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List of Top Gear (2002 TV series) episodes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Top Gear is a British television series that focuses on various motor vehicles, primarily cars, in which its hosts conduct reviews on new models and 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 anonymous 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 departed the show following the twenty-sixth series in 2019,[5] and was replaced by new hosts Paddy McGuiness and Freddie Flintoff for the twenty-seventh series later that year.[6]

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 November 2020, 219 episodes of Top Gear have aired.

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally airedAverage UK viewers
(in millions)
First airedLast airedNetwork
11020 October 2002 (2002-10-20)29 December 2002 (2002-12-29)BBC Two3.30
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
2210[a]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
26517 February 2019 (2019-02-17)17 March 2019 (2019-03-17)2.35
27516 June 2019 (2019-06-16)14 July 2019 (2019-07-14)4.46
28729 December 2019 (2019-12-29)1 March 2020 (2020-03-01)4.76
2954 October 2020 (2020-10-04)1 November 2020 (2020-11-01)BBC One5.68
  1. ^ This number includes the two-episode Patagonia special which preceded the main series. Out of ten originally planned episodes for the twenty-second series itself, only seven regular episodes and one special were produced and broadcast following Clarkson's suspension.


Series 1 (2002)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [7]
11Citroën Berlingo MultispacePagani ZondaLamborghini MurciélagoMazda6Speed camerasHarry Enfield20 October 2002 (2002-10-20)2.43
22Ford Focus RSNoble M12 GTOBus jumping over bikesJay Kay27 October 2002 (2002-10-27)3.54
33Mini OneToyota Yaris VersoCitroën DSWestfield XTR2Aston Martin DB7Grannies doing doughnuts with a Honda S2000Ross Kemp3 November 2002 (2002-11-03)3.30
44Aston Martin VanquishFerrari 575M MaranelloNissan Skyline R34 GT-RFamily Saloon Formula OneSteve CooganRichard Burns10 November 2002 (2002-11-10)2.90
55Mercedes-Benz S-ClassAudi A8Maybach 62Bentley ArnageCreate a Bond carJonathan Ross17 November 2002 (2002-11-17)3.43
66Renault Vel SatisBMW Z4Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMGHonda NSX Type RGrannies doing handbrake parkingTara Palmer-Tomkinson24 November 2002 (2002-11-24)3.10
77Saab 9-3Lotus Elise 111SReligious leaders raceRick Parfitt1 December 2002 (2002-12-01)3.61
88Audi 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
99Volvo XC90Subaru ForesterVolkswagen Golf R32Honda Civic Type RToyota Land CruiserStripped down Jaguar XJSGordon Ramsay22 December 2002 (2002-12-22)3.67
1010Range RoverLotus EspritNissan PrimeraTVR T350CReligious leaders race again • Top Gear Awards 2002None29 December 2002 (2002-12-29)3.59

Series 2 (2003)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [8]
111Smart RoadsterBowler WildcatBentley T2Drag racer jet engine incinerates Nissan SunnyVinnie Jones11 May 2003 (2003-05-11)3.15
122Rolls-Royce PhantomRover P5BMW M3Audi S4Fastest political partyJamie Oliver18 May 2003 (2003-05-18)3.28
133Volkswagen TouaregLexus SC430Hyundai CoupeBMW Z8Perodua KelisaCountry with fastest supercarDavid Soul25 May 2003 (2003-05-25)2.98
144Jaguar R Coupe • Jaguar Mk IIMark 3 Jaguar XJRJaguar 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
155Porsche 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
166Subaru Impreza WRX STIMitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIIIVauxhall VX220 TurboPeugeot 206 GTILand speed record for caravan towingRichard Whiteley15 June 2003 (2003-06-15)2.46
177Koenigsegg CC8SRenault MéganeHummer H1Hummer H2Crash testing the Megane with a real driverNeil Morrissey22 June 2003 (2003-06-22)3.61
188Nissan 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
199Vandenbrink CarverVolvo S60 RGM HyWireDrive Vauxhall Signum from the rear seatPatrick Stewart13 July 2003 (2003-07-13)2.91
2010TVR T350COverfinch Range RoverCadillac SixteenVolkswagen PhaetonLand Rover reliability challengeAlan Davies20 July 2003 (2003-07-20)2.92

