• Jun 12th 2011 at 4:05PM
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There have been rumors that the Top Gear juggernaut may be nearing its end, but James May (the guy who most recently ignited the retirement talk) has been quick to shoot them down. And even if the show were nearing its end, we can at least count on another season coming, and soon. The Top Gear blog says that Series 17 begins on June 26 on BBC Two, BBC HD and all your favorite torrents immediately thereafter.

Top Gear isn't ready to release details for Series 17, but Mr. May tells the TG blog that there will be "performance cars, some electric cars, some actual racing, some proper demolition, some silly cars, and Top Gear's attempt to improve public transport." Or, put simply, the usual. May adds that the Top Gear crew hit Monaco in some hot hatches, which he found to be intimidating. We can hardly wait.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      So it's gonna to be the same boring crap they always do.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm really hoping that, whatever the "next generation" of Top Gear ends up being, they'll spend less time being a glorified travel show with three rich middle-age white men pretending to argue about cars.... and more time being a show where they actually review new cars. i.e. the show Top Gear was for the first 40 years of its existence. Don't get me wrong here.... I do like the current format and its hosts, but seriously.... it shouldn't take Britain's #1 car show a year and a half to get around to showing a review of a brand-new Jaguar!
        • 4 Years Ago
        And In the age of the Internet and instant news it shouldnt take autoblog 4 days to report this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      These guys are so cringey, its like watching your dad trying to be funny, very uncool. Theyre not funny. Especially Hammond with his stupid permanent surprised face expression. Please stop wasting my tv licence money.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The BBC earns millions from exploiting TG worldwide, way, way more than it costs to make thus subsidizing whatever you do want to watch.
        Philip M'Rear
        • 4 Years Ago
        designermart has no sense of humour.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh geez! I can hardly unwait.......................
      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        But buying a cheap car and doing a series of challenges is the best part of Top Gear. As for their general dislike for American cars: I agree. Seriously, remember when Richard compared a Camaro to a Mercedes AMG something worth over $100,000? Guess who won. (Hint: Not the $35,000 car) Still, part of Top Gear is them showing how proud they are to be British. It is the BBC after all. I'd argue that when Top Gear US started doing things to show how proud they are to be American (the final pick-up truck episode, for example), the episodes got better.
          • 4 Years Ago
          "Still, part of Top Gear is them showing how proud they are to be British. It is the BBC after all." You have absolutely no grasp of British culture whatsoever. We're not a bunch of flag-waving jingoists like Americans. While there's an element of fun-poking at anything American - mainly because we know Americans don't understand irony and they'll take the bait without hesitation every time - the comments about the cars they review or simply display are catered to a British audience with regard to British motoring conditions. To that end, there are precious few American cars which truly cater to British driving conditions in the 21st century. One of the few sensible ones was the Dodge Caliber CRD, overall a decent car but let down chronically by a dreadful interior. If you can't stand a show from another country which trumps its own culture and can't understand why other countries aren't enamoured to everything American, then it's high time you understood how the real world operates and stopped being so arrogant and self-obsessed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cynics...Gotta love 'em! I'd watch anything with cars be it Top Gear or that show on PBS. It's like saying, "I don't wanna watch naked women unless there's some hardcore penetration."
      Peter T
      • 4 Years Ago
      All of the Top Gear episodes have never disappointed me. But if t hey do cancel the show, I will seriously be disappointed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Moe, Larry and Curly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      British T/G to cancel???!?!?!?! Say it isn't so, please don't leave me with just Tanner Foust and those other 2 pin heads!! The American version of T/G has all the personality of a dirty cat box...and yes I'm an American
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 26th will be a great day of cars, Pikes Peak in the day and Top Gear at night. Sucks that its only 6 episodes. Then again these guys travel all over the world and that takes time and money.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will Hammond have a new perm and some more plastic surgery on his face?...
      • 4 Years Ago
      waho! i can't wait
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