One
Jeremy and Damon Hill play with Ferraris, Jason looks at used Nissan Skylines and there's a look at James Bond's Aston Martin.
Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - The Team Turns a Rover 800 Into a Bond Car
REVIEWS: Mercedes S-Class • Audi A8 • Maybach 62 • Bentley Arnage
CHALLENGE: Turn a car into a Bond car.
The Maybach, a rival to the Rolls Royce and the Mercedes S Class are featured. At the lower end of the car market, the lads build a budget James Bond car for £300.
Jonathan Ross is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - The Grannies Learn How to Handbrake Park
REVIEWS: Renault Vel Satis • BMW Z4 • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG • Honda NSX Type R
CHALLENGE: Grannies doing handbrake parking
Jason Dawe looks at a used Golf, Jeremy test drives his own car and Richard drives the new BMW Z4 Roadster. The grannies return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking. The cool wall is unveiled.Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - The Team Finds the Fastest Faith
REVIEWS: Saab 9-3 • Lotus Elise 111S
CHALLENGE: Fastest faith
This episode is dedicated to the environment - Richard tries to drive to work in an eco-friendly way. Jeremy drives a diesel supercar and the search for the fastest religion begins.
Cars reviewed include the Saab 93, the Peugeot RC and the Lotus Elise.
Jasaon Dawe visits a school with a selection of supercars, to find out which is the children's favourite.
Ep 8 - Gambon Corner Gets Its Name
REVIEWS: Audi RS6 • Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG • Maserati Coupé • Ford Fiesta • Citroën C3 • Honda Jazz • Nissan Micra • MG ZR
CHALLENGE: Lada Riva modified by Lotus • Fastest white van man
This week: 'driver's cars', the BMW M5 faces the challenge of its rivals, a Lada Riva 1.5E gets a make-over from Lotus and who is Britain's fastest van man?
Also featured are the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, the new Maserati Coupé and a selection of super-minis: Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR.
Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 9 - The Stripped-Out Jaguar XJS
REVIEWS: Volvo XC90 • Subaru Forester • VW Golf R32
CHALLENGE: Stripped down Jaguar XJS
The Radical raced with an aeroplane, the Renault Espace, and the new Subaru Forrester 2.0 XT also feature.
The Volkswagen Golf R32, Ford Focus RS, Seat Leon Cupra R and the Honda Civic Type R - all hot hatchbacks compete to see which is the best.
Gordon Ramsay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 10 - The Team Finds Out the Fastest Faith - Again
REVIEWS: Range Rover • Lotus Esprit • Nissan Primera • TVR T350C
CHALLENGE: Fastest faith - part 2
This week, a review of 2002 and off-roading. The MTM Bimoto (based on an Audi TT) and the AS One, two German cars try to set the fastest lap on the track and there's the new Range Rover, the original Lotus Esprit and the TVR T350C.
Those that couldn't make it into the first race came together for part two of "The Fastest Faith."
Ep 1 - Richard Becomes a Driving God
REVIEWS: Smart Roadster • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet • Bowler Wildcat • Bentley T2
CHALLENGE: Drag racer jet engine incinerates Nissan Sunny
In the seemingly never-ending quest to destroy as many caravans as possible, Richard uses a drag racer to rid the roads of Britain of yet another one. A Nissan Sunny - the car Richard hates more than any other is also destroyed in the same manner. James May makes his first appearance on 'new' top Gear: he shows us his Bentley T2 and tells us why it’s a nightmare to own. Richard Drives the Bowler Wildcat and declares himself: “a driving god!” The Smart Roadster and the McLaren F1 are also featured.Vinnie Jones in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car
Ep 2 - The Team Finds the Fastest Political Party
REVIEWS: Rolls-Royce Phantom • Rover P5 • BMW M3 • Audi S4
CHALLENGE: Fastest political party
Jeremy drives the new Rolls Royce and there’s a nostalgic look at the Rover P5, including one owned by the Queen. Jamie Oliver tries his luck in the Liana as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, he also tries to prepare a salad in his camper van, whilst being driven around the track by the Stig. On the track, politicians representing the main political parties, as well as some less well-established parties try to become the fastest political party.
Ep 3 - David Soul Breaks Two Lianas
REVIEWS: Volkswagen Touareg • Lexus SC430 • Hyundai Coupe • BMW Z8 • Perodua Kelisa
CHALLENGE: Country with fastest supercar
David Soul was the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car and tried to break as many Liana’s as possible. He managed an impressive tally of two. Richard drives the Lexus SC430 and Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Touareg and wonders if it is really worth £50,000. A Jaguar XJS gets a little power boost from a nitros kit and James drives the Perodua Kelisa. Jeremy drives the BMW Z8 Alpina, a car that suffers because Ronan Keating owns one.
Ep 4 - Clarkson Doesn't Get Bored of Driving
REVIEWS: Jaguar R Coupe • Jaguar XKR-R • Aston Martin DB7 GT
CHALLENGE: How far can you drive until you become bored in a Mark 3 Jaguar XJR
A look at the iconic Jaguar MKII, the first car ever to have disc brakes and a badge on the back to warn drivers that it stopped quickly. There's a look at possible Jaguars of the future with the R Coupe concept car, whilst James drives the C Type Jaguar. Jeremy drives the Aston Martin DB7 GT and the Jaguar XKRR.A.A. Gill champions the London taxi as the greatest car of all time and bumbling Boris Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Clarkson Doesn't Hate a 911
REVIEWS: Porsche 911 Turbo • Ford Street Ka •James May on TR6 • Renault Clio V6
CHALLENGE: Rally pit crew vs. women getting ready for a night out
In an episode dedicated to "blokeishness", James drives a Triumph TR6 - a ‘man’s convertible’, the Porsche 911 C4S is compared to the 911 turbo version and Jeremy tries the Renault Clio V6 - the “ultimate bloke hatchback”. Richard meets Richard Lynne, who has a car in his kitchen. Also, can the Ford rally team mechanics change the suspension, gearbox, brakes, differential, driveshaft and clutch of a rally car, more quickly than four women can get ready for a night out? The Land Rover is Richard's choice as the greatest car of all time and Anne Robinson shows off her brand new head as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - The Team Doesn't Set a Caravan Land Speed Record
REVIEWS: Subaru Impreza • Mitsubishi Evo VIII • Vauxhall VX220 Turbo • Peugeot 206 GTI
CHALLENGE: Land speed record for caravan towing
The Mitsubishi Evo VIII and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type UK are compared, but which will Jeremy prefer? James is given the task of setting a new land speed record for a car towing a caravan. The Peugeot 206GTi and the Vauxhall VX 220 turbo are tested and Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, states his case for the greatest car of all time. Richard drives the Palmer Jaguar at a track day and Richard Whiteley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Richard Flattens a Portakabin
REVIEWS: Koenigsegg CC8S • Renault Megane • Hummer H1 • Hummer H2
CHALLENGE: Crash testing the Megane with a real driver
The 655bhp Koenigsegg records the fastest straight-line speed on the Top Gear track, but can it set the fastest lap time? A Renault Mégane is crash-tested and there’s the first look at the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. While Jeremy drives the Hummer H2, Richard drives the Talon Riot Control Vehicle… through a Portacabin. Stuart Hall extols the virtues of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - James and Richard Go Camping in Cabriolets
REVIEWS: Nissan 350Z • Alfa Romeo 147 GTA • Citroën C3 Pluriel •Mercedes CLK500 • Audi A4 • Daihatsu Copen
CHALLENGE: The Race for the Universe
James and Richard go camping with a selection of cabriolets to see which is the best. Naturally they choose the wettest place in Britain, Buttermere in Cumbria. Jeremy drives the Alpha Romeo 147 GTA and the Nissan 350Z and a Klingon, a Darlek, a Cyberman, Ming the Merciless and Darth Vader race each other around the track in a souped-up Honda Civic. Jodie Kidd shows the men how to drive the Liana - properly.
Ep 9 - Jeremy Drives From the Backseat
REVIEWS: Vandenbrink Carver • Volvo S60 R • GM HyWire • Vauxhall Signum
James drives the Hy-Wire, a hydrogen-powered concept car and Jeremy tries the new Volvo S60 R - claimed by Volvo to be a rival for the BMW M3. He also drives the new Vauxhall Signum, from the back seat using a hoe and string. Richard drives/rides the Carver, a three-wheeled tilting bike from Holland. Graeme Le Saux argues the case for the Audi Quattro as the greatest car of all time and Patrick Stewart is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 10 - Clarkson Doesn't Kill a Dog
REVIEWS: TVR T350C • Overfinch Range Rover • Cadillac Sixteen • Volkswagen Phaeton
CHALLENGE: Land Rover reliability challenge
The Volkswagen Phaeton is tested; a car designed to compete with Mercedes and BMW. Richard drives the TVR T350c... alongside a Harrier Jump Jet. The Stig takes the TVR and the Noble around the track to see which is the faster car, after Richard and Jeremy can't separate them using the ancient art of Top Trumps. James drives the enormous Cadillac Sixteen prototype; Jeremy drives the Range Rover 580s which has been tuned by Overfinch, and Britain's fastest disabled driver. Alan Davies is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - The Team Kills Off Old Stig
REVIEWS: Ford GT • BMW 5-Series • Porsche 911 GT3
CHALLENGE: Can the diesel Volkswagen Lupo get better mpg than the petrol version?