Series 3 (2003)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [9]
211Ford 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
222BMW 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
233Bentley 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
244Lamborghini MiuraLamborghini CountachMini Cooper S WorksLamborghini GallardoLamborghini TributeRich Hall16 November 2003 (2003-11-16)4.59
255Mazda RX-8Fiat PandaIs the Toyota Hilux really indestructible? • Hammond searches for future classic carsSimon Cowell23 November 2003 (2003-11-23)4.80
266Citroën 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
277MG 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
288Mercedes-Benz 280SLNissan MicraAston Martin LagondaAudi TTTop Gear Generation GameJohnny Vegas21 December 2003 (2003-12-21)3.15
299Chrysler 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [10]
301Lotus ExigeRover CityRoverAston Martin DB9Epic race: Aston Martin DB9 vs. Eurostar and TGV 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
312Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarenAlfa Romeo 166Cadillac EscaladeFord FAB-1A nun in a monster truck • Hammond gets hypnotisedPaul McKenna16 May 2004 (2004-05-16)3.31
323Porsche 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
334Porsche 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
345MG 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
356Renault Clio RenaultSportJaguar XJSCadillac CTSNissan CubeCan you run a car on poo? Hammond Investigates.Sir Terry Wogan13 June 2004 (2004-06-13)3.19
367Spyker C8 SpyderMercedes-Benz CL 65 AMGMPVs as minicabs: (Renault ScénicFord C-Max)Lionel Richie11 July 2004 (2004-07-11)3.47
378Ford 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
389Two 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
3910Volvo 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [11]
401Porsche 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)3.4
412Hatchbacks: (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)3.8
423Dodge 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)4.4
434Pagani 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)4.4
445Morgan 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)4.7
456Volkswagen 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)4.9
467Toyota 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)3.4
478Ferrari 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)5.1
489Ariel AtomBMW 1 SeriesMercedes-Benz G55 AMGFind a 'pearl' among a collection of cars from the Pacific RimTrinny WoodallSusannah Constantine26 December 2004 (2004-12-26)3.3

Series 6 (2005)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [12]
491Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMGHonda ElementToyota AygoRange Rover SportToyota Aygo Football • Range Rover Sport vs Challenger 2 TankJames Nesbitt22 May 2005 (2005-05-22)4.51
502Maserati 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
513Aston Martin DB9 VolanteMaserati BoraWiesmann MF 3TVR TuscanClarkson opens a public pool with a Rolls-RoyceChristopher Eccleston12 June 2005 (2005-06-12)3.96
524Cadillac 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
535Aston 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 Driver in the GranSportDamon Hill26 June 2005 (2005-06-26)3.66
546Mercedes-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
557TVR SagarisFiat PandaFiat Panda against a marathon runner • Sabine Schmitz attempts to beat 9:59 around the Nürburgring in a Ford TransitJustin Hawkins10 July 2005 (2005-07-10)3.75
568Ferrari F430Convertible versions of existing coupes in Iceland (Audi TTNissan 350ZChrysler Crossfire)Tim Rice17 July 2005 (2005-07-17)4.10
579BMW 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
5810BMW 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
5911Ford 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [13]
601Ascari 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
612Porsche 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
623Ford Focus STSupercar road trip to Millau Viaduct, France (Ford GTPagani Zonda SFerrari F430 Spider)Stephen Ladyman27 November 2005 (2005-11-27)4.61
634Pagani 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
645Marcos 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
656Volkswagen 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
66-None – SpecialTop Gear Winter OlympicsNone12 February 2006 (2006-02-12)5.22

