20 Oct 2002Description ▼
Jeremy drives the Pagani Zonda, Italy's newest supercar. We meet The Stig as he tests the myth that if you drive past a speed camera quickly enough, it cannot take your picture. We find out how it is possible to run a car on vegetable oil. The team kick off a new regular segment when comedian Harry Enfield is the first Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
27 Oct 2002Description ▼
The team compare three rival hatch-backs, the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Subaru Forester, and The Stig takes each for a lap around the test track. Jeremy is blown away by the Noble M12 GTO. Jason looks at buying a used BMW M3. Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
03 Nov 2002Description ▼
The team discuss the best looking car of all time and consult some top car designers in the process. Some grannies are challenged to do donuts in a Honda S2000. A Westfield XTR2 takes on a Pagani Zonda in a lap around the test track. Ross Kemp is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
10 Nov 2002Description ▼
To celebrate the launch of the James Bond film
17 Nov 2002Description ▼
Richard turns a Rover 820 into a cut-price Bond car, complete with gadgets, on a £300 budget. Richard goes to Germany to drive the £280,000 Mercedes Maybach 62, while Jeremy tries to test drive the much cheaper Mercedes-Benz S Class. The Stig drives the Bentley Arnage around the test track. Jonathan Ross is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
24 Nov 2002
01 Dec 2002Description ▼
The team take a look at eco-friendly cars and Richard test drives the Saab 9-3. In the first part of a search for the world's fastest faith, six people from different religions take a Subaru Impreza WRX STI for a lap of the test track. Status Quo member Rick Parfitt is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
08 Dec 2002Description ▼
Jeremy test drives the Maserati 3200GT, which The Stig takes on a lap of the test track. Richard checks out the Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR in his search for the best super-mini. Some white van men drive a Ford World Rally Transit van around the track. The team challenge Lotus to modify a Lada Riva into a track car. Michael Gambon is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
22 Dec 2002Description ▼
The team compare the Renault Espace, Volvo XC90 Estate, Subaru Forester 2.0 XT, Volkswagen Golf R32, Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and SEAT Leon Cupra R in their search for the ultimate family car. While driving a Radical SR3, The Stig meets his match in the form of a CAP 232 aerobatic plane. Gordon Ramsay is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and he has to taste food that has been cooked on a car's motor.
29 Dec 2002Description ▼
The team compare the Toyota LandCruiser, BMW X5, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Range Rover to see which is the best off-road vehicle. Jeremy finds out if the Lotus Esprit has aged, nearly 25 years after it was first produced. The fastest Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is announced, along with some other awards, as the team look back on the motoring year. Four more people of different religions take a Subaru Impreza WRX STI for a lap of the test track in the conclusion to the search for the world's fastest faith.
11 May 2003Description ▼
Cheap thrills are this week's theme. James May joins the team to bring some hot car buying tips. The Love/Hate Board is introduced. Former footballer turned Hollywood tough guy Vinnie Jones is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. The team discuss the remake of The Italian Job, the Peugeot 206 Estate and a Toyota MR2 that has been dressed up to look like a Ferrari 355.
18 May 2003Description ▼
Luxury is this week's theme. Jeremy reviews the Rolls Royce Phantom. Richard drives the Queen's Rover P5, described as a classic "Gentleman's Club on Wheels". Jeremy compares the BMW M3 with the Audi S4, and The Stig takes both cars on a lap around the test track. Politicians from different parties compete for a safe seat when they take an MG ZR for a lap around the test track. Jamie Oliver is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and he has rival chef Gordon Ramsay in his sights.
25 May 2003Description ▼
Bad cars are this week's theme. Jeremy, Richard and James discuss with the audience the worst car on sale in Britain, and prove that you can spend a lot of money and buy rubbish. In the spirit of the Eurovision Song Contest, cars from Great Britain, the United States, Italy, Germany, France and Japan compete in a quarter-mile race to find out which country makes the fastest supercar. Starsky & Hutch actor David Soul is the first American to be the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and Jeremy wears a cardigan while interviewing him.
01 Jun 2003Description ▼
Jaguars are this week's theme. Jeremy tests the new XJR and sets himself a challenge to see how long he can drive it before he becomes bored. James drives a C-Type from the 1950's and tells a yarn from the 1953 Le Mans 24 hour race. Richard looks back at the 1960's Mark II. British Member of Parliament Boris Johnson is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
08 Jun 2003Description ▼
Blokes are this week's theme. The Ford World Rally Championship pit crew compete against four Pirelli girls to see if a gearbox or womens' outfits are quicker to change. James looks at the Daihatsu Copen, Ford Street Ka and Triumph TR6 when he finds out if a bloke can get away with driving soft-top convertibles or if they are really girls' cars. As an antidote from all of the testosterone, Anne Robinson is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
15 Jun 2003Description ▼
Speed is this week's theme. Jeremy goes to Scotland to compare the Subaru Impreza to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII. Richard takes a Peugeot 206 GTi 180 to a track day to find out if it can do justice to its predecessor, the 205 GTi. The Stig drives an Ariel Atom 2, a Caterham R400, a Lotus Elise Sport, a Radical SR3 and a Westfield XTR2 around the test track to see which would be the fastest car to take to a track day. James attempts to break the speed record for towing a caravan. Richard Whitely is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
22 Jun 2003Description ▼
Safety is this week's theme. Richard drives a Renault Megane and tests its claim to be the safest family car you can buy by getting a real driver to crash it into another car on the test track, and puts a Talon riot control vehicle through its paces. The team reveal the results of the Euro NCAP program from crashing cars including a Renault Megane, a Ford Fiesta and a Land Rover Freelander into concrete barriers. Neil Morrissey is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
06 Jul 2003
13 Jul 2003Description ▼
The future is this week's theme. Jeremy finds a novel way to drive the new Vauxhall Signum while still enjoying its best features. James travels to Germany to test the General Motors Hywire concept car. Jeremy and Richard take a look at the part-car, part-motorcycle Vandenbrink Carver. Patrick Stewart makes it so when he is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
20 Jul 2003
26 Oct 2003Description ▼
Jeremy goes to Detroit to review the Ford GT. Back in the studio, the team take a look at the Ford Visos concept car. Jeremy takes the Volkswagen Lupo turbo diesel on a lap of the M25 in convoy with a petrol-powered Lupo. EastEnders tough guy Martin Kemp is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. The Stig is set a challenge to reach 100mph (160km/h) in a Jaguar powered by nitrous injection on board the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, but he goes too quick and flies off the deck.
