SBS will say goodbye to Top Gear after five years and 13 series in mid-January.
Nine swooped on the show in October, winning the Australian rights to both Top Gear and Top Gear Australia after a fierce bidding battle.
The deal has bruised SBS which took a punt on the show and built up its brand in Australia.
The show is currently airing unseen “classic” episodes from Series 4 on Mondays at 7.30pm on SBS ONE.
The very last to air on SBS will be Series 4 Episode 10 on Monday 18th January.
James is sent on a shopping trip to brighten up the Top Gear studio and heads to an antique fair in a Volvo V50 estate.
Richard asks “Why do people buy four-door saloons?” With so many other options available, why do people choose the traditional boring four-door saloon? Richard tests the Peugeot 407 and takes it to the Croft Racing Circuit to use as the pace car for the rolling 70mph race start.
Richard checks out an American classic and stages a United Nations drag race between Britain’s TVR350, Japan’s Honda NSX, Germany’s Porsche 911 and America’s Corvette.
“This seems to happen every time we test a car from the colonies. It was the same when Jeremy drove the Australian Holden. They’re a bit crude, but really, really fun. This one is like an American footballer. It might look simple, it might belch in sports bars, but underneath there’s quite an athlete,” says Richard.
Jeremy drives the BMW X3 and Irish talk show host, Patrick Kielty, is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.