List of Top Gear episodes

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Top Gear is a British television series that focuses on various motor vehicles, primarily cars, in which its hosts conduct reviews on new models, vintage classics, as well as tackling various motoring related challenges, and inviting celebrities to set a time on their specially designed race-course. The programme is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name.

For its first series, the show was presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and Jason Dawe, with support from annoymous race driver, The Stig. After the first series, Dawe was replaced by James May. After the twenty-second series, the line-up was changed after the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May, in which Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc took over as the main hosts, with a team of co-presenters consisting of Chris Harris, Rory Reid, Eddie Jordan and Sabine Schmitz.[1][2][3] After the twenty-third series, Evans departed from the show, leading to LeBlanc being joined by Harris and Reid as the main hosts, with occasional appearances from Jordan and Schmitz.[4] LeBlanc is set to depart the show following the twenty-sixth series in 2018.[5]

The following is a list of episodes, listed in order of their original UK air date along with featured cars, challenges, and guests. For more information on features and challenges included in each series, visit each series' respective page. Comprehensive lists of challenges and races can be found at Top Gear challenges and Top Gear Races. The list does not include the following episodes: two shorter episodes produced for charity - Top Gear of the Pops, produced for Red Nose Day, and Top Ground Gear Force, produced for Sport Relief; and an Ashes to Ashes parody for BBC Children in Need.

As of 1 April 2018, 197 episodes of Top Gear have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedAverage UK viewers
(in millions)
First airedLast aired
11020 October 2002 (2002-10-20)29 December 2002 (2002-12-29)3.30
21011 May 2003 (2003-05-11)20 July 2003 (2003-07-20)3.16
3926 October 2003 (2003-10-26)28 December 2003 (2003-12-28)4.03
4109 May 2004 (2004-05-09)1 August 2004 (2004-08-01)3.48
5924 October 2004 (2004-10-24)26 December 2004 (2004-12-26)4.15
61122 May 2005 (2005-05-22)7 August 2005 (2005-08-07)4.21
7713 November 2005 (2005-11-13)12 February 2006 (2006-02-12)4.61
887 May 2006 (2006-05-07)30 July 2006 (2006-07-30)4.45
9628 January 2007 (2007-01-28)4 March 2007 (2007-03-04)7.45
10107 October 2007 (2007-10-07)23 December 2007 (2007-12-23)7.01
11622 June 2008 (2008-06-22)27 July 2008 (2008-07-27)5.94
1282 November 2008 (2008-11-02)28 December 2008 (2008-12-28)7.32
13721 June 2009 (2009-06-21)2 August 2009 (2009-08-02)7.17
14715 November 2009 (2009-11-15)3 January 2010 (2010-01-03)6.69
15627 June 2010 (2010-06-27)1 August 2010 (2010-08-01)6.25
16821 December 2010 (2010-12-21)27 February 2011 (2011-02-27)7.19
17626 June 2011 (2011-06-26)31 July 2011 (2011-07-31)6.42
18828 December 2011 (2011-12-28)11 March 2012 (2012-03-11)6.07
19727 January 2013 (2013-01-27)10 March 2013 (2013-03-10)6.58
20630 June 2013 (2013-06-30)4 August 2013 (2013-08-04)5.31
2172 February 2014 (2014-02-02)16 March 2014 (2014-03-16)6.49
228[6]27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)28 June 2015 (2015-06-28)6.49
Specials226 December 2015 (2015-12-26)30 December 2015 (2015-12-30)1.79
23629 May 2016 (2016-05-29)3 July 2016 (2016-07-03)3.89
2475 March 2017 (2017-03-05)23 April 2017 (2017-04-23)3.15
25625 February 2018 (2018-02-25)1 April 2018 (2018-04-01)3.11


Series 1 (2002)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
11Series 1, Episode 1Citroën Berlingo MultispacePagani ZondaLamborghini MurciélagoMazda6Speed camerasHarry Enfield20 October 2002 (2002-10-20)2.43
22Series 1, Episode 2Ford Focus RSNoble M12 GTOBus jumping over bikesJay Kay27 October 2002 (2002-10-27)3.54
33Series 1, Episode 3Mini OneToyota Yaris VersoCitroën DSWestfield XTR2Aston Martin DB7Grannies doing doughnuts with a Honda S2000Ross Kemp3 November 2002 (2002-11-03)3.30
44Series 1, Episode 4Aston Martin VanquishFerrari 575M MaranelloNissan Skyline R34 GT-RFamily Saloon Formula OneSteve CooganRichard Burns10 November 2002 (2002-11-10)2.90
55Series 1, Episode 5Mercedes-Benz S-ClassAudi A8Maybach 62Bentley ArnageCreate a Bond carJonathan Ross17 November 2002 (2002-11-17)3.43
66Series 1, Episode 6Renault Vel SatisBMW Z4Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMGHonda NSX Type RGrannies doing handbrake parkingTara Palmer-Tomkinson24 November 2002 (2002-11-24)3.10
77Series 1, Episode 7Saab 9-3Lotus Elise 111SReligious leaders raceRick Parfitt1 December 2002 (2002-12-01)3.61
88Series 1, Episode 8Audi RS6Mercedes-Benz E55 AMGMaserati Coupé • Superminis: (Ford FiestaCitroën C3Honda JazzNissan MicraMG ZR)Lada Riva modified by LotusFastest white van manSir Michael Gambon8 December 2002 (2002-12-08)3.43
99Series 1, Episode 9Volvo XC90Subaru ForesterVW Golf R32Honda Civic Type RToyota Land CruiserStripped down Jaguar XJSGordon Ramsay22 December 2002 (2002-12-22)3.67
1010Series 1, Episode 10Range RoverLotus EspritNissan PrimeraTVR T350CReligious leaders race again • Top Gear Awards 2002None29 December 2002 (2002-12-29)3.59

Series 2 (2003)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
111Series 2, Episode 1Smart RoadsterBowler WildcatBentley T2Drag racer jet engine incinerates Nissan SunnyVinnie Jones11 May 2003 (2003-05-11)3.15
122Series 2, Episode 2Rolls-Royce PhantomRover P5BMW M3Audi S4Fastest political partyJamie Oliver18 May 2003 (2003-05-18)3.28
133Series 2, Episode 3Volkswagen TouaregLexus SC430Hyundai CoupeBMW Z8Perodua KelisaCountry with fastest supercarDavid Soul25 May 2003 (2003-05-25)2.98
144Series 2, Episode 4Jaguar R Coupe • Jaguar Mk IIJaguar XKR-RAston Martin DB7 GTHow far can you drive until you become bored in a Mark 3 Jaguar XJR?Boris Johnson1 June 2003 (2003-06-01)3.23
155Series 2, Episode 5Porsche 911 TurboFord Street KaTriumph TR6Renault Clio V6Rally pit crew vs. women getting ready for a night outAnne Robinson8 June 2003 (2003-06-08)3.33
166Series 2, Episode 6Subaru Impreza WRX STIMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIIIVauxhall VX220 TurboPeugeot 206 GTILand speed record for caravan towingRichard Whiteley15 June 2003 (2003-06-15)2.46
177Series 2, Episode 7Koenigsegg CC8SRenault MéganeHummer H1Hummer H2Crash testing the Megane with a real driverNeil Morrissey22 June 2003 (2003-06-22)3.61
188Series 2, Episode 8Nissan 350ZAlfa Romeo 147 GTA • Convertibles: (Citroën C3 PlurielMercedes-Benz CLK500 ConvertibleAudi A4 CabrioletDaihatsu CopenVolkswagen Beetle Cabriolet)The Race for the UniverseJodie Kidd6 July 2003 (2003-07-06)3.76
199Series 2, Episode 9Vandenbrink CarverVolvo S60 RGM HyWireDrive Vauxhall Signum from the rear seatPatrick Stewart13 July 2003 (2003-07-13)2.91
2010Series 2, Episode 10TVR T350COverfinch Range RoverCadillac SixteenVolkswagen PhaetonLand Rover reliability challengeAlan Davies20 July 2003 (2003-07-20)2.92