Jeremy drives the new Ford GT40 in Detroit and a diesel VW Lupo around the M25. James drives the new-look BMW 5 series and Richard drives the new - but it looks like every other - Porsche GT3. The Stig drives off the end of an aircraft carrier (!?) and Martin Kemp is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - The Team Meets New Stig
REVIEWS: BMW M3 CSL • BMW M1 • BMW M3 • BMW M5 • Porsche Boxster • BMW Z4 • Honda S2000
CHALLENGE: Volvo 240 attempts to jump four caravans
There is a BMW frenzy on the Isle of Man. The new M3 CSL and some BMW classics: the M1, BMW's one-and-only mid-engined car to date, the M5 series 2 and the classic M3.Also on the Isle of Man, three sporty convertibles are driven and the lads squabble over which is the best: the BMW Z4 championed by Richard, the Porsche Boxster by James and the Honda S2000 by Jeremy. A new Stig is introduced and Stephen Fry is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Hammond Nearly Drowns
REVIEWS: Bentley Continental GT • Subaru Legacy Outback • Saab 9-5
CHALLENGE: Saab 9-5 versus a BAE Sea Harrier • How to Escape from a Sinking Car
The Bentley Continental GT is taken for a leisurely drive through Devon by Jeremy, while James drives the new Subaru Legacy. Richard tries not to drown himself when he is dropped into a huge water tank whilst sitting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Carlton. This is done as an experiment to show what can happen should you drive your car into water.Stig races the new Saab 95 against a Royal Navy Harrier and Rob Brydon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - The Lambos
REVIEWS: Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Countach • Mini Cooper S • Lamborghini Gallardo
Richard drives three tuned Minis: Hartge, Digi-tec, BBR and the BMW works. He also drives the Lamborghini Miura and Jay Kay drives his Miura. James drives the Countach - something he's been waiting 20 years to do. Jeremy drives the Gallardo. Rich Hall is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - The Hilux Won't Die
REVIEWS: Mazda RX-8 • Fiat Panda
CHALLENGE: Is a Toyota Hilux really indestructible?
Jeremy drives the Mazda RX8 and James drives the new Fiat Panda and is quite surprised when it doesn’t fall to bits. Richard looks at some modern classics, the Volkswagen Corrado VR6 and the Mercedes 190E 2.5 16 Cosworth. An 11-year-old diesel Toyota Hilux is tested for its durability by Jeremy. He drives in into a wall, a tree and through a shed. It’s left in the Severn Estuary, home to the second biggest tide in the world, hit with a wrecking ball, dropped and set on fire. They even drop a caravan on top of it, but still it works. Sadly, the same treatment wasn't given to this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, Simon Cowell.
Ep 6 - The Hilux Still Won't Die
REVIEWS: Citroën C2 • Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1977) • Holden Monaro
CHALLENGE: Is a Toyota Hilux really indestructible? - Part 2
The car most likely to… be modified, the Citroën C2 is driven by Jeremy, he also drives the Vauxhall Monaro - sideways mostly. Richard drives two new cars: the Renault Mégane CC and the Peugeot 307 CC…and hates both of them.James tries to succeed where Jeremy failed by trying to kill the Toyota Hilux by placing it on top of a tower block that is due to be demolished. Can it survive the 240 foot drop as the tower block collapses?Sanjeev Bhaskar is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - The Big Boffin Burnout
REVIEWS: MG XPower SV • Porsche Cayenne Turbo • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
CHALLENGE: Which professor can do the best burn-out? • What is the best British car?
As usual the boys are squabbling about cars. This time they can't agree on which is the best British car. Jeremy says it's the Noble M12GTO, Richard can't see past the Morgan Plus 8 and James, in a moment of utter madness makes the case for the... Rover 75. Back on planet Earth, well, South Africa, Richard drives the new Mercedes McLaren SLR and the Porsche Ceyenne gets the benefit of Jeremy's scorn and delight. He also drives the MG SV - a £70,000 car built to compete with Porsche - don't laugh.Boffins, Brian Sewell, Colin Pilinger and Heinz Wolf try a 'burn-out' and Rory Bremner is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - The Top Gear Generation Game
REVIEWS: Mercedes SL280 • Nissan Micra • Aston Martin Lagonda • Audi TT
CHALLENGE: Top Gear Generation Game
Cars from different eras are compared this week. Jeremy drools over the Mercedes 280SL from the early 70s and compares it to the modern Audi TT. The new Nissan Micra which costs £9,000 is compared to a Boeing 737 private jet worth £38m. James takes a nostalgic look at the Aston Martin Lagonda and there’s the first look at the new Aston Martin DB9. Old cars are compared with new cars in a drag race; the original golf GTI Vs a new Toyota MR2. The Escort Cosworth Vs the Ford Focus RS and the Peugeot 205 Vs the new Peugeot 206.Johnny Vegas is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 9 - There's No Money Left
REVIEWS: Chrysler Crossfire • Jaguar XJ6 • Honda Civic Type R • Honda NSX Type R
Jeremy drives the Chrysler Crossfire, Richard drives the Smart Car, which has been tuned by Brabus and the Honda Civic Type R. He also drives the Honda NSX which Stig also drives on the Top Gear track.James drives the Jaguar XJ6 around Birmingham - the “Barcelona on the black country”. Carol 'mutton dressed as mutton' Vorderman is the Slapper in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - Rover CityRover
REVIEWS: Lotus Exige • Rover CityRover • Aston Martin DB9
CHALLENGE: Epic Race: Aston Martin DB9 vs. TGV and Eurostar french fast trains - London to Monte Carlo • Apache Gunship Helicopter vs. Lotus Exige can it missile lock?
In an attempt to prove that trains are useless, the team race from the exclusive surroundings of the Top Gear studio in Surrey, to the downbeat Café de Paris, Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Richard and James take trains (including the high-speed TGV) whilst Jeremy drives an Aston Martin DB9.The show also introduces the Indian-made City Rover. However, Rover wouldn't let anyone on Top Gear drive one, so an ingenious plan was hatched to test the car using covert tactics. An Apache helicopter gunship tries to get missile lock on a Lotus Exige driven by Jeremy - obviously!Fay Ripley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Alfa Romeo 166, Cadilla
REVIEWS: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren • Alfa Romeo 166 • Cadillac Escalade • Ford FAB-1
CHALLENGE: A nun in a monster truck
In this episode Richard Hammond was hypnotised by Paul McKenna and convinced that he couldn't remember how to drive.
The American 'bling' machine, the Cadillac Escalade, is driven by Richard who probably wished he couldn't drive after five minutes behind the wheel. A nun, Sister Wendy Beckett, drives a monster truck. James drove an enormous pink Ford from 'Thunderbirds' and two Alfa Romeos are featured: the 166 and the 147 GTA. There's also a look at the glorious McLaren Mercedes SLR.Paul McKenna is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
REVIEWS: Porsche 911 GT3 RS • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale • 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
CHALLENGE: £100 car challenge
Jeremy, James and Richard are challenged to buy a working car for a maximum price of £100. An Audi, a Volvo and a Rover(!) are bought and put though a series of challenges.Richard drives 'the car the bad guy always drove' - the Dodge Charger and the Porsche GT3 RS and the Ferrari 360 CS square up to each other on the track.Jordan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Car Darts
REVIEWS: Porsche Carrera GT • Audi A8 TDi V8 • Ford SportKa
CHALLENGE: May and Hammond play 'car darts' • V8 Diesel Audi A8 endurance challenge • Ford SportKa vs. racing pigeons race • Evo vs. STi battle revised
In this episode, there's a race between some homing pigeons and a Ford Ka driven by, James. James used satellite navigation and ended up getting lost. Jeremy attempted to drive a diesel-powered Audi A8 Quattro with a V8 engine 800 miles on one tank of fuel. James and Richard played darts with cars and one more caravan was removed from the roads. Also in this episode, the boys pit a Subaru Impreza STi RS against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Hammond Gets Struck by Lightning
REVIEWS: MG ZT 260 • BMW 645Ci • Jaguar XK-R • Porsche 911 Carrera 2 • Vauxhall Astra • Mazda 3 • Volkswagen Golf
CHALLENGE: Shoot Out: Performance sport coupes on the Pendine Sands • Volkswagen Golf gets electrocuted (with Hammond in it)
The boys then take three power machines to Pendine Sands in South Wales: the BMW 645i, the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and the Jaguar XKR. Also featured, the Vauxhall Astra, the Mazda 3, the Volkswagen Golf and the MG ZT260 are tested and there was an attempt to electrocute Richard.
Johnny Vaughan is the (utterly faded) Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Renault Clio 182, Jaguar XJS, Nissan Cube
REVIEWS: Renault Clio RenaultSport • Jaguar XJS • Cadillac CTS • Nissan Cube
CHALLENGE: Can you run a car on poo? Hammond investigates
James drives the Jaguar XJS, Richard drives the Cadillac CTS and finds out if methane is a future replacement for petrol. Jeremy drives the Nissan Cube and the Renault Clio.
Terry Wogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Mercedes CL 65 AMG, Spyker C8 Spyder
REVIEWS: Spyker C8 Spyder • • Renault Scenic • Ford C-MAX
CHALLENGE: Hammond and May road test mini MPVs as minicabers
James and Richard took to the streets of south London to give two tall hatchbacks a good thrashing by using them as taxis. Jeremy drove a new Mercedes with 'more power than God' and the Spyker C8, a car from of all places, Holland.
Lionel Richie is the Star in a reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Ford GT, Toyota Prius, Maserati Quattroporte
REVIEWS: Ford GT • Toyota Prius • Maserati Quattroporte
CHALLENGE: Diesel versus Petrol hot hatch race • Blowing over cars using Boeing 747 jetblast
James drives the Maserati Quattroporte in Sicily, whilst Jeremy empties the fuel tank of the new Ford GT40 on the track... in Woking. Richard marks the passing of the only decent engine Rover ever built - the Rover V8, with a race at Snetterton in a V8-powered Rover SD1.A Skoda Fabia VRS with a diesel engine, races a petrol-powered Mini Cooper S around the track; there's a exclusive look at the new Mercedes CLS and a Boeing 747 is used to see how far its engines can blow a Mondeo and a Citroën 2CV. Science in action...Martin Clunes is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 9 - Best Convertible
REVIEWS: Fiat Barchetta • Mercedes-Benz SL600 • Mazda MX-5 • Toyota MR2 • Jaguar X-Type Estate
CHALLENGE: May and Hammond search for the best convertible for a town with the least owned • Can you parachute into a moving car?
