The tenth series of Top Gear was aired during 2007 and consisted of 10 episodes, beginning on 7 October and concluding on 23 December. It was subsequently followed by four "Best Of Top Gear" specials during January 2008, and a Sport Relief special entitled "Top Ground Gear Force" that aired on 14 March 2008.

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  • The tenth series of Top Gear was aired during 2007 and consisted of 10 episodes, beginning on 7 October and concluding on 23 December. It was subsequently followed by four "Best Of Top Gear" specials during January 2008, and a Sport Relief special entitled "Top Ground Gear Force" that aired on 14 March 2008. (en)
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  • Series 10, Episode 6
  • Series 10, Episode 10
  • Series 10, Episode 2
  • Series 10, Episode 3
  • Series 10, Episode 4
  • Series 10, Episode 5
  • Series 10, Episode 7
  • Series 10, Episode 8
  • Series 10, Episode 9
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  • There's a big race across London, as the presenters see which is the quickest way to get across the city towards London City Airport - May is supporting the car with the Mercedes-Benz GL 500, Hammond produces a sweat as he pedals a specialized Sirrus Limited carbon fibre bicycle, Clarkson takes to the Thames in a Cougar powerboat, and The Stig is mystified by a new world as he tries to win with public transport. Meanwhile, Hammond sees if the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster can win a straight half-mile drag race against a German on roller skates with a turbo powered rocket backpack, Clarkson braces himself with extra safety precautions on the track as he climbs in to the Caparo T1, and Simon Cowell returns to see how fast he can be when he has a go in the Lacetti.
  • 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.
  • There's a host of cars on Top Gear, as Hammond tests out the auto-parking system in the Lexus LS600 before racing the Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon, while May finds his favourite car of the year in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. Elsewhere, Clarkson is finding out how fast and exciting the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is, before squeezing into the world's smallest car , made by the Isle of Man, the Peel P50, and taking it for a drive inside BBC Television Centre, while Rolling Stones' legend, Ronnie Wood, sees if he can be fast in the reasonably priced car.
  • The presenters are on another road trip, this time travelling across Botswana and the spine of Africa, to prove to the people of Surrey, in three used cars bought within the continent on a budget of £1,500, that they don't need four-wheel drive cars to drive up leafy lanes. May, being sensible, chooses a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 230E, a car favoured and loved by Africans , while Clarkson decides on a 1981 Lancia Beta Coupe because of Lancia's history with rally racing, and Hammond buys a 1963 Opel Kadett which he slowly falls in love with. On their journey from Botswana's border with Zimbabwe to its northern border with Namibia, the presenters face a series of challenges, including getting across the Makgadikgadi Pan by stripping and lightening their cars, seeing how fast each is on a specially made rally circuit, forging a path over the Kalahari to reach Maun for fuel, and animal-proofing their cars before they cross the Okavango Delta, all while being hunted down by a Volkswagen Beetle, a car that all three hate and which is to be their back-up should any presenter's car fail to start, which proves a worry for Clarkson. Note: In homage to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984, the show's credits replaced each crew member's first name replaced with the words "Archbishop Desmond" .
  • A second look back at some of the best moments from Series 10, including the race between the Bugatti Veyron and the Eurofighter jet.
  • A third look back at the best moments from Series 10, including the trio's attempt to cross to France with their improved amphibious cars, and Clarkson's drive in the Peel P50.
  • Hammond has come up with a new, wildly destructive motorspot - "motorhome racing". With a selection of motorhomes driven by himself, some touring car drivers and James May, the race is on at the Essex Raceway to see which will come in a winner. Meanwhile, May is losing money with the 'Top Gear Italian Car Road Test Cliché Swear Box', as he races against Graham Boanas in an Alfa Romeo 159 to see who can get across the Humber River without using the Humber Bridge. Clarkson looks over the third Generation Honda Civic Type R and takes a look at the similarities between the BMW M5 Touring and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate. There's a look at a super-sized new German motorhome called "The Performance" with a "piece-de-resistance" - a car in its cargo space - and very luxurious interiors, and English international rugby star, Lawrence Dallaglio, seeks to post a fast time with the reasonably priced car.
  • The presenters find themselves working with amphibious vehicles once again, this time improving on their original designs that they used at Rudyard Lake - May re-uses his original 1962 Triumph Herald sailboat, updated with a collapsible mast and a centreboard keel, Hammond creates another houseboat out of a second 1981 Volkswagen Transporter, now complete with a fibreglass hull and sealant, while Clarkson creates a new powerboat out of a 1996 Nissan pick-up, and uses his mistakes from before to improve the design with two lightweight buoyancy "oildrums". However, the challenge this time is to see if they can use them to cross the English Channel from Dover to France, where they will encounter the busiest shipping lane in the world and choppy waters, amongst other issues. Elsewhere, Clarkson reviews Audi's first supercar, the Audi R8, before competing in a drag race when Hammond arrives with a Porsche 997 Carrera S, while Jools Holland sees if he can make lap time music in the Lacetti.
  • A fourth look back to the best moments from Series 10, including the presenters' race across London.
  • Clarkson and May drive around in some very old cars, as they look back at the complex layouts they had before finding the first car that had the control layout that would be a staple in all cars right up to the present. Meanwhile, Hammond attempts to see if he can drive two laps around Stowe Circuit at Silverstone in the Renault R25 Formula One car and discovers just how tough it is, while Clarkson looks over a barn-door engineered Australian car, the Vauxhall VXR8 , and steps into a driver-less BMW to supervise as he sees if it can do a lap of the track. Finally, James Blunt is the latest star in the Lacetti as he takes on a wet track, while Lewis Hamilton proves how good an F1 driver he is as he takes the Liana around a wet and oily track.
  • To celebrate the 40th anniversary of British Leyland, the team find themselves buying a Leyland car with a budget of £1,200 of their own money, and trying to see whether Leyland made a good car. Clarkson thinks it will be his Rover SD1, Hammond believe his Triumph Dolomite Sprint will do it, and May tries to prove that his Princess is the best. In a series of challenges designed to prove their cars are useless, as well as giving them opportunities to recuperate the money they've spent, the team first visit the former factories the cars were built in, before visiting the MIRA, where they see if their cars can be faster than a Datsun 120Y, can park on a steep hill with the handbrake on, and get messy as they test ride comfort. Then as a final challenge, the boys return to the Top Gear Test Track to drive underwater in their cars, to find out how well built they are and how fast they can be around the track, with one car outshining the lot. Elsewhere, Clarkson reviews the Aston Martin DBS, and Jennifer Saunders looks to see if she can top the leaderboard when she takes a lap in the Lacetti.
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  • The Best of Top Gear: 2007 No.2
  • The Best of Top Gear: 2007 No.3
  • The Best of Top Gear: 2007 No.4
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