AIRED ON 3/19/2017
Season 24 : Episode 2
AIRS ON 3/26/2017
Season 24 : Episode 3
As usual the boys are squabbling about cars. This time they can't agree on which British car is the best. Jeremy says it's the Noble M12GTO, Richard can't see past the Morgan Plus 8 and James, in a moment of utter madness, makes the case for the Rover 75.
Back on planet Earth, well, South Africa, Richard drives the new Mercedes McLaren SLR and the Porsche Ceyenne gets the benefit of Jeremy's scorn and delight. He also drives the MG SV, a £70,000 car built to compete with Porsche - don't laugh.
Boffins, Brian Sewell, Colin Pilinger and Heinz Wolf, try a 'burn-out' and Rory Bremner is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The car most likely to be modified, the Citroën C2, is driven by Jeremy. He also drives the Vauxhall Monaro - sideways, mostly. Richard drives two new cars: the Renault Mégane CC and the Peugeot 307 CC... and hates both of them.
James tries to succeed where Jeremy failed by trying to kill the Toyota Hilux, by placing it on top of a tower block that is due to be demolished. Can it survive the 240 foot drop as the tower block collapses?
Sanjeev Bhaskar is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy drives the Mazda RX8. James drives the new Fiat Panda and is quite surprised when it doesn't fall to bits. Richard looks at some modern classics: the Volkswagen Corrado VR6 and the Mercedes 190E 2.5 16 Cosworth.
An 11-year-old diesel Toyota Hilux is tested for its durability by Jeremy. He drives in into a wall, a tree and through a shed. It's left in the Severn Estuary - home to the second biggest tide in the world - hit with a wrecking ball, dropped and set on fire. They even drop a caravan on top of it, but still it works.
Sadly, the same treatment wasn't given to this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car - Simon Cowell.
This week's programme marks the 40th anniversary of Lamborghini. To celebrate the occasion, Richard drives the Miura, Jay Kay drives his Miura; James drives the Countach LP400 S - something he's waited 20 years to do - and Jeremy drives the Gallardo.
In complete contrast - Minis. Four of them to be precise, all tuned by different companies: Hartge, Digi-tec, BBR and the BMW works are driven by Richard to see which is the best.
Rich Hall is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The Bentley Continental GT is taken for a leisurely drive through Devon by Jeremy. Meanwhile, James drives the new Subaru Legacy. Richard tries not to drown himself when he is dropped into a huge water tank whilst sitting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Carlton. This is done as an experiment to show what can happen should you drive your car into water.
Stig races the new Saab 95 against a Royal Navy Harrier and Rob Brydon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
There is a BMW frenzy on the Isle of Man. The boys drive the new M3 CSL and some BMW classics: the M1 - BMW's one-and-only mid-engined car to date - the M5 Series 2 and the classic M3.
Also on the Isle of Man, three sporty convertibles are driven and the lads squabble over which is the best: the BMW Z4 championed by Richard, the Porsche Boxster by James and the Honda S2000 by Jeremy.
The new Stig is introduced and Stephen Fry is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.