James finds out if it is possible to parachute into a moving car. Jeremy drives the new Jaguar X Type estate and on the Isle of Lewis and Harris - the place in the U.K. with the lowest number of cabriolet owners per-head - Richard and James test a range of cabriolets: the Mini Cabrio, Vauxhall Tigra, Mercedes SLK and the Audi S4.
Some "simple, softop sports cars" are also driven by Richard: the Mercedes SL600, Mazda MX5 and the Fiat Barchetta.
Ep 10 - The Olympic Long Jump Challenge
REVIEWS: Peugeot 407 • Volvo V50 • BMW X3 • Chevrolet Corvette C6
CHALLENGE: Hammond drives the Peugeot 407 as a pace car • Car Olympics: long jump
Jeremy tests the new BMW X3 and discovers its limitations as an off-road and on-road vehicle. James tries the new Volvo V50 and wonders if it's as good as its rivals, while Richard having clearly drawn the short straw, drives the new Corvette.
Ep 1 - The Colonial Invasion on the Beach
Cars from the "colonies": the Vauxhall Monaro VXR from Australia and the Chrysler 300C from the United States take on the Jaguar S Type R on the beach at Pendine Sands in south Wales. Back at the Top Gear track, Jeremy is trying to tell the difference between the old Porsche 911 Carrera and the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. That could be the least of Jeremy’s worries, in the last series after looking at the prototype of the new Astra, he said he would eat his own hair if the car actually looked like the prototype when it was launched. With a guest appearance from chef Antony Worrall Thompson in the studio, things aren’t looking good for Jeremy. There's also time to destroy an ice-cream van and some bouncy castles and Bill Bailey is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Ferrari Enzo and Supercars of the Past & Present
The new Ford Focus is tested (by Richard) and compared to its rivals. Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason lends Jeremy his new Ferrari F60 Enzo in return for a subtle plug for his new book. There’s a race between a grumpy teen on an all terrain board and a Mitsubishi Evo7 Group N rally car - and a Bowler Wildcat just for good measure. Ben Collins drives the cars - (Stig without his helmet?)
Jeremy compares super cars from the 1980s with their modern counterparts to see if the more modern up-to-date cars are really better. Pagani Zonda, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo are the modern super cars and the throw-backs are the, Jaguar XJ220, McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40.
Geri Halliwell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Dodge Viper
Jeremy drives the new Land Rover Discovery to the top of Ben Tongue (all 1,700 feet of it), a Scottish mountain and gives us some handy survival tips such as: take some soup in a can and a can of lemonade. Richard travels to Switzerland to find the "maddest car" in the world - an amphibious vehicle with a hydrofoil made by Rinspeed. The Dodge Viper SRT-10 is driven by Jeremy and catches fire. A quality product.
Joanna Lumley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Caravan Conkers
Richard drove the new, 218mph, £400,000 Pagani Zonda Roadster in Switzerland, one of only 40 that will be built. He compared it to the Wally 118 - a £14 million pound boat made of lightweight material such as carbon fibre. There's a game of Caravan Conkers between Richard and James; they also spent 24 hours in a Smart car. This was because the makers described the interior of the car as 'lounge concept'. Unable to leave the car, they relied on passers-by to get them things such as: tea, pasties and newspapers. They spent the night parked in the Screaming Woods in Pluckley, the 'most haunted village in England'.The village 'boasts' 12 ghosts including: the Highwayman, the Screaming Man and a monk. Jeremy drove the new Aston Martin Vanquish S and the Ferrari 575 with, Steve Coogan.
Comedian Jimmy Carr speeds his way to a surprise lead on the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car leader board with a hair raising lap around the Top Gear test track!
Ep 5 - Jaguar S-Type Diesel Lapping the Nürburgring
The Morgan Aero 8GTN is driven by Richard and derided by, James and Jeremy. James and Richard pay tribute to the London Routemaster bus; Richard tries his luck at Historic People Carrier Racing and Jeremy takes a Jaguar S Type diesel to the Nürburgring in Germany, to see if he can complete a lap of the 13 mile circuit (with 147 corners) in under ten minutes. James gets all nostalgic about a musical instrument and Mercedes 300SL 'gullwing'.Christian Slater is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - £1500 Porsches
Richard, James and Jeremy are set a challenge; buy a working Porsche for a maximum of £1,500. Richard bought a 924 (the one with the van engine) for £750, James a 944 for £900 and Jeremy - predictably a 928S for £1,500. They were then set a series of challenges to see who had bought the best car. Jeremy also drove the new Golf GTI and described it as a sensation (even though it weighs the same as "South Africa"). A Mini is featured in Restoration Rip-Off and Billy Baxter, a blind man, tries to set a faster time in the Liana than Richard Whiteley and Terry Wogan. Cliff Richard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Murcielago vs Evo VIII
Richard takes the new Mustang on a road trip - to Lincoln along Britain’s straightest road. The Prius, a supposedly eco-friendly vehicle is driven and hated by Jeremy, who said that a diesel Lupo will actually do more miles per gallon - 75 compared to the 45mpg of the Prius.The Lamborghini Murcielago is up against the Mitsubishi EVO VIII and the Top Gear Awards were announced, Jeremy was the winner of the Clot of the Year for leaving the Land Rover Discovery at the top of Cape Wrath. He was the recipient of the Golden Cock.Roger Daltrey is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs Jet Plane
Another epic race pits the car against public transport. Richard and James travel by aeroplane and train in an attempt to beat Jeremy - driving a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, to their destination at Verbier in Switzerland. In Lillehammer, Richard and James are having another race; with the help of the Norwegian Olympic Bobsleigh team, Richard tries to race down the bobsleigh track at Lillehammer, faster than James can travel down the road that runs along side the bobsleigh track. James is in a Mitsubishi Evo rally car driven by, Henning Solberg.
The Stig gets to take a F1 Renault around the track, old racing cars compete with modern road cars to see how fast they are and Eddie Izzard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 9 - Ariel Atom
BMW enter the small hatchback market with the launch of their 1 series - James drives it and wonders why they bothered. James and Jeremy test cars from Asia and hate them all and Jeremy drives the Ariel Atom. The Mercedes G Wagen gets the AMG treatment and Richard gets to drive it. There's also a race (on Top Gear I hear you cry?) between Jeremy in a Fiesta ST and Richard in a Citroën C2VTS. Trinny Woodhall and Susannah Constantine are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - Toyota Aygo Football
Jeremy puts the 4 door Mercedes CLS to the test and likes it. The Stig takes the AMG Mercedes CLS around the Top Gear track for a power lap. James likes the Honda Element, which is not sold in the UK.Richard and James play 5-a-side Aygo football and the new Range Rover Sport goes head-to-head with a Challenger II tank. James Nesbitt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Cheap 2-Door Coupés
The challenge this week is to buy a coupé that is not a Porsche for no more than £1,500. Richard buys a BMW 635i, Jeremy a Mitsubishi Starion and James bought a "grandfather clock". Or the Jaguar XJS as it was better-known. Jeremy drives the new supercar from Maserati, the MC12 and Jack Dee is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Swimming Pool Aston
Jeremy makes a splash when he drives a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MK1 to the opening of a local swimming pool. Richard drives the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and James goes back to the 1970's to drive the Maserati Bora. The German-built retro-styled Weissman MF3is compared to the TVR Tuscan MKII. There's also a look at the Batmobile. Christopher Ecclestone is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Mothers
The lads hand over testing duties to their mothers to review a range of new small cars:. They test the Renault Modus, Honda Jazz and Peugeot 1007. Jeremy drives the Cadillac CTS-V and didn't like it that much. Richard tests 'Mondeo man's' new favourite car, the new BMW 3 Series. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Omid Djalili.
Ep 5 - Snipers
Former F1 World Champion Damon Hill sets a time in the Liana as a Racing Driver in a Reasonably Priced Car. The Aston Martin DB5 and Jaguar E-Type are compared; the snipers of the Irish Guards try to shoot Jeremy as he drives the new Mercedes SLK and the new Porsche Boxster 2 around a deserted village. James drives the new 4x4 from Nissan, the Murano and Richard travels to Italy to drive the Maserati Gran Sport around the Maserati test track.
Ep 6 - From London to Oslo
Jeremy drives the Mercedes McLaren SLR from London to Oslo, while Richard and James take the ferry across the North Sea. The Nissan Micra, Citroën C6 and Alfa Romeo Brera are featured, as is the Aston Martin DBR9. David Dimbleby is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Ford Transit at Nürburgring
Richard goes to the Nordschleife to see if Sabine Schmitz can do a lap of the infamous track in a Transit van in under 10 minutes. Jeremy races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner around the London Marathon circuit during the Tuesday morning rush-hour and the TVR Sagaris is featured. Justin Hawkins is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Iceland
The lads take some convertibles to Iceland. Specifically the Crossfire, 350Z, and the TT. The Ferrari F430 finally makes an appearance at the Top Gear test track, in Berlinetta and Spyder form. Sir Tim Rice is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 9 - Scootermen
James and Richard spend the evening as 'scootermen'. By doing this, they get to drive different cars and test them at the same time. Jeremy gets to drive the new BMW M5 and the Vauxhall VXR. Chris Evans is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 10 - Off-Road Toys
Jeremy, James and Richard look at the latest range of off-road toys: quad bikes, hovercrafts and buggies; James travels to Dubai to test the fastest four-door saloon in the world - the Bentley Flying Spur, and the BMW 5 Series diesel is compared to the petrol version. Richard travels to Iceland to see if a jeep can drive across a lake Davina McCall is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. F1 driver Mark Webber also sets a lap-time in the Liana.
