• Jan 21, 2007

Gearheads the world over (England particularly) have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming ninth season of Top Gear, the BBC's crown jewel of an automotive magazine show. All the more so following the drama of co-host Richard Hammond's terrifying crash and miraculous recovery, the details of which we followed closely as they developed.

Thanks to Arvin, one of our intrepid readers, we're glad to bring you this brief nineteen-second clip previewing the upcoming season of Top Gear. Nineteen seconds isn't very much, but from this brief clip we can see a few antics the crew is up to: the Porsche 911, remote-control airplanes, Jaguar XKR vs. Aston Martin V8 Vantage, street-paving machines, trying to drive an old pick-up truck, chopping a Fiat in two, driving the Bugatti Veyron at speed, and testing the new Lotus Europa.

This is only a teaser, and we're willing to bet our favorite of friends across the pond have got a great season lined up for us. Shame we don't get the BBC over here in America, but on the internet, "the will" is seldom separated from "the way" for very long.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I can't wait for the new season, they are the most entertaining car show around.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Everybody, go to the link below. It allows you to leave comments for BBC America. If you enjoy Top Gear, go ahead and let them know!

      http://viewerrelations.bbcamerica.com/bbcaviewerrelations/bbcaviewerrelations.nsf
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't you mean PETROLHEADS? There are plenty of ways to watch Top Gear here in US, if you are willing to do the work.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice to see Richard Hammond up and about, although I'm guessing that these episodes were filmed before the crash? Anyone know?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Discovery channel pulled Top Gear (even the Americanized version) after complaints that the format was chopped up (dumbed down, some would say) as not to offend American sponsors.

      Guess what, BBC America is a service of the Discovery channel. Good luck trying to get *them* to carry it.

      I wish Dish or DirecTV would carry the regular UK BBC feeds.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Best show on TV. It's too bad our litigious society in the US prevents such a show here. In the states it would take about 5 minutes of Top Gear before the first BS lawsuit would shut the fun down.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Higher quality, correct aspect ratio of the above video can be found here:

      http://www.finalgear.com/news/2007/01/20/short-preview-video-of-the-new-top-gear-season/
      • 8 Years Ago
      I love Top Gear.
      • 8 Years Ago
      www.finalgear.com does work well, but within 2-3 days after the airing in the uk, scrapetorrent.com will find you at least 3 postings of the new episodes. Or for those of you on usenet, you can have each new episode in 17 seconds ;)

      For all of you bashing Captain Slow; he did look a bit faster after training with Jackie Stewart in the TVR convertible =)
      • 8 Years Ago
      In case your interested in what else is coming up on TG this season **SPOILER**

      They will be launching the top gear space shuttle into space, using a reliant robin as the cockpit
      The regular buy a car for x amount is going to America, with The Stiggs American cousin (fat guy in a white jump suit, could be Elvis...)
      And apparently, the biggest most crazy race the boys have ever done. Not to mention the whole Hammond Crash

      I can't wait.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Haha, the Hamster driving an old GM pickup. Interesting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That would be... "The world's slowest man driving the world's fastest car."
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