And we're back! Top Gear returns June 12 [UPDATE]

It's the news we've all been waiting for: the imminent return of everyone's favorite car show, Top Gear. The hit BBC television program has been on break since the 16th season ended on February 27 with episode 6, in which Hammond drove the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40, May tested NASA's new lunar rover and Clarkson raced the sun in a Jaguar XJ.

Now – the website that tracks everything Top Gear – reports that the new season (that's #17 if you're counting) will begin airing on June 12. The report comes courtesy of the May issue of the Dutch edition of Top Gear magazine.

So what can we expect from season 17? Hard to say – so far we know Clarkson and May have driven a pair of electric cars, we've heard the newly-crowned brother-in-law Prince Harry could be making his way to the Dunsfold Aerodrome (a.k.a. the Top Gear test track) and we've seen reports that the McLaren MP4-12C may have already claimed the fastest lap time on the board. For everything else, we'll just have to wait (less than a month now, mind you) to find out.

UPDATE: is now reporting that the Dutch edition of Top Gear magazine has retracted its earlier statement about season 17 of Top Gear premiering on June 17, though it will reportedly still premiere some time in June.

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