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PREVIEW: Top Gear (Series 30), BBC One

In their fourth series at the wheel of Top Gear, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness, hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit.

Series highlights see the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they drive their Dads old cars. Plus reviews of the new ToyotaYarisGR, the Ferrari Roma and more. Top Gear is back and it’s utter carnage.

Dad's Cars To discover what memories it might dredge up, the presenters headed to the Lake District for an emotional reunion with their own dads’ cars - or at least the very closest thing the producers could lay their hands on.

Cue a sepia-tinged, redolent trip down memory lane, and a celebration of the universal joy of Dads' Cars. A trip including, inevitably, some proper dad motorsport - with Stig’s Dad at the wheel - and of course a final dash for the ferry. Because no dad’s road trip is complete without a dash for the ferry.

The Supercapacitor Supercar There’s a new hybrid supercar out, and it comes from Lamborghini. Yes, Italy’s craziest car company has embraced electric, and, as you might expect, it’s very much gone its own way. The Sian doesn’t use batteries, but instead something called supercapacitors. Which, let’s be honest, sound much cooler than batteries.

Chris Harris heads out on track with two noble aims. One, to see if he can tame the most powerful Lamborghini of all time. Two, to see if he can understand what supercapacitors actually are, or indeed do.

Top Gear begins Sunday 14th March at 8pm on BBC One.


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