Reviews: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Subaru Impreza WRX STI • Audi RS6 • Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series
Features/challenges: Race: Audi RS6 vs French Skiers • TG Stuntman: MG Maestro Cork-screw Jump
Guests: Rupert Penry-Jones • Peter Firth
Original air date: June 29, 2008
Hammond travels to the French Alps to take a look at the second-generation Audi RS6 Avant and sees how good it is in a race between the car and two French skiers, while Clarkson tests out the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and the new Subaru Impreza WRX STI to see which one he likes, and then drives the very fun Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series. Meanwhile, May sees if Top Gear Stunt Man can replicate the extremely difficult, 360-degree corkscrew jump with a MG Maestro, the Cool Wall is back and it’s business as usual for Clarkson and Hammond, and the stars of Spooks, Rupert Penry-Jones and Peter Firth, are the latest stars in the reasonably priced Lacetti.
Note: Clarkson would later purchase a CLK 63 AMG for himself, following this episode.