Ep 11 - Bull Run
Richard takes part in the Pamplona Bull Run and drives the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster. Jeremy drives the Ford F150 Lightning pick-up truck, which is inexplicably the world's best-selling car and describes it as the worst car he had ever driven.James put his degree in music to fine use by trying to re-create the Top Gear theme tune using car engines.Richard tries a bit of drifting in the Monaro with the D1 drifting team.
Ep 1 - The Isle of Man Race
Which is the better car? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Porsche 911 Carrera S or the new BMW M6? To find out, the boys take the cars to the Isle of Man and test them on the island's roads - where there is no speed limit on the open roads [unlike in the built up areas of the island].
Richard drives the British-made supercar, the Ascari KZ1 and actor Trevor Eve is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - The RS4 Against a Climber
A challenge is set to see which is faster: a rock climber or an Audi RS4. The new Porsche Cayman Sis reviewed and there's a feature on the history of British Racing Green; part of which involves Richard driving a Vanwall; a recreation of the 1958 car which won the 1958 world championship.James and Richard turn their attention to radio-controlled cars - Top Gear style and Jeremy plays with a rather special Vauxhall Vectra VXR, but why is it worth £60,000?
Ep 3 - The Supercar Road Trip
The boys are off on a continental road trip to visit the Millau Viaduct in France in their favourite supercars: Richard drives a Pagani Zonda; James drives a Ferrari F430 and Jeremy drives his own Ford GT. Jeremy also drives the 'air-hostess orange' Focus ST on the track.
Ep 4 - The Old Italian Supercars
This week, the challenge is set to try and buy a "decent" mid-engined supercar for under £10,000. Richard drives the Marcos TSO GT2 and there's a race through Lisbon between a car and a mountain bike. Dame Ellen MacArthur is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - The Bugatti and the Plane
James and Richard are once again trying to beat Jeremy in another of their now famous races. This time, the race is on to see who will be the first to get from Alba in northern Italy, to the NatWest Tower in London. James and Richard are in a light aircraft piloted by James, while Jeremy has to make do with a Bugatti Veyron. Former F1 and Indycar World Champion Nigel Mansell gets the chance to set a fast lap in the Liana.
Ep 6 - The NSX on the PlayStation
Richard races the new Mazda MX5, worth £18,000 against a greyhound worth £25,000. Jeremy compares driving a Honda NSX around Laguna Seca in a video game to the real thing. The Austin Healy Sprite and modified Peugeot 306 go head-to-head on the Prescott Hill Climb course to see which is best and there's the Top Gear Awards, where James is awarded the Golden Cock. David Walliams is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Winter Olympics Special
The lads are in Lillehammer for their version of the Winter Olympics. So expect amongst other things: car ice-hockey - with Suzuki Swifts - Jeremy trying to drive the new Jaguar XK around the rink faster than a speed skater and Stig riding a snowmobile down the ski-jump. James and Jeremy compete against each other in a biathlon using an Audi Q7 and a Volvo XC90, with the loser having to eat yellow snow.
There's also a spectacular attempt to send a rocket-powered Mini down the ski-jump.
Ep 1 - Convertible People Carrier
Jeremy tests the Koenigsegg CCX and Stig is doing his best to kill himself in it. James drives the new Honda Civic and Richard is relegated to driving a most embarrassing convertible: the Nissan micra C+C. The Renault Espace is turned into the world's first convertible people carrier by having its roof sawn off.
Ep 2 - Car vs Canoe
The Jaguar XK is driven by Jeremy through the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. He also drove the new Corvette Z06. Richard was in Iceland for a race against a jet-powered kayak - he drove the Tomcat 4x4. In Brighton, Jeremy, James and Richard took over a live drivetime radio programme on BBC Southern Counties Radio and were rubbish at it. Gordon Ramsay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Amphibious Cars
Jeremy, James and Richard each design their own amphibious vehicle and test it on a Stafforshire reservoir. Jeremy has a Toyota Hilux, James a Triumph Herald with a sail and Richard has a Volkswagen camper van painted to resemble a canal boat. The new Lotus Exige S is given the freedom of the Top Gear track and Philip Glenister is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Interior Design
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is tested in Cyprus against of all things, a Red Devil - a member of the R.A.F.'s freefall parachute display team. Jeremy gives the Mercedes S Class a make-over. The new S Class is tested, the BMW Z4M shows what it can do on the Top Gear track as does the Koenigsegg CCX. Ewan McGregor is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Captain Slow Goes Fast
The Toyota Aygo takes on the VW Fox on the football pitch. Jeremy takes the new Citroën C6 racing at Towcester and the Prodrive P2 supercar gets a thrash around the track. Captain Slow is given a lesson in fast driving by Sir Jackie Stewart. Sir Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Top Gear Goes Caravanning
The lads take a caravanning holiday in Dorset. The Stig see how fast you can drive an F1 car indoors. The Mazda 6 MPS, Mondeo ST220 and the Vauxhall Vectra VXR are tested. Brian Cox is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Kit Car Challenge
Family cars feature this week, the Ford S-Max, Vauxhall Zafira VXR and the Mercedes B200 Turbo. The fast exotic car this week is the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. James races two parkour enthusiasts from the city centre of Liverpool to the Liver Building. The lads take on the Stig in a race this week from the factory in London to Knockhill Racing Circuit in Scotland in Caterham 7 kitcars.
Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Vans
Richard, James and Jeremy get behind the wheel of their vans to find out which is the best to drive, the easiest to steal and the fastest. Richard gets to drive the new Noble M15 and the Rolls Royce 101 EX concept car is in the studio. Ray Winstone is the star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Jenson Button also tries his luck around the track in the Liana.
Ep 1 - Roadworks
Top Gear returns with the Jaguar XKR up against the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. After spending so many years zooming along the roads of Britain the lads turn their hands to mending them by trying to do a week's worth of roadworks in 24 hours. Also, the 288mph jet car crash which left Richard fighting for his life in September 2006. Jamie Oliver is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Golf
The lads try to play golf whilst testing the Audi TT, the Alfa Romeo Brera and the Mazda RX-8. James attempts to take the Bugatti Veryron up to its maximum speed of 253 mph/407km/h.Hugh Grant is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - USA Special
In this American special, Jeremy, James and Richard are on a fly-drive holiday with a difference. Instead of hiring a car, each has to buy a car for no more than $1000. Starting in Miami, they travel through Mississippi and Alabama and end their journey in New Orleans.
Ep 4 - Space Shuttle
Another day, another Porsche, but will Jeremy be able to tell the difference between this new 911 Turbo and the old one? He also drives the Brabus S Biturbo Mercedes SL. James and Richard try to turn a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle. Simon Pegg is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Tractors
Top Gear presents to you the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. In an attempt to find an alternative source of fuel Top Gear goes green. Also this week, Jeremy makes a public information film. To the absolute delight of Jeremy, Kristin Scott Thomas is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Stretch Limos
A stretch limo, why hire one when you can make your own? Step forward the Top Gear boys who do just that. On the track, two Ford Mustangs. Have the Americans finally built a car that deserves more than pointing and giggling from smug Europeans? Billie Piper is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - The Best Driving Roads in Europe
To celebrate 30 years of the Golf GTI, Volkswagen presents the 640bhp Golf GTI W12. A road trip to find to best driving roads in Europe sees the boys driving some serious automotive exotica. Dame Helen Mirren is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Crossing the Channel
James, Richard and Jeremy attempt to cross the Channel to France in their amphibious vehicles from series 8. Jeremy drives the rather sexy Audi R8 on the track, while Richard prefers the Porsche Carrera 2S. Jools Holland is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Typhoon Jet Fighter
Richard takes on a Typhoon jet fighter in a Bugatti Veyron. In the studio the self-parking Lexus LS600h and the new Lamborghini Reventon. James drives the new Rolls Royce convertible and Jeremy gets to play with the new Ferrari 599 Fiorano. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Botswana Special
The boys travel to Africa with a mission: they must each buy a car – but not a 4x4 – for no more than £1,500. They must then drive the cars they buy across fairly unforgiving terrain in Botswana. Also, Stig’s African cousin makes an appearance.
Ep 5 - Fastest Way Across London
The guys race each other using a bike, a boat and a car, to find the fastest way across London. The Stig drives the Caparo T1 in an attempt to beat the long-standing fastest time set by the Koenigsegg. Richard regains the will to live by racing an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster against a man with rockets strapped to his back. Simon Cowell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Motorhome Racing
Jeremy compares the AMG Mercedes E Class estate with the BMW M5 Touring. Richard and James try their hands at Motorhome Racing. Jeremy has a £750,000 motor home called the Performance which comes with its own car, a Wiesman MF3. Stig tests the Honda Civic Type R and James drives the Alfa Romeo 159. Lawrence Dallaglio is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - The British Leyland Cars
To celebrate 40 years of British Leyland, Jeremy, James and Richard find three cars made by B.L. that weren't that bad after all. There's a look at some beach buggies and for people who like cars - the new Aston Martin DBS. Jennifer Saunders is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Vauxhall VXR8
Richard drives Renault's 2006 F1 car around Silverstone. The Vauxhall VXR8 is tested on the track and there's a BMW which can drive itself.
James Blunt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Oh, there's some bloke called Lewis Hamilton, too.
