Top Gear Series 15

Series 15

Top Gear Series 15

First Air Date: June 27, 2010

First Aired on    :   2010
Episodes    :   6 episodes

Top Gear returned for a 15th series, aired on BBC Two and BBC HD, on 27 June 2010, and concluded on 1 August 2010, with the usual presenting team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig. Prior to the series, the channel advertised the show's return by featuring a home video originally published to YouTube. In the clip, the parents of a young boy see the Top Gear crew filming the motorhome challenge. The over-excited responses of the parents were adapted to produce the trailer. Several segments which were recorded for the series were missed out, including Jeremy travelling from the most westerly point at sunset to the most easterly point at sunrise in the new Jaguar XJ, and the return of Jonathan Ross to the reasonably priced car. The series was followed by two "Best Of Top Gear" specials, charting the best moments from the series.



Episodes

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15x06 Old British Roadsters (August 01, 2010)


The team purchase old British roadsters from Jensen-Healey, Lotus, and TVR and they then take a wistful journey through the remnants of this country's sports-car industry, beginning in Norfolk and ending in Blackpool. Jeremy test drives the new Ferrari 458 Italia. Jeff Goldblum is the star in the new Reasonably Priced Car this week.


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15x05 Why Ayrton Senna Was the Best (July 25, 2010)


Richard takes the Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 to Sweden for a race against some snowmobilers. James travels to Germany where he attempts to break his personal speed record in a brand-new version of the Bugatti Veyron. Jeremy Clarkson looks at the reasons why Ayrton Senna is considered the best driver of his generation.


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15x04 Motor Homes (July 18, 2010)


The team attempt to build some interesting motor homes before setting off for a Bank Holiday weekend in the West Country to see how what that they have created holds up. Jeremy test drives the new Audi R8 V10 Spyder and the latest version of Porsche's enduring 911 Turbo cabriolet to see how they compare.


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15x03 Four-Door Supercars (July 11, 2010)


Jeremy, James and Richard drive the Aston Martin Rapide, Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Quattroporte; four-seater cars from manufacturers more famous for their two-door cars. Richard drives the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Mercedes E63 AMG. F1 driver Rubens Barrichello tries his luck in the Reasonably Priced Car and Rupert Grint is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.


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15x02 Cheap Sports Saloons (July 04, 2010)


With a budget of £5,000 each, the boys buy cars which are at home on the track and suitable to do the family shopping. James tests the Porsche 911 Sport Classic and the Boxster Spyder. Alistair Campbell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.


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15x01 Icelandic Volcano (June 27, 2010)


Jeremy wonders why there aren't more three-wheeled cars and investigates further with a closer look at the Reliant Robin. James drives the Toyota Hilux pickup up an active volcano in Iceland; and The Stig rips up the track in the new Bentley Continental Supersports.




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