By Lubna Hamdan
A Look inside the Top Gear star’s personal garage
British Top Gear presenter is currently at the centre of a media storm in the UK after he was recently suspended from the show after an altercation with BBC producer Oisin Tymon.
While the exact details of what happened, and his future at the BBC, are uncertain, Clarkson's experience as a car expert are not in doubt.
Car dealer Carmudi has unveils Clarkson’s personal favourites and what models he has personally bought over the years.
1993 – 1998:
Jaguar XJR 4.0 litre engine, 4-speed automatic transmission.
“Most of the time I adore the Jaguar XJS, but the last time I drove one it was raining, I had a headache and a cricked neck and I was trying to reverse it down a mews at night. And I absolutely hated the damn thing,” said Clarkson.
Other cars he drove include:
Ford Escort Cosworth, 2.0 litre engine, 5-speed manual transmission.
Jaguar Xj6 4.0 litre engine, 4-speed manual transmission.
Ferrari 355, 3.5 litre engine, 6-speed manual transmission.
Jaguar XJR V8 4.0 litre engine.
1999 - 2004
Toyota Land cruiser Amazon 4.2 litre engine, 5 speed manual transmission: “It cost £22,000 ($32,641) and, no, I didn't spend extra on a warranty. As it was designed to go from Adelaide to Darwin, it should be able to manage the school run without exploding in a maelstrom of cogs and wire,” he said.
Volvo XC90 2.9 litre engine, 4 speed automatic transmission.
Ford Focus 2.0 litre engine, 5-speed manual transmission.
Mercedes SL 55 AMG 5.5 litre engine, 5-speed automatic transmission.
2005 – 2010
Ford GT 5.4 litre engine, 6-speed manual transmission.
“Leaving the Top Gear studio one day, the immobiliser refused to un-immobilise itself. So instead, I went home in a rented Toyota Corolla...sorry Ford I have to ask for my money back,” he stated.
Range Rover 4.2 litre engine, 6-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes CLK Black series, 6.2 litre engine, 7-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo XC90 2.9 litre engine, 4-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes SLK 55 AMG.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, 5.0 litre V10 engine, 6 speed manual transmission.
Mercedes 600 Grosser 6.3 litre engine V8, 4 speed automatic transmission.
Volvo XC90 3.2 litre engine, 6-speed automatic transmission.