Series 17 is the 17th edition of the BBC's popular car program Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May returned once again as presenters of the show. The series started on the 26th of June 2011.
Episode 1 of Series 17 premiered on the 26th of July 2011. It contained Richard driving the Marauder in South Africa, Jeremy in a film about the 50th birthday of the E-Type, and James racing Amy Williams in a Mini. James won the race in the end. Alice Cooper was the SIARPC.
Episode 2 of Series 17 premiered on the 3rd of July 2011. It contained the Italian Road Trip conducted by the three presenters together. Jeremy was announced the winner after a series of challenges. The presenters also drove around the Monaco GP track in their hatchbacks. James drove the Aston Martin Virage on the Top Gear test track and Ross Noble was the SIARPC.
Episode 3 of Series 17 premiered on the 10th of July 2011. It contained a cheap car challenge between Richard and Jeremy, James in America testing the new Range Rover, the McLaren MP4 - 12C on the Top Gear test track, and Sebastian Vettel as the SIARPC.
Episode 4 of Series 17 premiered on the 17th of July 2011. It contained the presenters attempting to make trains faster, cheaper, and better by building their own out of cars. Rowan Atkinson was the SIARPC.
Episode 5 of Series 17 premiered on the 24th of July 2011. It contained the presenters attempting to demolish houses with tanks and making a title sequence for a detective show using a Jensen Interceptor. Bob Geldof was the SIARPC.
Episode 6 of Series 17 premiered on the 31st of July 2011. It contained James and Jeremy testing two new electric cars, Richard visiting a rally team composed of amputees, and the Lamborghini Aventador on the track. Louis Walsh was the SIARPC.