This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. Celebrity guests appear on some episodes to help test the vehicles. Things don't always go as planned, though, with broken bones and mechanical mishaps sometimes part of the experiments. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hosted the show for more than a decade before giving way to a new crew in 2016, including actor Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Reasonably Priced Car.
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.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to improve the ambulance. F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.