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Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car was a segment of Top Gear, in which presenter Jeremy Clarkson interviewed a celebrity and then showed a clip of their attempt to drive round the Top Gear track, filmed earlier. Their times were then put on to a board. There have been four reasonably priced cars: the Suzuki Liana, Chevrolet Lacetti, Kia Cee'd, and a Vauxhall Astra.

In Series 23, a new version of this segment was introduced, titled "Stars in a Rallycross Car".

Suzuki Liana Leaderboard Edit

  1. 1:46.7 – Dame Ellen MacArthur
  2. 1:46.9 – Jimmy Carr (car breaker)
  3. 1:47.1 – Simon Cowell (with trousers up to his eyes)
  4. 1:47.3 – Ronnie O'Sullivan
  5. 1:47.8 – Ian Wright
  6. 1:47.9 – Chris Evans
  7. 1:47.9 – Rory Bremner
  8. 1:48.0 – Justin Hawkins
  9. 1:48.0 – Jodie Kidd
  10. 1:48.0 – Paul McKenna
  11. 1:48.0 – Trevor Eve
  12. 1:48.0 – Patrick Kielty
  13. 1:48.3 – Jay Kay[1]
  14. 1:48.6 – Rob Brydon
  15. 1:48.8 – Stephen Ladyman
  16. 1:49.0 – Neil Morrissey
  17. 1:49.6 – Roger Daltrey (Moist)
  18. 1:50.0 – Jeremy Clarkson (With passengers)
  19. 1:50.0 – Patrick Stewart
  20. 1:50.0 – Martin Clunes
  21. 1:50.0 – Jamie Oliver
  22. 1:50.0 – Gordon Ramsay
  23. 1:50.0 – Lionel Richie (labelled as Rich Tea)
  24. 1:50.0 – Cliff Richard
  25. 1:50.7 – David Walliams
  26. 1:51.0 – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  27. 1:51.1 – Timothy Spall
  28. 1:51.2 – Carol Vorderman (Mildly moist)
  29. 1:51.3 – James Nesbitt
  30. 1:51.4 – Christian Slater
  31. 1:51.5 – Omid Djalili
  32. 1:51.5 – Sanjeev Bhaskar (Wet)
  33. 1:51.5 – Joanna Lumley
  1. 1:52.0 – David Dimbleby
  2. 1:52.0 – Eddie Izzard
  3. 1:52.0 – Jordan
  4. 1:52.0 – Rick Parfitt
  5. 1:52.4 – Christopher Eccleston (Automatic car) (labelled as Dr. Who)
  6. 1:52.7 – Sir Tim Rice
  7. 1:53.0 – Steve Coogan (Very wet)
  8. 1:53.0 – Vinnie Jones
  9. 1:53.2 – Johnny Vaughan (With passenger)
  10. 1:53.3 – Fay Ripley (Moist)
  11. 1:53.4 – Bill Bailey (Wet)
  12. 1:53.5 – Jack Dee
  13. 1:54.0 – Alan Davies (Mildly moist)
  14. 1:54.0 – Stephen Fry (Mildly moist)
  15. 1:54.0 – Rich Hall
  16. 1:54.0 – Martin Kemp (Wet)
  17. 1:54.0 – Ross Kemp (Wet)
  18. 1:54.0 – Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (Wet)
  19. 1:54.0 – David Soul
  20. 1:54.1 – Trinny Woodall (Very wet/With passenger)[2]
  21. 1:55.0 – Sir Michael Gambon (Wet)
  22. 1:55.4 – Geri Halliwell
  23. 1:55.7 – Susannah Constantine (Very wet/With passenger)
  24. 1:56.0 – Boris Johnson
  25. 1:57.0 – Anne Robinson
  26. 1:57.0 – Jonathan Ross (Very wet and penalised for cutting a corner)
  27. 1:57.1 – Davina McCall (Very wet)
  28. 1:58.6 – Johnny Vegas (Provisionally licensed)
  29. 2:01.0 – Harry Enfield
  30. 2:02.0 – Billy Baxter (Blind; with Jeremy as passenger guide)
  31. 2:03.4 – Sir Terry Wogan
  32. 2:06.0 – Richard Whiteley