Ep 9 - The 24-Hour Race
Jeremy, James and Richard take part in Britcar 24, a 24-endurance race at Silverstone. James travels to Budapest to race the new Fiat 500 against boys on BMXs and Stig takes the Ascari A10 around the Top Gear track for a Power Lap. Keith Allen is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 10 - 3 Cars in Spain
Jeremy James and Richard take three cars to Spain: the new BMW M3, Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS4. James drives the new Jaguar XF; Richard looks at beach buggies and Jeremy turns a G-Wiz into a radio-controlled car. David Tennant is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - Police Cars
The boys are each given £1,000 to buy a police car which will then be used in a dramatic chase. And they most likely will get dented. Jeremy starts the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. James introduces a new member to the Top Gear team. Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr are the Star(s) in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Cool Wall
Jeremy falls in love with the Mercedes CLK Black. Richard races the Audi RS6 Avant against skiers in the Alps and Top Gear Stuntman attempts to recreate a famous stunt from a James Bond film in a MG Maestro. On the track, the Mitsubishi Evo X and Subaru Impreza STi go head-to-head. Rising from the ashes like a phoenix, the Cool Wall returns.
Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Firth are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Proper Petrolhead
Are you a 'proper petrolhead'? The gospel according to Clarkson says you are not if you haven't owned an Alfa Romeo. So this week the lads are each given £1,000 to buy an Alfa Romeo, which will then be put through a series of challenges. The Bentley Brooklands gets the Clarkson treatment on the track and James Corden and Rob Brydon are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Bullet Train
In Japan, Jeremy is driving the Nissan GT R, while James and Richard travel on Japan's famous Shinkansen, or Bullet train. On the Top Gear track, the Alfa Romeo 8C is driven by Jeremy and the Stig.
Fiona Bruce and Kate Silverton are the Star(s)in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Fox Hunting
A new Ford Mondeo or a used luxury car of yesteryear? Jeremy and James demonstrate which is the wisest choice. Jeremy drives the Nissan GT-R - again, around Japan's Fuji circuit. Stig drives the GT-R around the Top Gear track. Richard indulges in a spot of fox hunting - Top Gear style. Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis are the Star(s) in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Sumo
It's an epic age-old rivalry: Britain versus Germany - but this time it's serious. Germany's equivalent of Top Gear - D Motor - is up against dear old Blighty's magnificent original in a series of challenges.
Richard drives a new Mazda concept car and James chauffeurs two sumo wrestlers in a rather odd Japanese car.
Ep 1 - Lorries
Jeremy, Richard and James buy second-hand lorries and set about discovering how easy it is to become an HGV driver. The Porsche 911 and Lamborghini Gallardo are also tested, and Michael Parkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Muscle Cars
Jeremy, Richard and James travel to the US to take a road trip from San Francisco to the heart of Utah in three new-generation muscle cars, hoping this time to avoid a mob of angry locals pelting them with rocks. The Fiat 500 Abarth gets a test drive and Will Young is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Second-Hand Sports Saloon
Clarkson, Hammond and James take on the challenge of making an ordinary second-hand car lap the test track as fast as a brand-new, purpose-built sports saloon. James enlists the help of F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen in a quest to discover why the Finns are such good racing drivers. Richard hammers around the track in the outlandish Veritas sports car. Mark Wahlberg is the Hollywood Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Economy Run
Jeremy, Richard and James are challenged to drive from the heart of Switzerland to the north-western coast of England on just one tank of fuel, with the winner switching on the Blackpool illuminations. James also power tests the Pagani Zonda F Roadster, and the Stig sets a lap time in the Bugatti Veyron. Grand Designs presenter Harry Enfield is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - 40th Birthday Ferrari Daytona
Richard celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Ferrari Daytona by taking one back to its spiritual home - the Italian Riviera - before trying to beat James and a powerboat in a race from Portofino to St Tropez. Jeremy tests the new BMW M3 saloon and compares it with the Lexus IS-F. Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Communist Cars
Jeremy asks whether the Eastern bloc countries ever made a good car, and Richard assesses the performance of new German sports model the Veritas. The latest Ford Fiesta is also put through its paces in a stringent road test, and London mayor Boris Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Tesla Roadster
James visits California to learn about the hydrogen-fuelled Honda Clarity, and Jeremy assesses the performance of Tesla's battery-powered supercar the Roadster. Richard looks back over 50 years of British touring car racing, and singer Tom Jones is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - Vietnam Special
Arriving in Vietnam, James, Richard and James have to travel the entire length of the country in just eight days. But first they have to buy some suitable transport for the trip, and despite having several million Dong in their pockets, this proves to be rather more difficult than they expected, especially in one of the most expensive car markets in the world.
Ep 1 - Train, Jaguar, and Motorbike Race
A race from London and Edinburgh using three different modes of transport. Jeremy will take the Tornado, a modern steam train; James drives the exquisite Jaguar XK120 and Richard rides the Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. Finally the Stig is revealed (or is he?)
Ep 2 - The Perfect Car for a 17 Year-old
Jeremy, James and Richard attempt to find the perfect car for a 17 year-old. Normal service resumes in Abu Dhabi with Richard, a Lamborghini Murcielago SV and a race between a Bugatti Veyron and a McLaren F1. Stephen Fry is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Sensibly Priced Small Cars
Jeremy, Richard and James confront the credit crunch as they attempt to find three sensibly priced small cars that won't make you miserable. James meets American stunt driving legend Ken Block, Jeremy tests the mildly insane Mercedes SL Black, and Michael McIntyre is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Race Against a Stamp
Jeremy is on the run from the British Army, who undoubtedly want to shoot him with an array of ordnance. James and Richard race the Porsche Panamera against the Royal Mail, to see which can travel the length of Britain most quickly. Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Usain Bolt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - A Budget Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe
A budget of £1,500, a rear-wheel drive coupe and some French ice. Jeremy drives the new 500bhp Jaguar XFR. Sienna Miller is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Budget Auction
Jeremy, James and Richard are each given a budget of £3,000 to buy at auction, a car built before 1982. They then drive to Majorca to take part in a classic car rally. AC/DC's Brian Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Volkswagen Advertisement
Jeremy and James attempt to create an advertisement for Volkswagen without falling out with each other. Richard tries to pursuade people that the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst is an alternative to German sports saloons. Jay Leno is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - Grand Tour of Romania
Jeremy, Richard and James take an Aston DBS Volante, a Ferrari California, and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to Romania in search of an obscure stretch of tarmac that some hardcore drivers claim is nothing less than the greatest road in the world. James compares two powerful limos, the BMW 760i and Mercedes S63 AMG. The star in a reasonably priced car is Eric Bana.
Ep 2 - Electric Ambitious
The boys' propensity to be ambitious but rubbish, means the possibility of electrocution looms large this week, as Jeremy, James and Richard attempt to build their own electric car. On the track, the American Corvette ZR1 tries its best to compete with the German Audi R8 V10. Michael Sheen is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - The Greatest Number of Great Cars
This week, the boys try to identify which car manufacturer has made the greatest number of great cars. A decision which will surely be reached, with much arguing and shouting. James takes a caravan to a camp site, but chooses not to clog up the roads for proper motorists whilst doing so and Jeremy drives a replica of a classic rally car on the track. Chris Evans is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - High-Performance Off-Roaders
Jeremy puts the Renault Sport Twingo 133 through a stringent examination in Belfast with a helping hand from actor Ross Kemp. Richard samples the delights of airport vehicle racing, Guy Ritchie is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and there is also a group test of the latest high-performance off-roaders from BMW, Audi and Range Rover.
Ep 5 - More Popular Than Traditional Art
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to prove that cars can be art by taking over an entire modern art gallery in Middlesbrough and filling it with motoring-related works, including some remarkable creations of their own. In their quest to prove that cars can be more popular than traditional art, the presenters set themselves the challenge of attracting more visitors to their exhibition than will visit a more traditional gallery over the same period, a task that forces them to engage in some unusual promotional activities.
Also on the show, Jeremy is on the test track in a new British supercar, the sensationally fast and sensationally expensive Noble M600.
Ep 6 - Bolivia Special
Jeremy, Richard and James are dropped deep in the Bolivian rainforest armed only with three shabby 4x4s which they bought untested over the internet from local small ads for a maximum of 3500 pounds each. They attempt to drive them from the heart of Bolivia to the coast of Chile, encountering local drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the terrifying sheer drops of the infamous Death Road along the way.
Ep 7 - Most Expensive Road Tests
Jeremy Clarkson makes a film about the BMW X6 and ends up conducting one of the most expensive road tests in Top Gear history. James May drives the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR, accompanied by Margaret Calvert, the designer of Britain's road signs and Richard Hammond tests the 340,000 pound Lexus supercar on the Top Gear track. The star in a Reasonably Priced Car is blues musician Seasick Steve.
Ep 1 - Icelandic Volcano
Jeremy wonders why there aren't more three-wheeled cars and investigates further with a closer look at the Reliant Robin. James drives the Toyota Hilux pickup up an active volcano in Iceland; and The Stig rips up the track in the new Bentley Continental Supersports.
Ep 2 - Cheap Sports Saloons
With a budget of £5,000 each, the boys buy cars which are at home on the track and suitable to do the family shopping. James tests the Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the Boxster Spyder. Alistair Campbell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Four-Door Supercars
Jeremy, James and Richard drive the Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Quattroporte; four-seater cars from manufacturers more famous for their two-door cars. Richard drives the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Mercedes E63 AMG. F1 driver Rubens Barrichello tries his luck in the Reasonably Priced Car and Rupert Grint is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Motor Homes
The team attempt to build some interesting motor homes before setting off for a Bank Holiday weekend in the West Country to see how what that they have created holds up. Jeremy test drives the new Audi R8 V10 Spyder and the latest version of Porsche's enduring 911 Turbo cabriolet to see how they compare.
