TOP GEAR: INDIA SPECIAL (CHRISTMAS 2011)TOP GEAR: INDIA SPECIAL (CHRISTMAS 2011)

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James pays someone to drive him around in the BMW 760LiJames pays someone to drive him around in the BMW 760Li

James pays someone to drive him around in the BMW 760Li.

James prefers a dignified drive to test the BMW 760LiJames prefers a dignified drive to test the BMW 760Li

James prefers a dignified drive to test the BMW 760Li.

James plays Top Trumps with Chauffeur StigJames plays Top Trumps with Chauffeur Stig

James plays Top Trumps with Chauffeur Stig.

James gets himself a chauffeurJames gets himself a chauffeur

James gets himself a chauffeur.

James takes a breatherJames takes a breather

James May chills out. Itís the ultimate test of man against machine or should that be dog against machine? Either way, itís Top Gearís most ambitious and arduous challenge to date. In 2007 Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will undertake the ëPolar Challengeí. This epic land race will start in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada and finish, in theory at least, 450 miles distant at the Magnetic North Pole. The terrain in between is some of the toughest on earth - a mix of mountainous land masses and jagged sea ice where temperatures can drop to a mind numbing minus 65 degrees centigrade. And then there are the Polar Bears. The Arctic is home to 80% of the worldís population and when it comes to lunch they really donít care if itís seal or human. Pitting dog power against horse power may sound like a one sided contest but given the nature of the terrain thereís no telling who will make it to The Pole first. In fact thereís no guarantee that either team will make it to the finish line at all. WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the Terms of Use of BBC Digital Picture Service. In particular, this image may only be used during the publicity period for the purpose of publicising TOP GEAR and provided the BBC is credited. Any other use of this image on the internet or for any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising or other commercial uses, requires the prior written approval of the BBC.

Jeremy and James attempt to relaxJeremy and James attempt to relax

Home sweet home. James and Jeremy try to relax in their tent. Itís the ultimate test of man against machine or should that be dog against machine? Either way, itís Top Gearís most ambitious and arduous challenge to date. In 2007 Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will undertake the ëPolar Challengeí. This epic land race will start in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada and finish, in theory at least, 450 miles distant at the Magnetic North Pole. The terrain in between is some of the toughest on earth - a mix of mountainous land masses and jagged sea ice where temperatures can drop to a mind numbing minus 65 degrees centigrade. And then there are the Polar Bears. The Arctic is home to 80% of the worldís population and when it comes to lunch they really donít care if itís seal or human. Pitting dog power against horse power may sound like a one sided contest but given the nature of the terrain thereís no telling who will make it to The Pole first. In fact thereís no guarantee that either team will make it to the finish line at all. WARNING: Use of this copyright image is subject to the Terms of Use of BBC Digital Picture Service. In particular, this image may only be used during the publicity period for the purpose of publicising TOP GEAR and provided the BBC is credited. Any other use of this image on the internet or for any other purpose whatsoever, including advertising or other commercial uses, requires the prior written approval of the BBC.

James and Ken Block race dirt biker Ricky CarmichaelJames and Ken Block race dirt biker Ricky Carmichael

James and Ken Block race dirt biker Ricky Carmichael.

James rides shotgun with rally driver Ken BlockJames rides shotgun with rally driver Ken Block

James rides shotgun with rally driver Ken Block.

James on his flight to BelgiumJames on his flight to Belgium

James on his flight to Belgium.

James and Jeremy attempt to pay for parking by phoneJames and Jeremy attempt to pay for parking by phone

James and Jeremy attempt to pay for parking by phone.

Jeremy and James take on London parkingJeremy and James take on London parking

Jeremy and James take on London parking.

The luxury limo challenge causes congestion in LondonThe luxury limo challenge causes congestion in London

The luxury limo challenge causes severe congestion and delays in central London.

Richard and James ride bikesRichard and James ride bikes

Richard and James ride bikes from the ferry to the cable car.

A boy and a man with interpret a Japanese map.A boy and a man with interpret a Japanese map.

A boy from Birmingham and a man with no sense of direction interpret a Japanese map.

James and Richard can't miss a trainJames and Richard can't miss a train

James and Richard can't miss a train if they want to beat Jeremy.

James puts The Stig in a bad moodJames puts The Stig in a bad mood

James puts The Stig in a bad mood.

James preparing for the drag raceJames preparing for the drag race

A behind-the-scenes look at James preparing for the drag race.

James May in IcelandJames May in Iceland
James in the cockpit of the caravanJames in the cockpit of the caravan

James in the cockpit of the caravan.

James hopes to free the roads of mobile traffic jamsJames hopes to free the roads of mobile traffic jams

James hopes to free the roads of these mobile traffic jams.

