Top Gear: The Complete Series 22
3-disc DVD or Blu Ray
© 2015, BBC Roadshow

The demise and upcoming rebirth of the ever-popular Top Gear franchise has been one of the biggest stories of the year in entertainment and motoring circles, and the final season to feature Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond has been released amid much anticipation.

With eight episodes and 490 minutes of content over a hefty three-disc package, it’s not hard to see why this remained one of the world’s biggest TV shows globally.

Among a number of adventures and challenges, the hosts attempt to reinvent the ambulance, investigate the strange world of classic car ownership, and take part in a nail-biting race through the streets of St Petersburg.

Also featured are an investigation into one of France’s biggest car makers, a dramatic tribute to the outgoing Land Rover Defender, and a close look at the BMW i8 Hybrid. A huge assortment of cars are also put through their paces around the Top Gear test track, including the Lamborghini Huracán, the Mercedes AMG GT, Jaguar’s F-Type R, Chevrolet’s new Corvette Stingray and the Porsche Cayman GTS.

Daniel Ricciardo vs The Stig

Will Daniel Ricciardo post the fastest time ever on the Top Gear track?

An assortment of celebrities try their hand at being the fastest ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’, including singers Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs, Hollywood actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Gillian Anderson, Nicholas Hoult and Kiefer Sutherland

For our local readers, there’s also an epic road trip across Australia’s top end, in an unlikely trio of high-powered and utterly impractical super cars.

Don’t forget to check out Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo attempt to beat Lewis Hamilton’s lap record in the F1 Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.

Pre-dating that is the season’s – and perhaps the entire franchise’s – most controversial episode: the road trip through Patagonia that saw the entire crew having to flee for their lives to the border.

Top Gear: The Complete Series 22 is available on  DVD and Blu Ray at all major DVD retailers from today.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.