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Top Gear's unique approach to automobile entertainment has already seen the popular BBC program tackle burning issues such as "Can you build your own amphibious car?," "Can you buy an old supercar for less than the price of a small hatchback?," and "Can a stretch limousine jump over a wedding?" The answers, as it turns out, are "only if you want to get wet," "only if you want to break down then crash," and "sort of, but don’t park any mobile homes behind the reception tent." Top Gear found this out so you didn’t have to.

Silly and opinionated, Top Gear is full of big ideas that never quite work properly or, at the very least, catch fire a bit before they do.

Now Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond — oh, and barely-tame racing driver "The Stig" — return with and another batch of tire-smoking, lap-record-breaking, ambitious-but-nonsense car stuff.

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Top Gear's unique approach to automobile entertainment has already seen the popular BBC program tackle burning issues such as "Can you build your own amphibious car?," "Can you buy an old supercar for less than the price of a small hatchback?," and "Can a stretch limousine jump over a wedding?" The answers, as it turns out, are "only if you want to get wet," "only if you want to break down then crash," and "sort of, but don’t park any mobile homes behind the reception tent." Top Gear found this out so you didn’t have to.

Silly and opinionated, Top Gear is full of big ideas that never quite work properly or, at the very least, catch fire a bit before they do.

Now Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond — oh, and barely-tame racing driver "The Stig" — return with and another batch of tire-smoking, lap-record-breaking, ambitious-but-nonsense car stuff.

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    The boys try to build a better police car for just £1500, Clarkson finds out that a well-driven super-car can be greener than a Prius, if you drive it properly. Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr go head-to-head in our reasonably priced car.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The boys try to build a better police car for just £1500, Clarkson finds out that a well-driven super-car can be greener than a Prius, if you drive it properly. Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr go head-to-head in our reasonably priced car.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    Jeremy tests the new Mitsubishi Evo X against the new Subaru Impreza WRX STi on the Top Gear track; Richard races the new Audi estate against two skiers in the Alps and Jeremy road-tests the new Mercedes CLK Black (“Imagine drinking a pint of hemlock, setting yourself on fire and then jumping out of a plane when it’s directly overhead a combine harvester… That’s what the Black feels like. Exciting beyond words. … I’m not sure that anyone’s life is quite complete unless they have one”). Actors Peter Firth and Rupert Penry-Jones (famous for playing spies in the BBC drama series Spooks) are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    Jeremy tests the new Mitsubishi Evo X against the new Subaru Impreza WRX STi on the Top Gear track; Richard races the new Audi estate against two skiers in the Alps and Jeremy road-tests the new Mercedes CLK Black (“Imagine drinking a pint of hemlock, setting yourself on fire and then jumping out of a plane when it’s directly overhead a combine harvester… That’s what the Black feels like. Exciting beyond words. … I’m not sure that anyone’s life is quite complete unless they have one”). Actors Peter Firth and Rupert Penry-Jones (famous for playing spies in the BBC drama series Spooks) are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    Jeremy tests the new Brooklands Bentley Super Coupé on the Top Gear test track. The Producers set the Presenters a challenge: each is to buy an old Alpha Romeo for £1000 or less and put them through a series of feared Top Gear tests, including a track day, featuring them in calendars and showing them at a concourse day where the motto is “a passion for perfection.” Actor-comedians Rob Brydon and James Corden (currently enjoying much success in the BBC’s multi-award-winning Gavin & Stacey) are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    Jeremy tests the new Brooklands Bentley Super Coupé on the Top Gear test track. The Producers set the Presenters a challenge: each is to buy an old Alpha Romeo for £1000 or less and put them through a series of feared Top Gear tests, including a track day, featuring them in calendars and showing them at a concourse day where the motto is “a passion for perfection.” Actor-comedians Rob Brydon and James Corden (currently enjoying much success in the BBC’s multi-award-winning Gavin & Stacey) are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    • EPISODE 4

    Episode 4

    In a race across Japan, Jeremy Clarkson tries to prove that the technical tour de force that is the Nissan GT-R is faster than Richard Hammond and James May traveling on the ultra-efficient Japanese public transport, including the 200 mph Shinkansen Bullet Train. Jeremy also tests the beautiful new Alpha Romeo 8C on the Top Gear track. UK newsreaders Fiona Bruce and Kate Silverton are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    In a race across Japan, Jeremy Clarkson tries to prove that the technical tour de force that is the Nissan GT-R is faster than Richard Hammond and James May traveling on the ultra-efficient Japanese public transport, including the 200 mph Shinkansen Bullet Train. Jeremy also tests the beautiful new Alpha Romeo 8C on the Top Gear track. UK newsreaders Fiona Bruce and Kate Silverton are the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    • EPISODE 5

    Episode 5

    Jeremy and James show off and compare their Rolls Royce Corniche and the dictator-chic Mercedes “Grosser” – ageing but massive luxury limos they bought for the price of a new Ford Mondeo. The Nissan GT-R wondercar gives Jeremy a thorough working over around Japan’s legendary Fuji circuit, and entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis venture out from the Dragons’ Den to become the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    Jeremy and James show off and compare their Rolls Royce Corniche and the dictator-chic Mercedes “Grosser” – ageing but massive luxury limos they bought for the price of a new Ford Mondeo. The Nissan GT-R wondercar gives Jeremy a thorough working over around Japan’s legendary Fuji circuit, and entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis venture out from the Dragons’ Den to become the “Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.”

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    • EPISODE 6

    Episode 6

    Jeremy, Richard and James take on three German motoring rivals (including Nurburgring legend Sabine Schmidt) and face their toughest challenge yet – not mentioning the war. James chauffeurs some exceedingly large sumo wrestlers in some exceeding strange Japanese cars, and Richard attacks the test track in Mazda’s remarkable Furai concept car.

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    • 58 Minutes

    Jeremy, Richard and James take on three German motoring rivals (including Nurburgring legend Sabine Schmidt) and face their toughest challenge yet – not mentioning the war. James chauffeurs some exceedingly large sumo wrestlers in some exceeding strange Japanese cars, and Richard attacks the test track in Mazda’s remarkable Furai concept car.

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    • 58 Minutes
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