Top Gear Series 22 Sightings & Spoilers

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Series 21 may have only just finished, but the TopGear team have already been spotted out and about filming segments for Series 22 (which we were hoping would air around July 2014 but could end up being early next year). Below is a list of what we know so far, and we’ll update this list with new sightings as they come to hand.

Last updated 9th August 2014.

For those of you who need a spoiler warning: Top Gear Series 22 Spoilers are below!

 

 

 

Jeremy and Richard spotted in Venice

Jeremy and Richard, 44, were later joined by their camera crew as they took to the waters in The Floating City by speedboat. There was no sign of James May as they prepared for what looks like another epic race against the clock.

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It turns out that Jeremy and Richard are driving from Siena to Rome – with Jeremy in an Alfa Romeo 4C, and Richard in a C7 Stingray. Jeremy tweeted the following photo of his car:

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Top Gear trio caught driving homemade ambulances

On July 30th the Top Gear team were seen driving 3 interesting looking homemade ambulances near Shepherd’s Bush, London.

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The aftermath: The owner of Lydd Car Breakers salvage yard has gone on record saying that he provided the cars for this segment – some 25 vehicles in total. “They rang us out of the blue and asked to collect 25 cars. They had been asked to design ambulances, and some of the cars they used are just shells now. It’s incredible.”

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Jeremy is testing the BMW i8 Hybrid

Pretty self explanatory – a video has surfaced on YouTube showing Jeremy getting into the new BMW i8 hybrid. Unfortunately the video stops before we can “hear” it, though one would assume it probably rolled away silently…

 

 

Top Gear filming in St Petersburg, Russia

Top Gear has been caught filming what looks like a race segment in St Petersburg, Russia. According to bystanders who witnessed the shooting, James drove an electric Renault, Richard used a bicycle and Jeremy apparently traveled by boat. Sound familiar?

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Jeremy tests the new C7 Corvette Stingray

Two new tweets have appeared on Jeremy Clarkson’s Twitter account, talking about the new C7 Corvette Stingray’s speedometer: “I know the new Corvette is jolly sporty but 330? Really?”. In reality though, it is a dual-use dial that can flick between MPH and KPH at the press of a button.

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He also tweeted “Filming today is going very well.” and posted the following mysterious photo. Initially we discounted this photo as the result of some sort of fake accident, however the top left side of his head looks rather red – perhaps Jeremy actually did hit his head somehow?

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A Twitter user also spotted Jeremy out and about in the C7.

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Jeremy and James have a ‘dramatic’ crash in Oxfordshire

According to the Daily Mail, Top Gear have yet again sparked outrage after staging a car crash on the B4437 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Apparently four years earlier, a 26-year old woman died in a car crash at the same location and the Daily Mail is convinced that Top Gear chose the location on purpose. The stunt saw James crash his silver Peugeot into Jeremy’s black model of the same car. With the cameras still rolling, a crash recovery truck arrived at the scene and James’ car was hauled out of a ditch and Jeremy’s car was towed out of a crop field. Jeremy’ car had minor damage while James’ had t obe towed from the scene.

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The Stig drives Jeremy’s P45 (ambulance spec.) in White City

Twitter user @MikeBernieColes spotted the Top Gear team filming at the BBC Broadcast Centre in White City, London. The Stig was seen driving Jeremy’s infamous P45 vehicle – now in ambulance specification. Jeremy Richard and James were also spotted on the scene however there are no other details yet as to what they were doing. Draw your own conclusions for now!

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McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder Vs Ferrari Laferrari

Jeremy responded to a Tweet regarding these three cars going head-to-head – and it turns out it’s going to be a half hour special! No more news on this yet, but it’ll surely take place on the Top Gear Test Track with a presenter in each car.

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Edit 07/06/14 – Jeremy posted the following photos up on Twitter over the past couple of days, showing a Porsche 918 being delivered to the Top Gear Test Track by a lorry driver wearing a rather interesting shirt.

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Jeremy Clarkson and the Eagle Speedster

Jeremy recently posted a photo on Twitter of an Eagle Speedster at the Top Gear Test Track. The car in the foreground also appears to be an Eagle Speedster – perhaps a coupe version as a comparison?

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Richard Hammond goes wing walking

Photos have emerged of Richard Hammong going wing walking with the Breitling Aerosuperbatic team at RFC Rendcomb. Jeremy and James were apparently waiting back on the ground, drinking champagne.

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James May breaks down in a Peugeot 304

James May once said he would carpet bomb Burford immediately if he ever got into power. But the Cotswolds town got its revenge when the Peugeot 304 he was driving broke down at the A40 roundabout.

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Update 14/05: The boys were spotted in the Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold – and it now appears to be a continuation of the piece they filmed at Japfest 2014. A small crowd gathered to watch the trio’s hilarious antics as they first went shopping for antiques and then tried to drive home with the items in unfeasibly small cars. Sound familiar? Jeremy bought an antique chair but then had the problem of getting it into a car – a Saw was produced and Jeremy took to the task with great gusto in the street, telling onlookers the antique chair had now become ‘a flatpack.’ Meanwhile, Richard showed up with a huge grandfather clock – almost twice his height. He was later seen trying to fit an antique hatstand into a car and succeeding before driving off with it.

