Top Gear Spain

The presenters at an unused airfield

Series 20, Episode 3 was the third episode of the twentieth series of Top Gear. The episode aired on the July 14, 2013.



The presenters head to Spain for a road trip in three "budget" convertible sports cars in order to reflect the countries poor economic situation. Along their journey the presenters saw just how devastating the global financial crisis has been on Spain; they saw ghost towns, empty motorways, unused airports, and roads to nowhere. Through various tests the presenters found the Audi R8 Spyder to be the best "budget" supercar but agreed that overall the McLaren 12C Spider was the best car. However, despite this, the presenters unanimously agreed that the Ferrari 458 Spider was their favourite.


Benedict Cumberbatch managed a 1:47.8 in the new reasonably priced car, the Vauxhall Astra.