Top Gear

Season 18 Episode 5

Series 18 Episode 5

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2012 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • This week's audience figures: 5.17m (18.8%). These figures are 'overnights' and do not include figures for iPlayer.

    • Yves Rossy is a Swiss pilot. As well as flying commercial aircraft for Swiss Air, he flew a variety of fighter aircraft for the Swiss Air Force.

    • Toni Gardemeister is a professional rally driver from Finland. He has driven for Suzuki and the factory teams for SEAT, Mitsubishi, Skoda and Ford.

  • Quotes

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he is the only man in history to buy a DFS sofa when there wasn't a sale on. And that his favourite boxing venue is Munich Airport. All we know is he's called the Stig.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Oh and Joe Walsh was wrong because my Maserati actually does 187 ( mph).

      Reference to the song 'Life's been good' by Joe Walsh., which contains the lyric:

      My Maserati does 185
      I lost my licence now i don't drive

      The song was released in July 1978 and reached No. 14 in the U.K. Top 40.