FCA avoids a worker strike, a former Top Gear host teases us with a picture from Amazon's new car show, and Toyota predicts autonomous cars by 2020. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
A tweet by Jeremy Clarkson shows the former Top Gear crew filming again for its new Amazon show. No expense is being spared with the Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari, and McLaren P1 heading onto the track with a big crew for support.
In an interview, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos admits that the deal with the former Top Gear trio – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – is quite expensive, but he thinks the world is going to love their new show.
The former hosts of Top Gear might be bringing their show to the US, at least based on a joke during a recent stage show in Australia. A streaming service like Netflix is thought to be the most likely place to see the trio next.
Much like the cobbled together final episode of Series 22, Clarkson's final lap did little to capture the spirit of the show we loved so dearly. But how can a single lap encapsulate what made Top Gear so great? It's all in the choice of car.
If you ever wanted to perfectly recreate one of Top Gear's road trip challenges, an infographic is now showing just how much that would cost. It's absolutely not cheap, but you could probably find some places to cut corners in the real world.
Have you ever wanted to be the host of Top Gear? New presenter Chris Evans is accepting 30-second video clips from anyone around the world who might want the job. There's no guarantee that any of these applicants are actually chosen, though.
James May and Richard Hammond have allegedly turned down a big-money offer from the BBC to return to Top Gear. If they had accepted, it would have meant taping the show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson.