Top Gear episode
Series 1, Episode 3
Production Code GFGA003J
Episode # 3
Original airdate 27 October, 2002
Guest stars Ross Kemp
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Series 1, Episode 3 is the third episode in the first series of Top Gear since its 2002 revamp.


Other StuffEdit

Top Gear hold a beauty contest to find the most beautiful car... in the world. influential car designer Peter Horbury thought it was the Porsche 928. Hammond thought it was the Citroën DS (which Clarkson thought too uptight), Clarkson the Lamborghini Miura SV but settled on the Aston Martin DB7 and brought its designer, Ian Cullum.

Tests Edit

Jeremy looks at the new Mini and admits it handles well and is styled nicely. However, unlike the original Mini, it isn't actually mini and uses its space inefficiently. He then looks at the Toyota Yaris Verso, a much more practical car which he preferred.

Hammond drives the underweight Westfield XTR2 and races it round the test track against a Pagani Zonda. The Zonda went round in 1.23.8 but, amaazingly, the Westfield did 1.22.6. Although Hammond rounded it to 1.23, it still won.


Albert Square tough guy and troop shadower in Afghanistan Ross Kemp comes on and looks stupid in a helmet and a cheap Japanese car. His time was 1.54.0 on the show's first wet Star in a Reasonably Priced Car lap.


Grannies attempt to do donuts in a Honda S2000.

Power LapEdit

The Stig meets, and likes, the new Aston Martin DB7 GT and takes it for a spin round the track.