02 Nov 2003Description ▼
Jeremy begins the show by announcing the death of The Stig after the HMS Invincible stunt in the previous episode, then he introduces a brand new Stig, whose racing suit is white, not black. Richard reviews the BMW M3 CSL, and it becomes the first car that "Fresh Stig" drives around the test track, while the team look at its pedigree, the original M1 and M3 and the second-generation M5, on a visit to the Isle of Man. Stephen Fry is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. A Volvo 240 attempts to jump five caravans side by side.
09 Nov 2003Description ▼
Jeremy takes the Bentley Continental GT on a grand tour. James drives around an estate in an estate when he finds out why the Subaru Legacy Outback is a perfect aristocrat's car. Jeremy swans around in a Saab 95. Comedian Rob Brydon has his best friend Steve Coogan in his sights when he is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
16 Nov 2003Description ▼
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lamborghini, the team look at some of the company's most memorable cars. Richard drives the car that started it all, the Miura, which first hit British roads in 1967, and finds out how much improved the 1971 SV version is when he goes for a ride in one driven by its owner, Jay Kay. James finds out that his childhood dream car, the Countach, has a nightmare side to it, and Jeremy reviews their latest vehicle, the Gallardo. Richard compares BMW's official Works Cooper S with third-party tuned models from Hartge, Digi-tec and BBR. American comedian Rich Hall has countryman David Soul in his sights when he is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
23 Nov 2003Description ▼
Jeremy performs a number of tests to find out how tough a Toyota Hilux really is, and reviews the Mazda RX-8, which The Stig takes for a lap of the test track. James is astonished by the new Fiat Panda. Simon Cowell is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
07 Dec 2003Description ▼
James comes up with another test for the battered but still working Toyota Hilux, and reviews the 1970's Aston Martin V8 Vantage. Jeremy cruises around town in the successor to the Citroën Saxo, the C2. Richard looks at a couple of French convertibles, the Renault Megane CC and the Peugeot 307 CC. Comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
14 Dec 2003Description ▼
Jeremy tests the off-road abilities of the Porsche Cayenne turbo. Richard goes to South Africa to review the Mercedes McLaren SLR. Jeremy tests the MG XPower SV, and bumps his head on its interior. Three professors are challenged to find out who can do the best burn-out. In a search for the best British car, Jeremy drives a Noble M12, Richard a Morgan Plus 8, and James a Rover 75 around the test track. Britain takes on Germany in a battle of sports cars. Rory Bremner is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
21 Dec 2003
28 Dec 2003
09 May 2004Description ▼
It's an epic race from England To Monte Carlo, France as Richard and James traveling on a train that goes at the speed of 200mph against Jeremy in an Aston Martin DB9. James road test the City Rover. Jeremy road test the Lotus Exige and challenges an Apache Helicopter to get a lock-on target on the Lotus as it races around the track.
16 May 2004Description ▼
Jeremy tests the Alfa Romeo 166. Richard answers a question which is can a nun drive a monster truck. Richard tests the Cadillac Escalade. James tests the Ford FAB-1, the car that was featured in the new movie, "Thunderbirds". Jeremy road tests the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
30 May 2004Description ▼
Jeremy goes on a fuel economy run by driving an Audi A8 (with a V8 diesel engine) from London to Edinburgh and back in one single fuel tank. James races a racing pigeon in the new Ford SportKa. A 2nd shootout on the test track between the new Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ-320 and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi WR-1. James and Richard have a game of 'car darts'. Jeremy road tests the new Porsche Carrera GT.
06 Jun 2004Description ▼
Richard road tests 3 family hatchbacks, the Vauxhall Astra, Mazda 3 and the VW Golf. Jeremy tests the MG ZT260. Richards attempts to prove that it is safe to be in your car while being struck by lightning by using a VW Golf (with Richard in the car) while it was being struck by 10 000 volts of electricity. The boys test the new BMW 645Ci on Pendine Sands and compares it to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and the Jaguar XK-R
13 Jun 2004Description ▼
Jeremy tests the Nissan Cube, one of the most popular cars in Japan. Richard tests the new Cadillac CTS. James tests the Jaguar XJS which is being updated and modernized (the original XJS was poorly built). Richard investigates whether you could run your car on poop (In detail: Running on LPG from biomass from humans or animals). Jeremy reviews the Renault Clio 182 on the test track.
11 Jul 2004Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the powerful Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG. The boys take the car to its paces by racing it against the Aston Martin DB9 and the Bentley Continental GT in a half-mile drag race. Richard and James test the Ford C-Max and the Renault Scenic by posing as minicab drivers. Jeremy tests a new car from Holland, the Spyker C8.
18 Jul 2004Description ▼
Jeremy takes a "look" at the Toyota Prius. James tests the new Maserati Quattroporte. The boys gives a preview of the new Mercedes Benz CLS. Richard celebrates the death of the Rover V8 engine and giving it a proper send off by taking part a race in a Rover SD1 (fitted with the Rover V8 engine). To find out whether diesel has caught up with petrol, Jeremy and Richard are having a race around the test track with Jeremy in the new Skoda Fabia VRS which has a turbocharged diesel engine and Richard in the Mini Cooper which has a supercharged petrol engine. Jeremy tests his dream car, the Ford GT, which had been ridiculed by Richard and James for its poor fuel economy, lack of boot space and the difficulty of getting in to the car in a normal public parking space. Richard demonstrates the power of two of the four engines of a Boeing 747 airplane by sending cars through the jet wake behind the plane.
25 Jul 2004Description ▼
Richard having a comparison of roadsters which features the Mercedes Benz SL600, the Mazda MX-5, Toyota MR2 and the Fiat Barchetta. In the news segment, the presenters discuss the 10-year transport plan which was introduced by Alistair Darling, who was the Transport Secretary. James attempts to see whether can you parachute into a moving car. James and Richard compare cabriolets on Lewis and Harris in Scotland (known for having the least number of convertibles being bought per capita) which includes the Mini Cooper Cabriolet, the Vauxhall Tigra, the Mercedes Benz SLK 350 and the Audi S4 Cabriolet. Jeremy reviews the 4-wheel drive Jaguar X-Type Estate in the snow.
