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World of Top Gear, home to the cars created for the TV show, has reopened at Beaulieu following a refresh, with new displays and new motors joining old favourites. It has been reworked around three new themes: Destinatio­n: Adventure!, Innovation, and Team Top Gear.

With the Top Gear team’s passports full of stamps from across the globe, Destinatio­n: Adventure! pays homage to Freddie, Chris and Paddy’s truly impressive adventures in far-flung places. The Sinclair C5 which Freddie Flintoff bravely took down a Norwegian bobsleigh course has taken its place alongside the Renault 4 and Peugeot 106 Rallye from the boys’ Nepal adventure, the Maserati Biturbo and Chevrolet Camaro that survived the Cuba road trip, and the bikes from the Vietnam Special.

Looking to the future, Innovation explores the changing face of motoring with the brandnew Future Fuels Lab. In this part of the exhibition, the presenters’ home-made electric cars – the Triumph Spitfire, Subaru Brat and modified Nissan Leaf – are joined by a new Hyundai Ioniq 5, representi­ng the latest advances in EV technology, while nearby the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust represents the first time the show dabbled with electric vehicles.

Celebratin­g the love of vehicles and car culture around the world, as well as the teamwork of the three presenters as they complete gruelling motoringth­emed challenges, is Team Top Gear. Take a close-up look at the stripped-out Mad-Maxerati that triumphed on the nerve-wracking Wall of Death, and the Bentley, Mercedes and Rolls-Royce racers from series 26, then get involved and have a selfie as you climb onto a stunt bike in a ring-of-fire photo opportunit­y as part of

Paddy McGuinness’ tribute to his childhood hero, former stunt performer Eddie Kidd OBE.

World of Top Gear can be seen all year round, as a permanent feature at Beaulieu. Visit www. for more info and to book your tickets.

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