You get the feeling that a lot of filler material was saved for the season finale. Unlike most episodes, it didn’t open with an exotic supercar test on the Eboladrome test track, but a down to earth, everyday comparison between the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the BMW i3
EV on the streets of London. Top Gear was notorious for its criticism of EVs, and Clarkson was equally cynical about the i3. The film had its moments, but it was a muted opening in stark contrast to the Mad Max-style spectacle of the first episode. With no supercars tested, 'The American' was nowhere to be found, thankfully, but we once again had to endure another Celebrity Brain Crash, this time featuring F1 legend Daniel Ricciardo.