The Top Gear presenters have travelled all around the world, often getting themselves into some seriously sticky situations. Culture Trip narrows down the top 10 most extreme driving locations they have ever had to face on the show.
Everyone loves a Top Gear special. It gives petrolheads as well as viewers who don’t care much about cars the chance to watch some hilarious halfwits drive through incredible locations across the globe.
Over the years, we’ve seen different presenters ride motorbikes across Thailand, get chased out of gas stations by hillbillies in the US – and even fire a rocket-powered Mini off a ski jump. A lot of the time, they are competing in challenges and arguing among each other; but sometimes they come up against punishing environments that push their cars to the limit – even putting the presenters’ lives on the line. Here are some of the most extreme examples.
Top Gear airs on Sundays at 8pm on BBC1 in the UK, and on BBC America in the US