Top Gear 19x02
Few people ever see an original Shelby Cobra, fewer still get to drive one… must be Richard’s lucky day.
The U.S. premiere of Top Gear Season 19, Episode 2 is tonight at 9/8c on BBC America.
Top Gear - Series 19 Opening
Believe it or not, that monstrously bloated Chevrolet Camaro in the picture above has been built for a children’s movie; an animated, children’s movie.
Despite sporting a front setup that looks like its pint has just been spilled all over its face, the mad Chevy is a promotional tool for an upcoming DreamWorks movie called Turbo. It follows the adventures of a snail who dreams of becoming a racing driver. Geddit? A snail! As a racing driver!
Adorable premise, you’ll agree. Sadly, the underlying premise of this Camaro - which we’re assured is “instrumental in transforming him [the snail] into a racer” - is anything but adorable. If you look closely, you’ll spot the ‘ZL1’ badges, indicating this thing sports a 6.2-litre supercharged V8; the same V8 that sits inside a Corvette ZR1.
Legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac’s drummer MICK FLEETWOOD is getting behind the wheel as the ‘Star in the Reasonably Priced Car’ in an all new episode of TOP GEAR *** premiering MON FEB 11 at 9/8c *** only on BBC AMERICA.
But before he slides in and floors the pedal, he’s spilling some juicy band secrets about the making of classic album ‘Rumors’ (one of Jezza’s “absolute, all-time favorite albums!”) and all the years of conflict & drama among the group. “Are you starting to feel even vaguely sorry for me?”
PLUS, get a first listen at the songs JEREMY, RICHARD & JAMES would write - for each other! - as the TOP GEAR band…
Great minds think alike while watching Richard Hammond on Top Gear. My friend Rachel and I obviously think alike.
Well nobody will argue with that.
Except, perhaps, James and Jeremy.
So glad Top Gear is back :)
The BBC America premiere of Top Gear Season 19 was last night.
Yes. Yes it was.
Wherein TopGear.com reminds you of the most important thing of the day:
To all our Top Gear fans in the US, let us channel James May for a second and bellow: “GOOD NEWS!”.
Yes, BBC America is airing the first show of our brand new series tonight, Monday 4 February, at 9/8c – so you can see for yourself exactly why the TopGear.com regulars enjoyed our show opener.
Its almost brutal acceleration. Its terrific body control. The way it hustles into corners. The way the suspension, quite firm at town speed, starts to stretch itself and breathe as the car gathers speed, allowing the body to flow gracefully over these difficult surfaces whiles the tyres securely track the tarmac beneath. The bellowing exhaust, the cackles and pops as it shifts gears.
The F-Type has clearly got an edge and an attitude that no Jaguar has had before. It’s a punchy little thing, a proper sports car and no mistake….
As we’ve been waiting for a proper Jaguar sports car for decades, this is all terribly exciting.