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Series 20

Top Gear Series 20 (2013)

The presenters provide some essential consumer advice as Jeremy and James use a hire car and a boat to find the quickest way to get around in New Zealand, while Richard gathers a selection of cabs together to determine which is the fastest taxi… in the world. Elsewhere, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta gets the chance to show what it can do on the roads of Scotland, and TG tackles water-based motoring once again with the creation of the fabled Hovervan. Ron Howard, Rachel Riley and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the celebs let loose in the brand new Reasonably Priced Car: a red Vauxhall Astra Techline.

Episode 1

The one with the New Zealand race

Jeremy and James head to New Zealand to take part in a race along the coastline to the tip of the North Island - with one behind the wheel of a hire car and the other in an America’s Cup yacht. Back in the UK, Richard Hammond tries out three hot hatches as he puts the Renaultsport Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTi and Ford Fiesta ST through their paces, and a host of stars including Warwick Davis, Charles Dance and Joss Stone assemble at the test track to welcome a new Reasonably Priced Car.

6 videos

Episode 2

The one with the BAC Mono test

Clarkson gets behind the wheel of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, sampling the punch of its 730bhp V12 engine on the open roads of Scotland. Hammond harnesses the power of motorsport on a quest to find the world’s best taxi, and May pays tribute to the former BBC Television Centre in White City, London, using a motorcyclist and a pair of Parkour runners. Plus, the BAC Mono is put through its paces on the test track, and film director Ron Howard goes for a spin in the new Reasonably Priced Car.

5 videos

Episode 3

The one with the supercars in Spain

All three presenters head to Spain in three budget supercars on a mission to help its struggling economy. Jeremy takes a McLaren MP4-12C, Hammond a Ferrari 458 and James an Audi R8 V10. The trio encounters mountain passes, empty towns and an abandoned airport before creating their own street circuit in a deserted Madrid development. Plus, Sherlock and Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch sets a lap time in the Reasonably Priced Car.

3 videos

Episode 4

The one with the Hovervan

Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a project to build a car that can turn into a hovercraft and bring relief to flooded areas of Britain. Their efforts don’t start smoothly, but it’s not long before the trio is demonstrating the brilliance of their creation with an eventful journey down the River Avon. Plus, Jeremy grabs the keys to two variants of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar - the V8-engined Black Series with a roaring 622bhp, and the 740bhp Electric Drive, which is powered by four electric motors. X-Men and Les Miserables star Hugh Jackman is the latest celebrity to take the new Reasonably Priced Car around the test track.

9 videos

Episode 5

The one with the crossover challenge

Jeremy and James take a look at increasingly popular crossovers. Having concluded their primary appeal is to caravanners, the duo spend a couple of days in a Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan to get a feel for life as potential buyers. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond drives a pair of exciting Lamborghinis in Italy - the ferocious Aventador Roadster and the limited-edition Sesto Elemento, which carries an eye-watering price tag of around £2million. Two cars are also put through their paces on the test track, with James in a modern re-creation of the classic Porsche 911 and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler in the rather less exotic Reasonably Priced Car.

5 videos

Episode 6

The one with the best of British parade

Clarkson drives the Jaguar F-Type sports car on some of Britain’s finest roads. Richard Hammond jumps inside the new Range Rover Sport and gives it a thorough workout off-road, on a track and in what he believes is its most natural habitat - the lanes of Cheshire. Meanwhile, James May goes for a countryside adventure in the New Bus for London, which is propelled by a turbo diesel generator and powerful electric motor. Inspired by the machines they have tested, the trio then meets to celebrate Britain’s motor industry with an epic grand finale in front of Buckingham Palace.

2 videos