01 Aug 2004
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07 Nov 2004Description ▼
Jeremy goes to Scotland to road test the new Land Rover Discovery by attempting to drive the Discovery to the top of the mountain called Mount Cnoc an Fhreiceadain. Richard travels to Switzerland to find the maddest car ever made. Jeremy test the new Dodge Viper SRT-10
14 Nov 2004Description ▼
Richard tests thew Pagani Zonda Convertible. In the news segment, they discuss Jeremy's recent purchase of the Ford GT but he has not got it yet as well as speed cameras. Richard and James are having a game of caravan conkers. In addition, Richard and James road test the Smart Forfour by spending a whole day in the car without getting out. Jeremy tests the Aston Martin Vanquish S and the Ferrari 575M GTC with Steve Coogan giving a helping hand.
21 Nov 2004Description ▼
Richard tests the Morgan Aero 8 GTN. In the news segment, Richard shows off his 1969 Dodge Charger that he already acquired which is fully restored. Richard starts a people carrier race series. James celebrates the 50th birthdays of the Fender Stratocaster and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Jeremy attempts to take a Jaguar S-Type diesel around the Nürburgring in less than 10 minutes.
05 Dec 2004Description ▼
Jeremy test the new Volkswagen Golf GTi Mark V. Jeremy tries to see if a blind man can drive around the test track fast. The boys were given 1500 pounds each and were told to buy a Porsche for less than 1500 pounds. Once they have made their purchases, they were been given a number of challenges.
12 Dec 2004Description ▼
Jeremy tests the new Toyota Prius. Richard tests the new Ford Mustang. Richard and James have an argument on which is the best roadster, the Porsche Boxster or the the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Jeremy tests the new Mitsubishi Evo VIII FQ-400 and attempts to see if the Evo can keep up with the Lamborghini Murcielago around the Top Gear test track. Top Gear Awards 2004.
19 Dec 2004Description ▼
The boys are having another epic race from England to Verbier, Switzerland as Richard and James traveled to Verbier on a plane against Jeremy in a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. In the news segment, the boys share their ideas for Christmas presents. Richard and James are having a race in Norway to see whether a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Rally car is faster than a bobsleigh. The boys investigates whether showroom cars of today are faster than race cars from the past. Can a Renault F1 car lap around the Top Gear test track under a minute.
26 Dec 2004Description ▼
James tests the new BMW 1-Series. Richard tests the new Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG. Jeremy and Richard have an argument to see which is the best hot hatchback, the Ford Fiesta ST 150 or the Citroen C2 VTS. Jeremy and James investigates whether cars that are made from the Pacific Rim (Korea, Malaysia etc.) are any good. Jeremy tests the Ariel Atom.
22 May 2005Description ▼
Jeremy reviews the Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG. James and Richard play football with teams of Toyota Aygo cars. Jeremy tries to avoid being killed by a Challenger 2 tank on Salisbury Plain when he takes the new Range Rover Sport off-road. James Nesbitt is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
29 May 2005Description ▼
Jeremy reviews Maserati's latest super-car, the MC12. The team are challenged to buy 2-door coupés that are not Porsches for under £1500, so James buys a Jaguar XJS, Richard a BMW 635 CSi and Jeremy a Mitsubishi Starion turbo, and they put them through a series of tests to see who got the best deal. Comedian Jack Dee is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
12 Jun 2005Description ▼
James goes back to the 1970's when he reviews the Maserati Bora. Jeremy compares Germany's and Russia's interpretations of British sports cars, the Wiesmann MF3 and TVR Tuscan, and The Stig takes them both for a lap of the test track. Christopher Eccleston is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
19 Jun 2005Description ▼
Jeremy reviews the Cadillac CTS-V, and The Stig takes it for a lap of the test track. Richard tests the new BMW 3-Series on the M4 corridor. The presenters' mothers compare three new small cars, the Renault Modus, Honda Jazz and Peugeot 1007. Britain's only Iranian comedian, Omid Djalili, is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
26 Jun 2005Description ▼
James road tests Nissan's new 4WD, the Murano. Jeremy goes back to the 1960's in an attempt to define "cool" when he reviews the Aston Martin DB5 and the Jaguar E-Type, and The Stig takes them both on a lap of the test track. Richard goes to the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti in Italy to drive the new Maserati Gran Sport coupé. Damon Hill starts a new board for Formula One drivers when he takes the Suzuki Liana on a lap of the test track.
03 Jul 2005
10 Jul 2005
17 Jul 2005Description ▼
Jeremy reviews the Ferrari F430. The trio take some convertibles, Jeremy an Audi TT, Richard a Nissan 350Z and James a Chrysler Crossfire, to Iceland to put them through a series of challenges. Sir Tim Rice is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
24 Jul 2005Description ▼
Jeremy compares three hot hatchbacks, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, the RenaultSport Mégane and the Vauxhall Astra VXR. Richard and James play a game of Road Test Russian Roulette, in which they test cars while they drive their supposedly drunk owners back to their homes. Chris Evans is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
31 Jul 2005Description ▼
Jeremy compares the BMW 535d diesel to its petrol variant, and it becomes the first diesel-powered car driven by The Stig on a lap of the test track. Richard returns to Iceland, where he races a modified off-road vehicle against a snowmobile across a lake. James goes to Dubai to test the Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Big Brother host Davina McCall and Mark Webber are the Stars In A Reasonably Priced Car.
07 Aug 2005Description ▼
Richard test the new Vauxhall Monaro VXR. James attempt to recreate the Top Gear theme song by using the engine noises from various cars. The winner of The Best Driving Song is announced. Jeremy tests the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning pick-up truck. Richard travels to Spain to test the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster.
13 Nov 2005
20 Nov 2005Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Porsche Cayman. Richard explains the history of British racing green. James and Richard play with life-size radio-controlled cars that is based on real life cars. Jeremy tests the new Audi RS4 by races it to the top Verdon Gorge in France against a speed climber.
27 Nov 2005Description ▼
The boys are having a road trip to the famous Milau Viaduct bridge in France in supercars of their choice (Jeremy in his own Ford GT, Richard a Pagani Zonda and James in a Ferrari F430 Spyder). In the news segment, the boys announce their Emmy win for Best Non-scripted Entertainment category. Jeremy reviews the Ford Focus ST.