Series 8 (2006)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [14]
671Koenigsegg CCXHonda CivicNissan Micra C+CThe Convertible People CarrierWell-spoken manAlan DaviesTrevor EveJimmy CarrJustin HawkinsRick WakemanLes Ferdinand7 May 2006 (2006-05-07)4.75
682Chevrolet 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
693Lotus Exige SAmphibious cars challenge: (Toyota HiluxVolkswagen T3Triumph Herald)Philip Glenister21 May 2006 (2006-05-21)4.75
704BMW 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
715Prodrive P2Citroën C6Car football game II • Time-trial challenge with Sir Jackie StewartSir Michael Gambon4 June 2006 (2006-06-04)5.01
726Cheap 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
737Lamborghini 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
748Noble 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [15]
751Jaguar XKRAston Martin V8 VantageRoadworks in 24 hours • Hammond's Vampire dragster crash aftermathJamie Oliver28 January 2007 (2007-01-28)8.13
762NoneBugatti 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
773None – US SpecialUS Special: (Chevrolet Camaro RSDodge RamCadillac Brougham)None11 February 2007 (2007-02-11)6.18
784Brabus 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
795Lamborghini 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
806Shelby 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [16]
811Volkswagen 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
822Audi R8Porsche 911 Carrera SAmphibious Cars Challenge II: (Nissan NavaraVolkswagen TransporterTriumph Herald)Jools Holland14 October 2007 (2007-10-14)5.53
833Ferrari 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
844N/A – Botswana SpecialBotswana Special: (Lancia BetaOpel KadettMercedes-Benz 230E)None4 November 2007 (2007-11-04)6.84
855Caparo T1Aston Martin V8 Vantage RoadsterMercedes-Benz GL500London raceSimon Cowell11 November 2007 (2007-11-11)7.74
866Honda 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
877Aston Martin DBS£1,200 British Leyland cheap-car challenge: (Rover SD1Triumph Dolomite SprintAustin Princess)Jennifer Saunders25 November 2007 (2007-11-25)6.86
888Vauxhall VXR8Renault R25 Formula One Car • Automobile history investigation • GPS satellite self-controlled BMW 330iJames BluntLewis Hamilton2 December 2007 (2007-12-02)8.35
899Daihatsu MateriaAscari A10Fiat 500Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race • Race: Fiat 500 vs. BMX riders through BudapestKeith Allen9 December 2007 (2007-12-09)7.38
9010Jaguar XF (X250)German Performance Saloon cars: (Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGBMW M3Audi RS4) • Top Gear Awards 2007David Tennant23 December 2007 (2007-12-23)7.15

Series 11 (2008)

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911Ferrari 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
922Mitsubishi 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
933Bentley 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
944Alfa Romeo 8C CompetizioneNissan GT-REpic race: Nissan GT-R vs Japanese Bullet TrainFiona BruceKate Silverton13 July 2008 (2008-07-13)5.70
955Nissan GT-RClassic luxury limousines: (Mercedes-Benz 600 GrosserRolls-Royce Corniche)Daihatsu Terios fox hunting challengePeter JonesTheo Paphitis20 July 2008 (2008-07-20)6.65
966Gumpert 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)

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971Porsche 911 GT2Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4£5,000 Lorry challenge (ERF EC11Renault MagnumScania P94D)Michael Parkinson2 November 2008 (2008-11-02)7.74
982Abarth 500 EsseesseMuscle Car Challenge: (Dodge Challenger SRT8Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Cadillac CTS-V)Will Young9 November 2008 (2008-11-09)7.57
993Toyota i-REALTuning challenge: Renault Avantime • Finnish folk racing • Corvette V-8 engine blender-made smoothieMark WahlbergMika Häkkinen16 November 2008 (2008-11-16)6.98
1004Pagani 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
1015Lexus 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
1026Veritas 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
1037Tesla 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
104-N/A – Vietnam SpecialVietnam Special: (MinskPiaggio VespaHonda Super Cub)None28 December 2008 (2008-12-28)6.70

Series 13 (2009)

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1051Lotus 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
1062Lamborghini 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
1073Mercedes-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
1084Ford 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
1095Jaguar 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
1106BMW 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
1117Vauxhall VXR8 BathurstHSV MalooAudi S4Aston Martin V12 VantageProducing Volkswagen Scirocco advertsJay Leno2 August 2009 (2009-08-02)7.11

Series 14 (2009–10)

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1121BMW 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]
1132Audi R8 V10Chevrolet Corvette ZR1Build an electric car better than a G-WizMichael Sheen22 November 2009 (2009-11-22)6.48[nb 2]
1143Lamborghini 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]
1154Off 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]
1165Noble M600Make an automotive art gallery to prove cars are more popular than traditional artJenson ButtonDavid CoulthardRupert Maas20 December 2009 (2009-12-20)6.90[nb 5]
1176N/A – Bolivia SpecialBolivia Special: (Range RoverToyota Land CruiserSuzuki Jimny)None27 December 2009 (2009-12-27)7.45[nb 6]
1187Lexus 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)

