This is a 16 second reminder that you should watch the BBC America premiere of Top Gear, Monday Feb 4 at 9/8c. You can either read the entirety of this text — which will take you roughly 16 seconds — or you can watch Homeland’s Damian Lewis — this season’s first Star In A Reasonably Priced Car — say the same thing to you in the video above.
If we were you we’d opt for the video if only because it has more exciting edits than this text. The most exciting thing we can do here, perhaps, is leave off the end of this
Watch the first behind the scenes from Season 19.
Top Gear UK gets it’s US premiere Monday, February 2 on BBC America!
From the Top Gear Vietnam Special
We usually don’t blog about unannounced episodes but seeing as this made the Tumblr Radar today, we’ll just reblog this with the words:
You thought Jeremy would immediately pick the most expensive or most powerful car here, didn’t you? Well, he didn’t… he picked one of the cheapest and least powerful. But he had his reasons. The Toyota GT86 is a new way of looking at an old problem: how to have fun in a reasonably priced car. Now, TG has a long association with cheap thrills, but the GT86 tries very hard to re-educate a generation of hot-hatch motorists on the joys of rear-wheel drive. And it succeeds, by being exciting, relatively cheap and accessible to mere mortals. It’s good, people. Be excited.
“I like the GT86 because it’s come barrelling into the bottom end of the marketplace with a big dirty smile on its face and a suggestion in the way it stands that it wants to have fun with your middle parts. It’s a car designed for one thing only: fun.”
The thing you have to realise about the Anglophenia personality quizzes is they are an inexact science. So inexact, in fact, that if you made a car using the kind of sweeping generalisations in the place of precise measurement that we use here, it would be less a convenient mode of transportation and more a pile of random bits on the floor.
That said, they’re not quite as tangential to reality as a Magic 8 Ball, and the results, while probably not massively useful as part of a therapeutic examination of the human psyche, should at least give you a clue as to why you prefer pulling doughnuts in a supermarket parking lot over spending hours painstakingly gluing a model tank together.
Or it could all be a load of hooey. Fun hooey, but hooey nonetheless. Sadly there’s only one way to find out….
Jeremy: Right now, sun’s going down, I’m with my mates, it’s down below 90 degrees, we’re in the deep South - it’s a pleasant evening. This is nice.