In an attempt to prove that trains are useless, the lads race from the exclusive surroundings of the Top Gear studio in Surrey, to the downbeat Caf de Paris, Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Richard and James take trains (including the high-speed TGV) whilst Jeremy drives an Aston Martin DB9.
The show also introduces the Indian-made City Rover. However, Rover wouldn't let anyone on Top Gear drive one, so an ingenious plan is hatched to test the car using covert tactics. On the track, an Apache helicopter gunship tries to get missile lock on a Lotus Exige driven by Jeremy - obviously!
Fay Ripley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
In this episode, Richard Hammond is hypnotised by Paul McKenna and convinced that he can't remember how to drive.
The American 'bling' machine, the Cadillac Escalade, is driven by Richard who probably wished he couldn't drive after five minutes behind the wheel. A nun, Sister Wendy Beckett, drives a monster truck.
James drove an enormous pink Ford from 'Thunderbirds' and two Alfa Romeos are featured: the 166 and the 147 GTA. There's also a look at the glorious McLaren Mercedes SLR.
Paul McKenna is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy, James and Richard are challenged to buy a working car for a maximum price of 100. An Audi, a Volvo and a Rover(!) are bought and put though a series of challenges.
Richard drives 'the car the bad guy always drove' - the Dodge Charger, whilst the Porsche GT3 RS and the Ferrari 360 CS square up to each other on the track.
Jordan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
In this episode, there's a race between some homing pigeons and a Ford Ka driven by James. Can James - using satellite navigation - beat the bird's homing instinct?
Jeremy attempted to drive a diesel-powered Audi A8 Quattro with a V8 engine 800 miles on one tank of fuel. James and Richard played darts with cars and one more caravan is removed from the roads of Britain. Also in this episode, the boys pit a Subaru Impreza STi RS against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII.
Ronnie O'Sullivan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The boys take three cars to Pendine Sands in South Wales: the BMW 645i, the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and the Jaguar XKR. Also featured, the Vauxhall Astra, the Mazda 3, the Volkswagen Golf and the MG ZT260 are tested and there was an attempt to electrocute Richard.
Johnny Vaughan is the (utterly faded) Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James drives the Jaguar XJS, Richard drives the Cadillac CTS and finds out if methane is a future replacement for petrol. Jeremy drives the Nissan Cube and the Renault Clio.
Terry Wogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James and Richard took to the streets of south London to give two tall hatchbacks a good thrashing by using them as taxis. Jeremy drove a new Mercedes with 'more power than God' and the Spyker C8, a car from of all places, Holland. He also demonstrated just how useless speed cameras are at catching criminals.
Lionel Richie is the Star in a reasonably Priced Car.
James drives the Maserati Quattroporte in Sicily, whilst Jeremy empties the fuel tank of the new Ford GT40 on the track... in Woking. Richard marks the passing of the only decent engine Rover ever built - the Rover V8, with a race at Snetterton in a V8-powered Rover SD1.
A Skoda Fabia VRS with a diesel engine, races a petrol-powered Mini Cooper S around the track; there's a exclusive look at the new Mercedes CLS and a Boeing 747 is used to see how far its engines can blow a Mondeo and a Citron 2CV. Science in action...
Martin Clunes is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James finds out if it is possible to parachute into a moving car. Jeremy drives the new Jaguar X Type estate and on the Isle of Lewis and Harris - the place in the U.K. with the lowest number of cabriolet owners per-head - Richard and James test a range of cabriolets: the Mini Cabrio, Vauxhall Tigra, Mercedes SLK and the Audi S4.
Some "simple, softop sports cars" are also driven by Richard: the Mercedes SL600, Mazda MX5 and the Fiat Barchetta.
Jeremy tests the new BMW X3 and discovers its limitations as an off-road and on-road vehicle. James tries the new Volvo V50 and wonders if it's as good as its rivals, while Richard - having clearly drawn the short straw - drives the new Corvette.
With the Olympic Games almost upon us, there is the Top Gear version of the long jump involving cars and the unforgettable sight of Jeremy windsurfing.