04 Dec 2005Description ▼
Richard tests the new Pagani Zonda F. In the news segment, the boys mourn the death of rally driver Richard Burns. The boys were given 10,000 pounds each and were told to buy a supercar for less than 10,000 pounds. The catch is that the supercars they bought must be mid-engine and Italian. The end result is Jeremy buying a Maserati Merak (which it claimed to be an SS version), Richard a Ferrari 308 GT4 and James a Lamborghini Urraco. James reviews the new Renault Clio by having a race through the streets of Lisbon in Portugal against a downhill mountain biker.
11 Dec 2005Description ▼
Richard reviews the Marcos TSO GT2. James compares the new 4WD Porsche 911 Carrera 4 to the RWD Porsche 911 Carrera 2 by having the Stig doing a lap in both cars around the indoor exhibition rally track of World Rally Championship at the Millennium Stadium. The boys are having another epic race from Italy to England with Richard and James using a light aircraft (since James has a pilot license) against Jeremy in the Buggati Veyron
27 Dec 2005Description ▼
Jeremy tests the Volkswagen Golf R32 and the BMW 130i. Richard and James are having a time trial race at the Prescott Hill Climb Course by pitting an Austin-Healey Spite (representing the old generation) against a modified Peugeot 306 (representing the young generation) to settle an argument about modern day driving. Richard tests the new Mazda MX-5 by racing it against a greyhound at a dog-racing dirt track. Jeremy attempts to see if he can get around the Laguna Seca race track posting the same lap time as he did on the "Gran Turismo 4" video game (using the same track as well as the same car).
12 Feb 2006Description ▼
The boys are having their very own Winter Olympic Games in Norway by using cars for each event. Jeremy and James races each other in the biathlon event using SUVs. Jeremy takes the Volvo XC90 while James chooses the Audi Q7. Richard attempts to see which one can survive cold temperatures, a Citroen C1 or a man (that man would be Richard). In the speed skating event, Jeremy takes the new Jaguar XK and races against a professional speed skater around the ice skating ring. In an attempt to prove to Jeremy that 4 wheel drive cars are better when driving on ice than rear wheel drive cars, James create a course on a frozen lakes and it is a race against the clock to see which car is the fastest around the course. James will prove it by using a Land Rover Discovery while Jeremy takes the Jaguar XK. Richard and James have a game of ice hockey with local rally drivers using the new Suzuki Swift. In addition, Jeremy is the referee for the game. Finally, the boys attempt to turn an old Mini to be capable of launching itself from a ski jump.
07 May 2006Description ▼
The boys attempt to turn an old Renault Espace people carrier and turn it into a convertible people carrier. Richard road tests a pink Nissan Micra convertible. James road tests the funky new Honda Civic. Jeremy road test Sweden's outrageous supercar, the Koenigsegg CCX. The boys said good buy to the Suzuki Liana and welcome the new Chevrolet Lacetti as the new Reasonably Price Car.
14 May 2006Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Jaguar XK. Richard goes to Iceland to have a race a man riding an engine-powered canoe. The boys hosted a drive time radio show. Jeremy road test Chevrolet's new car that rivals the Ferrari 575M, the new Corvette Z06.
21 May 2006
28 May 2006Description ▼
Richard races the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S across Cyprus's rocky terrain against a crack British Army parachutist jumping from 10,000 feet. Jeremy test drives the new, futuristic Mercedes Benz S Class, which has back-massaging seats and self-activating headlights, then takes on a car interior design challenge when he fits an older Mercedes Benz S Class with a stone flagged floor, mullioned windows and a wood-burning stove. Ewan McGregor is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
04 Jun 2006Description ▼
Richard and James play another game of four-a-side hatchback football as Richard's team of Volkswagen Foxes take on James's champion team of Toyota Aygos. Jeremy test drives the Citroën C6 and uses it as a mobile camera platform to cover a horse race. James, nicknamed "Captain Slow" by his co-hosts, takes up a challenge by Scottish Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart that he can improve anyone's driving time around the Oulton Park circuit by 20 seconds. Sir Michael Gambon is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
16 Jul 2006Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard and James try to find out more about caravanning when they go on a caravan holiday to Dorset, during which they cause several traffic jams, the Top Gear Dog becomes ill, James crashes the caravan into a bollard and almost gets arrested by the police when he blocks the road while trying to correct a wrong turn, and Jeremy destroys the caravan and its neighbour while trying to cook chips on its gas stove. Richard exhibits the Toyota F1 race car at London's British Motor Show venue, the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, and The Stig uses it to set the first world indoor speed record.
23 Jul 2006Description ▼
Richard and James test the Ford S-MAX, Mercedes-Benz B-Class and Vauxhall Zafira VXR in their search for the best people mover. Jeremy test drives the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. James races two French Parkour acrobats across Liverpool in a Peugeot 207 1.6 litre diesel. The team are challenged to build a Caterham Seven kit car in the time it takes The Stig to drive one from Caterham, Surrey to the Knockhill racing circuit in Scotland, but a last minute twist changes the result.
30 Jul 2006Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard and James take a close look at vans, testing the Renault Master, Ford Transit and Volkswagen T30 TDI 174 Sportline when they become roadies for The Who and take their equipment to their next concert venue, and also buying a Ford Transit, LDV Convoy and Suzuki Supercarry for £1000 and testing them for things including speed, tailgating and "getaway-car" ability. James and Richard test drive the Rolls Royce 101EX, which Jeremy nicknames the "Vulgar-sonic". Ray Winstone and Formula 1 driver Jensen Button are the Stars In A Reasonably Priced Car.
28 Jan 2007Description ▼
Richard returns to talk about his horrifying 288 mph (460 km/h) crash in the Vampire jet-car that nearly cost him his life. The team take the Jaguar XKR through its paces, and set off on a challenge to prove that a 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometre) stretch of road can be resurfaced in 24 hours instead of the five days predicted by the local council.
04 Feb 2007
11 Feb 2007Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard and James head to the United States, where they each have to buy a car in Miami for less than US$1000 and drive it across four states to New Orleans. One of the challenges they set along the way leads to the locals chasing them out of town.