Ep 5 - Why Ayrton Senna Was The Best
Richard takes the Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 to Sweden for a race against some snowmobilers. James travels to Germany where he attempts to break his personal speed record in a brand-new version of the Bugatti Veyron. Jeremy Clarkson looks at the reasons why Ayrton Senna is considered the best driver of his generation.
Ep 6 - Old British Roadsters
The team purchase old British roadsters from Jensen-Healey, Lotus, and TVR and they then take a wistful journey through the remnants of this country's sports-car industry, beginning in Norfolk and ending in Blackpool. Jeremy test drives the new Ferrari 458 Italia. Jeff Goldblum is the star in the new Reasonably Priced Car this week.
Ep 1 - Yeti Road Test
The Ariel Atom, with a V8 engine, 900 bhp per tonne and a 0 - 60mph time under 2.3 seconds, is driven on the track by... James. Will it reach 60mph? Richard plays with a Porsche - again. This time, the new 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, which he races against a VW Beetle. A race with a Top Gear twist... Jeremy drives a practical car that you can afford - the Skoda Yeti. And puts it through some rather unusual tests. John Bishop is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - The Motoring Ashes
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go head-to-head against their opposite numbers from Australian Top Gear in a car-based version of The Ashes. With disciplines including rallying, drifting and an Aussie version of double-decker car racing it's an all-out grudge match that will almost certainly end in tears. Also in the show, Jeremy is on the test track in Ferrari's new 599 GTO and Boris Becker is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Big Albanian Road Trip
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes S65 AMG. Back on home soil, Jeremy is out on the track in a trio of high-powered hatchbacks, the Ford Focus RS500, the Prodrive Impreza CS400 and the one-off Volvo C30 PPC, whilst Jonathan Ross is the star in the reasonably priced car.
Ep 4 - Cheap Second-Hand Convertibles
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to buy second hand convertibles and discover some of the unusual pitfalls to watch out for when picking up a used car bargain. Also, Jeremy is on the test track in the insanely powerful Pagani Zonda R. Meanwhile, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are the stars in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Snowbine Harvester
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to end the chaos and misery that snowfall brings to Britain every year using a combine harvester, some basic engineering skills and a quick trip to Norway. Also, Jeremy is on the test track in the new Audi RS5 and the latest BMW M3. Meanwhile, Amber Heard is the guest in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - 80s Supercar Nirvana
Richard finally gets to drive his childhood supercar heroes, Jeremy races the new Jaguar XJ against the sun, James tests NASA's latest space exploration vehicle, and former deputy prime minister John Prescott hits the track.
Ep 1 - E-Type 50th Anniversary
Jeremy drives a modern day interpretation of the E-type Jaguar as it celebrates its 50th birthday. Richard travels to South Africa where he test drives a larger, rugged alternative to the Hummer. James, with the help of Olympic athlete Amy Williams, takes a look at the latest Mini rally car.
Alice Cooper as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car
Ep 2 - Hot Hatchbacks In Italy
The team travel to Italy to test high-performance hatchbacks. Jeremy Clarkson is in the Citroen DS3 Racing, Richard Hammond is in the Fiat 500C Abarth and James May is in the Renaultsport Clio 200 Cup as they navigate their way round baffling Italian towns and take part in a scavenger hunt.
Ep 3 - Cheapest Car in the UK
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond find second-hand bargains for the price of Britain's cheapest brand new car, the Nissan Pixo. James May is in Nevada to test the toughness of the Range Rover Evoque and chauffeuring a megastar through Las Vegas. Also, the McLaren MP4-12C is compared with its rival, the Ferrari 458.
Ep 4 - The TG V12 Express
The presenters manage to finally find a good use for caravans after they try to make train travel cost less, faster and more interesting. Rowan Atkinson is the celebrity behind the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car this week. Jeremy gets the chance to test drive the Jaguar XKR-S and the updated Nissan GT-R to compare the two cars.
Ep 5 - The Interceptors
Jeremy Clarkson tries out the new Lotus T125, and an updated version of the classic Jensen Interceptor. Also, the team employs all manner of second-hand military equipment to knock down a row of derelict houses, aiming to complete the job in less time than a team of demolition experts.
Ep 6 - Sensible Electric Car Test
Jeremy Clarkson and James May set out for the seaside in a pair of electric cars, the Nissan Leaf and the Peugeot iOn, stopping off in Lincoln along the way. Richard Hammond meets an extraordinary rally team in which everyone is an amputee with a military background, and finally the new Lamborghini Aventador is taken out on the track.
Ep 1 - Italian Supercar Shootout
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Italy for a supercar shootout featuring the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Noble M600.
Their trip starts at the incredible Nardo test track, a facility so massive it is visible from space, before heading north for a nerve wracking drive around the centre of Rome. The journey concludes at the legendary Imola circuit, a track challenging enough to have embarrassed many an F1 driver, with a timed challenge against the incredible skills of the Stig.
Back in the studio, the presenters look forward to some car highlights of 2012 and another top celebrity guest takes the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Top Gear Goes to China
Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to Beijing for a look at China's ever-expanding car industry and a violent encounter with The Stig's Chinese cousin. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Texas to immerse himself in the surprisingly interesting world of NASCAR racing. Plus, the Mercedes SLS Roadster makes an enormous amount of noise and smoke on the test track, and Matt Le Blanc is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Filming a Climactic Car Chase
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are on location with the forthcoming Sweeney movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase. Clarkson uses his expertise to choreograph the stunt driving whilst Hammond directs the movie's lead actors, Ray Winstone and Plan B, and organises an explosive finale. Meanwhile, back at the test track James May casts a suspicious eye over the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring and gives his verdict on the brand new Fiat Panda. Plus, Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Off-Road Mobility Scooters
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on an ambitious project to build mobility scooters that can tackle the wilds of the British countryside. Meanwhile, the Ferrari FF and Bentley Continental V8 are put through their paces at a unique test track on the edge of the Arctic Circle, whilst James is in Florida where he tests the Fisker Karma and meets up with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. Hollywood star Michael Fassbender is the star in the reasonably priced car.
Ep 5 - Saab Tribute
Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky and recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab. Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda and Jeremy smokes around the track in the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale and the tyre shredding Mercedes C63 Black. Current Doctor Who Matt Smith is the star in the reasonably priced car.
Ep 6 - Three Stripped Out Track Cars at Donington
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped out track cars - the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500. Back at the Top Gear airfield, Jeremy recreates the battle of Britain in an insane aero-engined Bentley and a flame spitting retro BMW. Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - Motor Racing for Less than it Costs to Play Golf
The team sees if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard takes the new BMW M5 on the Top Gear test track. Rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the reasonably priced cars.
Ep 1 - World's Smallest Car
Jeremy builds the world's smallest car and pitches it to the Dragons' Den. James takes the Bentley Continental GT Speed on a rally race. Richard drives the new Pagani Huayra hypercar. Homeland star Damian Lewis goes for a spin in the Reasonably Priced Car,
Ep 2 - Western USA Road Trip
Epic road trip across the western side of the United States in three front-engined super cars. Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Wembley to Milan
The Team pit a Shelby Mustang against the pan-European rail network in a race from Wembley to the San Siro stadium in Milan, Jeremy slithers about the test track in the new Toyota GT86 coupe. Amy MacDonald is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Cee'd Rugby
Jeremy subjects the new Kia Cee'd to a decidedly unusual road test. Richard nervously road test the Mastretta sports car in Mexico. A trio of hot hatchbacks tear it up on the test track. Lewis Hamilton is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Vehicle for the Elderly
Jeremy and Richard design a vehicle for the elderly, James assesses the new Range Rover around London and then faces the ultimate challenge against an autonomous military machine in Nevada. James McAvoy drives the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Africa Special (1)
The lads are in Africa to find the definitive source of the Nile by traveling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity, and three ageing estate cars.
Ep 7 - Africa Special (2)
In the second part of the Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue their epic African odyssey. Having survived insane traffic, lethal mudslides and some distinctly dubious map reading, the trio and their ailing estate cars reach the climax of their quest to find the definitive source of the Nile.
Ep 1 - New Zealand Yacht Race
The motoring magazine returns with the action kicking off in New Zealand, as Jeremy Clarkson and James May race a car against a boat in a nail-biting battle up the beautiful coastline to the very tip of the North Island. The boat is a state-of-the-art America's Cup yacht, while the car is of a type many are familiar with yet have never before seen on Top Gear.
