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Series 12 2008

  • Series 12, episode 1

    The one with The lorry driving adventure

    The boys decide to be truck drivers and buy three cheap lorries; Jeremy starts another fight with Richard about the Porsche 911 and Michael Parkinson has a go on our track.

    5 Video Clips
  • Series 12, episode 2

    The one with The second big US trip

    The bulk of this one is given up to an epic road trip from San Francisco to Utah, with Richard, Jeremy and James testing some proper American muscle. Will Young is our celeb.

    5 Video Clips
  • Series 12, episode 3

    The one with The homemade Evo

    The team try to deliver Evo-matching performance by modifying the least sporty car ever made. Oh, was there something about a Hollywood star in our reasonably priced car?

  • Series 12, episode 4

    The one with The race to Blackpool

    The boys take part in a big race from Switzerland to Blackpool on a single tank of fuel, James power-tests the insane Zonda F Roadster, and professional funny-type person Harry Enfield takes a spin in our Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Series 12, episode 5

    The one with The Ferrari vs powerboat race

    The BMW M3 takes on the Lexus IS-F, a bunch of buses take to the track to discover the best sort of public transport, while Richard and the Ferrari Daytona take on James and a powerboat around the French Riviera... 

    4 Video Clips
  • Series 12, episode 6

    The one with The ‘sensible’ Fiesta test

    Some say one of the best episodes ever – Jeremy does a ‘sensible’ road test of the new Fiesta (including a chase through a shopping centre and a beach landing), while Richard tests a lightweight German on the track. Also features Communist cars and Boris Johnson.

    4 Video Clips
  • Series 12, episode 7

    The one with The electric cars

    A green theme to this one – Jeremy tests the electric Tesla, James drives Honda’s hydrogen-powered Clarity and Richard, er, celebrates the 50th birthday of Touring Cars. Tom Jones also stars... 

    5 Video Clips
  • Series 12, episode 8

    The one with The trip to Vietnam

    Top Gear ends series 12 in epic style as the boys try to travel the entire length of Vietnam in just eight days, thereby achieving what the American military failed to do in 10 years. 

    8 Video Clips