Bungee jumping in a F1 car seems like a crazy thing to do

Here's video from Top Gear showing the Stig making a 300 foot bungee jump while strapped inside a F1 car. It's exhilarating and completely nuts but must have been so ridiculously fun to do. Sometimes, just bungee jumping or just driving an F1 car isn't enough. You gotta do both at the same time. » 8/14/14 8:29pm 8/14/14 8:29pm

This Is What Happened When Google Raced Top Gear in a Street View Car

Street View cars may be packed with technology, but how do they do on a race track? This video shows what happened when the guys at Google decided to go race the folks at Top Gear. » 1/23/14 6:46am 1/23/14 6:46am

Watch a TV show use a train to completely obliterate a car

Pure destruction. Top Gear wanted to see exactly what happens when a train smashes into a car stuck on the railroad tracks so they set up a test of their own: they put a minivan on the tracks and pummeled it with a speeding train. It gets pretty brutal. » 1/09/14 11:13pm 1/09/14 11:13pm

Ask Former Stig And James Bond Stunt Driver Anything You Want

Ben Collins is famous for being a successful race car driver, author, and Hollywood stunt driver, but you probably know him best as The Stig from Top Gear. Now that the helmet's off he can answer all your questions about being the world's most infamous wheelman and driving for James Bond in the movies. » 5/29/13 1:50pm 5/29/13 1:50pm

Hey, Atlanta! Let Us Buy You Some Beer and Give You a Sneak Peek of…

We're taking the literal Gizmodo TV show on the literal road to give you guys a chance to see some clips before we air on BBC America on March 18th. (10:20PM after Top Gear!) And because I know seeing my pasty mug isn't enticement enough, we teamed up with our friends Matt Hardigree and Travis Okulski from Jalopnik,… » 3/06/13 10:40am 3/06/13 10:40am

The Smallest Car in the World Is Painfully Tiny but Ridiculously Cute

On the BBC show Top Gear, host Jeremy Clarkson showed off a car so damn tiny that it hurts to ride it. Or well, it looks pretty painful at least. Called the P45, the car is more like a go kart than a real car but it's cute in a ridiculous way. The helmet serves as a roof and windshield, the armor he wears while… » 2/05/13 11:00pm 2/05/13 11:00pm

US iPad Users Will Be Watching Top Gear On the BBC iPlayer App By End…

The Beeb's letting loose an international iPlayer app today for 11 Western European countries, and later this year, they'll dip their toe in the water for a year in the US, Canada and Australia. Anyone for streaming Doctor Who? » 7/28/11 3:38am 7/28/11 3:38am

Bring The Stig Home With Top Gear's Stig-Copter

All we know is, he's called The Stig. And that now we can race through the air with an RC mini-helicopter styled after the mysterious Top Gear cast member's iconic helmet. » 7/31/10 12:00am 7/31/10 12:00am

Lego House May Face Very Real Wrecking Ball In 24 Hours

No doubt you were impressed by the two story Lego house built by Top Gear's James May and 1000 volunteers. Unfortunately, the pictures may be all that's left unless they can find a buyer in the next 24 hours. » 9/21/09 2:20pm 9/21/09 2:20pm

Take a Look At the House Made Completely of Lego Bricks

Top Gear's James May is working on building an entire house out of Lego bricks for another show, and it's really coming together. Hell, even the toilet is made of Lego in this place. » 8/24/09 4:40pm 8/24/09 4:40pm

This Is What It Feels Like To Fly In a U2 Spy Plane

I love Top Gear, but when James May gets the opportunity to fly to the edge of space on board a U2 spy plane, my love turns to plain, absolute, complete, overwhelming hate. Bloody good video indeed. » 8/07/09 1:12am 8/07/09 1:12am

Top Gear's James May to Construct Two-Story Lego House

Jesus, we know you love Lego something fierce, but are you willing to live in a completely Lego house, like Top Gear star James May? » 7/26/09 12:00pm 7/26/09 12:00pm

World's Largest Set of Balls Spotted Inside World's Largest…

Stuntman Steve Truglia drives a puny Toyota around a loop-the-loop in a record-setting stunt for British TV show (and Top Gear doppelganger) Fifth Gear. The full stunt, safe descent (hopefully) included, airs this Saturday. [Dailymail] » 5/18/09 8:14am 5/18/09 8:14am

Top Gear America to Build 70MPG Car Out of a 1971 VW Rabbit for $7,000

Sure, you can get a fuel-efficient hybrid car, but it'll cost tens of thousands of dollars. That's too much for the Top Gear America crew, who've set out to build a 70MPG car for $7,000. » 2/20/09 10:20am 2/20/09 10:20am

Television App For iPhone is Not Quite Hulu, But Getting Warmer

The creatively name "Television" aggregates web TV sources like CNN, CBS, NBC and BBC, making Bob Schieffer, Brian Williams and the gang from Top Gear just a single tap away. » 12/17/08 12:00pm 12/17/08 12:00pm

Top Gear Crew Puts the Tesla Roadster Through Its Paces

If there's a more entertaining show about cars in the world than the BBC's Top Gear, I've never seen it. Which is why we're psyched to see them take on the Tesla Electric Roadster. » 12/15/08 6:30pm 12/15/08 6:30pm

Top Gear Races Nissan GT-R Vs. Bullet Train In Japan

The Top Gear crew is in Japan for this week's episode and they've got another heated race for us: A Nissan GT-R R35, a gadget car by dynamic handling and Playstation inspired dashboard vs. a bullet train, running both from Japan's northern Hakui-Shi coast to Tokyo. With no surprise ol' Clarkson is driving the fiery… » 7/15/08 7:00pm 7/15/08 7:00pm

Shooting Flying Cars with Machine Guns, Rocket Launchers


I'm on the beach on semi-vacation now, here in the south of Spain, and we have BBC One via satellite. This means one thing on Sunday nights: Top Gear. Chances are that you probably have watched Top Gear clips on YouTube, like the one above, in which Jeremy Clarkson replaces clay pigeons and shotguns with real flying » 3/24/08 7:16am 3/24/08 7:16am

Top Gear Coming to NBC in Remake Form

I've got good news and bad news. First, the good: the amazing British auto show Top Gear is coming to the US! Now, the bad: it's in the form of a remake on NBC, haters of original ideas and kings of the unnecessary remake! That means that the wonderful hosts - Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond - won't be… » 1/15/08 9:37am 1/15/08 9:37am

Full-Sized Remote Control Cars and Explosions

Oh how I love Top Gear. Why is there no show this good being produced in the States? In today's example of why this is one of the sweetest shows on TV in any country, we see a race between a souped-up remote-control electric car and a regular old remote-control car. The results are, well, not expected and infinitely… » 12/25/07 4:00pm 12/25/07 4:00pm