Top Gear Series 7
Top Gear Series 7
First Air Date: November 14, 2005
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The seventh series of Top Gear began on 13 November 2005, and concluded on 27 December 2005. The series contained seven episodes, one of which being the Winter Olympics special. The series was subsequently followed by five "Best Of Top Gear" specials, charting the best moments from past series of the show, including Supercars, Special Guests, British Motoring and The Challenges. The seventh series is currently the longest-running Top Gear series yet.
7x07 Winter Olympics Special (July 24, 2006)
The lads are in Lillehammer for their version of the Winter Olympics. So expect amongst other things: car ice-hockey - with Suzuki Swifts - Jeremy trying to drive the new Jaguar XK around the rink faster than a speed skater and Stig riding a snowmobile down the ski-jump. James and Jeremy compete against each other in a biathlon using an Audi Q7 and a Volvo XC90, with the loser having to eat yellow snow. There's also a spectacular attempt to send a rocket-powered Mini down the ski-jump.
7x06 The NSX on the Playstation (December 28, 2005)
Richard races the new Mazda MX5, worth £18,000 against a greyhound worth £25,000. Jeremy compares driving a Honda NSX around Laguna Seca in a video game to the real thing. The Austin Healy Sprite and modified Peugot 306 go head-to-head on the Prescott Hill Climb course to see which is best and there's the Top Gear Awards, where James is awarded the Golden Cock. David Walliams is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
7x05 The Bugatti and the plane (December 12, 2005)
James and Richard are once again trying to beat Jeremy in another of their now famous races. This time, the race is on to see who will be the first to get from Alba in northern Italy, to the NatWest Tower in London. James and Richard are in a light aircraft piloted by James - Jeremy has to make-do with a Bugatti Veyron. Former F1 and Indycar World Champion Nigel Mansell gets the chance to set a fast lap in the Liana.
7x04 The old Italian supercars (December 05, 2005)
This week, the challenge is set to try and buy a "decent" mid-engined supercar for under £10, 000. Richard drives the Marcos TSO GT2 and there's a race through Lisbon between a car and a mountain bike.Dame Ellen MacArthur is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
7x03 The supercar road trip (November 28, 2005)
The boys are off on a continental road trip to visit the Millau Viaduct in France in their favourite supercars: Richard drives a Pagani Zonda; James drives a Ferrari F430 and Jeremy drives his own Ford GT. Jeremy also drives the 'air-hostess orange' Focus ST on the track.
7x02 The RS4 against a climber (November 21, 2005)
A challenge is set to see which is faster: a rock climber or an Audi RS4. The new Porsche Cayman Sis reviewed and there's a feature on the history of British Racing Green; part of which involves Richard driving a Vanwall; a recreation of the 1958 car which won the 1958 world championship.James and Richard turn their attention to radio-controlled cars - Top Gear style and Jeremy plays with a rather special Vauxhall Vectra VXR, but why is it worth £60,000?
7x01 The Isle of Man race (November 14, 2005)
Which is the better car? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Porsche 911 Carrera S or the new BMW M6? To find out, the boys take the cars to the Isle of Man and test them on the island's roads - where there is no speed limit on the open roads [unlike in the built up areas of the island]. Richard drives the British-made supercar, the Ascari KZ1 and actor Trevor Eve is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.