Chevrolet Lacetti Leaderboard Edit

  1. 1:45.81 - Jay Kay
  2. 1:45.85 - Brian Johnson
  3. 1:45.87 – Kevin McCloud
  4. 1:45.9 – Simon Cowell
  5. 1:46.1 – Jennifer Saunders
  6. 1:46.3 - Michael Sheen
  7. 1:46.3 – Gordon Ramsay
  8. 1:46.5 - Usain Bolt
  9. 1:46.9 – Peter Jones
  10. 1:47.0 – Trevor Eve
  11. 1:47.1 – Peter Firth
  12. 1:47.4 – Lawrence Dallaglio
  13. 1:47.4 – Les Ferdinand
  14. 1:47.5 - Eric Bana (Wet)
  15. 1:47.6 – James Hewitt
  16. 1:47.7 – Jamie Oliver (Melted snow)
  17. 1:47.7 – Hugh Grant
  18. 1:48.0 – Ewan McGregor
  19. 1:48.1 – Rupert Perry-Jones
  20. 1:48.1 - Chris Evans
  21. 1:48.3 – James Blunt (Wet)
  22. 1:48.3 – Billie Piper
  23. 1:48.4 – Justin Hawkins
  24. 1:48.5 – Simon Pegg
  25. 1:48.5 – Theo Paphitis
  26. 1:48.7 – Mark Wahlberg
  27. 1:47.7 - Michael McIntyre
  1. 1:48.8 – David Tennant
  2. 1:48.8 - Jay Leno
  3. 1:48.9 – Will Young (Damp)
  4. 1:49.4 – Sir Michael Parkinson
  5. 1:49.6 – Ronnie Wood
  6. 1:49.7 – Harry Enfield
  7. 1:49.9 – Jools Holland
  8. 1:50.3 – Sir Michael Gambon
  9. 1:50.3 – Alan Davies
  10. 1:50.9 – Steve Coogan (HOT)
  11. 1:51.0 - Stephen Fry
  12. 1:51.2 – Alan Carr
  13. 1:51.4 – Ray Winstone (HOT)
  14. 1:51.7 – Keith Allen (Very wet)
  15. 1:51.7 – Rob Brydon (Wet)
  16. 1:51.8 – Seasick Steve (Moist)
  17. 1:51.8 – Lee Collins
  18. 1:52.2 - Tom Jones
  19. 1:52.5 - Guy Ritchie (Wet)
  20. 1:52.8 – Dame Helen Mirren
  21. 1:53.4 – James Corden (Wet)
  22. 1:54.0 – Kristin Scott Thomas
  23. 1:54.3 – Philip Glenister (Wet)
  24. 1:54.7 – Kate Silverton (Very wet)
  25. 1:55.3 – Rick Wakeman
  26. 1:57.4 – Boris Johnson (Very wet)
  27. 1:57.4 – Fiona Bruce (Very wet)
  28. 2:01:0 – Brian Cox (actor)
  29. 2:08.9 – Jimmy Carr (Spun off on timed lap)

Kia Cee'd LeaderboardEdit

  1. 1:42.1 - Matt LeBlanc
  2. 1:42.2 - Rowan Atkinson
  3. 1:42.8 - Michael Fassbender
  4. 1:42.8 - John Bishop
  5. 1:43.5 - Ross Noble
  6. 1:43.6 - James McAvoy
  7. 1.43.7 - Ryan Reynolds
  8. 1.43.7 - Matt Smith
  9. 1:44.2 - Tom Cruise
  10. 1:44.4 - Amy MacDonald
  11. 1:44.5 - Nick Frost
  12. 1:44.9 - Simon Pegg
  13. 1:45.2 - Cameron Diaz
  14. 1:45.2 - Alex James
  15. 1:45.4 - Mick Fleetwood
  16. 1:45.5 - Rupert Grint
  17. 1:45.9 - Peter Jones
  18. 1:45.9 - Boris Becker (Wet)
  19. 1:46.1 - Andy García
  20. 1.46.8 - Bill Turnbull
  21. 1:47.0 - Alastair Campbell
  1. 1:47.7 - Louis Walsh
  2. 1:47.8 – Sophie Raworth
  3. 1:47.8 - Danny Boyle (Wet)
  4. 1:48.1 - Al Murray
  5. 1:48.1 - Bob Geldof
  6. 1:49.0 - Jonathan Ross (Wet, got lost)
  7. 1:49.0 - Jeff Goldblum
  8. 1:49.4 - will.i.am
  9. 1:49.8 - Slash (Wet)
  10. 1:49.9 - Nick Robinson
  11. 1:49.9 - Peta 23 from Essex (Damp)
  12. 1:50.3 - Amber Heard (Automatic)
  13. 1:50.5 - Fiona Bruce
  14. 1:50.8 - Bill Bailey (Wet, labeled as Angelina Jolie to the disappointment of Hammond)
  15. 1:50.9 - Amy Williams (Literally wet)
  16. 1:53.3 - Johnny Vaughan (Wet)
  17. 1:53.6 - Louie Spence (Wet)
  18. 1:56.3 - Alice Cooper (Wet, automatic)
  19. 1:56.7 - John Prescott (Wet, automatic)
  20. 2:09.1 - Damian Lewis (Snow)