James can't wait to fly his caravan airshipJames can't wait to fly his caravan airship

James can't wait to fly his caravan airship.

James loves every minute of his flying caravanJames loves every minute of his flying caravan

James loves every minute of his flying caravan.

James mounts the engine for the flying caravanJames mounts the engine for the flying caravan

James mounts the engine for the flying caravan.

James caravanningJames caravanning

James caravanning.

James smiles from cockpitJames smiles from cockpit

James smiles from cockpit.

James builds a flying caravanJames builds a flying caravan

James builds a flying caravan because Britain is building them faster than Top Gear can destroy them.

James takes a scientific approachJames takes a scientific approach

James takes a scientific approach to getting caravans off the roads.

James rids the world of the caravan menaceJames rids the world of the caravan menace

James does his best to rid the world of the caravan menace.

James prepares his caravan for flightJames prepares his caravan for flight

James prepares his caravan for flight.

Crash-test JamesCrash-test James

Crash-test James.

Richard paints James' face for the crash testsRichard paints James' face for the crash tests

Richard paints James' face for the crash tests.

Richard, Jeremy and James with the HammerheadRichard, Jeremy and James with the Hammerhead

Richard, Jeremy and James with the Hammerhead.

Jeremy, James and Richard praise the Alfa Romeo.Jeremy, James and Richard praise the Alfa Romeo.

Jeremy, James and Richard praise the soul, character and style of the Alfa Romeo.

The team must clear the wreckage and body partsThe team must clear the wreckage and body parts

The team must clear the wreckage and body parts.

James holds an umbrella in the Rolls-Royce Phantom DropheadJames holds an umbrella in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

James holds an umbrella in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead gets ready to disembarkThe Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead gets ready to disembark

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead gets ready to disembark.

James gets ready to drive the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.James gets ready to drive the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James gets ready to drive the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom DropheadJames drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on the Ark Royal aircraft carrier.

James wonders when Jeremy and Richard will show upJames wonders when Jeremy and Richard will show up

James wonders when Jeremy and Richard will show up.

James can't wait to get his car in the waterJames can't wait to get his car in the water

James can't wait to get his car in the water.

Jeremy and James deal with choppy waterJeremy and James deal with choppy water

Jeremy and James deal with choppy water.

James' amphibious car is in troubleJames' amphibious car is in trouble

James' amphibious car is in trouble.

James struggles in his amphibious carJames struggles in his amphibious car

James struggles in his amphibious car

Richard, James and Jeremy plot their next approach into the English ChannelRichard, James and Jeremy plot their next approach into the English Channel

Richard, James and Jeremy plot their next approach into the English Channel.

The search for the world's best driving roadThe search for the world's best driving road

Behind the scenes of the search for the world's best driving road.

Richard and James consult a mapRichard and James consult a map

Richard and James consult a map, while Jeremy relays facts about Liechtenstein.

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James MayRichard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May

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James stands next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on the HMS Ark Royal.James stands next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on the HMS Ark Royal.

James stands next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on the HMS Ark Royal.

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.

James and Jeremy witness Richard's police car fall apartJames and Jeremy witness Richard's police car fall apart

James and Jeremy witness Richard's police car fall apart.

Richard and James watch Jeremy test his police carRichard and James watch Jeremy test his police car

Richard and James watch Jeremy test his police car on the track.

James and Jeremy compare their police carsJames and Jeremy compare their police cars

James and Jeremy compare their police cars.

Jeremy, Richard and James survey the clunkersJeremy, Richard and James survey the clunkers

Jeremy, Richard and James survey the clunkers they must turn into police cars.

James and The Stig consult in the Top Gear pitJames and The Stig consult in the Top Gear pit

James and The Stig consult in the Top Gear pit.

James and The Stig wait for the BMW 330d to come back to lifeJames and The Stig wait for the BMW 330d to come back to life

James and The Stig wait for the BMW 330d to come back to life.

The Austin 7 was a car for the peopleThe Austin 7 was a car for the people

The Austin 7 was a car for the people.

James tries out an old car at the Beaulieu Motor MuseumJames tries out an old car at the Beaulieu Motor Museum

James tries out an old car at the Beaulieu Motor Museum.

James drives an old-fashioned carJames drives an old-fashioned car

James drives an old-fashioned car.

Richard's Triumph Dolomite Sprint fills with waterRichard's Triumph Dolomite Sprint fills with water

James and Jeremy watch as Richard's Triumph Dolomite Sprint fills with water

The boys read their next wet challengeThe boys read their next wet challenge

The boys read their next wet challenge.

James thinks the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead suits himJames thinks the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead suits him

James thinks the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead suits him because it's stylish and contemporary.

James sits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.James sits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James sits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James waits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.James waits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James waits in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.

James drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead on an aircraft carrier.

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