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Top Gear: Series 8, Episode 1

Jeremy Clarkson drives a powerful Swedish supercar, the Koenigsegg CCX and Richard Hammond races a jet-propelled canoe. Plus, the team create the world's first convertible people carrier - by sawing the top off a Renault Espace.


Episode Info


Episode number: 8x1
Airdate: Sunday May 07th, 2006

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

US (BBC America) Aug 20, 2007
AU (Nine Network) Dec 22, 2007

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Justin Hawkins
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Recurring
Jimmy Carr
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Recurring
Trevor Eve
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Recurring
Alan Davies
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Recurring
James Hewitt
As Well Spoken Man (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Les Ferdinand
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Rick Wakeman
As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car)
Main Cast
Jeremy Clarkson
As Himself
Richard Hammond
As Himself
James May
As Himself
Ben Collins
As The Stig (White)
Episode Notes
New Top Gear Studio
This episode is the first one that features new Top Gear studio.

Top Gear Dog
Top Gear dog, which happens to be Richard Hammond's own labradoodle, is introduced for the first time in this episode. The dog is featured in several other episodes throughout the 8th series of the show.

New Reasonably-priced Car
In this episode new Reasonably-priced car — Chevrolet Lacetti — appears for the first time. Because of that the old celebrity lap time board is claimed redundant and deprecated. Hence the reason for the number of guest stars in this episode to fill in the new board.



Warning: Top Gear season 8 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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