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1191Bentley 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
1202Porsche 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]
1213Chevrolet 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]
1224Audi 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]
1235Volkswagen 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]
1246Ferrari 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)

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125None"East Coast Road Trip": (Ferrari 458 ItaliaMercedes-Benz SLS AMGPorsche 911 GT3 RS)Danny Boyle21 December 2010 (2010-12-21)7.13[nb 13]
126N/A – Middle East SpecialMiddle East Special: (BMW Z3Mazda MX-5Fiat Barchetta)None26 December 2010 (2010-12-26)7.68[nb 14]
1271Ariel 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]
1282Ferrari 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]
1293Super 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]
1304Pagani 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]
1315BMW M3 Competition PackAudi RS5Convert a combine harvester into a snow ploughAmber Heard20 February 2011 (2011-02-20)6.87[nb 19]
1326Porsche 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)

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1331MarauderBMW 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]
1342Aston 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]
1353McLaren MP4-12CRange 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]
1364Jaguar 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]
1375Lotus T125Jensen InterceptorDemolish a house with second-hand military equipment vs demolition expertsBob Geldof24 July 2011 (2011-07-24)6.13[nb 25]
1386Lamborghini 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)

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139N/A – India SpecialIndia Special: (Jaguar XJSRolls-Royce Silver ShadowMini Cooper)None28 December 2011 (2011-12-28)6.61[nb 27]
1401None"Supercars Across Italy": (Lamborghini AventadorMcLaren MP4-12CNoble M600)will.i.am29 January 2012 (2012-01-29)6.21[nb 28]
1412Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG RoadsterClarkson and May examine China's car industry in Beijing • Hammond learns about NASCAR racing in Texas [20]Matt LeBlancJimmie JohnsonJeff GordonJuan Pablo MontoyaKyle Petty5 February 2012 (2012-02-05)6.25[nb 29]
1423Vauxhall Corsa VXR NürburgringFiat PandaCreating the climactic car chase for The Sweeney (Jaguar XFRFord Focus) [21]Ryan ReynoldsRay WinstonePlan BNick LovePaul Anderson • Kevin Michaels12 February 2012 (2012-02-12)6.16[nb 30]
1434Fisker 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]
1445Maserati 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]
1456"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]
1467BMW 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)

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1471Pagani 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]
1482NoneSupercar 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]
1493Toyota 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]
1504Mastretta 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]
1515Range 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]
152N/A – Africa Special: Part 1Find source of the Nile: (BMW 528i TouringSubaru Impreza WRX EstateVolvo 850R Estate)None3 March 2013 (2013-03-03)7.33[nb 40]
153N/A – Africa Special: Part 2Find source of the Nile: (BMW 528i TouringSubaru Impreza WRX EstateVolvo 850R Estate)None10 March 2013 (2013-03-10)7.48[nb 41]

Series 20 (2013)

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1541Hot 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
1552Ferrari F12 BerlinettaBAC MonoBest taxi • Tribute to BBC Television CentreRon Howard7 July 2013 (2013-07-07)5.31
1563NoneSpanish road trip in "budget" convertibles: (McLaren MP4-12C SpiderFerrari 458 SpiderAudi R8 V10 Spyder)Benedict Cumberbatch14 July 2013 (2013-07-14)4.83
1574Mercedes SLS AMG Black SeriesMercedes SLS AMG Electric DriveFord Transit hovervanHugh Jackman21 July 2013 (2013-07-21)5.36
1585Porsche 911 Carrera SSinger 911Lamborghini Aventador RoadsterLamborghini Sesto ElementoBest crossovers for caravanners: (Mazda CX-5Volkswagen Tiguan)Steven Tyler28 July 2013 (2013-07-28)5.29
1596Range Rover SportNew RoutemasterJaguar F-TypeTribute to British automobile manufacturingMark Webber4 August 2013 (2013-08-04)5.49

Series 21 (2014)