Series 3 (2003)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
211Series 3, Episode 1Ford GTBMW 5 SeriesPorsche 911 GT3Can the diesel Volkswagen Lupo get better mpg than the petrol version?Martin Kemp26 October 2003 (2003-10-26)3.32
222Series 3, Episode 2BMW M3 CSLBMW M1BMW M3BMW M5Volvo 240 attempts to jump four caravans • Best 2 seater sportscar: (Porsche BoxsterBMW Z4Honda S2000)Stephen Fry2 November 2003 (2003-11-02)3.41
233Series 3, Episode 3Bentley Continental GTSubaru Legacy OutbackSaab 9-5 Aero versus a BAe Sea Harrier • How to Escape from a Sinking Car • Top Gear SurveyRob Brydon9 November 2003 (2003-11-09)4.02
244Series 3, Episode 4Lamborghini MiuraLamborghini CountachMini Cooper S WorksLamborghini GallardoLamborghini TributeRich HallJay Kay16 November 2003 (2003-11-16)4.59
255Series 3, Episode 5Mazda RX-8Fiat PandaIs the Toyota Hilux really indestructible? • Hammond searches for future classic carsSimon Cowell23 November 2003 (2003-11-23)4.80
266Series 3, Episode 6Citroën C2Renault Mégane CCPeugeot 307 CCAston Martin V8 Vantage (1977)Holden MonaroIs a Toyota Hilux really indestructible? – Part 2Sanjeev Bhaskar7 December 2003 (2003-12-07)5.40
277Series 3, Episode 7MG XPower SVPorsche Cayenne TurboMercedes-Benz SLR McLarenWhich professor can do the best burn-out • What is the best British car: (Rover 75Morgan Plus 8Noble M12)Rory Bremner14 December 2003 (2003-12-14)3.35
288Series 3, Episode 8Mercedes-Benz 280SLNissan MicraAston Martin LagondaAudi TTTop Gear Generation GameJohnny Vegas21 December 2003 (2003-12-21)3.15
299Series 3, Episode 9Chrysler CrossfireSmart Roadster (Brabus V6 Bi-Turbo)Jaguar XJ6Honda Civic Type RHonda NSX Type RTop Gear Awards 2003Carol Vorderman28 December 2003 (2003-12-28)4.24

Series 4 (2004)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
301Series 4, Episode 1Lotus ExigeRover CityRoverAston Martin DB9Epic race: Aston Martin DB9 vs. TGV and Eurostar French fast trains – Surrey to Monte CarloApache Gunship helicopter vs. Lotus Exige – can the helicopter get missile lock?Fay Ripley9 May 2004 (2004-05-09)3.28
312Series 4, Episode 2Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarenAlfa Romeo 166Cadillac EscaladeFord FAB-1A nun in a monster truck • Hammond gets hypnotisedPaul McKenna16 May 2004 (2004-05-16)3.31
323Series 4, Episode 3Porsche 911 GT3 RSFerrari 360 Challenge Stradale1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T£100 car challenge. (Volvo 760Audi 80Rover 416GTi)Jordan23 May 2004 (2004-05-23)3.36
334Series 4, Episode 4Porsche Carrera GTAudi A8 4.0 TDIFord SportKa'Car darts' • Audi A8 4.0 TDI endurance challenge (London to Edinburgh and back on one tank) • Ford SportKa vs. racing pigeonsEvo vs. STi battle revisedRonnie O'Sullivan30 May 2004 (2004-05-30)3.24
345Series 4, Episode 5MG ZT 260 • Hatchbacks: (Vauxhall AstraMazda3Volkswagen Golf)Shootout: Performance sport coupes (Jaguar XK-RBMW 645CiPorsche 911 Carrera 2) on the Pendine SandsVolkswagen Golf gets electrocutedJohnny VaughanDenise van Outen6 June 2004 (2004-06-06)3.39
356Series 4, Episode 6Renault Clio RenaultSportJaguar XJSCadillac CTSNissan CubeCan you run a car on poo? Hammond Investigates.Sir Terry Wogan13 June 2004 (2004-06-13)3.19
367Series 4, Episode 7Spyker C8 SpyderMercedes-Benz CL 65 AMGMPVs as minicabs: (Renault ScénicFord C-Max)Lionel Richie11 July 2004 (2004-07-11)3.47
378Series 4, Episode 8Ford GTMaserati QuattroporteDiesel versus Petrol hot hatch race • Blowing over cars using Boeing 747 jetblast • Tribute to the Rover V8 engineMartin Clunes18 July 2004 (2004-07-18)4.01
389Series 4, Episode 9Two Seater Roadsters: (Mazda MX-5Toyota MR2Fiat BarchettaMercedes-Benz SL600) • Convertibles: (MiniCooper CabrioletVauxhall TigraMercedes-Benz SLK350Audi S4 Cabriolet)Jaguar X-Type EstateCan you parachute into a moving car?Sir Ranulph Fiennes25 July 2004 (2004-07-25)4.01
3910Series 4, Episode 10Volvo V50Peugeot 407BMW X3Chevrolet CorvetteHammond drives the Peugeot 407 as a pace car • Car Olympics: long jumpPatrick Kielty1 August 2004 (2004-08-01)3.54

Series 5 (2004)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
401Series 5, Episode 1Porsche 911 Carrera SCan an ice cream van jump a bouncy castle? Best Muscle Car on sale (Chrysler 300CVauxhall Monaro VX-RJaguar S-Type R)Bill Bailey24 October 2004 (2004-10-24)3.35
412Series 5, Episode 2Hatchbacks: (Ford FocusVauxhall AstraVolkswagen Golf)Enzo Ferrari • Supercars: (Jaguar XJ220Pagani ZondaFerrari F40McLaren F1Porsche Carrera GT)Mountainboarder versus a rally carGeri Halliwell31 October 2004 (2004-10-31)3.81
423Series 5, Episode 3Dodge Viper SRT-10Drive a Land Rover Discovery to the top of Cnoc an Fhreiceadain in Scotland • Find the craziest car in the world • Top Gear survey 2004 resultsJoanna Lumley7 November 2004 (2004-11-07)4.41
434Series 5, Episode 4Pagani Zonda S RoadsterAston Martin Vanquish SFerrari 575M Maranello24 hours in a Smart Forfour • Playing conkers with caravans.Jimmy CarrSteve Coogan14 November 2004 (2004-11-14)4.44
445Series 5, Episode 5Morgan Aero 8 GTNMercedes-Benz 300SLPeople carrier racing • Break 10:00 around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a diesel carChristian SlaterSabine Schmitz21 November 2004 (2004-11-21)4.69
456Series 5, Episode 6Volkswagen Golf V GTIHow much Porsche can you get for £1,500? (Porsche 928Porsche 944Porsche 924) • Blind man doing a power lapCliff RichardBilly Baxter5 December 2004 (2004-12-05)4.87
467Series 5, Episode 7Toyota PriusFord MustangMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR FQ400A four-door Evo goes head-to-head with a Lamborghini. Top Gear Awards 2004Roger Daltrey12 December 2004 (2004-12-12)3.39
478Series 5, Episode 8Ferrari 612 ScagliettiEpic race: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs Jet Plane to Verbier • Showroom cars vs old race cars • Mitsubishi Evo vs bobsleigh • The Stig attempts a sub-1:00 power lap of the test track in a Renault F1 carEddie Izzard19 December 2004 (2004-12-19)5.06
489Series 5, Episode 9Ariel AtomBMW 1 SeriesMercedes-Benz G55 AMGFind a 'pearl' among a collection of cars from the Pacific RimTrinny WoodallSusannah Constantine26 December 2004 (2004-12-26)3.30