Vauxhall Astra LeaderboardEdit

  1. 1:44.6 - Olly Murs
  2. 1:44.7 - Aaron Paul
  3. 1:45.1 - Brian Johnson
  4. 1:45.6 - Jimmy Carr
  5. 1:46.1 - Hugh Jackman
  6. 1:46.7 - David Haye
  7. 1:46.8 - Warwick Davis
  8. 1:47.1 - Margot Robbie
  9. 1:47.2 - Will Smith
  10. 1:47.8 - Benedict Cumberbatch
  11. 1:48.5 - Rachel Riley
  12. 1:48.8 - Charles Dance
  13. 1:48.9 - Joss Stone
  14. 1:49.4 - James Blunt (Flipping Wet)
  15. 1:49.9 - Tom Hiddleston (Very Wet)
  16. 1:49.9 - Ron Howard
  17. 1:50.1 - Hugh Bonneville (Wet)
  18. 1:51.0 - Steven Tyler
  19. 1:51.5 - Mike Rutherford
  20. 1:54.3 - Ed Sheeran (Very Wet, Automatic, first time ever driving)
  21. 1:54.5 - Jack Whitehall (Automatic, first time driving alone)

Formula 1 Leaderboard (Suzuki Liana) Edit

The Formula 1 Leaderboard differs to the main one as the competitive nature of the drivers featured is embraced, allowing the lap times to be compared more scientifically. In keeping with this, Top Gear has used the same car, the Suzuki Liana from the 2002 series, for all professional drivers on the show, Even returning drivers, such as Lewis Hamilton, use the same car when attempting to improve their lap times.

  1. 1:42.2 - Daniel Ricciardo
  2. 1:42.9 - Lewis Hamilton
  3. 1:43.1 - Mark Webber
  4. 1:44.0 - Sebastian Vettel
  5. 1:44.3 - Rubens Barrichello
  6. 1:44.4 – The Stig (II)
  7. 1:44.6 – Nigel Mansell
  8. 1:44.7 - Lewis Hamilton (Damp, oily)
  9. 1:44.7 – Jenson Button (HOT)
  10. 1:46.0 – The Stig (I) Black-Stig
  11. 1:46.1 – Kimi Räikkönen (Very wet)
  12. 1:46.3 – Damon Hill
  13. 1:47.1 – Mark Webber (Very wet)

Children in Need 2012 Top Gear ChallengeEdit

For a segment of the 2012 Children in Need appeal, three BBC newsreaders were sent around the track in the Kia Cee'd, which for this time was decorated in Pudsey-like spots. The results are as follows:

Note: all laps were in dry conditions.

  1. 1:46.8 - Bill Turnbull
  2. 1:47.8 - Sophie Raworth
  3. 1:50.5 - Fiona Bruce

Time deductions Edit

On occasion, an additional term is written next to the time (such as "Wet"). This indicates that the Stig and the Top Gear team consider that the prevalent weather conditions have hindered the car's performance and consequently the comaparative accuracy of the lap time.

The time on the board is not adapted; a time of 1:50 with the MM (Mildly Moist) classification is deemed to be equivalent to 1:48 on a normal dry track.

The following list displays the handicap terms used on the programme with their corresponding approximate time disadvantages:

Term Conditions Adjustment
HOT Track surface or car performance affected by high temperature / humidity -2 seconds
Mildly moist (MM) Track surface slightly damp after light rain or drizzle -2 seconds
Wet (W) / Melted snow (MS) Track surface wet due to light rain / melted snow -4 seconds
Very wet (VW) Track surface wet (with large puddles) due to heavy rain -6 seconds

Introduction speeches and quotes Edit

Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car/Introductions

ReferencesEdit

  1. Top Gear Series 2, Episode 8 2003.07.06 - Original time of 1:48 was prior to recording fractional seconds. Jeremy Clarkson to Jodie Kidd: "We don't have points on this, but actually you were point three of a second faster than Jay Kay."
  2. Top Gear Series 5, Episode 9 2004.12.26 - Jeremy ACTUALLY wrote 1:46.1, but placed her in the right place. (look for it at the 25 minute mark.)

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