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1601NoneProve 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
1612Alfa Romeo 4CMcLaren P1Alfa Romeo 4C vs Gibbs Quadski • May visits Camp Bastion in AfghanistanTom Hiddleston9 February 2014 (2014-02-09)6.97
1623Zenvo ST1Trip through Ukraine in compact hatchbacks: (Volkswagen Up!Ford FiestaDacia Sandero)James Blunt16 February 2014 (2014-02-16)6.87
1634Caterham 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
1645BMW M135iVW Golf GTI Mk7Porsche 918Make a commercial for reducing cycle-related accidentsAaron Paul2 March 2014 (2014-03-02)5.64
165N/A – Burma SpecialBuild a bridge over the River Kwai: (Isuzu TX • Isuzu TX • Hino FB110)None9 March 2014 (2014-03-09)6.29
166N/A – Burma SpecialBuild a bridge over the River Kwai: (Isuzu TX • Isuzu TX • Hino FB110)None16 March 2014 (2014-03-16)7.01

Series 22 (2014–15)

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167N/A – Patagonia SpecialDrive from Bariloche to Ushuaia: (Porsche 928 GTLotus Esprit V8Ford Mustang Mach 1) None27 December 2014 (2014-12-27)7.21
168N/A – Patagonia SpecialDrive from Bariloche to Ushuaia: (Porsche 928 GTLotus Esprit V8Ford Mustang Mach 1)None28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)7.38
1691Lamborghini HuracánRenault TwizyRace across the urban landscape of St PetersburgEd Sheeran25 January 2015 (2015-01-25)6.41
1702NoneAustralian 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
1713NoneHomemade ambulance challenge: (Porsche 944 TurboFord Scorpio CardinalChevy G20 V8 Van)Daniel Ricciardo8 February 2015 (2015-02-08)6.14
1724Mercedes-AMG GT SBMW M3BMW i8Hammond pays homage to the Land Rover DefenderMargot RobbieWill Smith15 February 2015 (2015-02-15)6.24
1735Chevrolet Corvette StingrayPorsche Cayman GTSLaFerrariMay and Clarkson look at the weird and wonderful history of PeugeotOlly Murs22 February 2015 (2015-02-22)6.04
1746Lexus 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
1757Jaguar 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
1768NoneFind 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

Specials (2015)

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.[22] It is narrated by comedian John Bishop with celebrities presenting their favourite highlights from the show;[23] the programme did not use the Top Gear studio.[23]

TitleFeatures/challengesOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [16]
1771"From A-Z Part 1"Top Gear clip-show introduced by celebrities26 December 2015 (2015-12-26)1.91
1782"From A-Z Part 2"Top Gear clip-show introduced by celebrities30 December 2015 (2015-12-30)1.67

Series 23 (2016)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [16]
1791Ariel NomadChevrolet Corvette Z06Dodge Viper ACRUK vs USA Challenge: (Reliant RialtoLand Rover Mk1Willys Jeep)Jesse EisenbergGordon RamsayAlistair BrownleeJonathan Brownlee[24]29 May 2016 (2016-05-29)6.42
1802McLaren 675LTUltimate SUV test: (Jaguar F-PacePorsche MacanMercedes-Benz GLC)Jenson ButtonDamian LewisSeasick SteveTinie TempahSharleen Spiteri5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)4.06
1813Audi R8Ferrari F12 TDF • SuperHatches: (Ford Focus RSHonda Civic Type RMercedes AMG A45)London tour in Ken Block's HoonicornKen BlockAnthony JoshuaKevin Hart12 June 2016 (2016-06-12)3.44
1824Tesla Model XAston Martin VulcanVenice "cheap car vs. luxury train" race: (Jaguar XJ ExecHonda Gold WingAudi A8)Darren TurnerTom KerridgeTom Kitchin • Ollie Dabbous • Oliver PeytonIndia FisherBear GryllsBrian Cox19 June 2016 (2016-06-19)3.22
1835BMW 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
1846Ford 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)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [16]
1851Ferrari 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
1862Alfa 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
1873Aston Martin DB11Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport SAbarth 124 SpiderDB11 vs Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé Bond Style • Clubsport S: "Supercar hunting" at the NürburgringTamsin Greig19 March 2017 (2017-03-19)3.13
1884Bugatti 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
1895Ford GTExtreme off-road buggy race on the California desertChris Hoy2 April 2017 (2017-04-02)3.27
1906Mercedes-AMG GT RRoad trip across Cuba with second-hand sports cars: (Maserati BiturboChevrolet Camaro)Ross Noble16 April 2017 (2017-04-16)2.40
1917Porsche 718 Cayman SAvtoros ShamanTurning a SsangYong Rodius into a luxury yachtJay Kay23 April 2017 (2017-04-23)2.69

