It’s Sunday, dreary month of January is nearly behind us F1 is less than 50 days away and what’s even better is that tonight sees the return of BBC’s Top Gear – for its 18th series.

You can catch the programme on BBC2 at 8pm (also on BBC HD) tonight and this first episode includes the gents travelling to the Imola race circuit, previously home of the San Marino grand prix.

They really aren’t messing about, with this first episode featuring a shoot out between the  Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Noble M600 – promises to be a cracker!

Thank’s to the folk behind the Top Gear website and Facebook page, we’ve got these images, providing a sneak preview of the forthcoming series – looks like the Stig is going rather dapper!

Did you notice a lack of carvans in these pictures?  Don’t worry, they’ll most likely feature in one the new episodes, the team only recently had the chance to blow up a caravan, in celebration of reaching a staggering 10 million fans on Facebook!