The 100 Best Top Gear Episodes Ever


This is our incredible Top 100 Top Gear Episodes Ever list! This is a direct result of tens-of-thousands of votes placed through our site by you, the Top Gear fans! Whilst you may not entirely agree with this list, the Top Gear fans have spoken!

This is Part 1 of the list, with 1st to 25th placed episodes.

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1. 12×08 Vietnam Special

The boys go to Vietnam, and are each given 15 million Dong to buy a set of wheels. They buy motorcycles before riding from Saigon to Ha Long City – a journey of 1,000 miles.

2. 19×06/07 Africa Special

The boys travel to Africa to find the source of the Nile River. “Yeah, that looks at home, on the M4, in the outside lane, too close to the car in front, being driven by an embittered toner distribution manager.”

3. 20×03 Supercars in Spain

The boys take three supercars on a trip through Spain. Jeremy in a McLaren MP4-12C Spyder, James in an Audi R8 V10 Spyder and a Richard in a Ferrari 458 Spyder.

4. 10×09 Britcar 24 Hour

Team Top Gear enters the Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race. James tests the Fiat 500 against BMX riders through Budapest and Jeremy power tests the Ascari A10 against the Daihatsu Materia.

5. 08×03 Amphibious Vehicles I

Jeremy, Richard and James each attempt to make an Amphibious car, then face a challenge. Jeremy tests the Lotus Exige S.

6. 11×04 Race across Japan

Jeremy races the Nissan GTR across Japan, against James & Richard in the Shinkansen bullet train. Jeremy tests the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

7. 08×06 The Caravan Holiday

The boys go on a Caravan holiday to see why everyone else enjoys it. Jeremy tests and compares the Ford Mondeo ST220, Mazda 6 MPS & Vauxhall Vectra VX-R, and Richard attempts to break the indoor speed record using an F1 car.

8. 09×06 Stretch Limos

Jeremy, Richard and James each make a stretch limo and Richard tests the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500.

9. 07×04 70’s Mid-engined Supercars

Jeremy, Richard & James each buy an Italian mid-engine supercar for less than £10,000, then face a series of challenges.

10. 14×06 Bolivia Special

Top Gear Bolivia Special. The boys purchase £3,500 off-road vehicles and drive from Bolivia to Chile.

11. 15×04 Motorhomes

The boys each build a motor home and see how they perform. Jeremy tests the Audi R8 V10 Spyder & Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible.

12. 10×07 British Leyland Challenge

Jeremy, Richard & James each buy a British Leyland car for under £1200. Jeremy tests the Aston Martin DBS.

13. 10×02 Amphibious Vehicles II

Learning from their previous mistakes, Jeremy, Richard & James each build a new amphibious vehicle and attempt to cross the English Channel.

14. Patagonia Special

The boys go on an epic road trip across Argentina in three used coupes.

15. 10×04 Botswana Special

The boys go to Botswana and buy a car for less than £1500 for a 1,000 mile challenge.

16. 22×08 Series 22 Finale

Jeremy, Richard and James each purchase a classic European sports car and set off on an adventure. They also purchase 4×4’s and face a series of challenges.

17. 19×02 Race to the Mexican Border

The boys drive three front-engine supercars in the USA. Driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and then on to Palm Springs. A race to the Mexican Border.

18. 20×04 The Hovervan

The boys attempt to turn a Ford Transit Van into a hovercraft. Jeremy power tests the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series & SLS AMG Electric Drive.

19. 13×01 1949 Race

Jeremy, James and Richard race from London to Edinburgh in 1949. Jeremy tests the Lotus Evora. The Ferrari FXX laps the Test Track.

20. 11×03 £1000 Alfa Romeos

Jeremy, James and Richard each buy an Alfa Romeo for under £1000 and face a series of challenges. Jeremy tests the Bentley Brooklands.

21. 15×06 Old British Roadsters

The boys buy old British roadsters from Jensen Healey, Lotus and TVR. Jeremy power tests the Ferrari 458 Italia.

22. 07×05 Bugatti Veyron Epic Race

Jeremy races the Bugatti Veyron against Richard and James in a Cessna 182. James settles the RWD vs. AWD Porsche 911 debate. Richard power tests the Marcos TSO.

23. 14×01 Greatest Driving Road

The boys go to Romania to find the “Greatest road in the world”. James tests the new BMW 760Li and Mercedes S63.

24. 05×08 Race to Verbier

The boys race a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti against a plane / train to Verbier. Jeremy & Richard race a Mitsubishi Evo WRC against a bobsled.

25. 21×03 Hatchbacks in Ukraine

The boys drive three small cars to Ukraine – a Volkswagen Up!, Ford Fiesta & Dacia Sandero. Jeremy power tests the 1086bhp Zenvo STI.

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  1. I don’t get it, where is Oliver?! That was by far my fav episode. It made Clarkson speachless! I Think it was the Bolivia special or Africa special or sth. It should made the top 10 list easy imo.

  2. I would have a completely different list. But oh well. Some of the ones on the Top wouldn’t have even made my list. And the ones on the bottom would have been on top.

  3. In my opinion, the list is quite accurate and good! Only thing is that I thought that the second amphibious vehicles is better than the first (which is not how it is placed on the list).