Series 6 (2005)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
491Series 6, Episode 1Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMGHonda ElementToyota AygoRange Rover SportToyota Aygo Football • Range Rover Sport vs Challenger 2 TankJames Nesbitt22 May 2005 (2005-05-22)4.51
502Series 6, Episode 2Maserati MC12Two-door coupé for less than £1,500 that isn't a Porsche (Mitsubishi StarionBMW 635CSiJaguar XJS)Jack Dee29 May 2005 (2005-05-29)3.67
513Series 6, Episode 3Aston Martin DB9 VolanteMaserati BoraWiesmann MF 3TVR TuscanClarkson opens a public pool with a Rolls-RoyceChristopher Eccleston12 June 2005 (2005-06-12)3.96
524Series 6, Episode 4Cadillac CTS-V • • BMW 320dPresenters' mums help evaluate cars: (Peugeot 1007Renault ModusHonda Jazz) • Can a stretch limo jump over the wedding party?Omid Djalili19 June 2005 (2005-06-19)3.45
535Series 6, Episode 5Aston Martin DB5Jaguar E-TypeNissan MuranoMaserati GranSportPorsche Boxster SMercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMGSoldiers shoot at Clarkson while he drives the Boxster S and the SLK 55 AMG to see which one is best avoiding bullets • Hammond sees if he can beat a time set by Maserati's Chief Test Drive in the GranSportDamon Hill26 June 2005 (2005-06-26)3.66
546Series 6, Episode 6Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarenEpic race to Oslo: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. a boat • Aston Martin DBR9 lap timeDavid Dimbleby3 July 2005 (2005-07-03)4.55
557Series 6, Episode 7TVR SagarisFiat PandaFiat Panda against a marathon runner • Sabine Schmitz attempts to beat 10:00 around the Nürburgring in a Ford TransitJustin Hawkins10 July 2005 (2005-07-10)3.75
568Series 6, Episode 8Ferrari F430Convertible versions of existing coupes in Iceland (Audi TTNissan 350ZChrysler Crossfire)Tim Rice17 July 2005 (2005-07-17)4.10
579Series 6, Episode 9BMW M5 • Hot Hatches: (Vauxhall Astra VXRRenault Mégane SportVolkswagen Golf GTI)"Road Test Russian Roulette" • World record attempt for number of times a car has rolled at high speedChris Evans24 July 2005 (2005-07-24)5.18
5810Series 6, Episode 10BMW 535dBentley Continental Flying SpurDriving over a lake in Iceland • What is the most fun off-road toy?Davina McCallMark Webber31 July 2005 (2005-07-31)4.92
5911Series 6, Episode 11Ford F150 SVT LightningVauxhall Monaro VXRLamborghini Murciélago RoadsterRecreate Top Gear Theme Song using engine noisesTimothy Spall7 August 2005 (2005-08-07)4.58

Series 7 (2005–06)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
601Series 7, Episode 1Ascari KZ1Shootout: Performance sports coupes (Aston Martin V8 VantageBMW M6Porsche 911 Carrera S) on the Isle of Man • Top Gear survey 2005 resultsTrevor Eve13 November 2005 (2005-11-13)3.74
612Series 7, Episode 2Porsche Cayman SAudi RS4Life-sized RC cars • History of British racing green • Audi RS4 vs Speed Climbers raceIan Wright20 November 2005 (2005-11-20)4.48
623Series 7, Episode 3Ford Focus STSupercar road trip to Millau Viaduct, France (Ford GTPagani Zonda SFerrari F430 Spider)Stephen Ladyman27 November 2005 (2005-11-27)4.61
634Series 7, Episode 4Pagani Zonda FRenault ClioItalian mid-engine supercars for less than £10,000 (Maserati MerakFerrari 308 GT4Lamborghini Urraco)Renault Clio vs. downhill cyclist race in LisbonDame Ellen MacArthur4 December 2005 (2005-12-04)4.88
645Series 7, Episode 5Marcos TSOBugatti VeyronEpic race: Bugatti Veyron versus Cessna 182 light airplane from Alba, Italy to London • RWD vs. AWD Porsches debate: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 vs Porsche 911 Carrera 2Nigel Mansell11 December 2005 (2005-12-11)4.76
656Series 7, Episode 6Volkswagen Golf R32BMW 130iMazda MX-5Honda NSXOld generation vs. New generation car culture • Lap times from a video game vs. Real life in the Honda NSXMazda MX-5 vs. Greyhound race • Top Gear Awards 2005David WalliamsJimmy Carr27 December 2005 (2005-12-27)4.52
667"Winter Olympics Special"N/ATop Gear Winter OlympicsN/A12 February 2006 (2006-02-12)5.22

Series 8 (2006)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
671Series 8, Episode 1Koenigsegg CCXHonda CivicNissan Micra C+CThe Convertible People CarrierWell-spoken manAlan DaviesTrevor EveJimmy CarrJustin HawkinsRick WakemanLes Ferdinand7 May 2006 (2006-05-07)4.75
682Series 8, Episode 2Chevrolet Corvette Z06Jaguar XK vs. Germans: (Mercedes-Benz SL 350BMW 650i)Tomcat 4WD vs. Motor powered kayak race in Iceland • Presenting a drive time radio showThe Stig does a farewell lap for the Suzuki LianaGordon Ramsay14 May 2006 (2006-05-14)4.47
693Series 8, Episode 3Lotus Exige SAmphibious cars challenge: (Toyota HiluxVolkswagen T3Triumph Herald)Philip Glenister21 May 2006 (2006-05-21)4.75
704Series 8, Episode 4BMW Z4 MPorsche Boxster SMercedes-Benz S500Porsche Cayenne Turbo SKoenigsegg CCX With Top Gear Wing • Designing "Anne Hathaway's Cottage" in a Mercedes S280 • Porsche Cayenne vs. parachutistEwan McGregor28 May 2006 (2006-05-28)3.83
715Series 8, Episode 5Prodrive P2Citroën C6Car football game II • Time-trial challenge with Sir Jackie StewartSir Michael Gambon4 June 2006 (2006-06-04)5.01
726Series 8, Episode 6Cheap Saloons: (Ford Mondeo ST220Mazda 6 MPSVauxhall Vectra VXR)Caravan holiday • Indoor speed record in an F1 racerBrian Cox16 July 2006 (2006-07-16)3.66
737Series 8, Episode 7Lamborghini Gallardo SpyderPeugeot 207 1.6L Diesel • Sporty People Carriers: (Ford S-Max 2.5L 200 PSMercedes-Benz B200 TurboVauxhall Zafira VXR)Caterham Seven kit car race • Peugeot 207 vs. parkour masters race in LiverpoolSteve Coogan23 July 2006 (2006-07-23)3.89
748Series 8, Episode 8Noble M15Being van roadies with The Who: (Volkswagen T30 TDI 174 SportlineFord TransitRenault Master) • £1,000 Van Man challenge: (Ford TransitSuzuki Super CarryLDV Convoy)Jenson ButtonRay Winstone30 July 2006 (2006-07-30)5.27

