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Series 13

Top Gear Series 13 (2009)

After weeks of speculation about the identity of our tame racing driver, the Stig finally summons the courage to remove his helmet in front of a studio audience. James and Richard find themselves racing Royal Mail as they attempt to drive from Penzance to the Orkneys faster than a letter, while Jeremy puts the new Lotus Evora to the test out on the track. Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt finally sets a time that matters in the Reasonably Priced Car, as do Michael McIntyre, Sienna Miller and US TV legend Jay Leno.

Episode 1

The one with Stig removing his helmet

Our tame racing driver finally reveals himself after a lap in the Ferrari FXX, Clarkson takes the all-new Lotus Evora for a spin around our track, and the boys race a 1950s train against a classic Jag and motorbike.

6 videos

Episode 2

The one with Richard in the Lambo SV

Richard goes to Abu Dhabi to test the new Lambo Murcielago LP640-4 SV, stages a race between a Bugatti Veyron and McLaren F1, then teams up with Jeremy and James to find the perfect car for 17-year-olds.

9 videos

Episode 3

The one with James and Ken Block

James meets American stunt driving legend Ken Block, the boys tackle the recession head on as they try to find three sensibly priced small cars that won’t make you miserable, and Jeremy thrashes the mental Mercedes SL Black.

2 videos

Episode 4

The one with the race against a letter

Richard and James race the new Porsche Panamera against a first-class letter, Jeremy is on the run from the British Army, and the latest hot hatches from Ford and Renault go head-to-head.

9 videos

Episode 5

The one with the ice racing

The boys buy three £1,500 rear-drive sports cars and somehow find themselves entered in a terrifying French ice race, Jeremy drives the new 500bhp Jaguar XFR, and actress Sienna Miller is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

6 videos

Episode 6

The one with the classic car rally

The boys buy a pre-1982 car at auction and are sent off to Majorca to take part in classic rally, Jeremy drives with dinosaurs in the new BMW Z4 and Nissan 370Z, and rock god Brian Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

1 video

Episode 7

The one with us remaking the VW ads

Jeremy and James have a go at making a VW advert, the Cool Wall returns, Jay Leno stars in our reasonably priced car and JC finishes the series with that deeply moving Aston V12 film marking the death of the supercar. Yes, the supercar. Not Top Gear.

2 videos