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TopGear attend Japfest 2014 at Castle Combe Circuit

Several Redditors spotted the Top Gear team at the 2014 Japfest at Castle Combe Racing Circuit. Apparently ‘Europes biggest Japanese car show’, the team arrived in a selection of European sportscars – namely a Fiat 124, an MGB GT and a Peugeot 304. Good to see Top Gear back to their usual form.

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James May will review the Ferrari Laferrari

James May released several tidbits of information on Twitter earlier this month which included a few photos of the new Ferrari Laferrari!

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This makes perfect sense seeing as Richard already drove the Porsche 918 Spyder and Jeremy reviewed the McLaren P1 already.

 

 

 

Other possible segments which may end up in Series 22

The following two items took place before Series 21 but were not actually used. They may have ended up on the cutting room floor but there is a possibility we may see them in Series 22.

 

Richard Hammond filming in the Australian Outback

Several tweets from @RichardHammond mention that he has arrived in Australia and is now at a remote cattle station in the outback. With lots of spiders. I doubt we’ll get any more info on why he is out there but we’ll wait and see.

 

James May filming at the National MicroCar Rally

James May was spotted with the TopGear team, filming at the National MicroCar Rally 2013. Apparently he later got behind the wheel of a Messerschmitt Tiger.

 

 

59 comments

  1. FarmerNIC

    What about James filming in Burford with a Peugeot 304 that broke down.

  2. tgfan

    What about James and the LaFerrari!!!

  3. knick007

    Does anyone know what happened to the footage of James May driving his plane around the Top Gear test track a couple of years ago?

    • FarmerNIC

      It was part of the Saab segment in series 18 but never was aired with the program dew to time frame of the show , if you need to find out what happend there is a video on YouTube just search top gear Saab tribute plane scene and it should appear on I the list .

  4. knick007

    There are more pictures here…. Interestingly James’ Peugeot looks different http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/475451/Jeremy-Clarkson-puts-controversy-behind-him-to-film-Top-Gear

  5. Knick007

    Admin – can you add these extra pictures…? I know they are from the antichrist(daily mail) but they show the Top Gear trio in Barbados after filming… Maybe a race? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2633769/Jeremy-Clarkson-puffs-cigarette-enjoys-downtime-Barbados-filming-Top-Gear.html

    He mentioned he was “extensively paped” along with Hammod and May see his twitter post https://twitter.com/jeremyclarkson/status/467650093378994177

  6. raf clerici

    Please look at…

    Please look at
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCtj0_rYrVg

  7. AWESOME

  8. tgfan

    Theres new stuff being filmed at the track! Check Jeremy’s twitter!

    • FarmerNIC

      You’re very right , he had the Porche 918 and the Eagle Speedster that is based on a Jaguar E-type. He has obviously driven the 918 because he posted numerous things on how it felt.

  9. FarmerNIC

    There is a new post on twitter from a user and it shows top gear currently filming. Link Below
    https://twitter.com/MikeBernieColes/status/479251020837814272/photo/1

  10. FarmerNIC

    That’s all fine mate just was browsing twitter and stumbled upon it when looking at top gear in the search results . Thanks for the reply . :)

  11. GoodBoy

    Jeremy is in Morocco! He’s filming for series 22
    https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson/status/486048797177704448

  12. Nick Gough

    Interesting stuff in the works for Series 22. If all pans out as seen here on TGB, it should be another round of the guys doing some stupid stuff. I have enjoyed TG for a few years, watching most episodes online. I sometimes get bored at some of the antics, as we all know they are staged and one could see one and see them all, so to speak. However, I do enjoy the car analysis/tests they occasionally seem to produce. And, while the “star in a reasonably priced car” segment is usually fun, there are moments when it is all about promoting their latest movie or recording or whatever. The trips are fun to watch and I enjoyed the timeliness of the Ukraine-Croatian trip… quite chilling in some respects.
    Being a Yank and living in the US, I can attest to a certain yearning for these chaps to trek to North America and have a true challenge and not just a silly drive through the countryside in hot cars. Let’s see them drive British sports cars on our roads, at or exceeding our speed limits for many hours at a time. Or, maybe get involved in a Cannonball Run from NYC to Long Beach, CA. They could do their own run in cars of their choice, nonstop, and with friends (maybe F1 or Indy Car drivers)? Or, a challenge using Hybrid cars in a long trip on back roads, anywhere in the world? How about electric cars from Shanghai to Moscow? Or, get involved in circumnavigating the Lower 48 states in electric cars, stopping to race them at various race tracks? How about a Trans-Canada run in anything but a car or truck with 4-wheel or all wheel drive, from Cheticamp on Cape Breton, NS to Vancouver, BC?
    Onwards, TG Trekkers, to enjoy and survive another series of TG.
    BTW, whilst I don’t care what the 3 hosts do in their real lives (they live and love and make mistakes in their lives just as we all do, although Jeremy Clarkson needs to really be less of a curmudgeon and more keen of others in the world), I can salute Richard Hammond for his efforts on producing the pink Lambo for that little girl. THAT was Top Gear!!

