Top Gear fans who go orgasmic at the first note of Jeremy Clarkson's dulcet tones will be happy to hear that TomTom has released a new GPS soaked in the world's favorite car show. As previously rumored, the TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition sat nav features driving directions narrated by Jezza, as well as plenty of petrol-laced points of interest. Those include test tracks as well as locations featured in the long-running show. There are also model-specific start-up and shut-down screens that feature the Top Gear logo. That's fun and all, but the really great part is that the company's Live service offers real-time speed camera alerts. Handy.

The GPS also features a Stig mode, though the company isn't saying what that is or what it does for drivers. Some say the device just sits there on the dash and glares disapprovingly. All we know is, the device is available here in the U.S. as well as a host of other countries. Hit the jump for the official press release.
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TomTom launches limited edition Top Gear satnav featuring The Stig and Clarkson

London, 07 October 2011 - TomTom today launches the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition, bringing fans a combination of a Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's directions and unique Top Gear selected points of interest including race track and raceway locations related to the series.

Featuring TomTom's congestion-busting HD Traffic technology, the new satnav will steer drivers through traffic jams and is packed with Top Gear features including start-up and shut-down screens and car icons. Drivers can choose to have The Stig mode, which renders the device instantly silent, or select Jeremy Clarkson's voice to guide them.

"For Top Gear fans, this limited edition satnav is the ultimate driving companion. Featuring The Stig, Clarkson and TomTom HD Traffic, the GO LIVE Top Gear edition is perfect for drivers who love the open road," said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom.

At £179.99, the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition includes one year of TomTom's LIVE Services for free. The flagship service is TomTom HD Traffic, which delivers dynamic routing and accurate traffic information every two minutes. HD Traffic gives drivers detailed incident reports, length of delays and reason for them, accurate travel and arrival times and alternative route proposals.

The LIVE Services bundle also includes the Speed Cameras service, providing mobile and fixed speed camera alerts, while TomTom Places local search helps to pinpoint shops and businesses in the area. QuickGPSfix gets you navigating in seconds and TomTom Weather gives local and five-day forecasts.

Available from today in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US, this special edition also features richer, more detailed maps, hands-free calling (via Bluetooth®) plus voice command and control for entering addresses and more.

Available exclusively at Halfords in the UK, more information on the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition at http://www.tomtom.com/topgear


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      ToyotaSupraMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stig Mode could be kinda irritating: "Some say that you should turn left at the next intersection, and that you have to go fowards 300 meters. All we know is, you've arrived at you destination!"
      fivespeeed
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stig mode is mute.
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who didn't read the PR today? "Drivers can choose to have The Stig mode, which renders the device instantly silent"
      • 3 Years Ago
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      --RAfiKi-
      • 3 Years Ago
      So when is TG planned to air new shows? cant wait!!!! Im also liking the shortened "Car Show". Adam Corolla should just make it into the man show with cars. Last episode was good, but could have stood longer review of the new muscle cars.
        Jason Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        @--RAfiKi-
        I almost like car show more. I'm a little tired of the wasted time in TG lately. Talk CARS!
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          Tried watching Car Show... left unsatisfied. IMO even TGUS is better at times. And TGUK is the only series where I literally count down the days until the next series starts, waiting months at a time for a puny 6 episodes, once every Sunday.
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stig MODE lets you arrive to your destination in half of the time.................
      LOK
      • 3 Years Ago
      The missing feature is Navigation by James May.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      tomtom is totally worthless in many cities!!!
      Shane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stig mode should give you tips on your late-braking, heel-toe and racing lines. Some clever accelerometer calibration and programming would get you pretty close. Not that that would encourage reckless driving on public roads or anything...
      1L.Kofola
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some say that it will only get you to your destination in a figure 8 pattern, and it only understands road signs when they're upside down. All we know is, it's called The Stig Mode!
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably gives you mute directions to the nearest raceway, drag strip, etc.
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