Reviews: Bentley Continental Supersports
Features/challenges: Toyota Hilux Invincible up an Icelandic volcano • Farewell to the former reasonably priced car, the Chevrolet Lacetti • Why Reliant went out of business: 1994 Reliant Robin
Guests: Nick Robinson • Al Murray • Peter Jones • Peta 23 from Essex • Johnny Vaughan • Bill Bailey • Louie Spence • Amy Williams
Original air date: June 27, 2010
Top Gear is back and the presenters are trying to be sensible. Of course, that’s not the case when Clarkson goes to the North to try to drive a Reliant Robin from Sheffield to Rotherham, and rolling it over in the process, while on the track he road-tests the heavy Bentley Continental Supersports. Elsewhere, May heads to Iceland to see if can give glory to the Toyota Hilux used by the camera crew during the Polar Special, by modifying it for the task of driving close to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano as it erupts and collect a piece of lava, while Hammond retires the old reasonably priced car – the Chevrolet Lacetti – with a “Viking burial”, before assisting Clarkson with a summer BBQ for the guests they have invited to the test track to set a lap in the new car – a Kia Cee’d.