Top Gear (US)

Ended Wednesday / 7:00pm History US 60 min.
Featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, car reviews and celebrity interviews, Top Gear is the home for anyone with a love of cars. The U.S. version will be chock-full of high-adrenaline action entertainment as it tracks the colorful history of the automobile as well as the eccentric adventures of its hosts with Top Gear’s customary wit and humor.

Season 6

10 Episodes

Cuba 6x10
With US and Cuba relations at an all-time high Tanner, Adam, and Rut head to the tropical Caribbean island to check things out. Once there they test and modify three classic American cars and then stage a drag race, in the process becoming the first Americans to legally race in the country in 50 years.
Jun 28 2016
American cities are growing at a rapid rate, with more people flocking to the big smoke than ever before. As a result some people think the American dream of four-wheeled freedom is dying, but the guys don’t agree. They set out to find the perfect city car to navigate the concrete jungle and all the dangers hidden within.
Jun 21 2016
Tanner, Adam, and Rut head to the Rocky Mountains for some time in the snow. However, against common sense, they have chosen to bring all-wheel drive convertibles. On the snowy peaks they take part in some epic challenges and try not to freeze to death in the process.
Jun 14 2016
Postal 6x07
The guys go postal as they are tasked with finding a suitable new delivery vehicle to replace the classic U.S. Postal Service truck. The each must choose and modify the vehicle of their choice, before putting it through some tests to determine the ultimate postal delivery vehicle.
Jun 07 2016
Upgrading and modifying cars is a billion-dollar industry in America, where the love for speed means that the fastest cars aren’t fast enough out of the factory. Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge aren’t convinced that the performance offered by expensive upgrade packages is worth the price, so they get three iconic American muscle cars with the best aftermarket upgrades money can buy. The cars are then put through a series of adrenaline fueled tests to see which offers the best bang for your buck.
May 24 2016
Can a civilian vehicle stand up to the punishment of combat and serve in the U.S. military? To find out, the guys each pick a vehicle and meet at a U.S. Army training to be put through their paces. Their combat training includes racing a tank, evading gunfire, and undertaking a large scale rescue mission during a firefight with explosives.
May 17 2016
The average American owns 8 cars in their lifetime, but what if you only had one? Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge each pick a vehicle from their birth year that they think excels in every stage of life and are given a series of challenges to determine the most suitable vehicle. The guys also have a predictably out of control mid-life crisis in which they trade up to the latest high-powered sedans.
May 10 2016
Motor racing is an expensive sport, but does it have to be? The guys set out to prove you can race on a budget by finding a car that costs less than $500. Once they choose the car they are then entered into a grueling ’24 Hours of Lemons’ race, but will it all go to plan?
May 03 2016
Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge tackle automotive stereotypes by taking on the age old question: which country makes the best car? The guys battle it out in cars from past and present manufactured in the countries of their ancestors: Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; and go head to head against one of America's most badass, track prepped speed demons.
Apr 26 2016
The guys travel deep into California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains to do something that's never been done before--photo map the Rubicon Trail. They take on America's most notorious 4x4 route in a race against time to photo map the entire trail before they must present their images at Google headquarters.
Apr 26 2016

