Top Gear takes extraordinary and ordinary cars to the limit and beyond to find out if they're half as good as manufacturers claim. Full of extreme stunts, challenges, celebrity appearances and weekly features, Top Gear is far more than a car show; you'll find no boring stats or impenetrable conversations about camshafts here. It's the sharp wit of hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May that make it more than just a motor show.
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Who in their right minds would try to drive through the Kalahari Desert in 20-year-old bangers? Or cross the English Channel in amphibious cars? You guessed it: Top Gear's intrepid and wonderfully entertaining hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Buckle up for exciting road tests on the International Emmy®-Award winning series, including thrilling rides in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Lambo Gallardo Superleggera and Aston Vantage N24. Power test the world's most exotic supercars. And join The Stig on training laps with the rich and famous. Includes The Botswana Special.
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Accessible to everyone and full of stunts, challenges and special segments, it's irreverent, witty, self-deprecating, inclusive and passionate. The charisma and enthusiasm of the show's presenters have helped make Top Gear a worldwide megabrand attracting a global audience over 500 million in more than 20 countries. This season's highlights include a car chase in presenter-chosen old bangers for traffic cops, a race in the French Alps against extreme skiers, a race across Japan (a Nissan car versus public transport), a cross-country fox hunt (with Jeremy as the prey), and a Brits versus German Top Gear challenge. Of course, this season includes serious car journalism too, with exhaustive road tests of the latest models, man versus machine experiments, weekly power-tests featuring the world's most exotic supercars and all the tried-and-tested Top Gear favorites also return.
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The world's biggest car show returns, and this series kicks off with a crash, a bang and an overwhelming smell of burning when Jeremy, Richard and James buy second-hand trucks and turn their hands to being truck drivers - which turns out to be a lot harder than they thought. The boys travel to the USA to take three new generation big-engine 'muscle' cars on an epic road trip from San Francisco to the heart of Utah; are challenged to drive from the heart of Switzerland to the North West coast of England on just one tank of fuel and James travels to the frozen North to discover why the Finns are such good racing drivers. All the tried-and-tested Top Gear favorite segments return too, including the Stig, the news; the 'cool wall' and the 'Star in the Reasonably Priced Car', which in this series features chat show legend Michael Parkinson, London Mayor Boris Johnson, musical legend Tom Jones and Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg.
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Season 13 of this BAFTA-winning show skids, roars and explodes its way back onto DVD, with man versus machine experiments, exhaustive road tests of the latest models, a look back at the history of motoring, weekly power tests featuring the world's most exotic super-cars... and a surprise revelation.
Hot on the heels of their epic challenge in Vietnam, Jeremy, Richard and James are no less ambitious for Season 13. James goes for a ride with stunt-driving legend Ken Block; Richard travels to Abu Dhabi to test the new Lambo Murcielago LP640-4 SV; the boys buy three £1,500 rear-drive sports cars and somehow find themselves entered in a terrifying French ice race. Elsewhere, Jeremy and James attempt to understand what makes a great Volkswagen advertisement - and then try to film one of their own. Rather predictably, it doesn't go well. And in a television-first, the mysterious Stig takes off his helmet to reveal just who he really is...
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With over 10 awards to its name and a U.S. spin-off in the works, Top Gear is showing no signs of slowing down. The fourteenth series kicks off with a driver's idea of heaven when Richard and James take an Aston DBS Volante, a Ferrari California and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder to Romania in search of 'the greatest road in the world'. Elsewhere, James makes a rare appearance on the track as he compares two absurdly powerful limos; Jeremy and Richard settle the thorny issue of which company has made the greatest number of truly brilliant cars and Richard invents the brand new sport of airport vehicle racing. Celebrities taking a turn in the 'Star in the Reasonably Priced Car' :Hulk actor Eric Bana, Hollywood's hottest new property-Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen and RocknRolla director Guy Ritchie, who seems to have a little trouble with his gears!
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With yet another award added to its trophy cabinet the top-rated Top Gear returns with its three kids-at-heart - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - plus the Stig, at the helm. There's a look at three wheeled cars, James drives a Toyota pick-up up an active volcano in Iceland and The Stig rips up the track in the new Bentley Continental Supersports. Plus, Richard gives the old Chevrolet Lacetti a dignified send off before he and Clarkson host a star-studded tea party to welcome in a shiny new Reasonably Priced Car. Stars taking a turn round the track in this series include ex Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and F1 ace Rubens Barrichello. Presenter; Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
An acclaimed broadcaster and journalist, Jeremy Clarkson has hosted "Top Gear" since 1988. Born in the decade of the hippie, Jeremy has shunned free love and peace, preferring instead to drive around corners very fast, yelling "POWER" at the top of his lungs.
Jeremy has been accused of some amazing things in his time, including destroying a mountain, destroying the environment and destroying Rover cars. In his defense, the mountain is still there, we can all still breathe and Rover would still be here if their management hadn't been so terrible.
Affectionately known as Hamster, Richard Hammond is one of the U.K.‘s most popular broadcasters. He began his career at BBC local radio and first graced British TV screens on the cable channel Men & Motors. He proceeded to work on a number of different motoring and lifestyle programs on cable before realizing his dream of cohosting "Top Gear" in 2002.
A versatile presenter, Richard has hosted TV shows from a variety of genres, including science and nature, children's and sci-fi. Women the world over adore him, something about his puppy dog eyes, and wanting to protect him from the nasty Mr. Clarkson. Richard's hobbies include buying hopeless cars and attempting to restore them.
When James was first introduced on "Top Gear," Jeremy claimed he was "clearly a blithering idiot." The reasoning behind this slightly harsh critique was that James' car at the time was a Bentley T2. His first film on "Top Gear" was him telling people how great it is to own a 25-year-old classic luxury car while at the same time admitting it cost a small fortune to run and fuel.
James admits he was once fired from a job with a well-known magazine for putting a secret message in a supplement. It's exactly this kind of fooling around that makes him perfect for the U.K.‘s favorite motor show. James also has his own pilot's license, which has come in handy on "Top Gear" once already (although it would help more if he was allowed to fly at night).
Some say he was forged out of steel and fire in the devil's own pit garage, or that he trickled to the surface of an oil pocket deep in the Earth's crust. What do we know about him? Well, he's a seriously sick driver. He posts the lap times for cars on the Top Gear test track, trains celebrity guests to race in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car feature, and performs any other crazy tasks asked of him. But all we really know is, he's called the Stig.
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