Series 9 (2007)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
751Series 9, Episode 1Jaguar XKRAston Martin V8 VantageRoadworks in 24 hours • Hammond's Vampire dragster crash aftermathJamie Oliver28 January 2007 (2007-01-28)8.13
762Series 9, Episode 2NoneBugatti Veyron to top speed at Ehra-Lessien • Shootout: Golf and Art in Coupes costing less than £25,000 (Audi TTMazda RX-8Alfa Romeo Brera).Hugh Grant4 February 2007 (2007-02-04)7.20
773Series 9, Episode 3N/AUS Special: (Chevrolet Camaro RSDodge RamCadillac Brougham)None11 February 2007 (2007-02-11)6.18
784Series 9, Episode 4Brabus S Biturbo roadster (based on a Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG) • Porsche 911 TurboReliant Robin Space Shuttle challengeSimon Pegg18 February 2007 (2007-02-18)7.51
795Series 9, Episode 5Lamborghini Murciélago LP640Railway crossing hazard video • Tractor challenge (JCB Fastrac 8250Case STX Steiger 530Fendt 930 Vario): Home-made biofuel • Top Gear survey 2006 resultsKristin Scott Thomas25 February 2007 (2007-02-25)7.58
806Series 9, Episode 6Shelby Mustang GT500Stretch limos from ordinary cars (Fiat PandaMG FAlfa Romeo 164 V6 & Saab 9000 V6)Billie PiperChris MoylesJameliaLemar4 March 2007 (2007-03-04)8.12

Series 10 (2007)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
811Series 10, Episode 1Volkswagen Golf GTI W12Road trip to find the greatest driving road in the world: (Lamborghini Gallardo SuperleggeraPorsche 911 GT3 RSAston Martin V8 Vantage N24)Dame Helen Mirren7 October 2007 (2007-10-07)6.27
822Series 10, Episode 2Audi R8Porsche 911 Carrera SAmphibious Cars Challenge II: (Nissan NavaraVolkswagen TransporterTriumph Herald)Jools Holland14 October 2007 (2007-10-14)5.53
833Series 10, Episode 3Ferrari 599 GTB FioranoFerrari 275 GTSRolls-Royce Phantom Drophead CoupéBugatti Veyron vs Eurofighter Typhoon race • Peel P50 around the BBC officeLexus LS600 Auto-Parking SystemRonnie WoodFiona BruceDermot MurnaghanJohn Humphrys28 October 2007 (2007-10-28)6.73
844Series 10, Episode 4N/ABotswana Special: (Lancia BetaOpel KadettMercedes-Benz 230E)N/A4 November 2007 (2007-11-04)6.84
855Series 10, Episode 5Caparo T1Aston Martin V8 Vantage RoadsterMercedes-Benz GL500London raceSimon Cowell11 November 2007 (2007-11-11)7.74
866Series 10, Episode 6Honda Civic Type RMercedes-Benz E63 AMG EstateBMW M5 TouringAlfa Romeo 159Motorhome racing • Alfa Romeo 159 vs. tall man across the Humber estuaryLawrence Dallaglio18 November 2007 (2007-11-18)7.24
877Series 10, Episode 7Aston Martin DBS£1,200 British Leyland cheap-car challenge: (Rover SD1Triumph Dolomite SprintAustin Princess)Jennifer Saunders25 November 2007 (2007-11-25)6.86
888Series 10, Episode 8Vauxhall VXR8Renault R25 Formula One Car • Automobile history investigation • GPS satellite self-controlled BMW 330iJames BluntLewis Hamilton2 December 2007 (2007-12-02)8.35
899Series 10, Episode 9Daihatsu MateriaAscari A10Fiat 500Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race • Race: Fiat 500 vs. BMX riders through BudapestKeith Allen9 December 2007 (2007-12-09)7.38
9010Series 10, Episode 10Jaguar XFGerman Performance Saloon cars: (BMW M3Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGAudi RS4) • Top Gear Awards 2007David Tennant23 December 2007 (2007-12-23)7.15

Series 11 (2008)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
911Series 11, Episode 1Ferrari 430 Scuderia£1,000 Police Car Challenge (Fiat Coupé 20v TurboLexus LS400Suzuki Vitara) • TG Stuntman: Austin Allegro jump in reverse world record • Investigating fuel economy: 5 supercars race and BMW M3 vs PriusAlan CarrJustin Lee Collins22 June 2008 (2008-06-22)6.72
922Series 11, Episode 2Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XSubaru Impreza WRX STIAudi RS6Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black SeriesRace: Audi RS6 vs French Skiers • TG Stuntman: MG Maestro Cork-screw JumpRupert Penry-JonesPeter Firth29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)5.21
933Series 11, Episode 3Bentley BrooklandsCheap Car Challenge: Alfa Romeos for £1,000 (Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0Alfa Romeo Spider)James CordenRob Brydon6 July 2008 (2008-07-06)5.78
944Series 11, Episode 4Alfa Romeo 8C CompetizioneNissan GT-REpic race: Nissan GT-R vs Japanese Bullet TrainFiona BruceKate Silverton13 July 2008 (2008-07-13)5.70
955Series 11, Episode 5Nissan GT-RClassic luxury limousines: (Mercedes-Benz 600 GrosserRolls-Royce Corniche)Daihatsu Terios fox hunting challengePeter JonesTheo Paphitis20 July 2008 (2008-07-20)6.65
966Series 11, Episode 6Gumpert ApolloMitsuoka OrochiMitsuoka Galue IIIShowdown: The British (Top Gear) vs. The Germans (D Motor)Jay KaySabine SchmitzTim Schrick • Carsten van Ryssen27 July 2008 (2008-07-27)5.59