    • Canuck TG Fan.

      The Trans Canada goes all the way past Vancouver to Victoria. And if the guys do a trip along that line, they would discover some phenomenal roads and views a tad further north on Hwy 4 to Tofino. It’s a wild ride.

  13. raf clerici

    Jeremy Clarkson writes tweet 7/07: “After a nine day tour in five countries, I’m now off to Morocco. To start filming for series 22″

  14. Hi Top gear team,

    I once left a query about top gear coming to india, and got a reply
    , it didnt went well, i have seen the clippings and also seen the media response and understand why things didnt worked out for you guys to return to our country. Never mind, these days i am in singapore, nice place, rich people, nice roads, expensive cars, but with a speed limit of 100kmph, how about some time in future, doing an end to end race against the MRT the local railway transport with a million dollar expensive car which many people buy inspite of the speed limit.

    Thanks
    Rahul

  15. I saw a tweet from Jeremy about some filming in Morrocco on July 7. Visit his twitter to see for yourself.

    “After a nine day tour in five countries, I’m now off to Morocco. To start filming for series 22.”

  16. Garrett

    I saw a tweet from Jeremy saying he was testing the new Corvette

  17. Top Gear here in Russia now http://wroom.ru/news/2428

  18. FarmerNIC

    I found this tonight it must be very new
    . http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QqHhcTzL21w

  19. Rodrigo Teles

    Hopefully, season 22 starts sooner than predicted. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  20. FarmerNIC

    Sorry that was my old email , this comment is posted on the new one . Sorry for the confusion :)

  21. new007

    New stuff being filmed, somewhere in London

    http://inpu.tumblr.com/post/93210227294/season-22-shooting-somewhere-in-shepherds-bush

    Seems they are working on some ambulances

    • Added – thanks!

      • new007

        Glad you added it. Any guesses when does season 22 air? Hopefully not next year..

        • Unfortunately at this stage it is looking like January 2015. I am expecting them to announce that there will be a Christmas special (as they usually do) but I can’t remember the last time they actually released a Christmas special at Christmas time. It was probably the Middle East special back in Series 16!

          • Brendon

            India Special Series 18 was the last Christmas Special aired around christmas

  22. new007

    Yeah, I hope it’s not over for this year. We’ve seen more wars this year than TG episodes

  23. A Human Being

    Fantastic program. With the evolution of vehicle technology just in the past year, there is no reason this show, with this cast, should ever be cancelled. This show and the content it has provided in just the last 10 years is historical. I would never watch it again if they changed the cast. This is the only car show I’ll ever watch. Their personalities is what makes the show watchable.

  24. FarmerNIC

    Have a look at this , https://twitter.com/IainMay72

  25. Jeremy and Richard spotted in Venice. NO it’s not a 22nd season episode it’s a DVD. Top Gear The Perfect Road Trip.

  26. Clarkson have just tweeted that he is driving a 4C from Sienna to Rome, and Hammond in a Stingray ;)

  27. FarmerNIC

    Have a look at this ,this is a high mileage top gear camera man with lots of spoilers that we havent seen yet :) Nick https://twitter.com/IainMay72

  28. I agree with Ignas, I’m pretty sure the first set of images from the DvD: The Perfect Road Trip because that’s the same boat, same outfit, same area, but I guess we’ll find out

  29. Khilesh

    You should come in India to seee my super bike it is fully hand made. By me it is a super functional fastes moter bike in the world 322 mil/hr…… Fast.

  30. Does anyone know when the 22nd series will actually start??

  31. Does anyone know when the 22nd series will actually start?? *correction to my email*

  32. when top gear season 22 coming on net so we can download and watch?????

  33. You guys missed 650s vs Huracan

  34. Richard

    Does anyone know where they are going to go for the top gear special in the new series?

  35. Can’t wait to find out why the P 305 suddenly changed license plate color while the number is still the same… I first nnoticed that the latter pictures had even yellower headlights.

    • Joey8578

      Possibly a hark back to previous challenges where modifications are performed at some point in the program.

  36. Jeremy, tweeted something about a 7 hr. drive in an XKR, from Sienna to Rome…. Also, there is an earlier tweet of an Alpha…. maybe something for Season 22?

    https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson/status/501051928592531456

    https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson/status/498736755793985536

  37. I’m pretty sure the 4C And the ‘Vette are for the new “The Perfect Road Trip 2″.

  38. Having watched James May’s Car for the People, it was shown that the filming done by James at the MicroCar Rally was for a separate series, not season 22.

  39. FarmerNIC

    Hey Sean I managed to find another spoiler on extra cars used when the top gear trio made the Ambulance challenge.

    http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/Gear-pair-pop-salvage-yard-25-cars/story-22130119-detail/story.html

    Hope this helps :)

  40. Would love to see clarkson, may and hammond do perth – sydney off road using v8 Fords v8 Holdens and the old leyland p76 v8. (top gear uk not topgear Australia)

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