Are you feeling a bit shitted off that Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear are currently suspended? Well we’ve got you covered. We’ve counted the votes and put together a list of the Top 10 Best Top Gear Episodes for 2015! So crack open your favourite frosty beverage and enjoy some of the finest Top Gear episodes ever made.
1. Series 10, Episode 2
The amphibious cars make a return as the team are challenged to drive improved amphibious vehicles from Sidcup to Dover, and then across the English Channel.
2. Series 8, Episode 3
The original amphibious vehicle challenge! Each presenter makes their amphibious vehicles separately, not knowing what vehicle the other presenters had or what challenge the vehicles would be tested in.
3. Series 13, Episode 1
We join the boys in the center of London for a 1949 style race across Great Britain – between the fastest car in the world, Jaguar XK120; the fastest bike in the world, the Vincent Black Shadow; and a Peppercorn A1 Pacific steam locomotive.
4. Series 11, Episode 4
Top Gear goes to Japan to race a Nissan GT-R and against public transport from Hakui to the top of Mount Nokogiri in Chiba. James and Richard take a long, complicated combination of bullet trains, buses, a ferry, and finally a cable car.
5. Series 9, Episode 6
Clarkson, Hammond and May build stretch limos to drive celebrities to the Brit Awards. They first perform several tests on the Top Gear test track, including evasive maneuvers such as a J-turn.
6. Series 8, Episode 6
The boys go on a caravan holiday in Dorset to try and find out more about caravaning. The trio unsuccessfully try to have fun, cause numerous traffic jams, Top Gear Dog becomes ill and May crashes the caravan into a bollard.
7. Series 5, Episode 8
Hammond and May, using a plane, raced Clarkson who drove a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti from London to Verbier in Switzerland.
8. Vietnam Special
The boys attempt to achieve in 8 days what the Americans failed to achieve in 10 years. Get from the South of Vietnam, to the North – a journey of 1,000 miles.
9. Africa Special
Jeremy, James, and Richard are in central Africa to find the source of the Nile River. The boys are told to buy three used estate cars for up to £1,500 in Britain and report at a small village in rural Uganda.
10. Botswana Special
The boys go to Botswana and buy a car for less than £1500 for a 1,000 mile challenge. The rules for the challenge stipulate that the car purchased to cross the spine of Africa has to be two wheel drive, and not designed in any way for off-road use.
oh come on, no Bolivia special?
Well if people vote for it, it’ll be in the list. Maybe next time, eh?
Great list. However I Think this shows that Top Gear is alot more then just the Three hosts. It has an Amazing production team as well. So I really do hope Top Gear continues with our fav hosts and the excellent team behind them.
I also wonder what song is it that you use in the video above? Please tell me. 🙂
It is “No Cars Go” by Arcade Fire. It was used on Top Gear for the opening / preview montage for Series 10.
I was wondering, do you know the song title on the series 12 montage by any chance? I’ve been looking everywhere for ages and found nothing :/
Indeed I do – it is “Grounds for Divorce” by Elbow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxczVhG0os8
Ah, thank you very much 🙂
you have got an app for that, called Shazam. just open it and it will detect the song with your phone’s mic.
Cool, I didn’t know about that.
I believe you forgot the Reliant Robin Space Shuttle. That was EPIC. Should be included in this collection or a separate “Ambitious, But Rubbish” collection.
Not forgotten – just didn’t make the Top 10 unfortunately. From memory it was down around 25th place. Much better than the 55th place it achieved in our Top 100 list last year. https://www.topgearbox.com/entertainment/top-gear/2014-top-100-top-gear-episodes-list-pt-1/
Yes Indeed David. The Reliant Robin Space Shuttle episode was the moment the show went from a super show about cars to a hyper show about cars! Anytime I see the re-run I still hope that damn connection bolt would explode so the Robin could truly fly( well fall with style) to the ground.
Bolivia belongs in the top ten!
Africa Special is the best in my opinion!
Which one matey , the Botswana or the Nile one ? Cause they are both good
the nile one
Not bad, though I expected the Vietnam special and the Africa special to be in the top 5. I also expected the Bolivia special make the list.
I expected it too, but I can’t argue with 5 years worth of votes!
I have nothing against the voters. I just expected different results.