18 Feb 2007Description ▼
The team put the latest Porsche 991 Turbo through its paces. Jeremy finds out why the Mercedes-Benz Brabus SL65 is the most powerful convertible yet. Richard, James and the British Amateur Rocket Society send a Reliant Robin into space on a rocket and turn it into a re-usable shuttle. Simon Pegg is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
25 Feb 2007Description ▼
The team join forces with Railtrack to show what happens when a car that jumps the lights at a railway crossing is crashed into by a train. Jeremy takes the new Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 for a spin. Jeremy, Richard and James put some monster tractors through a series of challenges and use them to try growing their own biofuel crops. Kristin Scott Thomas is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
04 Mar 2007
7Top Gear of the Pops
16 Mar 2007Description ▼
As part of Comic Relief 2007, the boys revived "Top Of The Pops" by having performances by Lethal Bizzle, Supergrass, Travis and Mcfly as well as integrating the Top Gear segment with music themes which includes news about upcoming music festivals etc.. In addition, the boys will perform for the very first time (Richard playing the bass guitar, Jeremy on drums and James on the keyboard) with singer
25 Jul 2007Description ▼
The team head to the North Pole by car - something never before attempted and something they were going to attempt by two different methods. One team composed of Jezza (Jeremy Clarkson) and Captain Slow (James May) in the car and the other team being Hamster (Richard Hammond), Mattie McNair (one of the world's leading sled-dog explorers and racers) and 10 huskie dogs.The car (of course) was a Toyota Hilux kitted out with "Cuban Wheels" (as Jeremy called them), heavy duty suspension, a toughened sump-guard and heavy-duty fog-lamps (which turned out to be as useful as Captain Slow attempting a land-speed record). The dogs insisted on urinating on Hammond and fighting amongst themselves, but were definitely up to the job.Each team would race each other but before they began, the guys were sent to a cold weather training camp to give them an idea of what they'd be facing. A doctor told them what would happen if they forgot to seal their trousers and how to go to the toilet without a polar bear giving them bother but the guys weren't taking him seriously. The next day Jeremy taught Hammond how to ski (despite Hamster's cries of fear) and a man from the British SAS with a distorted face showed Jeremy how cold it could be if he fell through a hole in the ice. Still, the Top Gear crew weren't taking the dangers seriously so legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes was brought in to demonstrate how dangerous this region could be.Eventually though, they were off. With a copious supply of gin, Jezza and Slow blitzed the open ground North of Camp Resolute and left Hamster in their powdered snow in pursuit of the pole. Hammond was the tortoise in this race and fell from his dog-sled with alarming regularity. This was until they reached the legendary 'boulder-fields' - huge lumps of snow and ice that would leave your average semi-detached property cowering in their shadows. As the ice started to crack beneath the wheels of the pickup-truck, the boys started to realize that they should have paid more attention to the warnings they had been given before they set off.What followed was an adventure that involved Icelandic experts, a "bumper-dumper", James May showing off with a pump-action shotgun, a cracked fuel-tank, broken ice, extreme cold, kite-surfing, inflating tyres with explosive gas, Jeremy forgetting that cold metal will stick to your lips, a pointless game of "I-Spy", and more excitement than you could ever expect from your every-day episode of the world's most popular motoring show.
07 Oct 2007Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard and James take a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 to mainland Europe in search of the world's best driving road. Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Golf GTi W12 concept car. Dame Helen Mirren is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and she explains the concept of public transport.
14 Oct 2007Description ▼
The team revisit one of their most ridiculous challenges with the return of the amphibious cars - this time, Jeremy ditches the "Toyboata" for a Nissan pickup that he nicknames the "Nissank", James revives his Triumph Herald sailboat and Richard modifies another Volkswagen Vanagon, which he nicknames the "Dampervan", and they drive their vehicles from Sidcup to Dover before attempting to cross the English Channel to France. Jeremy and Richard compete in a half-mile drag race with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S, and The Stig takes both of these cars for laps around the test track. Jools Holland is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
28 Oct 2007Description ▼
Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. The team test the Lexus LS600's automatic parking system. Jeremy squeezes his body into a Peel P50 and drives it both to and inside the BBC Television Centre building in order to see if it would be practical in daily life. Richard races a Bugatti Veyron against an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon over a two-mile track. James road tests a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. Jeremy reviews the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
04 Nov 2007Description ▼
Jeremy, James and Richard each buy a used two-wheel drive car for £1500 and drive it for 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) across Botswana from the Zimbabwe border across the Makgadikgadi salt plains and through the Okavango Delta to the Namibian border. The Stig's African cousin also makes an appearance.
11 Nov 2007Description ▼
In a search for the fastest way to cross London in peak hour from Kew Bridge to the London City Airport, The Stig takes public transport, Richard rides a bike, James drives a Mercedes-Benz GL500 and Jeremy drives a powerboat on the river Thames. Simon Cowell tries to reclaim top spot when he returns as the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Richard drives the Aston Martin V8 Vantage against a German on rocket-powered skates in a half-mile drag race. Jeremy road tests the Caparo T1.
18 Nov 2007Description ▼
Richard and James compete against some British touring car drivers in a Mobile Motorsport Racing Living Quarters Grand Prix. Jeremy reviews the third generation Honda Civic Type R. Alfa Romeo takes on alpha male when James drives the 159 across the mud-plains of the Humber River against Graham Boanas. Jeremy compares luxury station wagons from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and takes them to Manchester Airport.
25 Nov 2007Description ▼
To celebrate British Leyland's 40th anniversary, the team each have to buy a 1970's British made vehicle for £1200 and put them through a series of challenges to prove their staying power and build quality, so Jeremy buys a Rover SD1, Richard a Triumph Dolomite Sprint and James an Austin Princess. Jeremy road tests the Aston Martin DBS.
02 Dec 2007Description ▼
Jeremy and James investigate several old cars in an attempt to find the first car to have the control layout used by many of today's cars. Richard drives the Renault R25 Formula One car around the Stow circuit at Silverstone. James Blunt is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton drives the Suzuki Liana on a lap of the test track.
09 Dec 2007Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard and James buy an old BMW 330D, have it converted to a race car and use it to compete in the Britcar Silverstone 24 Hour race, bringing in The Stig as a fourth driver to make up for their lack of racing experience. James races some young risk-taking BMX riders through Budapest in a new Fiat 500.
