Welcome to our definitive 100 Best Top Gear Episodes Ever! This list is a direct result of tens-of-thousands of votes placed through our site by all you Top Gear fans out there! This is Part 2 of the list, with 26th to 50th placed episodes.
26. 11×01 £1000 Police cars
The boys attempt to build Police cars for under £1000. Jeremy runs a super car economy test and track tests the Ferrari 430 Scuderia.
27. 13×03 May meets Block
James goes to America to meet Rally and Gymkhana specialist, Ken Block. Cheap & Cheerful cars – are there any good ones?
28. 21×06/07 Burma Special
The team is crossing Burma to build a bridge over the River Kwai. The boys each purchase a second-hand lorries off the internet for a few hundred pounds.
30. 09×03 America Special
The boys each buy a car for $1000 and go on an American Road Trip from Miami to New Orleans.
31. 20×05 SUV towing test
Jeremy and James test crossover SUVs for towing. Richard is in Italy testing two Lamborghinis. James is on the track testing a modernised Porsche 911.
32. Top Gear Ground Force
Jeremy, Richard and James take over Sir Steve Redgrave’s garden, for Comic Relief 2007.
33. 16×03 Albania road trip
TG test the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Mercedes S65 AMG & Bentley Mulsanne in Albania. Jeremy tests the Ford Focus RS500, Cosworth Impreza STI & Volvo C30 PCP.
34. 17×02 Hot hatches in Italy
The boys travel to Italy to test high-performance hatchbacks. James tests the Aston Martin Virage.
35. 15×02 £5,000 track cars
The boys each buy a £5,000 car for both road & race track use. James tests the Porsche 911 Sport Classic & Porsche Boxster Spyder.
36. 12×02 Muscle cars in America
The team heads off to America again to test the latest muscle cars. Jeremy test drives the new Fiat 500 Abarth.
37. 13×02 Cars for 17-year olds
Which car is best for 17-year olds? Richard drives the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV in Abu Dhabi.
38. 08×08 Man with van
The boys each buy a van for under £1000 and face a series of challenges. Jeremy, Richard & James each choose a van for being roadies with ‘The Who’. Richard tests the Noble M15.
39. 14×02 Top Gear’s electric car
The boys attempt to build an electric car that is better than a G-Wiz. Jeremy pits the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 against an Audi R8 V10.
40. 15×03 Executive limos
The boys drive the Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo & Maserati Quattroporte GTS. Richard tests the Chevrolet Camaro & Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.
41. 10×05 London Race
London Race – Car vs. Bike vs. Public Transport vs. Speedboat. Richard races an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster against a rocket man and Jeremy power tests the Caparo T1.
42. 11×06 Britain VS Germany
Britain VS Germany: TopGear VS D Motor. James stays on in Japan to test the Mitsuoka Orochi & Mitsuoka Galue III. Richard power tests the Gumpert Apollo.
43. Middle East Special
Jeremy, Richard and James re-enact the journey of the three wise men and travel from northern Iraq to Bethlehem.
44. 22×05 LaFerrari
James tests the 950bhp Ferrari LaFerrari in Italy. Jeremy and James look at the history of Peugeot. Richard tests the Porsche Cayman GTS against the Chevrolet Corvette.
45. 19×01 Jeremy’s P45
Jeremy attempts to build a car that’s even smaller than the Peel P50. James tests the new 205mph Bentley Continental GT Speed. Richard power tests the Pagani Huayra.
46. 20×06 British Tribute
James tries out the new Bus For London. Richard test drives the new Range Rover Sport. Top Gear assembles over £200m worth of British vehicles on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
47. 17×04 Top Gear’s Public Transport
The boys try to solve the problems of Public Transport. Jeremy power tests the Jaguar XKR-S & Nissan GTR.
48. 10×01 The greatest driving road
Jeremy, Richard and James take a road trip to find the greatest driving road in the World. Jeremy tests the Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 concept car.
49. 06×06 Race to Norway
Jeremy races a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren against Richard and James on a Ferry, to Oslo (in Norway). The Aston Martin DBR9 is taken for a lap around the track.
50. 13×06 Mallorca Rally
The boys each buy a classic car to compete in the Rally in Mallorca. Jeremy tests the BMW Z4 and the Nissan 370Z.
#33 Albania Road Trip is not 16×05, but 16×03.
Series 16 was a bit of a mess when it first came out – as it included two ‘special’ episodes which appeared first, before ‘Episode 1’ did. At the time we decided to count the specials as 1 & 2, and then number the remaining episodes from 3 onwards… which is why the numbers were out by 2. In hindsight this only caused more confusion and has now been fixed 🙂
Yes, that’s more like it. If the Vietnam spec and Nile spec don’t make top 10 I’d be very surprised.