Top Gear - Season 2

Sunday 8:00 PM on BBC Two Premiered Oct 20, 2002 Between Seasons


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Episode Guide

  • Series 2 Episode 10
    Episode 10

    Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Phaeton, a car designed to compete with Mercedes and BMW. Richard drives the TVR350c... alongside a Harrier Jump Jet. The Stig takes the TVR and the Noble around the track to see which car is the fastest after Richard and Jeremy can't separate them using the ancient art of Top Trumps.

    James drives the enormous Cadillac Sixteen prototype; Jeremy drives the Range Rover 580s which has been tuned by Overfinch and Richard finds Britain's fastest disabled driver.

    Alan Davies is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Series 2 Episode 9
    Episode 9

    James drives the Hy-Wire, a hydrogen-powered concept car. Jeremy tries the new Volvo S60 R - claimed by Volvo to be a rival for the BMW M3. He also drives the new Vauxhall Signum - from the back seat using a hoe and string. Richard drives/rides the Carver, a three-wheeled tilting bike from Holland.

    Graeme Le Saux argues the case for the Audi Quattro as the greatest car of all time and Patrick Stewart is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Series 2 Episode 8
    Episode 8
    James and Richard go camping with a selection of cabriolets to see which is the best. Naturally they choose the wettest place in Britain, Buttermere in Cumbria.

    Jeremy drives the Alpha Romeo 147 GTA and the Nissan 350Z. A Klingon, a Dalek, a Cyberman, Ming the Merciless and Darth Vader race each other around the track in a racing-spec Honda Civic.

    Jodie Kidd shows the men how to drive the Liana - properly.moreless
  • Series 2 Episode 7
    Episode 7

    The 655bhp Koenigsegg records the fastest straight-line speed on the Top Gear track, but can it set the fastest lap time? A Renault Megane is crash-tested and there's the first look at the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

    While Jeremy drives the Hummer H2, Richard drives the Talon Riot Control Vehicle through a Portacabin. Stuart Hall extols the virtues of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Series 2 Episode 6
    Episode 6
    The Mitsubishi Evo VIII and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type UK are compared, but which will Jeremy prefer? James is given the task of setting a new land speed record for a car towing a caravan.

    The Peugot 206GTi and the Vauxhall VX 220 turbo are tested and Nick Mason, the drummer from Pink Floyd, states his case for the greatest car of all time. Richard drives the Palmer Jaguar at a track day.

    Richard Whiteley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.moreless
  • Series 2 Episode 5
    Episode 5
    In an episode dedicated to "blokeishness", James drives a Triumph TR6 - a 'man's convertible'. The Porsche 911 C4S is compared to the 911 Turbo version and Jeremy tries the Renault Clio V6 - the "ultimate bloke hatchback".

    Richard Hammond meets Richard Lynne, a man who has a car in his kitchen. Also, can the Ford rally team mechanics change the suspension, gearbox, brakes, differential, drive shaft and clutch of a rally car, more quickly than four women can get ready for a night out?

    The Land Rover is Richard's choice as the greatest car of all time and Anne Robinson shows off her brand new head as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.moreless
  • Series 2 Episode 4
    Episode 4

    Richard drives the iconic Jaguar MKII, which was the first car to have disc brakes. It had a badge on the back to warn drivers that it stopped quickly! There's a look at possible Jaguars of the future with the R Coupe concept car, whilst James drives the C Type Jaguar. Jeremy drives the Aston Martin DB7 GT and the Jaguar XKRR.

    A.A. Gill champions the London taxi as the greatest car of all time and bumbling Boris Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Series 2 Episode 3
    Episode 3

    David Soul is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car and tries to break as many Liana's as possible. He manages an impressive tally of two. Richard drives the Lexus SC430 and Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Touareg and wonders if it is really worth £50,000.

    A Jaguar XJS gets a little power boost from a nitrous kit and James drives the Perodua Kelisa. Jeremy drives the BMW Z8 Alpina.

  • Series 2 Episode 2
    Episode 2

    Jeremy drives the new Rolls Royce and there's a nostalgic look at the Rover P5, including one owned by the Queen. Jamie Oliver tries his luck in the Liana as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. He also tries to prepare a salad in his camper van, whilst being driven around the track by the Stig.

    On the track, politicians representing the main political parties, as well as some less well-established parties, try to become the fastest political party behind the wheel of an MG ZR rally car.

  • Series 2 Episode 1
    Episode 1
    In the seemingly never-ending quest to destroy as many caravans as possible, Richard uses a drag racer to rid Britain's of yet another one. A Nissan Sunny - the car Richard hates more than any other - is also destroyed in the same manner. James May makes his first appearance on 'new' Top Gear: he shows us his Bentley T2 and tells us why it's a nightmare to own. Richard Drives the Bowler Wildcat and declares himself "a driving god!" The Smart Roadster and the McLaren F1 are also featured.

    Vinnie Jones in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.