Meanwhile, back in the UK, Richard Hammond attempts to find a hot hatch hero from a trio of newcomers, the Renaultsport Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, and a cavalcade of top stars assemble at the track to welcome a brand new Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - World's Best Taxi
Jeremy Clarkson tests the sensational 730 horsepower Ferrari F12 in the wide open spaces of Scotland, Richard Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport to find the world's best taxi, and James May pays tribute to BBC Television Centre using a motorcyclist and a pair of parkour runners. Meanwhile, the extraordinary BAC Mono is put to the test on the track and movie director Ron Howard is the star in the brand new Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Budget Supercar Convertibles
The three motoring enthusiasts head to Spain on a mission to help its struggling economy - but the convertible supercars they take are very expensive and anything but discreet. With Jeremy Clarkson in a McLaren MP4-12C, Richard Hammond driving a Ferrari 458 and James May behind the wheel of an Audi R8 V10, the trio encounter mountain passes, empty towns and an abandoned airport before creating their own street circuit in a deserted Madrid development. Plus, Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch sets a lap time in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - Hovervan
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May bring relief to flood-stricken areas of Britain by building a car that can turn into a hovercraft. After a bumpy start, the presenters demonstrate the brilliance of their creation with an eventful journey down the River Avon. Also in this show, Jeremy is on the track in the insane Mercedes SLS Black and the 739 horsepower SLS Electric, while Hollywood star Hugh Jackman is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 5 - Lamborghinis and Caravaning
Jeremy Clarkson and James May investigate an increasingly popular type of tall hatchback often referred to as a 'crossover'. After deducing that these cars are designed entirely to appeal to caravanners, the pair pick examples from Mazda and Volkswagen then use them to spend a couple of days living like the kind of person who would buy one. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Italy driving a pair of Lamborghinis, the sensational Aventador Roadster and a 2 million pound, 570 horsepower riot of carbon fibre and space age styling called the Sesto Elemento. Plus, James May is at the test track to drive a modern recreation of the classic Porsche 911 and Aerosmith legend Steven Tyler is the rock star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Jaguar F-Type
Jeremy Clarkson drives the new Jaguar F-type sports car on some of Britain's finest roads, James May takes the New Bus for London for a nice day out in the country, and Richard Hammond tests the new Range Rover Sport off-road, on track and in its most natural habitat, the lanes of Cheshire. Inspired by these machines, the presenters meet up for an epic celebration of all that is great about Britain's motor industry, culminating in a grand finale in front of Buckingham Palace. Mark Webber is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 1 - Retro Hot Hatches
The team attempt to prove that the hot hatchbacks of their youth were better than their modern equivalents by buying ‘classic’ examples of the breed and completing a series of challenges. After tackling a tricky hill course, they arrive at an army training ground in Wales where their ageing cars must evade the heavily armed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 2 - Alfa 4C vs. Quadski
Richard Hammond is on the shores of Lake Como testing the exciting new Alfa Romeo car against Jeremy Clarkson, who’ll be riding a quad bike. Meanwhile, James May is at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan looking at the incredible efforts behind the army's largest vehicle redeployment since the Second World War. Finally, Thor actor Tom Hiddleston is on the track as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Ukraine Road Trip
With Clarkson in a Volkswagen Up, Hammond in a Ford Fiesta and May in a Dacia Sandero, the trio embark on a long road trip to the Ukraine. When the hosts arrive in Kiev, they receive a truly fearsome challenge: to complete their journey by driving through Chernobyl. Also, Jeremy Clarkson is testing the Zenvo ST, a Danish supercar with 1086 horsepower. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car welcomes back singer James Blunt, who attempts to beat his own lap time out on the track.
Ep 4 - Hammond vs. 6 by 6
Jeremy Clarkson is in Italy to celebrate the return of the bespoke Alfa Romeo 8C. Richard Hammond is in the dunes of Abu Dhabi to drive a new six wheeled machine from Mercedes Benz – the G63 6x6 – which was originally developed for the Australian military but, with the addition of some chrome trim and leather seats, is now available civilians willing to spend over half a million dollars! Meanwhile, James May makes a rare visit to the test track to try out two new models from British sports car maker Caterham, and comedian Jack Whitehall is the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.’
Ep 5 - M135i vs. GTI
Richard Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to drive a new hybrid sports car from Porsche, the 918, and test to see if it has what it takes to beat McLaren's hybrid hypercar, the P1. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are tasked with shooting and presenting a safe cycling public information film to an expert panel featuring Olympic gold medal-winning cycling legend Chris Boardman. Finally, Need for Speed and Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul, is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.'
Ep 6 - Burma Special (1)
In the first of the all-new two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. However, in order to do so, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners for over 40 years: Burma. The trio must make this trip in three trucks that have been bought for a limited budget. Unsurprisingly, they are not quite as the presenters might have hoped or expected…What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction, and the constant bickering between the three hosts.
Ep 7 - Burma Special (2)
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - building a bridge over River Kwai in Thailand. Having climbed mountains and endured a Burmese trucker stop, they must now venture into the Shan state, an area rife with civil war and normally closed to Western TV crews.
Ep 1 - Race Across St. Petersburg
The world's biggest car programme returns for an explosive and extra-long run of brand new programmes. In this first episode of the series, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia for an incredible race across the vast and very beautiful urban landscape of St Petersburg. May defends the honour of the car in a very small Renault, Hammond tries to prove that pedaling is faster by saddling up a bicycle, whilst Clarkson attempts to demonstrate that water is the quickest way across town, especially if you're in a hovercraft. To make matters more complicated, all three presenters are racing not only each other but also The Stig, who is silently making his way towards the finish line on public transport.
Also in this episode, Richard Hammond is at the test track to find out if the dramatic new Lamborghini Huracan is as flamboyant and fun as an Italian supercar should be.
Plus, celebrity guest Ed Sheeran tests his steely eyed driving skills as the star in the Reasona
Ep 2 - Australian Road Trip
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a grand road trip across Australia's Northern Territory.
Tasked with picking a fast, luxurious GT for the trip, Clarkson chooses a BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Hammond a Bentley Continental GT V8 and May a Nissan GT-R, as the trio set out on an adventure that takes in crocodile-infested rivers, a race around a vast open-cast mine, an encounter with the world's longest lorries and the majestic scenery of one of the world's least-inhabited landscapes. Their dusty endeavour concludes with an unusual challenge involving a farm, their cars and 4,000 cows.
Also in this episode, Hollywood legend Kiefer Sutherland is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 3 - Homemade Ambulance
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to improve the ambulance. F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 4 - M3 vs. i8
Jeremy Clarkson tests the new BMW M3 at the track before switching to another BMW, the space-age, hybrid powered i8, for a revealing trip up the A1 to Whitby. When he gets there, and fuelled by a portion of fish and chips, Clarkson must decide which of the two he would rather take for the drive home.
Also in this programme, Richard Hammond marks the imminent demise of the legendary Land Rover Defender with a heart stopping attempt to drive one straight up the side of a dam.
Meanwhile, James May makes a rare trip to the Top Gear track to test the brand new, 500 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT.
The stars in the Reasonably Priced Car are actress Margot Robbie and Hollywood superstar Will Smith.
Ep 5 - History of Peugeot
Jeremy Clarkson and James May encounter artillery shells, corsets and classic hot hatchbacks as they take a nostalgic look at one of the world's most interesting and varied companies - Peugeot.
Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is at the test track to compare the crisp precision engineering of the new Porsche Cayman GTS with the thunderous all-American muscle of the latest Chevrolet Corvette.
Also in this show, James tests the sensational 950-horsepower LaFerrari hypercar hybrid on glorious Italian roads, and singer Olly Murs is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 6 - Lexus RC F Coupe
Richard Hammond is dropped into the remote, frozen wastes of Canada to test a watch with a built-in emergency beacon. Normally, activating the device would summon a vast international rescue crew, but in Hammond's case, the distress signal is sent directly to Jeremy Clarkson and James May who are disorganised, disinterested and very many miles away. Eventually, the pair get their hands on two machines they believe are suitable for the job and set off on an epic adventure to find their colleague.
Also in this show, Clarkson is on the track in the new 471-horsepower Lexus RC F coupe whilst star of The Fall and The X-Files Gillian Anderson tries her hand in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 7 - World Rallycross
James May is taken far outside his comfort zone as he straps into an insanely fast, highly tuned, 600-horsepower hatchback and is thrown into the lion's den of World Rallycross racing with Top Gear USA host and professional driver Tanner Foust teaming up with him. As well as trying to fend off a pack of top-flight professional drivers, May's life is made harder by his support crew, the distinctively unsupportive Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
Also in this show, Clarkson is at the track in the latest Jaguar F-type R and a sensational, modernised E-type called the Eagle Low Drag GT, while Hammond is in Spain to test the brand new version of the legendary Mazda MX-5.
Finally, Brit Pack acting star Nicholas Hoult tries his hand in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Ep 8 - The Big Send Off Special
This episode of Top Gear features two films that were shot for the last series. In the first film, Jeremy, Richard and James immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the traditional classic car enthusiast. Armed with affordable classics including a Fiat 124 Spyder, a Peugeot 304 Cabriolet and an MGB GT, the trio set off on an adventure that includes brown beer, breakdowns and a hair-raising classic car show.
In the second film, Clarkson, Hammond and May try to become lifestyle leisure enthusiasts with the help of some incredibly cheap lifestyle leisure vehicles. Restricted to a maximum budget of £250, the trio buy three massive mileage SUVs - a Vauxhall Frontera, a Jeep Cherokee and a Mitsubishi Shogun - and then embark on a series of action-packed challenges that include battling with the Stig's 'Leisure Activity Cousin' and a race with terrifying consequences for the loser.
Ep 1 - Episode 1
In the first show of the new series, Chris Evans takes the Dodge Viper ACR to the home of Top Gun in Nevada, to battle Sabine Schmitz in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Matt LeBlanc tackles wildest Morocco in Somerset's finest off-roader, the Ariel Nomad.
Back on British soil, Evans and LeBlanc take a rather soggy road trip to Blackpool in a pair of roofless Reliant three-wheelers, whereupon they are tasked with defending the honour of their nations in a series of gruelling UK-versus-USA challenges.
Back in the studio, this week's celebrity guests are Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg and Gordon Ramsey.
Ep 2 - Episode 2
Join Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and the Stig as the world's most popular motoring show returns.
This week, Matt, Chris and Eddie Jordan take music stars Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah on the ultimate SUV test in wildest South Africa.
Back at the track, Formula One superstar Jenson Button gives Chris a ride in the McLaren 675LT, while actor Damian Lewis is this week's Star in a Rallycross Car.
Ep 3 - Episode 3
The latest instalment of the world's biggest motoring show sees Chris Evans struggling to keep his lunch down as he rides with Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8.