Series 12 (2008)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
971Series 12, Episode 1Porsche 911 GT2Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4£5,000 Lorry challenge (ERF EC11Renault MagnumScania P94D)Michael Parkinson2 November 2008 (2008-11-02)7.74
982Series 12, Episode 2Abarth 500 EsseesseMuscle Car Challenge: (Dodge Challenger SRT8Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Cadillac CTS-V)Will Young9 November 2008 (2008-11-09)7.57
993Series 12, Episode 3Toyota i-REALTuning challenge: Renault Avantime • Finnish folk racing • Corvette V-8 engine blender-made smoothieMark WahlbergMika Häkkinen16 November 2008 (2008-11-16)6.98
1004Series 12, Episode 4Pagani Zonda Roadster FBugatti VeyronEconomy race from Basel to Blackpool Illuminations (Volkswagen Polo BlueMotionJaguar XJ DieselSubaru Legacy Diesel)Harry Enfield23 November 2008 (2008-11-23)7.15
1015Series 12, Episode 5Lexus IS FBMW M3Portofino to Saint-Tropez Race: Powerboat vs. Ferrari Daytona • Best bus for British city streetsKevin McCloud30 November 2008 (2008-11-30)7.51
1026Series 12, Episode 6Veritas RS IIICaterham Seven Superlight R500Ford FiestaDid the communists make a good car? • Ford Fiesta with the Royal MarinesBoris Johnson7 December 2008 (2008-12-07)7.33
1037Series 12, Episode 7Tesla RoadsterHonda FCX Clarity50 years of British Touring Car racing • TG Stuntman takes on Fifth Gear's caravan jump record • Top Gear Awards 2008Sir Tom JonesJay Kay14 December 2008 (2008-12-14)7.54
1048"Vietnam Special"N/AVietnam Special: (MinskPiaggio VespaHonda Super Cub)N/A28 December 2008 (2008-12-28)6.70

Series 13 (2009)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1051Series 13, Episode 1Lotus EvoraRace to the North: (LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado steam train • Jaguar XK120Vincent Black Shadow)Ferrari FXX Lap TimeMichael Schumacher (disguised as The Stig)21 June 2009 (2009-06-21)7.86
1062Series 13, Episode 2Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SVPerfect £2,500 car for 17-year-olds: (Volvo 940 Turbo EstateVolkswagen Golf Mk IIIHyundai Scoupe) • Drag Race: (Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition vs. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV) • Drag Race II: (Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1)Stephen Fry28 June 2009 (2009-06-28)7.00
1073Series 13, Episode 3Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black SeriesCheap and Cheerful car I: (Perodua MyviChevrolet AveoProton Satria Neo) • Cheap and Cheerful car II: (Škoda RoomsterToyota iQAlfa Romeo MiToFiat 500) • Gymkhana rallying on the airfield (Subaru Impreza WRX STI)Michael McIntyreKen BlockRicky Carmichael5 July 2009 (2009-07-05)6.38
1084Series 13, Episode 4Ford Focus RSRenault Mégane R26.RPorsche PanameraRace: Porsche Panamera vs. the Royal Mail service • Playing British Bulldogs with live fire against the British Army in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIIUsain Bolt12 July 2009 (2009-07-12)6.80
1095Series 13, Episode 5Jaguar XFRBMW M5Proof of three £1,500 rear-wheel drive coupés better than front-wheel drive: (Porsche 944 S2Ford Capri 2.8iNissan 300ZXMorris Marina) • Clarkson's inspired greenhouse trailer design to save the worldSienna MillerOlivier Panis19 July 2009 (2009-07-19)7.38
1106Series 13, Episode 6BMW Z4 sDrive35iNissan 370ZPre-1982 £3,000 classic cars for a TSD rally in Mallorca: (Austin-Healey SpriteCitroën AmiLanchester LJ 200)Brian JohnsonMadison Welch • Brian Wheeler26 July 2009 (2009-07-26)7.69
1117Series 13, Episode 7Vauxhall VXR8 BathurstHSV MalooAudi S4Aston Martin V12 VantageProducing Volkswagen Scirocco advertsJay Leno2 August 2009 (2009-08-02)7.11

Series 14 (2009–10)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1121Series 14, Episode 1BMW 760LiMercedes-Benz S63 AMGRomanian GT road trip to find the Transfăgărăşan highway: (Aston Martin DBS VolanteFerrari CaliforniaLamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 SpyderDacia Sandero)Eric Bana15 November 2009 (2009-11-15)6.70[nb 1]
1132Series 14, Episode 2Audi R8 V10Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Build an electric car better than a G-WizMichael Sheen22 November 2009 (2009-11-22)6.48[nb 2]
1143Series 14, Episode 3Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni • Hawk HF3000Fly an Airship caravan with a Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni • Why Lancia has made greatest number of great carsChris Evans29 November 2009 (2009-11-29)6.51[nb 3]
1154Series 14, Episode 4Off Roaders: (BMW X5 MAudi Q7 V12 TDIRange Rover (2010MY))Renault Twingo 133Airport vehicle motorsportGuy RitchieRoss Kemp6 December 2009 (2009-12-06)6.29[nb 4]
1165Series 14, Episode 5Noble M600Make an automotive art gallery to prove cars are more popular than traditional artJenson Button20 December 2009 (2009-12-20)6.90[nb 5]
1176"Bolivia Special"N/ABolivia Special: (Range RoverToyota Land CruiserSuzuki Jimny)N/A27 December 2009 (2009-12-27)7.45[nb 6]
1187Series 14, Episode 7Lexus LFABMW X6Vauxhall Insignia VXR'Low-budget' worldwide review of the BMW X6 • May and Margaret Calvert reflect on the evolution of UK road signs • Top Gear Awards 2009Seasick Steve3 January 2010 (2010-01-03)6.52[nb 7]

Series 15 (2010)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1191Series 15, Episode 1Bentley Continental SupersportsToyota Hilux Invincible up an Icelandic volcano • Farewell to the former reasonably priced car, the Chevrolet Lacetti • Why Reliant went out of business: 1994 Reliant RobinNick RobinsonAl MurrayPeter JonesPeta 23 from EssexJohnny VaughanBill BaileyLouie SpenceAmy Williams27 June 2010 (2010-06-27)5.60
1202Series 15, Episode 2Porsche 911 Sport ClassicPorsche Boxster SpyderFind a £5,000 everyday second-hand sports saloon for track days (Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 CosworthBMW M3Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth)Alastair Campbell4 July 2010 (2010-07-04)6.60[nb 8]
1213Series 15, Episode 3Chevrolet Camaro SSMercedes-Benz E63 AMGFind the greatest four-door supercar by driving wedding guests: (Maserati Quattroporte GTSAston Martin RapidePorsche Panamera Turbo)Rupert GrintRubens Barrichello11 July 2010 (2010-07-11)4.58[nb 9]
1224Series 15, Episode 4Audi R8 V10 SpyderPorsche 911 Turbo CabrioletBuilding motorhomes (Lotus ExcelLand Rover 110Citroën CX)Andy García • Lauren McAvoy18 July 2010 (2010-07-18)7.05[nb 10]
1235Series 15, Episode 5Volkswagen TouaregBugatti Veyron Super SportVolkswagen Touareg vs Swedish snowmobilers • Reach 258mph (415 km/h) in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport • Commemorating racing driver Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton drives Senna's 1988 F1 racing car.Tom CruiseCameron Diaz25 July 2010 (2010-07-25)7.48[nb 11]
1246Series 15, Episode 6Ferrari 458 ItaliaOld British roadsters for £5,000: (TVR S2Lotus ElanJensen-Healey)Jeff Goldblum1 August 2010 (2010-08-01)6.19[nb 12]

