Top Gear/Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

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In the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment of Top Gear, a celebrity is interviewed by Jeremy Clarkson about information related to cars and the celebrity. Towards the end of the interview, the audience watches as a video is played of the star completing a lap around the Top Gear test track in a "reasonably priced" car. The lap time is then added to a board.

The star practices on the test track with The Stig. He or she then gets to complete a number of laps around the test track, attempting to get the fastest time possible. However, the star is not told of his or her fastest time until after the video is watched and the time put up on the board.

The reasonably priced car was a Suzuki Liana (known as a Suzuki Aerio in the U.S.). As of the eighth season, the Liana was replaced by a Chevrolet Lacetti (known as a Suzuki Forenza in the U.S.). The old lap time board was scrapped to make way for the new resonably priced car. In addition, the rules have been changed. Instead of the star getting to complete a number of laps and the fastest lap out of those counting as his or her timed lap, the star only gets five practice laps and then a final lap which counts as his or her timed lap.

Chevrolet Lacetti

Chevrolet Lacetti
No. Time (In Minutes) Star Episode
1 Jay Kay 1.45.83 11x06
2 Kevin McCloud 1.45.87 12x05
3 Brian Johnson 1.45.9 13x06
4 Simon Cowell 1.45.9 10x05
5 Jennifer Saunders 1.46.1 10x07
6 Gordon Ramsay 1.46.3 8x02
7 Usain Bolt 1.46.5 13x04
8 Peter Jones 1.46.9 11x05
9 Trevor Eve 1.47.0 8x01
10 Peter Firth 1.47.1 11x02
11 Lawrence Dallaglio 1.47.4 10x06
12 Les Ferdinand 1.47.4 8x01
13 James Hewitt
(Well-Spoken Man)
1.47.6 8x01
14 Jamie Oliver 1.47.7 9x01
15 Hugh Grant 1.47.7 9x02
16 Ewan McGregor 1.48.0 8x04
17 Rupert Penry-Jones 1.48.1 11x02
18 James Blunt 1.48.3 2 10x08
19 Billie Piper 1.48.3 5 9x06
20 Justin Hawkins 1.48.4 8x01
21 Simon Pegg 1.48.5 9x04
22 Theo Paphitis 1.48.5 11x05
23 Michael McIntyre 1.48.7 13x03
24 Mark Wahlberg 1.48.7 12x04
25 David Tennant 1.48.8 10x10
26 Jay Leno 1.48.8 13x07
27 Will Young 1.48.9 1 12x02
28 Sir Michael Parkinson 1.49.4 12x01
29 Ronnie Wood 1.49.6 10x03
30 Harry Enfield 1.49.7 12x05
31 Sienna Miller 1.49.8 13x05
32 Jools Holland 1.49.9 10x02
33 Sir Michael Gambon 1.50.3 8x05
34 Alan Davies 1.50.3 8x01
35 Steve Coogan 1.50.9 4 8x07
36 Stephen Fry 1.51.0 4 13x02
37 Alan Carr 1.51.2 11x01
38 Ray Winstone 1.51.4 4 8x08
39 Keith Allen 1.51.7 3 10x09
40 Rob Brydon 1.51.7 2 11x03
41 Justin Lee Collins 1.51.8 11x01
42 Tom Jones 1.52.2 12x07
43 Dame Helen Mirren 1.52.8 10x01
44 Ricky Gervais 1.53.4
45 James Corden 1.53.6 2 11x03
46 Kristin Scott Thomas 1.54.0 9x05
47 Philip Glenister 1.54.3 2 8x03
48 Kate Silverton 1.54.7 3 11x04
49 Rick Wakeman 1.55.3 8x01
50 Boris Johnson 1.57.4 3 12x06
51 Fiona Bruce 1.57.4 3 11x04
52 Brian Cox 2.01.0 8x06
53 Jimmy Carr 2.08.9 8x01

1 Moist track, 2 Wet track, 3 Very wet track, 4 Hot weather, 5 Cut corners
Note: Aside from driver ability, the Top Gear hosts estimate a wet track as yielding
an average time four seconds slower than a dry track surface. "Moist" and "very wet"
can be estimated accordingly. (H) for hot weather was added in the eighth season as
they believed hot days caused the cars to be the slower.

