Jeremy Clarkson’s list of 10 “Star Cars” was full of winners. But now the Amazon presenter’s latest Sunday Times column reveals “The Terrible Ten,” a list of “stinkers” described with hyperbole that only Clarkson could imagine. Some of the cars on the list will surprise you.
Some vindication is coming Jeremy Clarkson’s way—besides his hotly anticipated £160 million Amazon show, of course. More than a year after Clarkson was fired from the BBC for punching a Top Gear producer, the network’s former boss concedes that the host was a talent they couldn’t really afford to lose.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is kind of pivotal to the manufacturer’s lineup, and Top Gear presenter and Jalopnik alumnus Chris Harris took it out for a spin recently. He loved the car overall, but get this—he dislikes the shifting so much, it “doesn’t worry [him] at all” that his home country won’t get a…
Watch as James May, the only man on earth who can make a video about assembling a lawnmower entertaining, joins his cohorts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond to tell a short story about one of his most bone-headed moments.
Top Gear’s Chris Harris finally introduced himself to the Dodge Viper ACR in his latest film on TopGear.com, and found it to be just as American as Donald Trump naked in a Corvette—but obviously far more appealing.
“I should’ve bought a Miata” I said to myself while staring at my new car. It was dirty, noisy, and had puked coolant all over itself after having to be pushed up the driveway. Now, two and a half years later, I’m extremely glad that I didn’t.
Why does this work so damn well? Who realized this first, and actually took the time to try it? Why is it so deeply wrong that Clarkson is Millhouse and James May is Nelson? Martin as Hammond, I’m sort of okay with.
Many people were not thrilled when Porsche revealed that the updated 911 Carrera would be getting some turbo action because it makes the actual 911 Turbo (capital T) less special or something. Chris Harris is among that camp, and says if you’re going to bother with the finance papers, get the actual Turbo.
The Grand Tour is continuing to drip out little behind-the-scenes sniplets of the upcoming show to keep us all excited and interested, and this time we get irrefutable proof that the Almighty listens to Jeremy Clarkson and, when He can, lends a hand by trashing cars:
With Chris Evans bowing out after just one season of the refreshed Top Gear, he leaves behind his cohost, Matt LeBlanc. While the BBC says that it has no immediate plans to change the line-up or add a new host, noted musician 50 Cent thinks that he would be a valuable addition to the team.
So much of what surrounds supercars and hyper cars has to do with theater and presence. The looks of the car, the sound it makes—it’s all a part of the drama. It’s entertainment, and McLaren agrees.
James May had a reputation on old Top Gear as being famously nerdy and detail-driven, more so than the other two hosts. As a fan, I didn’t mind in the slightest. In the latest episode of his series “The Reassembler,” he puts together an electric guitar and it’s absolutely enthralling to watch.
We’re all excited for the rebirth of Top Gear that’s not really Top Gear, but, really, is more Top Gear than Top Gear. Of course, we mean the Holy Non-Pep Boys Triumverate’s new Amazon show, The Grand Tour. Here’s a preview of what at first we thought was the show, then realized was the trio’s live show, illicitly…
The Ferrari F12tdf already has a reputation of being, erm, hard to drive well. It’s not the buttoned-up precision machine that the LaFerrari is. This is the car that is highly spinnable.