• Aug 7, 2010
U.S. Top Gear trailer - Click above to watch the video after the jump

You all know that the long-awaited U.S. version of Top Gear is headed to The History Channel, and now it's time to get your first taste of the show. The first trailer for the show is online, and if it's any indication, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara are going to win over viewers, and the program will not stray from the BBC original's successful formula of cool tests and zany challenges.

In fact, one of the new show's challenges is the trailer's centerpiece. In involves the hosts determining the best $1,000 car by putting a trio of them through a punishing "moonshine run" dirt course. The ride selected for the teaser is Ferrara's, the airborne 1976 Cadillac Deville Calais seen above (it could be a '75, but we're pretty certain that's the '76 grille pattern). How does a malaise-era Caddy handle a landing after catching that much air? About as well as you'd imagine - this isn't the make-believe world of '70s cop shows, after all. It's hilarious.

Bottom line: The hosts exude great chemistry and the motoring action is pretty much everything you'd want and expect from a program calling itself Top Gear. Still under wraps, however, is the Stig. The suspense is killing us. This looks like a completely fun show. Hit the jump to see for yourselves. Thanks to Chris for the tip!

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      great news!!?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not Top Gear, it's a hollow American me-too. Do not want.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A show about cars? Will watch. How could it possibly be bad? It's not one of the million home renovation/decorating shows clogging up the telly these days.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To all the jackasses ripping this before it airs, just think of all the people that judge you before they know you. "What a fat, ugly loser." Real nice, huh?

      Try watching it first, idiots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the only thing i dont like about the British top gear is that they are biased to european cars. this one will probably be biased to American cars though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Po-dunk!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like complete rubbish.. ! should be on MTV or some other mid-numbing channel..
      stick to the English version..
      • 4 Years Ago
      IMO, the trailer sucks. Reminded me of so many YouTube videos I've seen, and thought sucked. A trailer should be good enough to really grab your attention, and make you want to tune in to see more. Unfortunately, if that's the BEST they can put together from the premier episode, I'd say there's not much to look forward to.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Clarkson will always be the better Top Gear but I'll watch this to give it a try. It looks like classic Top Gear challenges with new faces. I won't knock it till I SEE it in full!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Till 0.23 it actually looked like pretty good Top Gear carbon copy. I dunno, after watching(downloading) TG since season 7 it's hard to watch some other than James, Hammond and Clarkson doing example those challenges.
      Hard to say from this trailer if they will, but for me to get interested do that what you did for the first 23 sec of that trailer and do more pure car stuff than the real Top Gear and i will be watching it alongside UK Top Gear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      to quote one top gear editor:

      "Thick people doing thick things is not funny. Clever people doing clever things is not funny. But clever people doing thick things really is funny."

      you can guess which one u.s. top gear is, minus tanner foust.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do I get the feeling that this show won't have any objective integrity when it comes to reviewing cars?

      Didn't Jay Leno say something about staying out of Top Gear U.S. because he thinks that the show would just be fueled/paid for by corporate sponsors? For example: those three "presenters" give the Honda CR-Z an "awesome" or "cool" rating, never mind the fact that it's an outright insult to the original CR-X, and the only reason they gave it good marks is because Honda paid them for that review.

      If that's what Top Gear U.S. turns out to be like, then it will fail before it even starts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think Jay would have been a great host for the show, if they give him no restrictions from sponsors. However I have seen him buttering up with Ford on his race course on the Jay Leno Show.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The CR-Z seems to have an excellent chassis. Just lacking power. Forthcoming Supercharger will fix that, though.
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