Top Gear remains one of the better explainers of what is so good and bad about modern cars. Few others even try to explain how something like a new Rolls Royce or Jaguar fits into our social context. So why can’t the show get old cars right?
This week’s Top Gear got the lowest ratings in the show’s history. C’mon. It wasn’t that bad, was it?
Chris Evans getting sick, Matt LeBlanc getting a tour of London in a Hoonstang, Chris Harris finally driving something, Sabine Schmitz finally driving something and Rory Reid finally driving something made for one of the best episodes of Top Gear in years.
By now millions of people in Europe will have seen the relaunched Top Gear on television, and probably millions more will have seen the show through... other means, not that I’m one to judge. Let’s talk about how it went.
Is your torrent of the first episode of Top Gear Season 18 not yet done? Then click through for our open thread on the episode that sees Jeremy, Richard and James travel to Italy for a Supercar Shootout in the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Noble M600. Also, Will.i.am gets behind the wheel of the…