BBC Top Gear
Following the winning formula of the hit BBC show, Top Gear magazine is essential reading for all petrol-heads. Each issue is packed with the latest supercars and gadgets, along with a generous helping of the show's trademark banter and expert opinions. You'll also find reviews of family cars and valuable consumer advice with road tests, price guides and world-first features. If you want a mix of entertainment, useful car reviews and fascinating motoring news from around the globe, then Top Gear is the car magazine for you.
Top Gear is a British automobile magazine, owned by BBC Worldwide, and published under contract by Immediate Media Company. It is named after the BBC's Top Gear television show. It was first published in October 1993 and is published monthly at a price of £5.99. As of December 2022, there have been a total of 360 issues published in the UK. The major presenters of the television series — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — were regular contributors, along with the series' production staff. "Tame racing driver" The Stig also regularly features in their car tests, though only communicates his thoughts and feelings through the articles of others. It is Britain's leading general interest car magazine in sales terms, with over 150,000 copies distributed each month in 2012, a drop of 50,000 from 2007. Previous columnists have included former Top Gear presenters Quentin Willson, Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson.
Current regular features include:
- Drives (one large group test, plus tests of new vehicles)
- Trending (new car news, faces and automotive culture)
- Columns (by Chris Harris, Paul Horrell and Sam Phillip)
- Features (Larger, experiential stories)
- Retro (Features of older and "youngtimer" cars and culture)
- Garage (Lifer reports, longterm tests of cars run by the TopGear Magazine Staff)
- Electric (A small list of Electric cars currently on sale in the UK. Feature introduced in the January 2021 issue replacing the Data segment of the magazine)
- Exhaust (A brief history of a brand or a company starting with Audi. The segment was introduced in the same issue as the Electric segment which also replaced the Data feature in the magazine starting from the January 2021 issue)
- Former content featured in the magazine
- Data (A collection of specs and prices of most cars on sale in the UK. The last time that it was featured was in the 2020 awards issue in December and got replaced with the Electric and Exhaust segments of the magazine in the next issue in January 2021)