The series begins with Jeremy throwing a low key party for the 50th anniversary of the legendary Jaguar E-type - complete with live music, classic fighter planes and a group of Royal Marines. Richard Hammond finds himself in South Africa testing a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer while James May meets up with gold medal winning British Olympian Amy Williams for a wintry test of the latest Mini rally car. The boys then head to Italy to take part in a series of tricky challenges (and increasingly loud arguments) as they attempt to find the world's best hot hatchback. With Clarkson in the Citroen DS3 Racing, Hammond championing the Fiat 500C Abarth and may making the case for the Renaultsport Clio Cup, the trio attempt to navigate their way around baffling Italian towns and take part in a scavenger hunt before heading up to Monte Carlo where they're faced with a surprise test of their cars' performance. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a full track test of the incredible McLaren MP4-12C as it meets its deadliest supercar rival, the Ferrari 458. "Celebrities in a Reasonably Priced Car" include rock legend Alice Cooper, comedian Ross Noble and Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel.