Reviews: Jaguar XF
Features/challenges: German Performance Saloon cars: (BMW M3 • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG • Audi RS4) • Top Gear Awards 2007
Guest: David Tennant
Original air date: December 23, 2007
Clarkson, May and Hammond are at the Stig’s favourite holiday resort – the Ascari Race Resort in Ronda, Spain – with three cars to see which is the best of them. Hammond believes it’s the new BMW M3, Clarkson thinks it’s the powerful Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, and May attempts to prove it’s the very good Audi RS4. It’s not long before they test their choices in different aspects before having a go in each other’s car. Elsewhere, May tries out the new Jaguar XF designed by Ian Callum, Hammond sees if a G-Wiz would be better as a remote controlled car, the 2007 Top Gear Awards are announced, and the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, complains about Billie Piper’s lap before seeing if he is faster than her in the Lacetti.
Note: A parody of the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ segment from this episode was made, in which Clarkson was commenting about Tennant’s driving of the TARDIS. The parody used Clarkson’s commentary of Tennant’s lap, alongside footage from Tennant’s episodes in Doctor Who when his Doctor was using the TARDIS.