Season 5

10 Episodes

The Appalachian Trail spans 2,168 miles from Maine to Georgia, and takes 3 - 6 months to hike. But what if you don't have that kind of time? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam are given the monumental task of driving a road-based version of all 14 states on the trail in just 1 day. With just 24 hours to complete their task they barely have time to stop and must come up with ways to save time.
Oct 21 2014
One of the best ways to get into professional auto racing is to start racing with your personal car. But what if you want to try different kinds of racing? Could there be a daily driver that is competitive in many types of races? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge decide to find out when they each pick a competent daily driver then compete in a series of different races.
Oct 14 2014
Tanner, Rut and Adam travel to Germany for the ultimate high speed road trip. The tour sees them battling it out to reach top speeds amongst traffic on the legendary no-speed-limit Autobahn and competing to set the fastest time on the famous Nürburgring road course.
Oct 07 2014
Ever wonder if you really need all those bits and pieces in your car? Or if it will still drive without engine oil, or a battery? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner each choose a mechanically robust vehicle, then compete in a head to head battle to see whose car can withstand the most abuse. The winner gets to test drive the brand new $300k Rolls Royce Wraith.
Sep 30 2014
Is it possible to have a family vehicle without giving up your high horsepower dreams? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge each choose a brand new car and push them to their speed and maneuverability limits to find out which is the best family friendly super car. In the end, the guys take their vehicles to the edge in a race up the legendary Pikes Peak.
Jul 08 2014
Tanner, Adam and Rutledge take on two of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America at once when they each get keys to a logging truck, and instructions to pick up and deliver as many logs as possible in a remote Washington location.
Jul 01 2014
With massive storms devastating ill equipped parts of America this winter, Tanner, Adam and Rutledge decide to do their civic duty by trying to make a multi-tasking municipal hybrid in the form of a snow-plow school bus. The person whose contribution is deemed the most useful gets to race the Nissan GTR against a competition level snowmobile.
Jun 24 2014
Many insurance companies consider a car over 25 years old to be a classic, but can a car from the 1980's really be the kind of investment that a typical classic car can be? Rutledge, Adam and Tanner each choose their favorite 80's car and compete in a series of challenges to see which is the best, and seek final judgment from a mystery 80's celebrity.
Jun 17 2014
Tanner, Adam and Rutledge meet in the Arizona backcountry with three of the most technologically advanced off road machines available, where they are challenged to find their way to the Grand Canyon like the trailblazers of old - without GPS.
Jun 10 2014
Drag racing runs in America's blood, and now Ford, Chevy and Dodge make production drag cars that anyone can buy and race. Two of the hosts will get the chance to compete in the Gatornationals drag race in these vehicles, but to find out which two, they must compete a series of challenges in "resto-mod" muscle cars designed to see which of them has the skills it takes to race in the big leagues.
Jun 03 2014

Season 4

10 Episodes

If you're trying to avoid a mid-life crisis but you're on a budget which car should you choose? Adam, Rut and Tanner find out on a journey across Florida involving alligators, obstacle courses and the glitz of Miami.
Nov 26 2013
Which is the best new light-duty truck on the market? American truck makers are trying to muscle in on the SUV and car market by making their trucks ever more comfortable, luxurious, fuel-efficient and easy to drive. But have they sacrificed their tough 'truck-ness' in the process? Our hosts test their prowess in both car and truck duties.
Nov 19 2013
Can American Supercars compete against their better-known European Rivals such as Lamborghini and Ferrari? The hosts they take their favorite American supercars on a road trip from Beverly Hills into the Californian desert for an America versus Europe supercar showdown. The winner gets to put a brand new European muscle car - the $300,000 622 horsepower Mercedes SLS AMG black - to the test.
Nov 12 2013
With more and more electric cars on the roads every year, the Top Gear hosts take three of the best sellers on a journey through Michigan. They may be good for the environment, but is it actually possible for electric cars to ever be cool? The winner gets to drive the new all electric sports package Tesla Model S.
Nov 05 2013
Is it possible to make a vehicle that's as good on land as on the water? Rut, Adam and Tanner build their own and put them through a series of road tests before embarking on a huge water challenge, attempting to cross Lake Ontario from Buffalo to Toronto.
Oct 29 2013
Sturgis 4x05
The Top Gear hosts embark on a two-wheel road trip to the world's largest automotive event, the annual Sturgis Bike Week. Starting out on scooters and passing challenges to progress to the bigger bikes they'll need to ride to fit in at the rally, the hosts go through hell as they close in on Sturgis.
Oct 22 2013
Which is the best big car ever built in America? The Top Gear hosts find out as they drive along the mighty Mississippi and inland from Memphis to Nashville. The winner gets to test drive the new Corvette Stingray.
Sep 24 2013
Tanner's favorite motor sport is Rally racing... but how hard is it really? Rut and Adam enroll themselves in a rally school and with the help of professional driver Bucky Lasek, prepare themselves for a race against Tanner. Meanwhile, Tanner takes part in a genuine rally race in a stock Mini Paceman S, before they all meet up for the final race, which doesn't go the way Tanner is expecting.
Sep 17 2013
The hosts head to Alaska and attempt to construct the perfect convertible for the toughest state in the Union. With the harshness of the climate meaning that fewer convertibles are sold in the 49th State than in any other, Adam, Rut and Tanner have their work cut out as they embark on a journey in their home made convertibles from Anchorage down the Kenai to Homer.
Sep 10 2013
Adam, Tanner and Rutledge race from New York City to Los Angeles on an epic 3000 mile road trip, determined to prove that their chosen 'supercar' is best. Adam drives the new SRT Viper, Rut the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale and Tanner, the McLaren 12C Spider.
Sep 03 2013

