The presenters find themselves going out and buying a car that would be perfect for 17-year-olds, as well as their parents and the insurance companies, with a budget of £2,500 to cover their purchase plus the insurance for it. For Clarkson, he believes the perfect car is the Volvo 940 Turbo Estate he bought, yet Hammond argues that it is the Hyundai Scoupe he picked because of it being a coupé, while May reasons that the small and cheap Volkswagen Golf Mk III he chose is the best. To find out who did well, the trio face a series of challenges, including modifying their cars in the way that 17-year-old would do to attract girls, packing up a camp site and leaving, sneaking back to their parents’ house without making too much noise, repairing their cars after they have been rolled over, and then completing a speed challenge while both smashing into things a teenager would hit and performing a handbrake turn. Elsewhere, Stephen Fry is the latest star in the reasonably priced car, while Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to see if the new Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV is a hypercar in a race against a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, before taking on the Stig in a drag race to see which car of their decade, is the fastest in the world – the McLaren F1 (driven by The Stig) and the Bugatti Veyron (driven by Hammond).
Note: The McLaren F1 used in the final film of this episode was borrowed from Rowan Atkinson, as was revealed during his interview with Clarkson in Series 17.
- Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
- Perfect £2,500 car for 17-year-olds: (Volvo 940 Turbo Estate • Hyundai Scoupe • Volkswagen Golf Mk III)
- Drag Race: (Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition vs. Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV)
- Drag Race II: (Bugatti Veyron vs. McLaren F1)