Series 16 (2010–11)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
125SP1"East Coast Road Trip"NoneRoad Trip across USA: (Ferrari 458 ItaliaMercedes-Benz SLS AMGPorsche 911 GT3 RS)Danny Boyle21 December 2010 (2010-12-21)7.13[nb 13]
126SP2"Middle East Special"N/AMiddle East Special: (BMW Z3Mazda MX-5Fiat Barchetta)N/A26 December 2010 (2010-12-26)7.68[nb 14]
1271Series 16, Episode 1Ariel Atom V8Škoda YetiHistory of the Porsche 911: Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet vs Volkswagen BeetleJohn BishopSienna MillerTiff Needell23 January 2011 (2011-01-23)7.38[nb 15]
1282Series 16, Episode 2Ferrari 599 GTO"Top Gear Ashes": British Hosts vs Top Gear Australia HostsBoris BeckerJodie KiddDarryn LyonsSteve PizzatiEwen PageShane Jacobson30 January 2011 (2011-01-30)7.31[nb 16]
1293Series 16, Episode 3Super Hatchbacks: (Cosworth Impreza STI CS400Ford Focus RS500Volvo C30 PCP)"Albania Road Trip": (Rolls-Royce GhostYugo (substituting for a Bentley Mulsanne) • Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG)Jonathan Ross6 February 2011 (2011-02-06)7.33[nb 17]
1304Series 16, Episode 4Pagani Zonda RPagani Zonda TricoloreSecond-hand, four seater convertibles for £2,000: (BMW 325i Convertible)Simon PeggNick Frost13 February 2011 (2011-02-13)7.28[nb 18]
1315Series 16, Episode 5BMW M3 Competition PackAudi RS5Convert a combine harvester into a snow ploughAmber Heard20 February 2011 (2011-02-20)6.87[nb 19]
1326Series 16, Episode 6Porsche 959Ferrari F40Jaguar XJ 5.0 V8 SupersportSunset to sunrise race in a Jaguar XJ 5.0 V8 Supersport across England • NASA's latest Space Exploration VehicleJohn Prescott27 February 2011 (2011-02-27)6.53[nb 20]

Series 17 (2011)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1361Series 17, Episode 1MarauderBMW 1 Series M Coupe50th Birthday of the Jaguar E-TypeMini John Cooper Works WRC with Amy WilliamsAlice CooperAmy WilliamsKris Meeke26 June 2011 (2011-06-26)6.22[nb 21]
1372Series 17, Episode 2Aston Martin VirageHigh-performance hatchbacks in Lucca and around the Monaco Grand Prix track: (Citroën DS3 RacingFiat 500 Abarth ConvertibleRenault Sport Clio 200 Cup)Ross NobleFlavio BriatoreChristian HornerBernie Ecclestone3 July 2011 (2011-07-03)5.72[nb 22]
1383Series 17, Episode 3McLaren MP4-12CFerrari 458 ItaliaRange Rover EvoqueExamine toughness of the Range Rover Evoque in Las Vegas • Second-hand bargains for the price of the Nissan Pixo (Mercedes CL600BMW 850Ci)Sebastian Vettel10 July 2011 (2011-07-10)6.55[nb 23]
1394Series 17, Episode 4Jaguar XKR-SNissan GT-RMake a train out of a specially modified car and caravans as carriages: (Jaguar XJ-S ConvertibleAudi S8)Rowan Atkinson17 July 2011 (2011-07-17)7.14[nb 24]
1405Series 17, Episode 5Lotus T125Jensen InterceptorDemolish a house with second-hand military equipment vs demolition expertsBob Geldof24 July 2011 (2011-07-24)6.13[nb 25]
1416Series 17, Episode 6Lamborghini AventadorElectric cars for the seaside: (Nissan LeafPeugeot iOn) • Extraordinary rally team of amputee military veteransLouis Walsh • Race2Recovery Team • Ben Collins31 July 2011 (2011-07-31)6.76[nb 26]

Series 18 (2011–12)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/Challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
139SP"India Special"N/AIndia Special: (Jaguar XJSRolls-Royce Silver ShadowMini Cooper)None28 December 2011 (2011-12-28)6.61[nb 27]
1401Series 18, Episode 1None"Supercars Across Italy": (Lamborghini AventadorMcLaren MP4-12CNoble M600)will.i.am29 January 2012 (2012-01-29)6.21[nb 28]
1412Series 18, Episode 2Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG RoadsterClarkson and May examine China's car industry in Beijing • Hammond learns about NASCAR racing in Texas [8]Matt LeBlancJimmie JohnsonJeff GordonJuan Pablo MontoyaKyle Petty5 February 2012 (2012-02-05)6.25[nb 29]
1423Series 18, Episode 3Vauxhall Corsa VXR NurburgringFiat PandaCreating the climactic car chase for The Sweeney (Jaguar XFRFord Focus) [9][10]Ryan ReynoldsRay WinstonePlan BNick LovePaul Anderson • Kevin Michaels12 February 2012 (2012-02-12)6.16[nb 30]
1434Series 18, Episode 4Fisker KarmaFerrari FFBentley Continental GT V8Build and test off-road mobility scooters in the countrysideMichael FassbenderBrian Johnson19 February 2012 (2012-02-19)5.28[nb 31]
1445Series 18, Episode 5Maserati GranTurismo MC StradaleMercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black SeriesRetrospective on Swedish car maker SaabRally-spec Škoda vs jet-powered flying manMatt SmithYves RossyToni Gardemeister26 February 2012 (2012-02-26)6.12[nb 32]
1456Series 18, Episode 6"Aero-engined" Bentley, BrutusTest of three stripped track cars: (KTM X-BowCaterham R500Morgan Three Wheeler)Alex James4 March 2012 (2012-03-04)5.81[nb 33]
1467Series 18, Episode 7BMW M5Rallycross cheaper than playing golf? (BMW 328iToyota MR2Citroën Saxo VTS) • May's childhood dream car: Ferrari 250 GT California.SlashKimi RäikkönenChris Evans11 March 2012 (2012-03-11)6.15[nb 34]

Series 19 (2013)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1471Series 19, Episode 1Pagani HuayraBentley Continental GT SpeedTake the Bentley Continental GT Speed to a Welsh Rally stage. • Build a car smaller than a Peel P50 (Clarkson's "P45")Damian LewisKris Meeke • The Cast of Dragons' Den (Theo PaphitisDuncan BannatynePeter JonesDeborah Meaden)27 January 2013 (2013-01-27)6.65[nb 35]
1482Series 19, Episode 2NoneSupercar road trip from Las Vegas, Nevada to Calexico, California: (Lexus LFASRT ViperAston Martin Vanquish)Mick Fleetwood3 February 2013 (2013-02-03)6.42[nb 36]
1493Series 19, Episode 3Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZShelby Mustang GT500Epic race from Wembley to the San Siro stadium in Milan: Shelby Mustang GT500 vs. the pan-European rail networkAmy Macdonald10 February 2013 (2013-02-10)6.36[nb 37]
1504Series 19, Episode 4Mastretta MXTKia Cee'd • Hot hatchbacks: (Ford Focus STRenault Megane RenaultSport Cup 265Vauxhall Astra VXR)Rugby match with Kia Cee'ds at TwickenhamLewis HamiltonMatt LeBlancEric ClaptonBruce Willis & Awards 201217 February 2013 (2013-02-17)5.39[nb 38]
1515Series 19, Episode 5Range RoverDesign a vehicle for the elderly ("Rover James"/Fiat Multipla) • Range Rover vs an autonomous military machineJames McAvoy24 February 2013 (2013-02-24)6.45[nb 39]
152SP-Pt1"Africa Special" Part 1N/AFind source of the Nile: (BMW 528i TouringSubaru Impreza WRX EstateVolvo 850R Estate)N/A3 March 2013 (2013-03-03)7.33[nb 40]
153SP-Pt2"Africa Special" Part 2N/AFind source of the Nile: (BMW 528i TouringSubaru Impreza WRX EstateVolvo 850R Estate)N/A10 March 2013 (2013-03-10)7.48[nb 41]

