• Nov 5, 2010
Top Gear picks the new Stig – Click above to watch video after the jump

The process of Top Gear picking a new Stig has always been a mystery, that is until recently when we learned that Top Gear owns a farm in rural Britain where new Stigs are bred. Not all grow up to be tame racing drivers though, with some being too violent and others seeming to suffer from the dulling effects of too much inbreeding.

Top Gear has released this video of the Stig-picking process, and as you might expect, not all Stigs have the natural drive to become skilled wheelmen, but some do have other talents. One Stig shown in the video is a gifted painter and another wants to become a writer. A pink Stig is also shown whose only talents appear to be staring at other Stigs and skipping merrily.

The breeding program is focused on finding that one Stig that will go on to set blistering lap times on the Top Gear Test Track. The best are found, and from them, one is chosen. The video after the jump ends with a vision of the program's new Stig, clearly ready for action in his iconic white outfit. Hop the jump to see the Stig farm and meet the new member of the Top Gear crew. Thanks for the tips, everyone!

[Source: Top Gear]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      It is always useful to be able to compute inbreeding yourself, here is how to do it:
      Compute inbreeding
      • 4 Years Ago
      Friggin hilarious!

      THE STIG IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE STIG!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who might it be?
      • 4 Years Ago
      'Hilariously, some Stigs think they can write books!'
        • 4 Years Ago
        Beaten to the quote and I got it wrong. (Yes, I was possibly one of the rejected Stigs.)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm detecting a few very pointed observations in the video. Just replace Stig with Ben Collins. :) Nicely done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder what they will do with the old Stig's track times. The new Stig can't do identical times to the old one (could be faster, could be slower from car to car) so the old times are sort of out the window for a true comparison, right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Got a great point....interesting to see what happens......imagine the new Stig has to start from scratch...wow...now that would make for fun and busy day at work....
        • 4 Years Ago
        There was never just one Stig, several lap times were set by the car manufactures own test drivers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wondered if they had left them the saem for Black to White Stig.
        Hey, maybe the new Stig is Ben Collins? He'd be as fast (obviously), he got paid, and nobody would ever suspect it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know what you mean, but from the Black to the White Stig the lap times were left as they were.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Old Stig was a great driver. Hope the new be as good as him.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hope this New Stig..."stig around" longer in Top Gear than the previous Stigs before him/her/it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should have made him Black again. I bet ya its Tiff. He does his own show, and nobody would think it is him if he is hanging out at the TG track.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What happened to the Top Gear winter season?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personally I am kind of disappointed that they brought back another plain white Stig. It would have been nice to differentiate in some way. Racing Stripes anyone?

        • 4 Years Ago
        carbon fiber Stig would've been cool
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Stig is dead, long live The Stig!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hilariously, I even bothered to quote what the Stig was typing on the keyboard.

      Chapter 4

      I waz in the SAS.

      I did run up a hill with a bakpack and I wus very brave. Thenn I once did sho0ot aq real gunn.

      He can write indeed :p
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