Overview

The world’s biggest car show is back, featuring an all-new presenter line-up and more petrol-powered action than ever before. Top Gear’s new hosts include British broadcasting icon and car super fan, Chris Evans, alongside Golden Globe®-winner (and the fastest celebrity to date around the Top Gear track), Matt LeBlanc. Chris and Matt are joined by world record-breaking German racer Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris, BBC Formula 1 pundit Eddie Jordan, and award-winning motoring journalist Rory Reid. Over the last 8 months, the hosts of Top Gear have driven over 7500 miles, filming in nine countries across four continents – putting the world’s finest cars from around the globe to the test. Top Gear premieres Monday, May 30th at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA.

The new season sees Top Gear’s team undertake a series of on and off road challenges: chauffeuring superstar musicians to the top of Africa in 4x4s, journeying across Britain in roofless three-wheelers, hitting the Rolls-Royce campaign trail in western Ireland, and battling off-road baddies in a car made of scaffolding. In addition, the show features tests of the very latest cars…from Ferrari’s fearsome F12 TdF and the McLaren 675LT, to BMW’s pugnacious M2 and the screaming Aston Martin Vulcan. Plus, of course, the biggest celebrities tackling the all-new test track every week and the return of Top Gear’s enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a race suit: The Stig.

Top Gear is accompanied by its brand new companion show, Extra Gear, which brings tons of behind-the-scenes content to audiences for the first time. Hosted by Rory Reid and Chris Harris, the half hour after show presents exclusive new footage, interviews, and specially recorded films. Rory and Chris will also be joined by a celebrity guest or renowned figure from the motoring world to reflect on that week’s episode of the world’s biggest car show. Extra Gear airs immediately following each new episode of Top Gear on BBCA at 10:30/9:30c.

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Episode Guide

Episode One

In the season premiere, Chris Evans takes the Dodge Viper ACR to the home of Top Gun in Nevada to battle Sabine Schmitz in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Matt LeBlanc tackles the wild Moroccan desert in Somerset’s finest off-roader, the Ariel Nomad. Back on British soil, Evans and LeBlanc take a rather soggy road trip to Blackpool in a pair of roofless Reliant three-wheelers, whereupon they are tasked with defending the honor of their nations in a series of grueling UK-versus-US challenges. Back in the studio, this week’s celebrity guests include actor Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Social Network) and Michelin star chef and TV presenter, Gordon Ramsay.

Episode Two

This week, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans and Eddie Jordan take music stars Sharleen Spiteri, Seasick Steve and Tinie Tempah on the ultimate SUV test in South Africa. Back at the track, Formula 1 superstar Jenson Button gives Chris a ride in the McLaren 675LT, while actor Damian Lewis (BillionsHomeland) and musician Sharleen Spiteri are this week’s Stars In A Rallycross Car.

 

Episode Three

This episode sees Chris Evans struggling to keep his lunch down as he rides with world record-breaking German racer Sabine Schmitz in the new Audi R8 V10 Plus. Elsewhere, Rory Reid tests the new Ford Focus RS, while Chris Harris attempts to tame Ferrari’s savage F12tdf, and Matt LeBlanc gets a whistle-stop tour of London in Ken Block’s fearsome ‘Hoonicorn.’ Actor Kevin Hart and IBF heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua are this week’s Stars In A Rallycross Car.

Episode Four

The new season of the world’s biggest car show continues as Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and Sabine Schmitz buy cheap second-hand cars and head for Venice. The aim? To prove road travel can be more luxurious than taking the train. Elsewhere, Rory Reid heads to New York to sample the all-electric Tesla Model X, while Chris Harris dons his race helmet to drive the most powerful Aston Martin of all time, the fearsome Vulcan. Bear Grylls and Brian Cox are this week’s Stars In A Rallycross Car.

Episode Five

This week, Chris Harris reviews the new BMW M2, Rory Reid retraces a historic journey against the clock, delivering the Jaguar F-type SVR to the Geneva Motor Show, and Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc head to Dingle, Ireland to see whether the new Rolls Royce Dawn can out-class its ancestor, a 1976 Cornishe. Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders and Great British Bake Off’s Paul Hollywood are this week’s Stars In A Rallycross Car.

Episode Six

In this episode, Matt LeBlanc gets his hands on the new Porsche 911 R and Chris Harris puts Honda’s reimagined NSX through its paces. Meanwhile, Chris Evans discovers old-fashioned charm in the somehow new MGB Roadster, as Rory Reid heads to Scotland with the first ever right-hand-drive Ford Mustang. Actor Patrick Dempsey (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Grey’s Anatomy) and funny man Greg Davies (Man Down, Doctor Who) are tonight’s Stars In A Rallycross Car.

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  • All-New Season Of Top Gear Premieres Monday, May 30, 9/8C On BBC AMERICA - May 18, 2016
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  • BBC AMERICA Announces Matt LeBlanc As One Of The New Presenters Of Top Gear - February 4, 2016
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