23 Dec 2007Description ▼
Jeremy, James and Richard take a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, an Audi RS4 and a BMW M3 to Spain in their search for the ultimate German V8 super saloon. Richard adds a giant remote control to the G-Wiz electronic car. David Tennant swaps the TARDIS for a more conventional form of transport when he is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
11Top Ground Gear Force
14 Mar 2008
22 Jun 2008Description ▼
The boys attempt to solve the fuel crisis since there is an increase in fuel prices. Jeremy road tests the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Top Gear Stuntman is introduced. The boys were given 1000 pounds each to buy a car and turn it into a police car.
29 Jun 2008Description ▼
The return of the "Cool Wall". Richard road tests the new Audi RS6 and has a race against two skiers. Jeremy road tests the new Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Edition. Top Gear Stunt man attempts to do a barrel roll stunt. Jeremy road tests two of the worlds most popular road-going rally cars, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and the new Subaru Impreza WRX Sti.
06 Jul 2008Description ▼
An attempt to prove to their producers that you cannot be a true petrol head until you buy an Alfa Romeo, the boys are each given 1000 pounds to buy one. Jeremy tests the new Bentley Brooklands.
13 Jul 2008Description ▼
It will be another epic race across Japan. James and Richard, traveling on the most reliable public transport in the world, against Jeremy, in the new Nissan GT-R (the super car that set the fastest time around the Nürburgring). Jeremy test the new Alfa Romeo 8C.
20 Jul 2008Description ▼
Jeremy tests the Nissan GT-R again, but this time on the race track as he had only scratched the surface of what this super car was capable of the last time he drove it. Since car magazines had feature ads that contained old, but classic, cars (worth the same as a Ford Mondeo), Jeremy and James are out to prove that you can buy old classic cars for "Mondeo money", should you consider paying the huge service bill. Jeremy and Richard are on a fox hunt, Top Gear style. Richard will be the hunter while Jeremy will drive a Daihatsu Terios which was painted to looked like a fox.
27 Jul 2008
02 Nov 2008Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Porsche 911 GT2 and compares it to the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4. In an attempt to see how hard can it be to be a lorry driver, the presenters were given each 5000 pounds and go out and buy a lorry (big rigs that transport containers) and then they will be given a number of challenges.
09 Nov 2008Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Fiat 500 Abarth. The boys went to the U.S to test a new generation of muscle cars while they went on an epic journey from San Fransisco to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. In the road trip, James drive the new Cadillac CTS-V, Jeremy drives the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Richard drives the new Dodge Challenger.
16 Nov 2008Description ▼
James go to Finland to see why the Finns are more suited to motor sports. Richard test the newest form of transport in Japan. The boys attempt to modify a second-hand car that can go around the Top Gear test track faster than a Mitsubishi Evo X.
23 Nov 2008Description ▼
James road tests the new Pagani Zonda F Roadster as he compares it to the Bugatti Veyron (The Top Gear had to wait two years before the Buggati Veyron finally comes to the Top Gear Test Track. The boys are having a fuel economy race from Switzerland to Blackpool England because each of their cars must make it to Blackpool by using only one tank of fuel.
30 Nov 2008Description ▼
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic car for jet-setters on the Riviera, the Ferrari Daytona, Richard drives one in a race against James in a multi-million pound powerboat from Portofino, Italy to St. Tropez, France. Jeremy compares the new BMW M3 saloon to the Lexus IS-F. Richard and some British Touring Car Championship drivers race different types of buses in a showdown around a rally-cross circuit. Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
07 Dec 2008
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21 Jun 2009Description ▼
The boys are having an epic race against each other from London to Edinburgh as they find out what Top Gear would look like 60 years ago. James takes the beautiful Jaguar XK120 sports car, Richard chooses the Vincent Black Shadow motorbike and Jeremy chooses the not-so-old but newly built Tornado steam train which represents Britain's steam trains back in the day. Jeremy road test the new Lotus Evora. The Stig takes the Ferrari FXX and sets a new lap time around the Top Gear test track.
28 Jun 2009Description ▼
The boys pretend to be 17 year old teenagers as they attempt to buy cars that it is suited for a 17 year old. However, they are only given a budget of 2500 pounds and they have to buy cars that can be bought and insured for less than 2500 pounds. Richard goes to Abu Dhabi to test out the fastest Lamborghini ever made, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV. In addition, It's a race between 2 of the most powerful and fastest cars in the world, the Buggati Veyron VS. the McLaren F1.
05 Jul 2009Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black. The boys attempt to find cars that are cheap and cheerful during this economic times. Jeremy chooses a Perodua Myvi, James chooses a Chevrolet Aveo and Richard chooses the Proton Satria Neo. But, they found out that these cars are cheap but not cheerful at all. However, the producers think the boys deliberately choose the cars they hated. So again, the boys have to find cars that are cheap and also the ones that they all like. Jeremy choose the Skoda Roomster Diesel, James chooses a Toyota iQ and Richard choose a Alfa Romeo MiTo.
12 Jul 2009Description ▼
Jeremy and Richard road tests two new hot hatchbacks, the Ford Focus RS and the Renault Megane R26R. To find out whether which is faster, a car or a stamp, Richard and James races a stamp from the south end of the British Island to the northern end of the British Island with the new Porsche Panamera. Since British Bulldog has been banned from schools due to its physical abuse, Jeremy tries to make the game interesting by playing it with cars. He will play British Bulldog in a car against the British Army's latest military hardware.
19 Jul 2009Description ▼
The boys were given 1500 pounds each and were told to buy a car that is rear-wheel drive. Once they have bought the car of their choice they were told to meet at Calais, France where they will be given a number of challenges. Jeremy road test the new Jaguar XF-R to see whether this as good or even better than the BMW M5.
26 Jul 2009Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new BMW Z4 and the Nissan 370Z GT. To find out whether classic cars are more fun than modern cars, the boys were each given 3000 pounds and were told to buy classic cars that are made before 1982. Then, they were told to take their classic cars to Mallorca where they take part in a time trial rally.
02 Aug 2009
15 Nov 2009Description ▼
The boys went to Romania to find the best driving road in 3 new convertible supercars. Jeremy chooses the Aston Martin DBS Volante, Richard chooses the Ferrari California and James chooses the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder. James road tests 2 of the most powerful luxury cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the BMW 760Li and the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. Eric Bana is the Star In A Reasonably Price Car.
22 Nov 2009
29 Nov 2009Description ▼
James and Richard tried to solve the caravan problem by making a caravan fly with James piloting it to the campsite while Richard drives the Lamborghini Gallardo Balboni to the same campsite. The winner of the car company that makes the great cars over the years is announced. Jeremy road tests the Hawk HF 3000, a Lancia Stratos kit car. Chris Evans makes a return in the Star In The Reasonably Price Car.
