The sun may have long since set on the British Empire, but the UK's finest export doesn't appear to be showing any signs of slowing down its global expansion.

After setting up studios in Australia, the United States, Russia, China and more – not to mention the countless editions of the magazine in different languages around the globe – word has it that a new series of Top Gear is being readied for South Korea.

Following the famous Top Gear formula, hosts reportedly already lined include a professional racing driver named Kim Jin-Pyo, an enthusiast named Kim Kap-Soo and a local celebrity aptly named Yeon Jung-Hoon, along with their own Korean Stig.

The BBC series spinoff has reportedly been picked up by local television network XTM for a 13-episode pilot season and is apparently already in production, with challenges including a race against a bullet train and a cross-country road trip.


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      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think they deserve one... but when the top gear UK get axed, no one will give a damn thing about top gear anymore..
      c!to
      • 3 Years Ago
      damn the Top Gear Empires getting big
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does every country need their own version of TG when the original is the only one that is worth watching? Just syndicate the BBC Top Gear to every country that wants it and add subtitles as needed..
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        Because Jeremy Clarkson shouldn't have a monopoly on lying about cars in shows scripted before the test vehicles were received. ;)
        David
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        Humor and culture is different in every country. Remember, its the creators idea to expand to other countries. In Korea, popular television is different there. I'm pretty sure Korean Top gear will have a segment in every episode where someone's lover dies from cancer.
        Edward Ellsworth
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        Top Gear UK IS broadcast in Korea. It's already famous in all these countries - that's why it gets local spinoffs. Would they make a spinoff of something no one had ever heard of? Good as the original may be, people like watching things that reflect their lives, particularly in their own native languages.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      As long as they don't use a couple of Korean boy-band stars that are virtually indistinguishable from women, and just rock compact with neon underbodies and 'nawz' constantly trying to drift everywhere, then I may entertain the notion of watching this.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is getting worse than a straight-to-DVD disney movie...
      Blackstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's Korean for "POWAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!"
        Ducman69
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Blackstar
        Pretty sure its pronounced, ZZEEERRGG RUSSHHHHH KEKEKEEK!!! ^-^
      Zondaracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      When is Top Gear UK going to start reviewing these Korean cars that autoblog keeps talking about?
      mx5hong
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm gonna give it a shot. But if any of the presenters rocks the Asian mullet, no way.
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        @mx5hong
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          peter
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ Narom Korean boy band SHINee rocks Abbey Road Studio in London http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUBVpsf5eM Kpop is spreading globally.
          Narom
          • 3 Years Ago
          Uk? Not a chance, not heard anything korean here.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ravingricefarmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      jp? the rapper?? didn't know he raced. (confirmed) search him on youtube for some old korean rap haha
        ravingricefarmer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ravingricefarmer
        Kim Jinpyo 1977 Rapper/Singer Kim Gapsoo 1957 Actor Yeon Junghoon 1978 Actor
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