Season 3

16 Episodes

The hosts head to Iceland - home of some of the toughest winter off-roading on the planet - to try and prove to the locals that American trucks still have what it takes to conquer the world. Their challenge is to drive their trucks over mountains, across frozen rivers and through 30 foot deep snowdrifts to the virgin land at the top of an active volcano. What could possibly go wrong?
Apr 02 2013
Getting your car ready for winter can cost a lot of cash and the brutal weather can cause serious wear and tear. So the Top Gear hosts set out to solve this issue by finding three cars that cost less than it costs to prepare your car for the snow and ice and put them through a series of tough challenges to find out which is the best winter car.
Mar 26 2013
The guys choose their favorite SUV's and meet up on California's Pismo Beach to start an epic journey and put their vehicles through a series of challenges.
Mar 19 2013
The guys attempt to build the perfect car for the apocalypse--affordable, fun to drive, and still zombie-proof. After testing its performance, weaponry, and defenses, they have to race across a ghost town with the Post-Apocalypse Stig in hot pursuit.
Mar 12 2013
We find out what goes on in Adam's head as he takes control of the show and gets to do whatever he wants. First he tries to teach Tanner and Rut how to play football--with an automotive twist. Then he reveals his own concept car designed to protect you against the worst things on the road--other drivers. Finally, he gets behind the wheel of the legendary Ford GT40 and puts a bizarre twist on the classic Le Mans race where Ford beat Ferrari, with an unsuspecting Rutledge at the wheel of the Ferrari.
Mar 05 2013
Taxis 3x11
Being a taxi driver always ranks among the most challenging jobs in the country, so the guys head to Las Vegas on a quest to create the ultimate taxi, aiming to keep both driver and passengers happy. After getting some experience riding along with real cabbies, they reveal their creations, put them through a series of tests and then hit the Vegas strip to see who can get the most tips. Then we review the newest supercar to come out of the UK--the McLaren MP4-12C, and see how it stacks up against a good old American NASCAR Cup car.
Feb 26 2013
Getting to 150 mph used to be the preserve of supercars. These days you can reach that speed in a new 30,000 dollar car, but what's the least you can spend and still reach this epic speed? The guys find out as they spend as little as possible on three used cars, put them through their paces and then head out to the famous El Mirage dry lakebed to attempt to reach 150. The winner gets to review the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse--the fastest and most expensive production car in the world.
Feb 19 2013
RVs 3x09
RVs are roomy and comfortable, but they're terrible to drive. So to solve this issue, Adam, Tanner and Rutledge design their own RV that has to be not only comfortable but also fun to drive, and take them on a southern road trip. Along the way they compete in a series of wild challenges, culminating at the famous infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Feb 12 2013
What's America's toughest, most un-killable car? Adam, Tanner and Rutledge each pick the toughest car they can think of and put them through a series of brutal tests using shotguns, bombs and a giant crane. The winner gets to go head-to-head against the U.S. military in one of the toughest SUV's on the planet.
Feb 05 2013
The guys find the same model cars they drove in college and then head south of the border on an epic spring break road trip through Mexico to determine whose ride is the best college car. They tackle the tough streets of Tijuana and the treacherous mountain trails of the Baja Peninsula on their journey to reach the party town of San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez. Comedian Adam Ferrara, champion race car driver Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood host.
Jan 29 2013
Do you really need an expensive 4x4 to go off road? The guys don't think so and to prove their point use 3 classic rental cars and attempt to complete an epic journey on some of the toughest terrain in the country from Monument Valley to Moab.
Sep 25 2012
The guys head to rural California and attempt to help a farmer in one of the biggest tractors on the market. It quickly descends into chaos as they try to transport livestock and heavy equipment and complete farm chores. We then review the fastest 'tractor' of them all – the new Lamborghini Aventador – and see how its claims stack up in a race against a crop dusting plane.
Sep 18 2012
How far can you get on one tank of gas? The guys find out as they race from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco without being able to fill up. Whoever makes it closest gets the chance to drive the toughest off road machine in the world in a high-octane race in the remote Colorado mountains.
Sep 04 2012
Could you own a classic car and not know it? The guys each get a car that they think is seriously undervalued and set out to rehabilitate its image before creating a live commercial in San Diego and attempting to make money on it. The two losers have to entertain two celebrities in a crazy race in equally crazy vehicles, and it gets out of control fast.
Aug 28 2012
Small cars work in the rest of the world but will they ever work here? The guys try to answer the question and travel to Louisiana to take them out of their natural home on the narrow city streets of New Orleans and deep into Cajun Country where they have to hunt and survive alongside the locals. Whoever did the worst in their car suffers the humiliation of having to drive the world's smallest car for a day in their home town.
Aug 21 2012
It's the battle of the big 3 as the guys compete over which is the best new police car to replace the Crown Vic, in a series of madcap challenges around Detroit, Michigan. The winner gets to race the fastest Police Car in the country -- the Corvette ZO6 -- in an action film style chase through the Long Beach docks as he tries to catch a "perp" riding the ultimate escape vehicle.
Aug 14 2012