Series 25 (2018)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [16]
1921NoneRoad trip across Utah's Wild West in V8 sports cars: (Hennessey Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 RJaguar F-Type SVRMcLaren 570GT)Rob BrydonKen Block25 February 2018 (2018-02-25)3.50
1932McLaren 720S720S v. McLaren P1 • Off road toys in California to find Bigfoot • Racing in ReverseLee Mack4 March 2018 (2018-03-04)3.04
1943Lexus 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
1954Dodge Challenger DemonKia Stinger GT-SHyundai i30NHarris' tribute to the Citroen 2CVDara Ó BriainEd Byrne18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)3.26
1965Ferrari 812 SuperfastChevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEBuilding the world's fastest tractorVicky McClure25 March 2018 (2018-03-25)2.97
1976Alpine A110Best Modern SUV: (Alfa Romeo StelvioRange Rover VelarVolvo XC60)Jason Manford1 April 2018 (2018-04-01)2.97

Series 26 (2019)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [25]
1981Suzuki IgnisFast Estate Cars in Norway: (Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport TurismoFerrari GTC4Lusso) • Ignis vs Fiat Panda Cross up Gurlet HillJames Marsden17 February 2019 (2019-02-17)2.61
1992BMW M5Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG STuk-Tuk Trip across Sri LankaProfessor Green24 February 2019 (2019-02-24)2.27
2003Bentley Continental GTMégane Renault SportPorsche 911 GT2 RSContinental GT vs Speed 8Gregory Porter3 March 2019 (2019-03-03)2.28
2014NoneSecond Hand Luxury Car Challenge: (Rolls-Royce Silver ShadowMercedes-Benz 600SELBentley Turbo R)Matt Baker10 March 2019 (2019-03-10)2.20
2025Aston Martin V8 VantageRolls-Royce PhantomFord Fiesta STFiesta ST vs. Lamborghini Aventador S • Automatic Brake TestingStephen Mangan17 March 2019 (2019-03-17)2.40

Series 27 (2019)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [25]
2031Ferrari 488 PistaMcLaren 600LTEthiopian adventure in presenters first cars (MiniPorsche BoxsterFord Escort Mk2)None16 June 2019 (2019-06-16)4.81
2042Tesla Model 3Building budget battery powered sports cars (Triumph SpitfireSubaru BratNissan Leaf)Danny BoyleHimesh Patel23 June 2019 (2019-06-23)4.64
2053Dallara StradaleTurning a Daimler Hearse into the ultimate family carDamon HillZara TindallMike Tindall30 June 2019 (2019-06-30)4.44
2064Rolls-Royce CullinanRare cheap cars across Borneo (Austin AllegroMatra Bagheera)Bob Mortimer7 July 2019 (2019-07-07)4.63
2075Toyota SupraIceland's Formula Offroad • Tribute to the Lotus 79Will Young • Peter Wright • Mario Andretti • Clive Chapman14 July 2019 (2019-07-14)3.77

