Prior to the series beginning, the show's return was advertised with a trailer that borrowed the over-excited responses of the parents of a young boy who were watching the Top Gear team filming the Motorhome challenge, from a clip that was originally published on YouTube. This series was Ben Collins ' final one as The Stigas following a legal dispute with him in the latter half of August over his autobiography, The Man in the White Suitthe BBC decided not to renew his contract with the show.
After meeting up in Berlinthe trio travel across the country and test their cars in a series of challenges, including seeing how fast they can drive them on an Autobahn, escorting a brass band in their cars, subject them to a comprehensive road-worthiness test by the ADACbefore finally heading to the EuroSpeedway Lausitz and riding with the Stig's German cousin as he attempts to do a fast lap with their car, and seeing how many views they got when they filmed themselves doing a lap of the circuit before uploading their video to YouTube.
Businessmen will certainly want a good four-door saloon car for driving, so the boys see if they can help to find one—May believes it is the rather good-looking Maserati Quattroporte GTSdespite it being a little fiddly and complicated, Hammond thinks it is the beautiful Aston Martin Rapidedespite it being too expensive, while Clarkson is unsure his choice of the Porsche Panamera Turbo is right, because it is ugly in the trio's eyes.
Starting in London, the presenters try out their cars, before stopping at a business park and letting the Stig see how fast they are on an improvised course. To fully decide which is best, the trio give them the ultimate test by chauffeuring members of a wedding party to the church and then to the reception, although the boys get a little distracted. Meanwhile, May returns to the Ehra-Lessien test track with the Bugatti Veyron Super Sportan updated version of the Bugatti Veyronto see if it can reclaim the crown of the "Fastest Production Car in the World" by attempting to reach an even faster speed than before, while actors Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise are promoting their new movie Knight and Day while seeing who was faster in the Kia when they did a lap of the Test Track.
Clarkson, Hammond and May feel that classic British sports cars are much better than European Hot Hatchbacks, so the producers task them with proving this correct by each buying one and testing them in a series of challenges - Clarkson seeks to prove his Jensen-Healey he bought will be good, May buys a TVR S2 to show the producers they were right, and Hammond purchases a Lotus M Elan to take on this task. On a journey to the sites of the factories where each car were built, the presenters each try to achieve a fast lap in their car, perform a 'safety test', see how waterproof their cars are, and visit a garden centre to find something to fit in their cars.
Elsewhere, Clarkson reviews the new Ferrari Italia on the track, while Hollywood actor, Jeff Goldblumis on the track to drive fast in the Kia Cee'd. During the second episode of Series 15, the presenters were tasked with finding a second-hand sports saloon that would be perfect for track days. The challenge of this task was for each presenter to film themselves doing a lap of the EuroSpeedway Lausitz 's circuit and posting the completed film onto YouTube.
Each presenters individual video was not shown completely on the show, but the full length, unedited videos can be viewed online via the links below:. During the News segment of the fifth episode, Clarkson got into a discussion with Hammond, in which he joked that he had been in cab the other day and truly seen a woman wearing a burka tripping up on a pavement, upon which he could see that under it she was wearing a "red g-string and stockings".
Following the broadcast of the episode, the BBC received a number of complaints regarding the joke,  with the singer Lily Allen writing on Twitter that the joke was "distasteful",  while a Mediawatch spokesperson said that Clarkson "should learn to keep quiet". Rather than joking about it, we should be having serious dialogue. However, in an article written for The WeekAntonia Bland defended the presenter's joke, saying that Clarkson had done nothing wrong and that Muslim women who wore a burka had the right to "choose to wear gorgeous lingerie in private", adding that the joke proved a good example of the dangers faced by male drivers trying to concentrate on the road during Summer.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Top Gear series 15 Promotional poster. Main article: List of Top Gear episodes. The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 September Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Archived from the original on 7 November Jeremy, James and Richard are back in the United States and this time there's no redneck baiting. Instead, they travel from North Carolina to New York, where the locals are well-known for their tolerance Season 15 Episode 7 of Top Gear resulted in a 0. BBC's hit motoring show is more than just a show to review new cars.
Top Gear is essential viewing. Not just for petrol heads, it also has a huge following amongst people with little or no interest in cars - both male and female. This is due to the show's irreverent approach to motoring, the humour and the priceless chemistry between the show's presenters - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, with special appearances from the tame racing driver, The Stig.