Season 2

16 Episodes

The hosts buy each other what they think is the worst car in the country and set themselves a challenge--whoever can make the car they've been given coolest and sell for most money at an auction at the end of the journey wins. Tanner travels to England to find out just how fast a brand new supercar--with no official top speed--can go.
Apr 03 2012
We find out what goes on in Rut's head as he takes control of the show and gets to do whatever he wants. In the process he enters a championship race and almost kills himself, becomes an inventor and almost kills Adam, and tries it out as a designated driver on the late night streets of San Francisco and almost kills them both.
Mar 27 2012
Limos 2x14
Limousines have become more about bachelorette parties than star-studded premieres, so Adam, Rutledge and Tanner decide it's time to get some of the glamour back by building their own. To find out which is best, each of them has to transport a celebrity to the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Mar 20 2012
The hosts have each been asked to choose what they think is the perfect high-end convertible by an anonymous celebrity buyer. On the way to meet them, they put the cars through a series of challenges which hint at the celebrity's identity.
Mar 13 2012
The early pioneers and settlers crossed the Rockies in covered wagons, braving tough weather and harsh terrain. So how would modern day covered wagons cope with the same journey, carrying the same things and having to cross the same rivers and mountains? Rutledge, Adam and Tanner decide to find out, and set out to conquer the Rockies in soccer-mom vans.
Mar 06 2012
The hosts each choose a car that has at some point earned the title of "most dangerous car in the country" and try to restore its reputation in a series of crazy challenges ending in a demolition derby. And Rutledge tries to teach Adam that it's possible to drive a car without breaking it by getting him behind the wheel of one of the quickest, most dangerous vehicles around.
Feb 28 2012
Which is the best modern muscle car? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner fight it out on the way to a high speed attempt at a NASCAR track, and Rutledge takes Tanner into the Utah desert to prove how fast their new mustangs are in a relay race against horses.
Feb 21 2012
Rutledge, Adam and Tanner decide that driving Big Rigs can't be as difficult as everyone says, and to prove it, set themselves the challenge of delivering tons of precious (and explosive) cargo across Michigan after only a few hours practice. What could possibly go wrong?
Feb 14 2012
Tanner, Rutledge and Adam create versions of their favorite Hollywood cars and then pit them against each other to see whose is best. Tanner and Rutledge race a horse and two Mustangs through the Utah desert.
Sep 18 2011
Adam and Rutledge have had enough of Tanner. They decide to teach him a lesson in a series of challenges aimed at embarrassing him.
Sep 04 2011
Tanner, Rutledge and Adam race along the Pacific Coast Highway to see who's $500 clunker is best. Tanner puts the new Subaru Impreza WRX STi through its paces by racing a biker through a deserted town.
Aug 28 2011
New Jersey is home to more luxury cars than anywhere else in America. Tanner, Rutledge and Adam head to the Hamptons to see if they can pass off these cars to locals. Plus, Tanner puts the new 911 GT2 through its paces.
Aug 21 2011
What's the best 4x4 you can by for $5,000? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam compete in an epic 400 mile journey from the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas in an attempt to find out.
Aug 14 2011
Which is the toughest truck in America? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam head into the mountains putting their trucks through impossible tests. Plus, Tanner takes a new off-road vehicle to the Louisiana swamps to race an air-boat. And comedian Bill Engvall stops by the Top Gear test track.
Aug 07 2011
Tanner, Rutledge and Adam fight over who had the best first car. Tanner and Adam get to race their dream first cars--the Corvette ZR1 and Ferrari 458. And Pawn Stars Rick and Chumlee stop by to test their skills on the Top Gear test track.
Jul 31 2011
Texas 2x01
Tanner, Rutledge and Adam wrangle, haul and race their way across Texas in a crazy attempt to find an alternative to the pickup. Comedian Adam Ferrara, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood return for an all-new season of Top Gear.
Jul 24 2011

