Following our information in November that Top Gear Season 18 would start in January – the 29th to be precise – we can now share the content of the first episode airing at 8PM GMT on BBC2 and BBC HD!
The boys return and get straight down to business with a road-trip through Italy in the McLaren MP4-12C, Noble M600 and Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Their trip starts at the incredible Nardo test track, a facility so massive it is visible from space, before heading north for a nerve-wracking drive around the centre of Rome. The journey concludes at the legendary Imola circuit, a track challenging enough to have embarrassed many an F1 driver, with a timed challenge against the incredible skills of the Stig. Back in November Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson were spotted driving the three supercars in Lecce and Rome.
Back in the studio, the presenters look forward to some car highlights of 2012 and Will.I.Am is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car who attempts to set a new lap record at the Top Gear Test Track. A few weeks ago the artist and singer unveiled his latest business venture, IAMAUTO, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The reason for the venture? “To bring jobs to the ghetto that I come from”. We have to wait and see if the artist reveals more of his plans while being interviewed by Jeremy.
Chat about this first episode of season 18 of Top Gear in the comment box below! The new episode airs next Sunday January 29th 2012 at 8PM GMT on BBC2 and BBC HD!
Sneak preview Top Gear Season 18