• Oct 14, 2008
That's right, Top Gear Russia is on its way to thaw a looming Cold War II: Putin's Revenge. The official Top Gear site says that a 15-episode series could debut as early as the end of this year, though a suitable trio of comrades to host the newest addition to the brand's arsenal of international shows has yet to be found. The Russians have had their own localized version of Top Gear Magazine since 2004, so producers are hoping there'll be plenty of folks who are familiar with the show's mission of "ambitious but rubbish" television journalism. There's also the matter of finding a Russian-spec Stig and suitable test track. Creepy Cold War experimentation in the former Soviet Union could likely provide the know how to build a Stig out of spare tank parts, and we hear there's lots of available real estate and empty roads around Chernobyl. First one to the decommissioned silo and back wins! Thanks for the tip, zeroSignal!

[Source: Top Gear]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      derek and others that think there should be only one top gear, its a very stupid thought. i myself am not very happy to wait half a year for 6 or more episodes, even though top gear is the best there SHOULD be more Top gears to fullfil the time gap. TG australia is trying to copy UK and its pretty bad but is still better than fifth gear
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog and John Neff,

      i've found these from this article:
      - you simply can't dig in simple things if your scope is out of simple things
      - you should check your writing stuff, especially guys acting like John
      - you've got a pretty bad geo knowledge (Chernobil is in Ukraine)
      - BUT: funny thing about Chernobyl that this thing has same FUNNY level as TWINS had on September 11th.If you're laughing on that you go to hell.I hope.
      - finally this is a great news despite of bad style was shown

      without any regards
      with no any respect
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure Palin will be watching...
        • 6 Years Ago
        She doesn't even need the TV. She can see it from her house!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You betchya!
      • 6 Years Ago
      For Mother Russia and all but what's going on here... Is Top Gear office trying to raise insane amount of cash by opening all those other countries Top Gears?...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jeremy Clarkson - though I like him and the show from the UK - has yet to realize that the British no-longer rule the world.
        • 6 Years Ago
        not everyone uses a computer to watch programs like we do. yeah we see every popular program from any country, but most of the people and I include myself like to watch programs on Television. One more thing Russians have a different language and what is funny for us might not make sense to them. different culture, different show. The show in Australia is in English and I dont like it because I am use to top gear UK.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In mother Russia, Top Gear is you!
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's a TV show. What should they be concerned with if it's not ratings?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Top Gear is showing their true colors. They care only about ratings. While they're doing well in that area, they're attempting to expand everywhere. The expansion will likely fail miserably before too long, devaluing the origional in the process.

        Good riddance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Most Russian cars are so fugly I would not want to watch the show.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a pointless idea. The show works not because of reviews of cars (which Fifth Gear does just fine) but due to the chemistry between its presenters. Recreating the idea of a show from one culture to another is one thing (Ugly Betty, Big Brother, etc.) Translating those more nuanced relationships between presenters is a totally different matter.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But car reviewing shows can be fun in any language, I am sure that Vladimir or say Muhammad Abdul Aziz bin Tallal bin Wahhab al Taria can review a car just as good as Jeremy or any other British guy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is getting out of hand.. Aussies Americans and now russians.. what next India?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well,

        I worked for a gentleman once who was a physician of some note in the UK. He swore that the only good food in all of London was Indian food. So, what the heck!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You mean what the heck! like im an ass?
        or what the heck as if in its worth a shot if they tried..

        cause i meant nothing against indians just that they keep taking it to different markets and i couldn't imagine the show being the same as the original or even its own kind of cool in places like India, Japan, China, Russia, etc...
        I do think there is potential no doubt there...but every other iteration of Top Gear has not done so well...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It amazes me how these biased idiots have been made out to be celebrities.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the Rotary duel - Mazda RX-8 against Lada with Lada's own version of Wankel.... they were produced until few years ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In Soviet Union Stig drive you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the Magazine has been there since '04, then they could manage a world first - an edition of TG that's relevant to the magazine.

      I hope they don't just clone the UK show, rather put the Magazine on TV.
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