Top Gear telly is back! The world’s biggest motoring show returns to your screens Sunday 25 February with an all-new six-part series, starring Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and a veritable cornucopia of motor vehicles new and old. There will be speed. There will be noise. There will probably be several occurrences of driving into things that shouldn’t be driven into.
Since we were last on your screens, the motoring landscape has entered a state of flux. The UK government has signed the death warrant for the internal combustion engine, self-driving technology is on the rise, our roads are under closer surveillance than ever before. What the world needs is a voice of automotive sanity. Some wisdom amid the chaos. Series 25, therefore, sees Matt, Chris and Rory, um, entirely ignoring all these big issues. Instead they set about speeding up the humble tractor, settle the “what’s the best SUV” debate through the medium of horse trials, discover whether a muscle car can land a NASA space plane, embark on a big US roadtrip in celebration of the V8 sports car, attempt to unwrap the mystery within the riddle within the puzzle that is Japanese car culture and discover whether Korea can build a not entirely boring car.
It’s all brought to you with a little help from the woman they call “the Queen of the ’Ring”, Sabine Schmitz. And the white-suited automaton they call, um, The Stig. Because you don’t want to find out what happens if you call him anything else.
Read on to find out what’s coming up in Series 25…