Suzuki Liana

Suzuki Liana
No. Time (In Minutes) Star Episode
1 The Stig 1.44.4 8x02
Nigel Mansell 1.44.6 7x05
Lewis Hamilton 1.44.7 2 10x08
Jensen Button 1.44.7 8x08
Damon Hill 1.46.3 6x05
2 Ellen MacArthur 1.46.7 7x04
3 Jimmy Carr 1.46.9 7x06
4 Simon Cowell 1.47.1 3x05
5 Ronnie O'Sullivan 1.47.3 4x04
Mark Webber 1.47.5 3 6x10
6 Ian Wright 1.47.8 7x02
7 Chris Evans 1.47.9 6x09
8 Rory Bremner 1.47.9 3x07
9 Justin Hawkins 1.48.0 6x07
10 Jodie Kidd 1.48.0 2x08
11 Jay Kay 1.48.0 1x02
12 Paul McKenna 1.48.0 4x02
13 Trevor Eve 1.48.0 7x01
14 Patrick Kielty 1.48.0 4x10
15 Rob Brydon 1.48.6 3x03
16 Stephen Ladyman 1.48.8 7x03
17 Neil Morrissey 1.49.0 2x07
18 Roger Daltrey 1.49.6 1 5x07
19 Jeremy Clarkson 1.50.0 1x01
20 Patrick Stewart 1.50.0 2x09
21 Martin Clunes 1.50.0 4x08
22 Jamie Oliver 1.50.0 2x02
23 Gordon Ramsey 1.50.0 1x09
24 Lionel Richie 1.50.0 4x07
25 Cliff Richard 1.50.0 5x06
26 David Walliams 1.50.7 7x06
27 Sanjeev Bhaskar 1.51.0 2 3x06
28 Ranulph Fiennes 1.51.0 4x09
29 Timothy Spall 1.51.1 6x11
30 Carol Vorderman 1.51.2 1 3x09
31 James Nesbitt 1.51.3 6x01
32 Christian Slater 1.51.4 5x05
33 Omid Djalili 1.51.5 2 6x04
34 Joanna Lumley 1.51.5 5x03
35 David Dimbleby 1.52.0 6x06
36 Eddie Izzard 1.52.0 5x08
37 Jordan 1.52.0 4x03
38 Rick Parfitt 1.52.0 1x07
39 Christopher Ecclestone 1.52.4 6x03
40 Tim Rice 1.52.7 6x08
41 Steve Coogan 1.53.0 2 1x04
42 Vinnie Jones 1.53.0 2x01
43 Johnny Vaughan 1.53.2 4x05
44 Denise van Outen 1.53.2 4x05
45 Fay Ripley 1.53.3 1 4x01
46 Bill Bailey 1.53.4 5x01
47 Jack Dee 1.53.5 6x02
48 Alan Davies 1.54.0 2 2x10
49 Stephen Fry 1.54.0 1 3x02
50 Rich Hall 1.54.0 3x04
51 Martin Kemp 1.54.0 2 3x01
52 Ross Kemp 1.54.0 2 1x03
53 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 1.54.0 2 1x06
54 David Soul 1.54.0 2x03
55 Michael Gambon 1.55.0 2 1x08
56 Geri Halliwell 1.55.4 5x02
57 Boris Johnson 1.56.0 2x04
58 Trinny Woodall 1.56.1 3 5x09
59 Davina McCall 1.56.9 3 6x10
60 Anne Robinson 1.57.0 2x05
61 Jonathan Ross 1.57.0 1x05
62 Johnny Vegas 1.58.6 3x08
63 Harry Enfield 2.01.0 1x01
64 Billy Baxter
(Blind Man)
2.02.0 5x10
65 Terry Wogan 2.04.0 4x06
66 Richard Whiteley 2.06.0 2x06

1 Moist track, 2 Wet track, 3 Very wet track
Note: Aside from driver ability, the Top Gear hosts estimate a wet track as yielding
an average time four seconds slower than a dry track surface. "Moist" and "very wet"
can be estimated accordingly.