The 20th series of the world’s most popular car show sees Top Gear’s intrepid hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, on typically explosive form in a little over six hours of fast-paced, beautifully shot motoring mayhem.
In the course of six packed episodes, they set out to race a car against an America’s Cup yacht up the coast of New Zealand, launch a highly scientific process to find the world’s fastest taxi, and do their bit for European economic turmoil by blasting across Spain in three ‘affordable’ supercars.
Also in this series, Top Gear tackles the growing problem of flooding by designing a car that can turn into a hovercraft, investigates the popularity of soft-roader cars by making the presenters into caravan enthusiasts, and tests the Jaguar F-type, the Range Rover Sport and the new double decker Bus For London as part of an epic celebration of the many brilliant machines currently made in Britain.
There are also track tests of some of the most exciting cars to have hit the road this year, including the BAC Mono, Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 GTI, Renault Sport Clio 200 and Mercedes SLS Black.
After retiring the KIA Cee’d, the show welcomes a brand new ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ in which celebrity guests will perform their fast laps. Taking to the show’s famous test track included the likes of actors Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch, singers Brian Johnson and Joss Stone and RUSH director Ron Howard.
For those looking for a great Christmas gift for their revhead loved ones, then you’ll be hard pressed not put Top Gear: Complete Series 20 under the tree.
Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award Top Gear: Series 19…
OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5.
Top Gear: Complete Series 20 is currently available for purchase at major stores across Australia (RRP $39.95). Our review copy was kindly supplied to us by Roadshow Media.
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