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Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Matt LeBlanc, The Stig, Jason Dawe, Chris Evans, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond Genre:Comedy, Documentary, Reality, Special Interest, Talk Show Channel:BBC Two Status:Continuing
Top Gear season 7 episodes list:
Which is the better car? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Porsche 911 Carrera S or the new BMW M6? To find out, the boys take the cars to the Isle of Man and test them on the island's roads - where there is no speed limit on the open roads [unlike in the built up areas of the island]. Richard drives the British-made supercar, the Ascari KZ1 and actor Trevor Eve is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
A challenge is set to see which is faster: a rock climber or an Audi RS4. The new Porsche Cayman Sis reviewed and there's a feature on the history of British Racing Green; part of which involves Richard driving a Vanwall; a recreation of the 1958 car which won the 1958 world championship.James and Richard turn their attention to radio-controlled cars - Top Gear style and Jeremy plays with a rather special Vauxhall Vectra VXR, but why is it worth £60,000?
The boys are off on a continental road trip to visit the Millau Viaduct in France in their favourite supercars: Richard drives a Pagani Zonda; James drives a Ferrari F430 and Jeremy drives his own Ford GT. Jeremy also drives the 'air-hostess orange' Focus ST on the track.
This week, the challenge is set to try and buy a "decent" mid-engined supercar for under £10, 000. Richard drives the Marcos TSO GT2 and there's a race through Lisbon between a car and a mountain bike.Dame Ellen MacArthur is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James and Richard are once again trying to beat Jeremy in another of their now famous races. This time, the race is on to see who will be the first to get from Alba in northern Italy, to the NatWest Tower in London. James and Richard are in a light aircraft piloted by James - Jeremy has to make-do with a Bugatti Veyron. Former F1 and Indycar World Champion Nigel Mansell gets the chance to set a fast lap in the Liana.
Richard races the new Mazda MX5, worth £18,000 against a greyhound worth £25,000. Jeremy compares driving a Honda NSX around Laguna Seca in a video game to the real thing. The Austin Healy Sprite and modified Peugot 306 go head-to-head on the Prescott Hill Climb course to see which is best and there's the Top Gear Awards, where James is awarded the Golden Cock. David Walliams is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The lads are in Lillehammer for their version of the Winter Olympics. So expect amongst other things: car ice-hockey - with Suzuki Swifts - Jeremy trying to drive the new Jaguar XK around the rink faster than a speed skater and Stig riding a snowmobile down the ski-jump. James and Jeremy compete against each other in a biathlon using an Audi Q7 and a Volvo XC90, with the loser having to eat yellow snow. There's also a spectacular attempt to send a rocket-powered Mini down the ski-jump.