Top Gear

Season 18 Episode 1

Series 18 Episode 1

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 29, 2012 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • Audience figures: 5.1 million (17.2%). A further 1.8m (8.1%) watched a repeat on the following Wednesday. All figures are 'overnights'.

  • Quotes

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Max, from Lamborghini, had warned us that it would be too dangerous to exceed 300 km/h. And all of us chose to ignore him.

    • Jeremey Clarkson: I do have quite a lot of respect for the midget doing this because, well, the last time he tried to go fast on a test track it didn't go well...

  • Notes

    • Lap Times at Imola:

      Stig's Italian Cousin: Ferrari 458: 1.56.6

      Richard: Noble M600: 2.03.3
      Jeremy: Lamborghini Aventador: 1.59.1
      James: McLaren MP4-12C: 2.06.4

    • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car Lap Time: 1.49.4 (w) was driving the automatic C'eed.

  • Allusions