Evans and Schmitz in the US

Series 23, Episode 3 was the third episode of Top Gear's twenty-third series. It was broadcast on the 12th of June, 2016 and was taped on the 2nd of June, 2016. It was the first episode to feature new presenters Rory Reid, Chris Harris, and Sabine Schmitz.

Segments Edit

Film(s) Edit

Harris hits a French race track in the new Ferrari F12 TDF

LeBlanc and Ken Block take a tour of London in Block's Hoonicorn.

Power Test Edit

Evans tests the new Audi R8 on the at the track before he and Schmitz tackle it at Laguna Seca.

Reid reviews the Ford Focus RS comparing it to the Honda Civic Type R and the Mercedes A45 AMG at the track and on the road.


UK boxer Anthony Joshua and American comedian Kevin Hart will tackle the Top Gear test track in the reasonably priced car. 

Controversy Edit

The episode faced a barrage of controversy in early 2016 when Matt LeBlanc and Ken Block were sighted filming at the Cenotaph in London, a war memorial. British tabloids labelled the stunt as 'disrespectful', prompting both the BBC and Chris Evans to offer formal and informal apologies. Evans assured that footage of the Cenotaph would not be aired as part of the show.