06 Dec 2009Description ▼
Richard attempts to improve airplane travel by having a race with Touring Car Drivers using airport vehicles. Jeremy road tests the BMW X5M and Audi Q7 V12 TDI and compares it to the new Land Rover Range Rover. Guy Ritchie is The Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Jeremy went to Belfast, Ireland to test the new Renaultsport Twingo 133.
20 Dec 2009Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Noble M600. The boys tried to make cars as an art by using artwork that is related to motoring. The boys even try to make their own artwork with a car-related theme. Jenson Button is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
27 Dec 2009Description ▼
The boys went to Bolivia for a 1000-mile epic journey from the Amazon Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean. For this journey, they have to buy cars that are 4WD (in which the producers recommend) and must be found in the Bolivian second-hand classifieds.
03 Jan 2010Description ▼
Richard tests the new Lexus LFA. In the news segment, the boys discuss the cars that they are looking forward to in 2010. Jeremy travels around the world to test the BMW X6. James road tests the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR. Seasick Steve is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Top Gear Awards 2009.
27 Jun 2010Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the new Bentley Continental Supersports. James attempts to get close to an active volcano in Iceland using a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck (the same truck that the crew used on the trip to the North Pole). Richard says goodbye to the old Reasonably Priced Car (the Chevrolet Lacetti) by giving it a proper burial. A new Reasonably Priced Car is introduced. Jeremy tests the Reliant Robin.
04 Jul 2010Description ▼
The boys were each given 5000 pounds to buy a track car (which is car that can be use everyday and also can be driven fast around a track). The end result was James bought a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth, Richard a BMW M3 (E36 Version) and Jeremy purchased a Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth. Once they have purchase their track cars, they traveled to Germany for a series of challenges. James pays a visit to the test track with a pair of Porsches, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the Porsche Boxster Spyder. Alastair Campbell is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
11 Jul 2010Description ▼
The boys road tests 3 sports saloons from 3 supercar makers, the Aston Martin Rapide, the Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Quattroporte GTS. Jeremy haves a chat with Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello. Richard tests two muscle cars, the new Chevrolet Camaro SS and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Actor Rupert Grint from the "Harry Potter" series is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
18 Jul 2010Description ▼
Jeremy tests the new Audi R8 V10 Spyder and compares it to the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The boys attempt to create their own camper-van (also know as motor homes) by using a car of their choice and turn it into a camper-van complete with sleeping accommodations, cooking facilities and restrooms. Actor Andy Garcia is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
25 Jul 2010Description ▼
Richard road tests the new Volkswagen Touareg as well as having race against two snowmobile racers in a customized Volkwagen Touareg (the one used in the Dakar Rally). James tests the new Buggati Veyron Supersport and attempts to take it to its top speed of 258mph. Jeremy documents the life of the legendary racing driver, Ayrton Senna with interviews from racing drivers who raced with him to the those who were huge fans of Ayrton Senna as well as looking back at archive footage from past races to see what made him the greatest racing driver of all time. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are the Stars In A Reasonably Priced Car.
01 Aug 2010Description ▼
Jeremy road tests the car that is replacing the Ferrari F430, the new Ferrari 458 Italia. To prove to the producers that old British sports cars are better than hot hatchbacks, the boys were given 5000 pounds each to buy a British sports car. The end result is Jeremy buying a Jensen-Healey, James a TVR S2 and Richard a Lotus Elan. Once they have purchased their cars, they were given a number of challenges. Jeff Goldblum is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car
08 Aug 2010
07 Feb 2011Description ▼
The boys are having another road trip on the east coast of the United States in cars of their own choice. James chose the Ferrari 458 Italia, Jeremy a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Richard chose the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Danny Boyle is The Star In A Reasonably Priced Car
1Middle East Special
26 Dec 2010Description ▼
The boys were given 3500 pounds each to buy cars that cost less than 3500 pounds and must be a convertible sports car. The result is Jeremy buys a Mazda MX-5, Richard purchases a Fiat Barchetta and James a BMW Z3. Once they have purchase their cars, they travel to the Middle East to follow the path of the Three Wise Men from Northern Iraq to Bethelhem, Israel.
23 Jan 2011
30 Jan 2011Description ▼
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 another celebrity guest takes their turn as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
13 Feb 2011
20 Feb 2011
27 Feb 2011
06 Mar 2011Description ▼
Compilation show featuring the boys taking a Rolls Royce Ghost, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and "Bentley Mulsanne" to Albania to see which would be best for the local mafia; Jeremy tests the Skoda Yeti and John Bishop in the reasonably priced car.
13 Mar 2011Description ▼
Compilation show featuring the boys finding a use for unused combine harvesters during the snowy winters, Jeremy paying tribute to the "final" Pagani Zonda, Richard racing a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet against a VW Beetle and Jonathan Ross in the reasonably priced car.
26 Jun 2011Description ▼
Jeremy celebrates the 50th Birthday of the Jaguar E-type by driving the modern one, Richard is in South Africa to test a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer, James meets up with Gold Medal Winner Amy Williams and races her in the new Mini Rally Car.
03 Jul 2011
10 Jul 2011
17 Jul 2011
24 Jul 2011
31 Jul 2011
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30 Apr 2012Description ▼
Richard travels to Texas to learn about NASCAR racing, where he interviews several and rides with a NASCAR racing driver. Jeremy reviews the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Jeremy and James travel to Beijing, China to look at their expanding copy-car-industry. The Star in Reasonably Priced Car is Matt LeBlanc.
07 May 2012Description ▼
Reviews: James will be driving the brand new 2012 Fiat Panda, a car that he likes very much, but will he like the new one as much as the old. Also, on the track, James compares it to a Vauzhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition, in green. And if you remember from previous episodes, May doesn't like the Nurburgring a lot. Challenges: The challenge this week is going to be amazing. Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson are asked o recreate The Sweeney's, by doing all of the stunts and explosions. The cars they will drive include; a 2012 Jaguar XF-R and the very rare and also brand new 2012 Ford Focus ST. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (SIARPC): Ryan Reynolds
14 May 2012Description ▼
The Ferrari FF and Bentley Continental V8 are put through their paces at a unique test track on the edge of the Arctic Circle while May is in Florida where he meets up with AC/DC front man Brian Johnson. |
21 May 2012Description ▼
Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky Swedish car maker Saab. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda. Plus, current Doctor Who, Matt Smith, is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
28 May 2012Description ▼
Jeremy, Richard, and James hit Donington in three stripped out track cars: the KTM Crossbow, the Morgan Three Wheeler, and the Caterham R500. Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the reasonably priced car. |
04 Jun 2012Description ▼
In the final episode of the season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to discover if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard is also out on the Top Gear test track in the brand new BMW M5 and there's a double helping of stars as rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the Reasonably Priced Cars.
