Richard returns to talk about his horrifying 288 mph (460 km/h) crash in the Vampire jet-car that nearly cost him his life. The team take the Jaguar XKR through its paces, and set off on a challenge to prove that a 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometre) stretch of road can be resurfaced in 24 hours instead of the five days predicted by the local council.
James goes to Volkswagen's test track to drive the Bugatti Veyron at 253 mph (406 km/h), faster than any Formula One car. Hugh Grant is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Jeremy, Richard and James drive the latest Audi TT, Alfa Romeo Brera and Mazda RX8 coupés to Scotland, where they each have two minutes to persuade the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art's experts that their car is a work of art.
Jeremy, Richard and James head to the United States, where they each have to buy a car in Miami for less than US$1000 and drive it across four states to New Orleans. One of the challenges they set along the way leads to the locals chasing them out of town.
The team put the latest Porsche 991 Turbo through its paces. Jeremy finds out why the Mercedes-Benz Brabus SL65 is the most powerful convertible yet. Richard, James and the British Amateur Rocket Society send a Reliant Robin into space on a rocket and turn it into a re-usable shuttle. Simon Pegg is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
The team join forces with Railtrack to show what happens when a car that jumps the lights at a railway crossing is crashed into by a train. Jeremy takes the new Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 for a spin. Jeremy, Richard and James put some monster tractors through a series of challenges and use them to try growing their own biofuel crops. Kristin Scott Thomas is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.
Richard drives a Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. Jeremy, Richard and James each turn a working car into a stretch convertible and use it to take a high-profile celebrity client through London's narrow streets to the Brit Awards.
As part of Comic Relief 2007, the boys revived "Top Of The Pops" by having performances by Lethal Bizzle, Supergrass, Travis and Mcfly as well as integrating the Top Gear segment with music themes which includes news about upcoming music festivals etc.. In addition, the boys will perform for the very first time (Richard playing the bass guitar, Jeremy on drums and James on the keyboard) with singer Justin Hawkins.
It's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous challenges ever. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in an epic land race starting in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada, finishing 450 miles later at the Magnetic North Pole.
The team revisit one of their most ridiculous challenges with the return of the amphibious cars - this time, Jeremy ditches the "Toyboata" for a Nissan pickup that he nicknames the "Nissank", James revives his Triumph Herald sailboat and Richard modifies another Volkswagen Vanagon, which he nicknames the "Dampervan", and they drive their vehicles from Sidcup to Dover before attempting to cross the English Channel to France. Jeremy and Richard compete in a half-mile drag race with an Audi R8 and a Porsche 911 Carrera 2S, and The Stig takes both of these cars for laps ...
Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. The team test the Lexus LS600's automatic parking system. Jeremy squeezes his body into a Peel P50 and drives it both to and inside the BBC Television Centre building in order to see if it would be practical in daily life. Richard races a Bugatti Veyron against an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon over a two-mile track. James road tests a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead. Jeremy reviews the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
Jeremy, James and Richard each buy a used two-wheel drive car for £1500 and drive it for 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) across Botswana from the Zimbabwe border across the Makgadikgadi salt plains and through the Okavango Delta to the Namibian border. The Stig's African cousin also makes an appearance.
In a search for the fastest way to cross London in peak hour from Kew Bridge to the London City Airport, The Stig takes public transport, Richard rides a bike, James drives a Mercedes-Benz GL500 and Jeremy drives a powerboat on the river Thames. Simon Cowell tries to reclaim top spot when he returns as the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car. Richard drives the Aston Martin V8 Vantage against a German on rocket-powered skates in a half-mile drag race. Jeremy road tests the Caparo T1.
Richard and James compete against some British touring car drivers in a Mobile Motorsport Racing Living Quarters Grand Prix. Jeremy reviews the third generation Honda Civic Type R. Alfa Romeo takes on alpha male when James drives the 159 across the mud-plains of the Humber River against Graham Boanas. Jeremy compares luxury station wagons from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, and takes them to Manchester Airport.
To celebrate British Leyland's 40th anniversary, the team each have to buy a 1970's British made vehicle for £1200 and put them through a series of challenges to prove their staying power and build quality, so Jeremy buys a Rover SD1, Richard a Triumph Dolomite Sprint and James an Austin Princess. Jeremy road tests the Aston Martin DBS.
Jeremy and James investigate several old cars in an attempt to find the first car to have the control layout used by many of today's cars. Richard drives the Renault R25 Formula One car around the Stow circuit at Silverstone. James Blunt is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton drives the Suzuki Liana on a lap of the test track.
Jeremy, Richard and James buy an old BMW 330D, have it converted to a race car and use it to compete in the Britcar Silverstone 24 Hour race, bringing in The Stig as a fourth driver to make up for their lack of racing experience. James races some young risk-taking BMX riders through Budapest in a new Fiat 500.
Jeremy, James and Richard take a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, an Audi RS4 and a BMW M3 to Spain in their search for the ultimate German V8 super saloon. Richard adds a giant remote control to the G-Wiz electronic car. David Tennant swaps the TARDIS for a more conventional form of transport when he is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.