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Top Gear is, quite simply, the biggest motoring telly show in history. Watched by an estimated 350 million viewers in some 212 territories across the globe, it is – according to the chaps at the Guinness Book of World Records, who know about such things – the most-watched factual television programme IN THE WORLD.
Whether it’s testing the most exotic cars to their limits, attempting ambitious road trips in vehicles entirely unfit for purposes, or destroying caravans in the name of humanitarian progress, Top Gear has always pushed the very boundaries of automotive possibility. Some call it ‘cocking about’. We prefer to think of it as ‘cutting edge consumer research’.
With 22 series down and more to come, this is your spot for all the latest news and behind-the-scenes gossip from the telly show.

Show news

Lap Times

Since 2003, our top secret Top Gear test track (based just off the A281 in Surrey) has played host to all manner of glamorous metal in the hands of The Stig, celebrities in an array of afforable hatchbacks, the odd barbeque or two, and John Prescott. Here’s everything you need to know from 13 years of smoke and power - with links to all the behind the scenes footage.


  1. Pagani Huayra 01:13.8
  2. BAC Mono 01:14.3
  3. Ariel Atom V8 500 (Moist) 01:15.1
  4. Lamborghini Huracan 01:15.8
  5. McLaren MP4-12C 01:16.2

Celebrity Laps

  1. Olly Murs 01:44.6
  2. Nicholas Hoult 01:44.7
  3. Aaron Paul 01:44.7
  4. Brian Johnson 01:45.1
  5. Jimmy Crash (Jimmy Carr) 01:45.6

Promotion: Top Gear Track Experience

Be the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Earn your own place on our celebrity leaderboard. Get your face reshaped by an Ariel Atom. Hang out in the Top Gear studio and check out some amazing cars that have featured in the show. All available, plus more, at the official Top Gear Track Experience.

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