The First Top Gear USA Trailer... In The World

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This is the first trailer for the U.S. version of Top Gear on History, giving us a first taste of the American spin on the BBC's wildly popular motoring show. A peek at the cast, cars, and challenges below.

The long-awaited trailer for the third-attempt at the American version of is finally here. As you'll remember, NBC shot a pilot of Top Gear, but never aired it and quickly canceled the show after the failure of Knight Rider. Earlier this year they'd announced they'd try again and moved it to History, substituting comedian Adam Ferrara for Adam Carolla, and Rutledge Wood for Eric Strommer. They kept Tanner Foust.


We've already told you what to expect from this newest version of Top Gear, including that the show will continue most of the conventions established in the U.K. version such as Star In A Reasonably Priced Car, Power Tests, and challenges.

The challenge is fully on display in this trailer with Adam Ferrara in a $1,000 Cadillac attempting to travel through a Dukes Of Hazzard-esque Moonshine course, confirming the spy shots we'd seen. And then there's Foust in a Viper, which we know was pitted against a Cobra attack helicopter.

Encouragingly, after watching the trailer it seems they're trying to achieve a balance between a festival of super cars and crazy stunts with total beaters. You know, the American English may be jarring — and we're not sure we can get over that — but this might actually be good.


(Hat tip to C4!)

[via Hollywood Reporter]



I'm going to go against the crowd here and say this looks fun. Will it ever hold my affection like the original? Probably not. That being said, it will be nice to see a Top Gear that features cars I actually have a chance to buy, and beater challenges using 70s cars I'd actually heard of before watching Top Gear.

Will it be biased toward American cars? Is Top Gear UK biased toward Aston Martin? Of course, the home team is going to get more positive press, regardless of how fast it depreciates or how historically unreliable in is. *cough*Astin Martin*cough*Land Rover*cough*

Are American cars crap? Sure. Are British, Italian, French, Korean, Russian and Chinese cars crap as well? Absolutely. Do you want to watch a show that's nothing buy German and Japanese cars? I didn't think so.

So, everyone, please put on your big boy (or girl) pants and enjoy this show for what it is: Yet another light-hearted show featuring three guys having fun with cars.

Give the show a chance. Even the Top Gear reboot took some time to find its groove.