Series 20 (2013)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1541Series 20, Episode 1Hot hatchbacks: (Renaultsport Clio 200Peugeot 208 GTiFord Fiesta ST)AC45 Racing Yacht vs Toyota Corolla • Introduction of the new Reasonably Priced Car: Vauxhall AstraBrian JohnsonCharles DanceWarwick DavisJoss StoneJimmy CarrDavid HayeRachel RileyMike RutherfordSir Ben Ainslie30 June 2013 (2013-06-30)5.55
1552Series 20, Episode 2Ferrari F12 BerlinettaBAC MonoBest taxi • Tribute to BBC Television CentreRon Howard7 July 2013 (2013-07-07)5.31
1563Series 20, Episode 3NoneSpanish road trip in "budget" convertibles: (McLaren MP4-12C SpiderFerrari 458 SpiderAudi R8 V10 Spyder)Benedict Cumberbatch14 July 2013 (2013-07-14)4.83
1574Series 20, Episode 4Mercedes SLS AMG Black SeriesMercedes SLS AMG Electric DriveFord Transit hovervanHugh Jackman21 July 2013 (2013-07-21)5.36
1585Series 20, Episode 5Porsche 911 Carrera S • Singer 911 • Lamborghini Aventador RoadsterLamborghini Sesto ElementoBest crossovers for caravanners: (Mazda CX-5Volkswagen Tiguan)Steven Tyler28 July 2013 (2013-07-28)5.29
1596Series 20, Episode 6Range Rover SportNew RoutemasterJaguar F-TypeTribute to British automobile manufacturingMark Webber4 August 2013 (2013-08-04)5.49

Series 21 (2014)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1601Series 21, Episode 1NoneProve that the hot hatchbacks of their youth were better than their modern equivalents: (Volkswagen Golf Mk2 GTIVauxhall Nova SRiFord Fiesta XR2i)Hugh Bonneville2 February 2014 (2014-02-02)6.12
1612Series 21, Episode 2Alfa Romeo 4CMcLaren P1Alfa Romeo 4C vs Gibbs Quadski • May visits Camp Bastion in AfghanistanTom Hiddleston9 February 2014 (2014-02-09)6.97
1623Series 21, Episode 3Zenvo ST1Trip through Ukraine in compact hatchbacks: (Volkswagen Up!Ford FiestaDacia Sandero)James Blunt16 February 2014 (2014-02-16)6.87
1634Series 21, Episode 4Caterham 7 160Caterham 7 620RAlfa Romeo Disco Volante by TouringMercedes Benz G63 AMG 6x6Cars being better than MotorbikesJack Whitehall23 February 2014 (2014-02-23)6.53
1645Series 21, Episode 5BMW M135iVW Golf GTI Mk7Porsche 918Make a commercial for reducing cycle-related accidentsAaron Paul2 March 2014 (2014-03-02)5.64
165SP-Pt1"Series 21, Episode 6: Burma Special, Part 1"N/ABuild a bridge over the River Kwai: (Isuzu TX • Isuzu TX • Hino FB110)N/A9 March 2014 (2014-03-09)6.29
166SP-Pt2"Series 21, Episode 7: Burma Special, Part 2"N/ABuild a bridge over the River Kwai: (Isuzu TX • Isuzu TX • Hino FB110)N/A16 March 2014 (2014-03-16)7.01

Series 22 (2014–15)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
167SP-Pt1"Patagonia Special" Part 1N/ADrive from Bariloche to Ushuaia: (Porsche 928 GTLotus Esprit V8Ford Mustang Mach 1) N/A27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)7.21
168SP-Pt2"Patagonia Special" Part 2N/ADrive from Bariloche to Ushuaia: (Porsche 928 GTLotus Esprit V8Ford Mustang Mach 1)N/A28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)7.38
1691Series 22, Episode 1Lamborghini HuracánRenault TwizyRace across the urban landscape of St PetersburgEd Sheeran25 January 2015 (2015-01-25)6.41
1702Series 22, Episode 2NoneAustralian Northern Territory road trip in GT cars: (BMW M6 Gran CoupeNissan GT-RBentley Continental GT V8S)Kiefer Sutherland1 February 2015 (2015-02-01)6.56
1713Series 22, Episode 3NoneHomemade ambulance challenge: (Porsche 944 TurboFord Scorpio CardinalChevy G20 V8 Van)Daniel Ricciardo8 February 2015 (2015-02-08)6.14
1724Series 22, Episode 4Mercedes-AMG GT SBMW M3BMW i8Hammond pays homage to the Land Rover DefenderMargot RobbieWill Smith15 February 2015 (2015-02-15)6.24
1735Series 22, Episode 5Chevrolet Corvette StingrayPorsche Cayman GTSLaFerrariMay and Clarkson look at the weird and wonderful history of PeugeotOlly Murs22 February 2015 (2015-02-22)6.04
1746Series 22, Episode 6Lexus RC FLexus LFAHammond is dropped into British Columbia, Canada to test a watch with a built-in emergency beacon: (Ford F-150 Hennessey VelociRaptorChevrolet Silverado)Gillian Anderson1 March 2015 (2015-03-01)6.15
1757Series 22, Episode 7Jaguar F-Type R • Eagle Low Drag GT • Mazda MX-5May competes in a world rallycross race alongside Tanner Foust (U.S. Top Gear host).Nicholas HoultTanner Foust8 March 2015 (2015-03-08)5.84
1768Series 22, Episode 8NoneFind a cheap car that still lives up to the title of classic: (Fiat 124 SpiderPeugeot 304 S CabrioletMGB GT) • Living the sports utility vehicle lifestyle for less than £250: (Vauxhall Frontera Sport RSMitsubishi Shogun PininJeep Cherokee)None28 June 2015 (2015-06-28)6.92

Special episodes (2015)[edit]

In November 2015, the BBC announced "Top Gear: From A-Z", described as a "two-part extravaganza" in the form of a clip show composed of material from the previous twenty-two series of Top Gear.[12] It is narrated by comedian John Bishop with celebrities presenting their favourite highlights from the show;[13] the programme did not use the Top Gear studio.[13]

No. in
TitleFeatures/challengesOriginal air dateUK viewers
177SP-Pt1"From A-Z Part 1"Top Gear clip-show introduced by celebrities26 December 2015 (2015-12-26)1.91[11]
178SP-Pt2"From A-Z Part 2"Top Gear clip-show introduced by celebrities30 December 2015 (2015-12-30)1.67[11]

