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Top Gear Episodes
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 1
Available Season 8, Episode 1 — Originally aired on May 7th, 2006
  • Richard drives the embarrassing Nissan Micra CC
  • The boys make a convertible people carrier
  • James May reviews the new Honda Civic
  • Jeremy Reviews the new Koenigsegg CCX
  • SIARPC: Multiple guests to get some times in for the new Laceti
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 2
Available Season 8, Episode 2 — Originally aired on May 14th, 2006
  • Jeremy reviews the new Corvette Z06 and the Stig gives it a lap time
  • Richard goes to Iceland to race a jetski-style powered Kayak in a off-road 4×4 race car called a Tomcat
  • Jeremy takes the stunning new Jaguar XK to Yorkshire Dales National Park for a test drive
  • The Top Gear crew heads to a local radio station to host a 3 hour afternoon drivetime show and produces a pretty hilarious result
  • The Stig, having never set a laptime in the old Suzuki Liana, gives it a go
  • SIARPC: Gordon Ramsay
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 3
Available Season 8, Episode 3 — Originally aired on May 21st, 2006
  • Jeremy, Richard, and James are given a challenge to take a car and make it amphibious
  • Jeremy drives the new, more powerful Lotus Exige, the Lotus Exige S
  • The Cool Wall is updated
  • SIARPC: Philip Glenister
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 4
Available Season 8, Episode 4 — Originally aired on May 28th, 2006
  • Richard compares the new BMW Z4 M to the Porsche Boxster S and the Stig takes it around the track for a laptime
  • Jeremy examines the new Mercedes S Class to see what technology might appear on normal cars in 10 years
  • Richard races in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S at the Cyprus rally course against a skydiver jumping out of a police helicopter
  • Jeremy redesigns the interior of a older Mercedes S Class to his liking, complete with a concrete floor
  • The Stig takes the Koenigsegg CCX around the Top Gear track again, but this time with it sporting a rear wing
  • SIARPC: Ewan McGregor
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 5
Available Season 8, Episode 5 — Originally aired on June 4th, 2006
  • Jeremy examines the Prodrive P2, a crazy sophisticated car, and the Stig blazes around the track with it
  • Jackie Stewart wrote in to claim that he could shave 20 seconds off the lap time of any of the Top Gear presenters, so they send Captain Slow (aka James) off to see if indeed he can
  • Jeremy reviews the new Citroen C6
  • An update of the Cool Wall
  • More car soccer (aka football), this time with the Toyota Aygos facing off against Volkswagen Foxes
  • SIARPC: Sir Michael Gambon who has a corner of the Top Gear test track named after him
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 6
Available Season 8, Episode 6 — Originally aired on July 16th, 2006
  • Jeremy compares three hot saloon cars – the Ford Mondeo ST220, the Mazda 6 MPS, and the Vauxhall Vectra VXR followed by the Stig giving them all a lap time
  • The Top Gear crew go on a caravan (camper trailer) trip to try and figure out what the appeal of it is
  • Richard sees how fast a Formula 1 car can go indoors
  • SIARPC: Actor Brian Cox
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 7
Available Season 8, Episode 7 — Originally aired on July 23rd, 2006
  • Richard and James drive the Ford SMAX, Mercedes B 200, and the Vauxhall Zafira VXR to find out which of the sporty, turbocharged MPVs is the best
  • Jeremy races around in the new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • James races the new Peugeot 207 against two parkour guys through an urban setting
  • Jeremy, James, and Richard see if they can fully assemble a Caterham before the Stig can drive a already built Caterham the 465 miles from the Caterham factory in Surrey to the race track in Scotland where they are
  • SIARPC: Actor Steve Coogan
Top Gear - Season 8, Episode 8
Available Season 8, Episode 8 — Originally aired on July 30th, 2006
  • Jeremy, Richard, and James test three vans (a Volkswagen Transporter TDi, a Renault Master, and a Ford Transit) by becoming roadies for The Who
  • Jenson Button drives the Suzuki Liana for the F1 power laps board
  • The Rolls-Royce 101EX Concept is in the studio
  • Richard drives the new Noble M15 and the Stig gives it a lap time on the Top Gear test track
  • Jeremy, Richard, and James are each given £1000 and told to go buy a van which they will use in a number of challenges
  • SIARPC: British actor Ray Winstone
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