Season 1

10 Episodes

Tanner, Rutledge and Adam look back on the best moments and highlights from the first season.
Jan 23 2011
Tanner, Rutledge and Adam set out to answer the question of which is America’s toughest truck, in Americas toughest state, Alaska.
Jan 16 2011
Rutledge races Tanner to see if it's faster to fly or drive if your journey is less than 500 miles; Tanner tries out the new BMW X6M; Rutledge gets confused by the new Porsche Panamera; Bret Michaels gets on the test track.
Jan 09 2011
Rutledge and Adam race the new Honda CRZ against extreme mountain bikers through San Francisco; Tanner, Adam and Rutledge become used car salesman; Tim Allen hits the test track.
Jan 02 2011
Tanner goes to England to try out a sports car made from wood--with surprising results, and the three of them race against each other from Miami to Key West in car, boat and plane. Michelle Rodriguez gets on the Top Gear test track.
Dec 26 2010
Tanner, Adam and Rutledge head to Detroit to choose their favorite old GM cars and put them through a series of crazy challenges to decide which one should be brought back into production. Skateboard legend and game designer Tony Hawk gets on the Top Gear test track.
Dec 19 2010
Tanner races Ford's new F150 Raptor against a parachutist jumping from 25,000 feet. Adam reviews the new Mercedes SLS AMG, and Rutledge and Adam go into battle as they attempt to create a replacement to the Hummer for the military. Kid Rock races on the Top Gear test track.
Dec 12 2010
After arriving in North Carolina to purchase vehicles for $1,000, Adam, Rutledge and Tanner rigorously test them in extreme challenges involving moonshine-running. Ty Burrell of ABC's "Modern Family" comedy series enters the test track.
Dec 05 2010
Tanner races his favorite cut price sports car against two extreme skiers down a mountain. Rutledge finds out if Aston Martin has solved a horsepower problem in the new Vantage model and Adam and Rutledge try to beat professional drift champion Tanner Foust in a drifting competition by cheating. Actor Dominic Monahan takes to the Top Gear test track.
Nov 28 2010
In episode one there's a battle between two snakes as Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust give the soon to be replaced Dodge Viper SRT a fitting send off by pitting it against a Cobra attack helicopter through the streets of Griffin, Georgia. Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust settle which is the best Lamborghini ever, in a 180 mile an hour desert drag race. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin takes to the Top Gear test track.
Nov 21 2010