Budget cuts of up to 25 per cent at the Ministry of Defence could lead to the cancellation of the BBC's leading and only motoring show.
"Any reduction in current spending would create extra pressure on existing resources and would curtail our rotation and policies." according to the Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox.
"As it is we are spread pretty thinly in Afghanistan and to fund that deployment, training programmes in the UK have already been reduced. So if we are asked to take 25% out of our current budget, eveything we do will be affected."
And according to the MoD, that would include taking part in driving stunts for the popular BBC show.
In recent years, presenter Jeremy Clarkson has roped in an Army helicopter to help him test drive a Lotus Exige sports car, a tank to evaluate a Range Rover and several vehicles firing .50 ammunition while testing a Mitsubishi EVO VII.
The budget cuts could see that end, and because they're so crucial to the show's success, no more fun and games with bullets could mean the programme is dropped.
"Cancelling Top Gear would be the worst decision since Otto von Bismarck said 'I know, we'll call it Germany'" the show's host Jeremny Clarkson told reporters. "Not only would it give me more time to actually write my newspaper columns, but it would mean Hammond would have to be re-homed and May, well, I assume they still have tramps on the Embankment?"
"As for the Stig, I guess he could return to his previous job as an insurance claims adjuster."