Top Gear returned for a tenth series, containing 10 episodes, broadcast between 7 October 2007 and 23 December 2007. It was claimed that between the filming of the ninth and tenth series, rival motoring magazine Fifth Gear broke into the Top Gear premises and burnt down the Cool Wall. However, it was later revealed that the incident was a publicity stunt dreamed up between old friends Clarkson and Vicki Butler-Henderson. The opening episode of the series mentions the incident. The series was followed by four "Best Of Top Gear" specials, charting the best moments from the series. The "Top Ground Gear Force" special also aired as part of the series.
To celebrate 30 years of the Golf GTI, Volkswagen presents the 640bhp Golf GTI W12. A road trip to find to best driving roads in Europe sees the boys driving some serious automotive exotica. Dame Helen Mirren is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
James, Richard and Jeremy attempt to cross the Channel to France in their amphibious vehicles from series 8. Jeremy drives the rather sexy Audi R8 on the track, while Richard prefers the Porsche Carrera 2S. Jools Holland is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Richard takes on a Typhoon jet fighter in a Bugatti Veyron. In the studio the self-parking Lexus LS600h and the new Lamborghini Reventon. James drives the new Rolls Royce convertible and Jeremy gets to play with the new Ferrari 599 Fiorano. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
The boys travel to Africa with a mission: they must each buy a car – but not a 4x4 – for no more than £1,500. They must then drive the cars they buy across fairly unforgiving terrain in Botswana. Also, Stig’s African cousin makes an appearance.
The guys race each other using a bike, a boat and a car, to find the fastest way across London. The Stig drives the Caparo T1 in an attempt to beat the long-standing fastest time set by the Koenigsegg. Richard regains the will to live by racing an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster against a man with rockets strapped to his back. Simon Cowell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy compares the AMG Mercedes E Class estate with the BMW M5 Touring. Richard and James try their hands at Motorhome Racing. Jeremy has a £750,000 motor home called the Performance which comes with its own car, a Wiesman MF3. Stig tests the Honda Civic Type R and James drives the Alfa Romeo 159. Lawrence Dallaglio is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
To celebrate 40 years of British Leyland, Jeremy, James and Richard find three cars made by B.L. that weren't that bad after all. There's a look at some beach buggies and for people who like cars - the new Aston Martin DBS. Jennifer Saunders is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Richard drives Renault's 2006 F1 car around Silverstone. The Vauxhall VXR8 is tested on the track and there's a BMW which can drive itself.
James Blunt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Oh, there's some bloke called Lewis Hamilton, too.
Jeremy, James and Richard take part in Britcar 24, a 24-endurance race at Silverstone. James travels to Budapest to race the new Fiat 500 against boys on BMXs and Stig takes the Ascari A10 around the Top Gear track for a Power Lap. Keith Allen is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Jeremy James and Richard take three cars to Spain: the new BMW M3, Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi RS4. James drives the new Jaguar XF; Richard looks at beach buggies and Jeremy turns a G-Wiz into a radio-controlled car. David Tennant is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.