Elsewhere, Rory Reid tests the new Ford Focus RS, Chris Harris attempts to tame Ferrari's savage F12 TDF and Matt LeBlanc gets a whistle-stop tour of London in Ken Block's fearsome 'Hoonicorn'.
Boxer Anthony Joshua and comedian Kevin Hart are this week's Stars in a Rally Cross Car.
Ep 4 - Episode 4
This series of the world's biggest motoring show continues as Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Sabine Schmitz buy cheap second-hand cars and head for Venice. The aim? To prove road travel can be more luxurious than taking the train.
Elsewhere, Rory Reid heads to New York to sample the all-electric Tesla Model X, while Chris Harris dons his race helmet to drive the most powerful Aston Martin of all time - the fearsome Vulcan. Bear Grylls and Brian Cox are this week's Stars in a Rally Cross Car.
Ep 5 - Episode 5
This week, Chris Harris is with the new BMW M2, Rory Reid retraces a historic journey against the clock, delivering the Jaguar F-type SVR to the Geneva Motor Show, and Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc head to Dingle to see whether the new Rolls Royce Dawn can out-class its ancestor, a 1976 Cornishe.
The Stars going head to head in the Rallycross Car are Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood.
Ep 6 - Episode 6
Matt LeBlanc gets his hands on the new Porsche 911 R whilst Chris Harris puts Honda's reimagined NSX through its paces. Chris Evans discovers old-fashioned charm in the somehow new MGB Roadster, as Rory Reid heads to Scotland with the first ever right-hand-drive Ford Mustang. Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and Man Down funny man Greg Davies are tonight's Stars in a Rallycross Car, plus a treat for the whole team, including Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan.
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Ep 1 - Episode 1
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th series of Top Gear. This week features the astonishing, ultra-exclusive Ferrari FXXK, tested to the max by Chris Harris at the Daytona circuit in Florida. Matt, Chris and Rory then race across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: a Mercedes saloon, a Volvo estate and a London taxi, all of which have done at least 480,000 miles, the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back. Actor James McAvoy guest stars in the studio and on the famous Top Gear test track.
Ep 2 - Episode 2
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris embark on an all-season US road trip in the latest convertible supercars from Lamborghini and Porsche, journeying from broiling desert to snowy mountain. Back at the test track, Rory Reid sets the toughest of driving challenges for Chris and the Alfa Romeo Giulia, while actor David Tennant takes a spin in the new Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 3 - Episode 3
Matt LeBlanc's review of the Aston Martin DB11 is thwarted by Chris Harris and a very evil Mercedes. Elsewhere, Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz go supercar-hunting on Germany's fearsome Nurburgring race circuit with the help of the VW Golf Clubsport S, while actress Tamsin Greig takes to the Top Gear track in the new Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 4 - Episode 4
Chris Harris and the £2m Bugatti Chiron attempt to cross the Arabian peninsula faster than Matt LeBlanc and a roster of money-no-object transport solutions.
Back in Britain, Rory Reid constructs a life-size arcade game to test the Renault Twingo GT and its city car rivals, while rap star Tinie Tempah tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Toyota GT86.
Ep 5 - Episode 5
Matt LeBlanc is the first to test America's explosive new supercar, the Ford GT. Presenters Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz go head to head in one of motorsport's toughest events - a buggy race across the wild Californian desert.
Ep 6 - Episode 6
Chris Harris and Rory Reid take a road trip across Cuba in a pair of second-hand sports cars, Matt LeBlanc test drives the Mercedes-AMG GT R supercar, and Ross Noble takes to the track as this week's Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 7 - Episode 7
Matt LeBlanc drives an eight-wheeled rescue vehicle from Russia, Rory Reid turns the world's ugliest car into a luxury yacht and Chris Harris reviews the new Porsche Cayman. Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay is the studio guest.
Ep 1 - Episode 1
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid take a motorsports road trip across America's Wild West, putting the latest V8 sports cars from McLaren, Jaguar and Ford through their paces. Back on the track, Rob Brydon is the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 2 - Episode 2
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head into the Californian woods to test off-road toys and hunt for Big Foot. Rory Reid invents the sport of reverse camera racing, while Chris tests the new McLaren 720S. Lee Mack is this week's studio guest.
Ep 3 - Episode 3
There is a Japanese flavour to this week's show, as Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris buy second-hand sports cars at auction for a big road trip across Honshu, while Rory has one night to discover the weirdest car culture Tokyo has to offer. Out on track, Chris compares the Honda Civic Type R and Lexus LC500.
Ep 4 - Episode 4
Matt LeBlanc tests the world's fastest-accelerating car, with a little help from NASA. Chris Harris pens a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV, while Rory Reid samples some exciting cars from South Korea. Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne are the studio guests.
Ep 5 - Episode 5
Matt LeBlanc test drives the aptly named Ferrari 812 Superfast, while he and Chris Harris come up with a plan to speed up Britain's roads and farming. Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) drops in to the studio, while Rory Reid takes a trip to the US in search of a muscle car that is illegal to drive in Europe.
Ep 6 - Episode 6
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid test drive the latest SUVs through the medium of horse trialling, and are joined in the studio by Jason Manford. Plus, Chris takes an explosive drive in the new Alpine A110. Last in the series.
Ep 1 - Episode 1
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris head to Norway in the latest estate cars from Porsche and Ferrari, while Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz aim to create Britain’s newest mountain with the help of a tiny Suzuki. James Marsden is the studio guest.
Ep 2 - Episode 2
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris take a road trip across Sri Lanka in a pair of tiny tuk-tuks. Back at the track, Chris also tests out the latest super-saloons from BMW and Mercedes, while Professor Green sets a lap as this week's Star in a Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 3 - Episode 3
Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris review the new Bentley Continental GT, while Chris also attempts to tame the scariest Porsche 911 of all time. Rory Reid test drives the new Renault Megane hot hatch, and Gregory Porter joins the team in the studio.
Ep 4 - Episode 4
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid buy three used luxury limousines from Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Mercedes for the price of the cheapest new car in Britain. The glamorous cars are then put through their paces in a gruelling six-hour endurance challenge at Silverstone. Plus, Countryfile's Matt Baker drops in to the studio.
Ep 5 - Episode 5
Matt LeBlanc samples the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage on track, while Rory Reid tests the self-proclaimed ‘best car in the world’, the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Chris Harris explains why a Ford Fiesta is better than a Lamborghini. Stephen Mangan is the studio guest.
Ep 1 - Ethiopian Adventure in First Cars
Everyone remembers their first car, no matter how rubbish. The new-found independence. The glorious freedom. The terrible brakes. The terrible smells. Keen to delve into the new presenting team’s motoring history, the producers told Paddy, Freddie and Chris to each go out and buy a fine example of their own first car, for just four thousand pounds. And, if a fine example of their own first car didn’t exist for just four thousand pounds, to buy a less-than-fine example that hopefully worked at least a bit.
Purchases secured, the presenters were told to report for a trip down Memory Lane in quite frankly the only logical place to test a trio of battered first cars: Ethiopia. The birthplace of humankind. A land of vast mountains, jaw-dropping world heritage sites, and the Danakil Depression, the hottest year-round place on Earth…
Ep 2 - Building Budget Battery Powered Sports Cars
Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness present an electric cars special, each taking up the challenge of constructing a battery-powered sports car on a budget. Plus, Chris takes the Tesla Model 3 for a spin on the test track. Plus, Danny Boyle and Himesh Patel, director and star of fantasy comedy Yesterday, drop into the studio.
Ep 3 - Cheap Ultimate Family Car
Chris, Freddie and Paddy set out to turn an old hearse into the ultimate family car. On the track, Chris gets to grips with the lightweight Dallara Stradale, while Zara and Mike Tindall go head to head in the Reasonably Fast Car.
Ep 4 - Rare Cheap Cars across Borneo
Paddy and Freddie head to Borneo for a jungle adventure with the Gurkhas in a pair of very rare, very cheap old cars. Chris Harris tries out the world's most luxurious SUV, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, while Bob Mortimer is the studio guest.
Ep 5 - Iceland's Formula Off Road
Freddie Flintoff heads to Iceland to compete in the world's maddest motorsport, while Paddy McGuinness gets to grips with the new Toyota Supra. And Chris Harris investigates the story of the Lotus 79, arguably the most beautiful F1 car of all time.
Ep 1 - Cheap Convertibles for £600
Paddy McGuiness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff go on a road trip in a trio of affordable second-hand convertibles. On the test track, Chris puts the new Ariel Atom through its paces, while Freddie goes bungee jumping off a dam in an old Rover.
Ep 2 - Building a Cheap Off-Roader
Paddy reveals his ultimate cheap, luxurious off-roader: the homebuilt Dirty Rascal. Chris races the £2.5m McLaren Speedtail against the RAF’s newest fighter jet. Romesh Ranganathan is the studio guest.
Ep 3 - Episode 3
Paddy, Freddie and Chris are sent on a high-altitude mountain expedition across Peru in second-hand American cars.
Back at the track, Chris tests out the latest electric car from Porsche.
Ep 4 - Episode 4
Freddie and Chris tackle the toughest off-road race on the planet: The brutal Baja 1000.
Out on track, there’s a showdown between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car… and an old Lamborghini.
Laurence and Emilia Fox are the studio guests.
Ep 5 - Episode 5
Paddy, Freddie and Chris take the latest sports cars from Ferrari, Aston and Porsche on a Yorkshire road trip.
On track, Chris tests out Volkswagen’s fearsome ID-R electric racer.
YouTube sensation KSI is the studio guest.
Ep 6 - Episode 6
Paddy, Freddie and Chris find out which is the fastest of the emergency services: Fire, police or ambulance.
Chris celebrates legendary rally driver Colin McRae, while Paddy tests the new BMW M8.
Tom Allen is the studio guest.