The twenty-fifth series of Top Gear was officially announced in early 2017 and began filming in June of the same year. It will once again feature presenters Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris with regular appearances from Sabine Schmitz and Eddie Jordan. The series premiered on the 25th of February, 2018.
The show began filming its twenty-fifth series on the 22nd of June, 2017 when Harris and LeBlanc visited the western parts of Norway. The pair were later condemned by local Norwegian authorities for being caught some 100mph over the speed limit in a tunnel.
LeBlanc, in an interview with the BBC, also mentioned that he had filmed in California, Italy, and France, as well as the aforementioned trip to Norway. The team was also spotted filming in the UK with a series of secondhand British luxury cars.
In November, LeBlanc posted a photo of himself and Harris in Japan. In January, Harris and LeBlanc were spotted filming with a pair of Tuk Tuks in Sri Lanka.
A first trailer was released on the 25th of December, 2017, showing Reid, Harris, and LeBlanc being pursued by Ken Block through an airfield in Utah in three V8 sports cars.
A second trailer was released on the 26th of January, 2018, showcasing various films from the series in Italy, Japan, and the UK. Shortly after it was revealed that the premiere would take place on the 25th February 2018.
|Episode||Film (s)||Power Test||SIARPC|
|1||To celebrate 116th anniversary of the V8 engine, the presenters set off across America's wild west, Utah, for an epic road trip.||None||Rob Brydon|
|2||LeBlanc and Harris head to the Californian Woods to test a selection of new off-road toys in a quest to find Big Foot. Back in the U.K. Reid invents the new sport of Reverse Camera Racing. Harris pits the McLaren 720S against the P1 hypercar in Portugal.||None||Lee Mack|
|3||In a show dedicated to Japan, the presenters head off to the Land of the Rising Sun where LeBlanc and Harris buy secondhand sports cars from an auction for a trip across Honshu. Elsewhere, Reid is given one night in Tokyo to discover all of the absurdities of Japanese car culture. Harris compares the new Honda Civic Type R to the Lexus LC500.||None||None|
|4||LeBlanc heads to America to drive the Dodge Challenger Demon in a test that requires some assistance from NASA. Harris pens a heartfelt love letter to the Citroen 2CV.||Kia Stinger GT, Hyundai I30N (Reid)||Dara O'Briain, Ed Byrne|
|5||LeBlanc drives the Ferrari 812 Superfast in Italy, LeBlanc and Harris attempts to invent the world's fastest tractor, and Reid drives the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, a muscle car that is illegal to drive in Europe.||None||Vicky McClure|
|6||The presenters each test the latest SUVs through the medium of horse trialling. Harris reviews the Alpine A110 on a closed section of the Monte Carlo Rally’s SS17 stage.||None||Jason Manford|
- It is the first series since series 22 that the presenting team has not changed, following Clarkson, Hammond, and May's replacing series 23 and Chris Evans' quitting before the beginning of series 24.