8Compilation 1 #18.08
9Best of '11-'12: Part 2 #18.09
10Best of '11-'12: Part 3
01 Apr 2012Description ▼
11Best of '11-'12: Part 4 #18.11
1250 Years of Bond Cars
Richard Hammond pays tribute to 50 years of Bond cars. And our show is, of course, anything but straightforward. Alongside the Goldfinger (1964) DB5, the most iconic Bond car ever has to be the white underwater Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). So, after a few drinks, the crew decided that the best birthday present Top Gear could possibly give would be a working amphibious Lotus, designed using Top Gear Engineering... Elsewhere Richard takes a back seat, and gives the floor to some of the amazing characters who have brought Bond's car moments to life over the past half-century. There are appearances from Guy Hamilton (director of Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973) and _The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)_ ), while Roger Moore joins us to tell tales of the fish inside the Lotus Esprit. Daniel Craig - in breaks from filming Skyfall (2012) - also talks about driving with The Stig and reveals his favourite Bond car.
04 Feb 2013
11 Feb 2013
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04 Mar 2013
6Africa Special, Part 1
11 Mar 2013
7Africa Special, Part 2
18 Mar 2013
8Best of Top Gear 1
08 Jul 2013
15 Jul 2013
22 Jul 2013
05 Aug 2013
12 Aug 2013
10 Feb 2014Description ▼
Jermy, James and Richard set out to prove that the old 'classic' hatchbacks of their time are better than the modern equivalents through a series of challenges while Hugh Bonneville stars in the reasonably priced car. |
17 Feb 2014Description ▼
Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson race an Alfa Romeo against a quad bike in northern Italy, James May visits Camp Bastion the British main military base in Afghanistan, Jeremy test the new McLaren P1 and Hollywood Star Tom Hiddleston is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
24 Feb 2014Description ▼
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May goes on a road-trip through Ukraine to show that small city cars are indeed fun to drive, Jaremy test a Danish supercar and musician James Blunt is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car. |
03 Mar 2014Description ▼
Captain slow drives the new 620R super-lite Super 7 320hp, gets hit by a bug. Complains. Jeremy drives a custom built Alfa 8c Disco Volante in Italy. Hammond does the Mercedes 6 wheel SUV in a pool and sand, in UAE. |
10 Mar 2014Description ▼
Richard Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to drive a new hybrid sports car from Porsche, the 918. 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."
6Burma Special: Part 1
17 Mar 2014Description ▼
In the first of two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. In order to do so, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners for over 40 years: Burma. What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction, and constant bickering between the three hosts.
7Burma Special: Part 2
Three daring BBC presenters continue their journey through the Shan region of Burma. Later on they discover another challenge waiting for them at the river Kwai.
8Patagonia Special: Part 1
12 Jan 2015Description ▼
Clarkson, Hammond and May embark on a journey to the southernmost point of South America. |
9Patagonia Special: Part 2
19 Jan 2015Description ▼
Clarkson, Hammond and May embark on an epic journey in three used V8 cars to the most southern tip of America. |
26 Jan 2015Description ▼
The Top Gear team revisit one of their more popular race between car, bicycle, boat and public transportation. The event takes place in the most northernly large city called St. Petersburg. Richard Hammond test drives the brand new Lamborghini.
02 Feb 2015Description ▼
The boys take a trip to Northern Australia in GT cars (Bentley Continental, Nissan GT-R and BMW M6 GC) to prove that modern cars with complex electronics can survive in rough conditions. Kiefer Sutherland is the star in the reasonably priced car.
09 Feb 2015Description ▼
The boys attempt to improve emergency response times by creating their own ambulances. Daniel Ricciardo is a star in a reasonably priced car. |
16 Feb 2015Description ▼
Jeremy drives the BMW I8, the Rural Simpleton is in a land-rover tribute and May is, well, just May.
23 Feb 2015Description ▼
James and Jeremy dive in the history of Peugeot, Richard compares the new Porsche cayman GTS vs new Corvette. And the new 950-horsepower LaFerrari hyper-car hybrid, Singer Olly Murs is the star in the reasonably priced car. |
02 Mar 2015Description ▼
Richard Hammond goes to a mountain in Canada to test a watch. Jeremy Clarkson and James May will try to save him in two American cars. Jeremy Clarkson tests the new car from Lexus.
09 Mar 2015Description ▼
Clarkson compares the Jaguar F-Type to a remastered version of the legendary E-Type, Hammond tests an all new Mazda MX-5, May drives a rallye car against Top Gear US presenter Tanner Foust and Nicolas Hoult is the star in the reasonably priced car.
13 Jul 2015Description ▼
The boys acquire traditional classic convertibles before setting off an adventure. The trio are also challenged to each buy a high-mileage and low-quality SUV before undergoing a series of challenges. |
9Top Gear: From A-Z - Part 1
26 Dec 2015
10Top Gear: From A-Z - Part 2
27 Dec 2015
30 May 2016Description ▼
The new team test the Dodge Viper ACR against the Corvette Z06 Stingray, Matt and Chris go head to head...
06 Jun 2016Description ▼
Chris Evans drives the new McLaren 675LT. Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans go on a road trip in South Africa.
13 Jun 2016Description ▼
Chris Evans struggles to keep his lunch down as he rides with Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8. Elsewhere...
20 Jun 2016Description ▼
Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Sabine Schmitz buy cheap second-hand cars and head for Venice. The aim...
27 Jun 2016Description ▼
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.
04 Jul 2016Description ▼
Matt LeBlanc gets his hands on the new Porsche 911 R whilst Chris Harris puts Honda's reimagined NSX through its paces...
12 Mar 2017Description ▼
Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th series of Top Gear. This week features the astonishing...
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