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The boys at the Nardo ring

Series 18 of Top Gear premiered on January 29th, 2012. It was preceded by the India Special in December, which is officially a part of the season. The usual presenting team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May returned for the eighteenth series of the BBC motoring show. The eighteenth series of Top Gear was the only series of the show in 2012 as the nineteenth series was postponed until 2013.


Episode Film(s) Power Test SIARPC
0 (India Special) The presenters head to India for a trade mission to improve relations with Britain and India. None None
1 The presenters head to Italy for a supercar road trip in the Noble M600, Lamborghini Aventador, and McLaren MP4-12C. Along the way the presenters have a high speed encounter at the Nardo ring, race through the terrible traffic of Rome, and fly around the Imola race track. None
2 Richard travels to Texas for a look at the uniquely American motorsport of Nascar; James and Jeremy are in China to have a look at the past, present, and future one of the world's fastest growing car industries. Mercedes SLS Roadster (Jeremy) Matt LeBlanc
3 Jeremy and Richard attempt to film a car chase sequence for 'The Sweeney', an upcoming British film. Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring, Fiat Panda (James Ryan Reynolds
4 James travels to Florida to test the Fisker Karma, Jeremy heads on the edge of the Arctic circle to test the new Ferrari FF against a Bentley Continental GT, all three presenters attempt to recreate mobility scooterstesting their creations in Wales. None Michael Fassbender
5 James and Jeremy wave goodbye to Saab by taking a look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of this memorable car manufacturer, Richard races a jet pack man in a rally car. Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale vs Mercedes C63 Black (Jeremy) Matt Smith
6 The presenters hit Donnington in three track-day cars to see whose is the best. Later, the presenters see if their track day cars are any good as every day cars, getting caught in an enormous storm in the process. Brutus vs Aero Engine Bentley (Jeremy) Alex James
7 The presenters see if you can go motor racing for less than the cost of playing golf. James is given the rare experience of driving one of the most expensive Ferrari's ever made, the 250 GT Spyder California SWB, owned by Chris Evans. BMW M5 (Richard) Kimi Raikkonen (Liana), Slash (C'eed)