Series 23 (2016)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1791Series 23, Episode 1Ariel NomadChevrolet Corvette Z06Dodge Viper ACRUK vs USA Challenge: (Reliant RialtoLand Rover Mk1Willys Jeep)Jesse EisenbergGordon RamsayAlistair BrownleeJonathan Brownlee[14]29 May 2016 (2016-05-29)6.42
1802Series 23, Episode 2McLaren 675LTUltimate SUV test: (Jaguar F-PacePorsche MacanMercedes-Benz GLC)Jenson ButtonDamian LewisSeasick SteveTinie TempahSharleen Spiteri5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)4.06
1813Series 23, Episode 3Audi R8Ferrari F12 TDF • SuperHatches: (Ford Focus RSHonda Civic Type RMercedes AMG A45London tour in Ken Block's HoonicornKen BlockAnthony JoshuaKevin Hart12 June 2016 (2016-06-12)3.44
1824Series 23, Episode 4Tesla Model XAston Martin VulcanVenice "cheap car vs. luxury train" race: (Jaguar XJ ExecHonda Gold WingAudi A8)Bear GryllsBrian Cox19 June 2016 (2016-06-19)3.22
1835Series 23, Episode 5BMW M2Zenos E10 SRolls Royce DawnJaguar F-Type SVRModern Rolls vs. Classic Rolls: People of Dingle vote on best: (Rolls-Royce CornicheRolls Royce Dawn) • Delivering the F-Type SVR to the Geneva Motor ShowJennifer SaundersPaul HollywoodNorman Dewis26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)3.57
1846Series 23, Episode 6Ford Mustang GTFord Mustang EcoBoostHonda NSXPorsche 911 RClassic cars with modern technology (Aston Martin DB5Eagle E-TypeMGB Roadster)Patrick DempseyGreg Davies3 July 2016 (2016-07-03)2.64

Series 24 (2017)[edit]

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
1851Series 24, Episode 1Ferrari FXX-KRace across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: (Volvo V70Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W210)Black Cab)James McAvoy5 March 2017 (2017-03-05)3.77
1862Series 24, Episode 2Alfa Romeo Giulia QuadrifoglioUS road trip in two convertible supercars: (Porsche 911 Turbo S CabrioletLamborghini Huracán Spyder)David Tennant12 March 2017 (2017-03-12)3.60
1873Series 24, Episode 3Aston Martin DB11Mercedes-AMG S63 CoupéVolkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport SAbarth 124 SpiderClubsport S: "Supercar hunting" at the NürburgringTamsin Greig19 March 2017 (2017-03-19)3.13
1884Series 24, Episode 4Bugatti ChironRenault Twingo GTEpic race across Arabian Peninsula: Chiron vs. alternative "money-no-object" transportation • Twingo arcade game challengeTinie Tempah26 March 2017 (2017-03-26)3.17
1895Series 24, Episode 5Ford GTExtreme off-road buggy race on the California desertChris Hoy2 April 2017 (2017-04-02)3.27
1906Series 24, Episode 6Mercedes-AMG GT RRoad trip across Cuba with second-hand sports cars: (Maserati BiturboChevrolet Camaro)Ross Noble16 April 2017 (2017-04-16)2.40
1917Series 24, Episode 7Porsche 718 Cayman SAvtoros ShamanTurning a SsangYong Rodius into a luxury yachtJay Kay23 April 2017 (2017-04-23)2.69

Series 25 (2018)[edit]

TotalNo.TitleReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [7]
1921Series 25, Episode 1[15]NoneRoad trip across Utah's wild west in V8 sports cars: (Hennessey Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 RJaguar F-Type SVRMcLaren 570GT)Rob Brydon25 February 2018 (2018-02-25)3.50
To celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the V8, the presenters head to Utah to see which of their brand new V8 sports cars is the best - LeBlanc believes his tuned Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 R is the likely winner, Reid proves his Jaguar F-Type SVR is the top car of the three, while Harris argues that the technical and practical McLaren 570GT is the finest of the lot. Travelling across the US state, the trio compare their cars in a series of challenges, culminating in a combined race against The Stig in a Ford GT40. Meanwhile, Rob Brydon proves he can be serious when he does a lap in the Toyota GT86.
1932Series 25, Episode 2[16]McLaren 720S720S v. McLaren P1 • Off road toys in California to find Bigfoot • Racing in ReverseLee Mack4 March 2018 (2018-03-04)3.04
Hoping to prove that BigFoot exists, LeBlanc takes Harris with him to the Californian Woods to search for him, utilising a selection of brand-new off-road toys. Elsewhere, Harris tries out the new McLaren 720S in Portimao and then sees how it compares to its P1, before finding himself undergoing a new game made by Reid - "Racing in Reverse". Finally, Lee Mack attempts to see how fast he can drive the GT86 around the Test Track.
1943Series 25, Episode 3[17]Lexus LC500Honda Civic Type RSecond-hand sports cars across Honshu: (Nissan Skyline GTTMazda RX-7) • Weirdest Japanese car cultureNone11 March 2018 (2018-03-11)2.93
Harris and LeBlanc are in Japan to see who can get the better deal at a Japanese car auction - Harris opts for a Mazda RX-7, while LeBlanc attempts to win with a Nissan Skyline GTT. To see which is the best, the pair engage in a series of tests with their cars involving sumo wrestlers, and a visit to the region surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, before finding themselves racing to see which car will return to the UK. Meanwhile, Reid takes a look at the various forms of car culture within Japan, while Harris reviews the new Honda Civic Type R, and races it against The Stig's Japanese Cousin in a Lexus LC500.
1954Series 25, Episode 4[18]Dodge Challenger DemonKia Stinger GT-SHyundai i30NHarris' tribute to the Citroen 2CVDara Ó BriainEd Byrne18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)3.26
Harris pays tribute to the Citroen 2CV by seeing how he can prove it was most important car ever made, despite the tests devised for it being made by LeBlanc. Meanwhile, Reid takes a look at some good Korean cars on the track - the Kia Stinger GT-S and the Hyundai i30N - while LeBlanc reviews the Dodge Challenger Demon and sees how useful it can be by undergoing a special challenge to assist NASA with a special project. Finally, comedian friends Dara Ó Briain and Ed Byrne compete to see who is faster in the GT86.
1965Series 25, Episode 5[19]Ferrari 812 SuperfastChevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEBuilding the world's fastest tractorVicky McClure25 March 2018 (2018-03-25)2.97
Fed up with how slow tractors are on British roads, LeBlanc decides to show the world they can be made faster by building a new one - the "Trak-tor". Joined by Harris, the pair put LeBlanc's creation through its paces by seeing how fast it goes, and then taking on a series of farming-related tests. Meanwhile, Reid is joined by Sabine in his review of a muscle car banned from Europe, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, by seeing how fast it can be driven around Willow Springs International Motorsports Park, LeBlanc heads to Italy to celebrate Ferrari's 70th birthday by trying out the Ferrari 812 Superfast on the road and the Imola racetrack, while Vicky McClure is the latest star to have a go in the Reasonably Fast Car.
1976Series 25, Episode 6[20]Alpine A110Best Modern SUV: (Alfa Romeo StelvioRange Rover VelarVolvo XC60)Jason Manford1 April 2018 (2018-04-01)2.97
The presenters head to Burghley House to put a series of modern SUVs through a special series of car-trails - LeBlanc believes it to be the fast and vibrant Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Harris opts for the sensible and practical Volvo XC60, and Reid chooses the stylish and capable Range Rover Velar. After each takes a turn in a special version of horse trialling, towing horseboxes, the trio finish with a race between their SUVs around the manor's grounds. Elsewhere Harris tests out the new Alpine A110 at the track, before heading out to the Monte-Carlo Rally with Eddie to put the car through its paces, while Jason Manford attempts to lap the reasonably fast GT86.


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