Series 28 (2019–20)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesGuest(s)Original air dateUK viewers
(millions) [25]
208N/A – Nepal SpecialDriving from Kathmandu to Lo Manthang (Peugeot 106 RallyeRenault 4Hulas Mustang)None29 December 2019 (2019-12-29)3.72
2091Ariel Atom 4Best Convertibles for less than £600 (Ford Escort CabrioletMercedes-Benz SLKChrysler LeBaron)Bungee jumping a Rover MetroNone26 January 2020 (2020-01-26)5.22
2102McLaren SpeedtailBuilding a Cheap Off-Roader to compete with the Land Rover DefenderMcLaren Speedtail vs RAF F-35BRomesh Ranganathan2 February 2020 (2020-02-02)4.90
2113Porsche TaycanAmerican Cars in Peru (Pontiac FirebirdDodge DartVolkswagen CampervanOldsmobile Cutlass)None9 February 2020 (2020-02-09)5.24
2124Renault Mégane RS Trophy RPorsche 718 Cayman GT4Lamborghini Gallardo SpyderRacing the Baja 1000Emilia FoxLaurence Fox16 February 2020 (2020-02-16)4.45
2135Volkswagen I.D. RBest Exotic European Sports Car (Ferrari PortofinoPorsche 911 Carrera SAston Martin V8 Vantage)KSIDamon Hill23 February 2020 (2020-02-23)5.11
2146BMW M8Tribute to Colin McRae • Fastest Emergency serviceTom AllenJimmy McRaeDavid RichardsCarlos Sainz1 March 2020 (2020-03-01)4.68

Series 29 (2020)

No. in
ReviewsFeatures/challengesOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [25]
2151Ferrari SF90 StradaleBest Company Saloon for Spending 24 Hours (Volvo S60Tesla Model 3BMW 3 Series)4 October 2020 (2020-10-04)5.40
2162NoneBest Original 200mph Supercar (Jaguar XJ220Lamborghini DiabloFerrari F40) • Performance Insurance Write Offs (Maserati QuattroportePorsche Cayman SFord Focus RS)11 October 2020 (2020-10-11)5.05
2173Lamborghini UrusAudi RS 6Cheap Hire Cars in Cyprus (Suzuki JimnyFord Focus CCKia Picanto)18 October 2020 (2020-10-18)6.04
2184NoneBest new British GT (McLaren GTAston Martin DBXBentley Flying Spur) • Tribute to Stirling Moss25 October 2020 (2020-10-25)5.85
2195Honda eMini ElectricVauxhall Corsa-eBuilding an Electric All-Terrain Ice cream van1 November 2020 (2020-11-01)6.06


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  13. ^ 6.62 million on BBC Two, 506,000 on BBC HD.
  14. ^ 6.84 million on BBC Two, 836,000 on BBC HD.
  15. ^ 6.48 million on BBC Two, 903,000 on BBC HD.
  16. ^ 6.38 million on BBC Two, 925,000 on BBC HD.
  17. ^ 6.42 million on BBC Two, 912,000 on BBC HD.
  18. ^ 6.39 million on BBC Two, 893,000 on BBC HD.
  19. ^ 5.88 million on BBC Two, 989,000 on BBC HD.
  20. ^ 5.63 million on BBC Two, 902,000 on BBC HD.
  21. ^ 5.27 million on BBC Two, 950,000 on BBC HD.
  22. ^ 4.84 million on BBC Two, 880,000 on BBC HD.
  23. ^ 5.41 million on BBC Two, 1.14 million on BBC HD.
  24. ^ 6.07 million on BBC Two, 1.07 million on BBC HD.
  25. ^ 5.01 million on BBC Two, 1.12 million on BBC HD.
  26. ^ 5.68 million on BBC Two, 1.08 million on BBC HD.
  27. ^ 5.76 million on BBC Two, 849,000 on BBC HD.
  28. ^ 5.18 million on BBC Two, 1.03 million on BBC HD.
  29. ^ 5.29 million on BBC Two, 963,000 on BBC HD.
  30. ^ 5.13 million on BBC Two, 1.03 million on BBC HD.
  31. ^ 4.30 million on BBC Two, 982,000 on BBC HD.
  32. ^ 5.25 million on BBC Two, 872,000 on BBC HD.
  33. ^ 4.83 million on BBC Two, 978,000 on BBC HD.
  34. ^ 5.13 million on BBC Two, 1.02 million on BBC HD.
  35. ^ 5.47 million on BBC Two, 1.18 million on BBC HD
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  37. ^ 5.01 million on BBC Two, 1.35 million on BBC HD.
  38. ^ 3.92 million on BBC Two, 1.39 million on BBC HD.
  39. ^ 5.00 million on BBC Two, 1.45 million on BBC HD.
  40. ^ 5.85 million on BBC Two, 1.48 million on BBC HD.
  41. ^ 5.89 million on BBC Two, 1.59 million on BBC HD.


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