The sixth series of Top Gear aired on 22 May 2005 and concluded on 7 August 2005. A total of 11 episodes were broadcast, the most of any Top Gear series. It also began the, "Some say..." introduction to the Stig
Jeremy puts the 4 door Mercedes CLS to the test and likes it. The Stig takes the AMG Mercedes CLS around the Top Gear track for a power lap. James likes the Honda Element, which is not sold in the UK.Richard and James play 5-a-side Aygo football and the new Range Rover Sport goes head-to-head with a Challenger II tank. James Nesbitt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The challenge this week is to buy a coupé that is not a Porsche for no more than £1,500. Richard buys a BMW 635i, Jeremy a Mitsubishi Starion and James bought a "grandfather clock". Or the Jaguar XJS as it was better-known. Jeremy drives the new supercar from Maserati, the MC12 and Jack Dee is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy makes a splash when he drives a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MK1 to the opening of a local swimming pool. Richard drives the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and James goes back to the 1970's to drive the Maserati Bora. The German-built retro-styled Weissman MF3is compared to the TVR Tuscan MKII. There's also a look at the Batmobile. Christopher Ecclestone is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The lads hand over testing duties to their mothers to review a range of new small cars:. They test the Renault Modus, Honda Jazz and Peugeot 1007. Jeremy drives the Cadillac CTS-V and didn't like it that much. Richard tests 'Mondeo man's' new favourite car, the new BMW 3 Series. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Omid Djalili.
Former F1 World Champion Damon Hill sets a time in the Liana as a Racing Driver in a Reasonably Priced Car. The Aston Martin DB5 and Jaguar E-Type are compared; the snipers of the Irish Guards try to shoot Jeremy as he drives the new Mercedes SLK and the new Porsche Boxster 2 around a deserted village. James drives the new 4x4 from Nissan, the Murano and Richard travels to Italy to drive the Maserati Gran Sport around the Maserati test track.
Jeremy drives the Mercedes McLaren SLR from London to Oslo, while Richard and James take the ferry across the North Sea. The Nissan Micra, Citroën C6 and Alfa Romeo Brera are featured, as is the Aston Martin DBR9. David Dimbleby is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Richard goes to the Nordschleife to see if Sabine Schmitz can do a lap of the infamous track in a Transit van in under 10 minutes. Jeremy races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner around the London Marathon circuit during the Tuesday morning rush-hour and the TVR Sagaris is featured. Justin Hawkins is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The lads take some convertibles to Iceland. Specifically the Crossfire, 350Z, and the TT. The Ferrari F430 finally makes an appearance at the Top Gear test track, in Berlinetta and Spyder form. Sir Tim Rice is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James and Richard spend the evening as 'scootermen'. By doing this, they get to drive different cars and test them at the same time. Jeremy gets to drive the new BMW M5 and the Vauxhall VXR. Chris Evans is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy, James and Richard look at the latest range of off-road toys: quad bikes, hovercrafts and buggies; James travels to Dubai to test the fastest four-door saloon in the world - the Bentley Flying Spur, and the BMW 5 Series diesel is compared to the petrol version. Richard travels to Iceland to see if a jeep can drive across a lake Davina McCall is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. F1 driver Mark Webber also sets a lap-time in the Liana.
Richard takes part in the Pamplona Bull Run and drives the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster. Jeremy drives the Ford F150 Lightning pick-up truck, which is inexplicably the world's best-selling car and describes it as the worst car he had ever driven.James put his degree in music to fine use by trying to re-create the Top Gear theme tune using car engines.Richard tries a bit of drifting in the Monaro with the D1 drifting team.