Top Gear archive

  • Top Gear: Race The Stig game announced by BBC for 6 March
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    Top Gear: Race The Stig game announced by BBC for 6 March

    By 6 March 2014

    The BBC will release a Top Gear: Race The Stig game on 6 March for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. The racing game will allow players to take on recognisible cars from the series while being chased by The Stig himself in favourite locations from the...

  • The Stig takes on a Google Street View car around the Top Gear test track (video)
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    The Stig takes on a Google Street View car around the Top Gear test track (video)

    By 23 January 2014

    As part of Google's partnership with Top Gear, The Stig accompanied a Google Street View car around the show's test track while it captured the necessary images for the online service. Top Gear's tame racing driver sped around in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG...

  • Top Gear's test track appears on Google Maps Street View
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    Top Gear's test track appears on Google Maps Street View

    By 11 January 2014

    Just one month after Top Gear's The Stig popped up on Google Maps Street View, the show's test track has now made a surprise appearance. The test track is located at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey. It is often used to - you guessed it - test cars, so it is...

  • Top Gear's The Stig appears on Google Maps Street View
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    Top Gear's The Stig appears on Google Maps Street View

    By 18 December 2013

    Star of Top Gear The Stig has appeared standing in a field on Google Maps Street View. In typical Stig pose, he's next to the A82 in Inverness, Scotland. And if you spin around, it looks like he got there in a Vauxhall Astra as there's something that...

  • Digital Stig revealed for Forza 5 on Xbox One, much bigger Top Gear tie-in this time
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    Digital Stig revealed for Forza 5 on Xbox One, much bigger Top Gear tie-in this time

    By 11 October 2013

    The Stig's digital cousin will be available to race against in the forthcoming Xbox One game Forza Motorsport 5. Although there was a tie-in with the BBC show Top Gear in Forza 4 for the Xbox 360, the partnership with BBC Worldwide covers far more for...

  • Extreme video calling: up high and down low
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    Extreme video calling: up high and down low

    By 24 January 2013

    We’ve looked at some fairly innovative ways that people are using video calling beyond just a simple means of communication; innovative but essentially standard. So, today as part of Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, we’re taking it up a gear....

  • BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute
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    BBC iPlayer sees record-breaking 2011, mobiles and connected TVs contribute

    By 16 January 2012

    The BBC has released its BBC iStats, revealing the performance of its BBC iPlayer service in 2011 and specifically in the month of December. The results show that, although the vast majority of viewing takes place on computers, there has been consistent...

  • Win tickets to Top Gear Live at ExCel London
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    Win tickets to Top Gear Live at ExCel London

    By 25 October 2011

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Top Gear Live, which comes to ExCel London this November with a brand new show to offer five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets for Friday 24 November to this supercar extravaganza. Hosted by Top Gear presenters,...

  • Top Gear TomTom Go Live goes, er, live
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    Top Gear TomTom Go Live goes, er, live

    By 7 October 2011

    TomTom has released a special edition of its Go Live 820 satnav that ties in with the BBC's hugely successful Top Gear. The TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition features a Stig mode, directions read by Jeremy Clarkson, and points of interest related to the...

  • First Look: Forza Motorsport 4 review
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    First Look: Forza Motorsport 4 review

    By 23 September 2011

    Forza Motorsport 4 launches on 14 October and we were lucky enough to get in some game time prior to launch, as well as sit down for a chat with Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios. Let’s get something clear from the start: Forza Motorsport...

  • Top Gear drives onto Facebook
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    Top Gear drives onto Facebook

    By 23 August 2011

    The Beeb is going all out with its video on demand assault it seems. First there was the official International BBC iPlayer iPad app that hit the App Store, and now it's been revealed that the Stig, Clarkson, the big-haired chap and the annoying one who...

  • Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track
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    Forza Motorsport 4 vs Top Gear Test Track

    By 8 August 2011

    If, like us, you’re a big fan of BBC’s Top Gear, then we suspect setting a lap time in the "reasonably priced car" is quite high on your wish list of things to do. Well, come October and the release of Forza Motorsport 4, you’ll be able to do just...

  • Tesla sues Top Gear for libel and malicious falsehood
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    Tesla sues Top Gear for libel and malicious falsehood

    By 30 March 2011

    North American electric car company Tesla Motors has filed a legal action against the BBC's globally successful petrolhead show Top Gear, claiming that the episode in which its Roadster vehicle was reviewed contained "lies and misinformation" about the...

  • BBC to get back into games
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    BBC to get back into games

    By 22 January 2010

    The BBC's commercial arm is to make a return to the world of games "in a big way" following the closure of its multimedia division in 2005, reports industry news source MCV. BBC Worldwide is looking for publishers and developers who can turn suitable...

  • Clarkson Duel app launches for iPhone
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    Clarkson Duel app launches for iPhone

    By 21 December 2009

    The "Clarkson Duel App" is now available on the App Store offering iPhone and iPod touch users the opportunity to test their petrol-head credentials against Jeremy Clarkson. Designed to promote-slash-compliment Clarkson's latest Christmas cash-in DVD,...

  • TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app
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    TV Tech: Top Gear iPhone app

    By 16 November 2009

    It's not the first time that Clarkson & Co. have whipped out their iPhones, but last night the Top Gear team used the Apple handset twice over in their feature on the grand tourer super cars.   Bluetooth The first tech trial for the three TV motor journos...

  • Pay-per-view iPlayer to launch in the States
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    Pay-per-view iPlayer to launch in the States

    By 7 October 2009

    The commercial arm of the BBC, BBC Worldwide, is planning to launch a pay-per-view iPlayer-esque service in the States where 20 million of BBC.com's 50 million users are. The online video portal might offer some catch-up US content for free, but would...

  • Top Gear going high def from November
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    Top Gear going high def from November

    By 22 September 2009

    Although the thought of seeing Jeremy Clarkson's mug in 1080p is not that appealing, we're happy to be able to inform Top Gear fans the show is going high def. From 15 November, the motoring programme will be simulcast on BBC's HD channels - as well as...

  • Play.com offers 8GB Memory Stig
    Gadgets

    Play.com offers 8GB Memory Stig

    By 17 August 2009

    Play.com is selling a Stig-branded memory stick. The enigmatic racer gets split in two to reveal a USB interface that grants you access to rather-sizable 8GB of storage. Also included are two "Power Lap" videos of the Stig in action, residing on the memory...

  • Top Gear tops iPlayer most viewed list
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    Top Gear tops iPlayer most viewed list

    By 13 May 2009

    The BBC has revealed the top ten programmes viewed on the iPlayer, its catch up, video on demand service. It's roughly 500 days since the iPlayer officially launched in December 2007, so a good point to take stock, and it seems BBC favourite Top Gear...

  • VIDEO: Top Gear road tests the Tesla sports car
    Cars

    VIDEO: Top Gear road tests the Tesla sports car

    By 16 December 2008

    Clarkson fights his eco car prejudice and road tests the Tesla electric sports car, pitching the Californian green machine against a Lotus Elise. Hit play now to see the race, and the result...

  • TomTom offers Top Gear's greatest routes
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    TomTom offers Top Gear's greatest routes

    By 27 October 2008

    Top Gear Magazine's favourite drives are available for download on TomTom portable navigation devices. There are thirty of the routes, described as "Europe's most breathtaking driving routes" that promise "an abundance of tight corners, stunning views...

  • Top Gear gets YouTube channel
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    Top Gear gets YouTube channel

    By 18 August 2008

    You can watch it on normal TV, you can watch it all through the night on the iPlayer and if you just simply haven't had your fill of Top Gear, there's now a dedicated YouTube channel. The new channel, www.youtube.com/topgear, will feature clips from the...