Don't be fooled, this is not another boring technical car programme, there is carnage, mayhem and fun, with less stuffy mundane car reviews. The boys have races and do crazy things with cars - anything from driving them into swimming pools to setting them on fire! Eastern America Special Summary. Share Visit.See our picks.Top Gear News : Series 16 (Best Moments)
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Top Gear —. Rate This.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 show of the same name. For its first series, the show was presented by Jeremy ClarksonRichard Hammondand Jason Dawewith support from anonymous race driver, The Stig. After the first series, Dawe was replaced by James May. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This article is about the episodes from the television series. For the original format episodes, see List of Top Gear original format episodes. TV series episodes. 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.
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List of episodes. Challenges Power Lap Times Races. Categories : Top Gear Lists of British non-fiction television series episodes.The edition was tightly edited to ensure the minute special could fit into the one hour slot with commercial breaks on Dave. However recent repeats of the special on Dave are now in a minute format showing the whole version due to complaints from viewers who thought the 46 minute edited version was unsatisfactory.
An additional 10 minutes of deleted scenes from the special were included as extras on the In this one hour special Dr Chris gets the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to go to Africa and work on native animals.
First up he is off to the Kingdom of the White Lion Sanctuary, where he meets Kevin Richardson, a South African known as the lion whisperer who has been hand rearing lions for 15 years. Chris has the opportunity to operate on two lions with facial tumours- but what he doesn't know is that the last vet that visited was bitten when a lion woke up!
Jeremy, Richard and James are dropped deep in the Bolivian rainforest armed only with three shabby 4x4s which they bought untested over the internet from local small ads for a maximum of pounds each. They attempt to drive them from the heart of Bolivia to the coast of Chile, encountering local drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the terrifying sheer drops of the infamous Death Road along the way.
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Try the free app. Top Gear: Vietnam Special. Africa Special. Bolivia Specia. Amphibious Cars.TV Schedule. Sign In. Top Gear —. S15, Ep1. Error: please try again. Jeremy road tests the new Bentley Continental Supersports. James attempts to get close to an active volcano in Iceland using a Toyota Hilux pick-up truck the same truck that the crew used on the trip to the North Pole. Richard says goodbye to the old Reasonably Priced Car the Chevrolet Lacetti by giving it a proper burial.
A new Reasonably Priced Car is introduced. Jeremy tests the Reliant Robin. S15, Ep2. The boys were each given pounds to buy a track car which is car that can be use everyday and also can be driven fast around a track.
The end result was James bought a Mercedes-Benz E 2. Once they have purchase their track cars, they traveled to Germany for a series of challenges. S15, Ep3. Jeremy has a chat with Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello.
S15, Ep4. The boys attempt to create their own camper-van also know as motor homes by using a car of their choice and turn it into a camper-van complete with sleeping accommodations, cooking facilities and restrooms. S15, Ep5. Richard road tests the new Volkswagen Touareg as well as having race against two snowmobile racers in a customized Volkwagen Touareg the one used in the Dakar Rally.
James tests the new Buggati Veyron Supersport and attempts to take it to its top speed of mph. Jeremy documents the life of the legendary racing driver, Ayrton Senna with interviews from racing drivers who raced with him to the those who were huge fans of Ayrton Senna as well as looking back at archive footage from past races to see what made him the greatest racing driver of all time.
Tom Cruise and S15, Ep6. Jeremy road tests the car that is replacing the Ferrari F, the new Ferrari Italia. To prove to the producers that old British sports cars are better than hot hatchbacks, the boys were given pounds each to buy a British sports car.
Once they have purchased their cars, they were given a number of challenges. Add Image S15, Ep7.
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Compilation show featuring Jeremy's trip across South Yorkshire in a Robin Reliant, Richard's race against snowmobilers in a Volkswagen Touareg and the introduction of the new reasonably priced car. Add Image S15, Ep8. Compilation show featuring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the reasonably priced car, Rubens Barrichello in the old reasonably priced car, James' trip to the Icelandic volcano in a Toyota Hilux and the boys try to find the best four door supercars.
S15, Ep9. The boys are having another road trip on the east coast of the United States in cars of their own choice. See also TV Schedule.
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