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Top Gear is a motoring show including celebrity interviews, car reviews and humorous features including challenges for the three hosts. Following closely the British version produced and broadcast by the BBC, Tope Gear (US) is shown on the History Channel and produced by BBC Worldwide in the U.S.

The British version of Top Gear has been produced since 1977 and was relaunched in 2002 with three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The show has run for 18 seasons and has been exported with great success around the world, including transmission on BBC America. Since the relaunch of the British Top Gear show the BBC has been attempting to launch an American version; aborted attempts have included pilots for both NBC and the Discovery Channel.

Three seasons of Top Gear (US) have been produced with 26 episodes; the first season was broadcast from November 2010 onwards and follows the format of the British version. The BBC Worldwide production is shown on the History Channel in the U.S. and has been exported to Australia. Top Gear (US) is presented by Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood. An anonymous racing driver who does not speak and is never seen without his helmet based on The Stig character in the British version of Top Gear test drives each car reviewed on the show. Celebrity interviews also take place in each episode followed by a filmes segment called Big Star, Small Car in which the celebrity interviewed completes a lap of the test track driving a Suzuki SX4.

Episodes of Top Gear (US) are filmes at the Orange County Great Park in California. Each episode of Top Gear (US) is broadcast on The History Channel and contains between 40 and 45 minutes of filmed material broadcast over an hour segment on the network. Critical response to the US version of Top Gear has been mixed because of the loyal nature of the majority of the British version of Top Gear fans around the world.

Sundays at 10:00 pm on History Channel
8 Seasons, 83 Episodes - Currently Airing
November 21, 2010
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  • The guys head to Cuba to find out how classic cars from the golden age of American manufacturing are still on the road. They test and modify three classic American cars, then attempt to make history by competing in a government-sanctioned drag race and become the first Americans to legally race in Cuba in half a century.

  • In the 1800s about five percent of Americans lived in the city. Now it's more like eighty percent. Is the American dream of four wheeled freedom dying? Or is there a perfect city car? The Top Gear hosts test their choices for the best city car by navigating the concrete jungle and all the dangers that lurk within: parking, traffic and the cops. Can they find a city savior?

  • The guys test all-wheel drive convertibles in the snowy Rocky Mountains.

  • The guys find out if speed is worth the price when they take three American muscle cars and put the best aftermarket upgrades on them.

  • The guys find out if there is a "civilian" vehicle tough enough to serve in the U.S. military.

  • What if you only had one car for your entire lifetime? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge each pick one vehicle from their birth year that can excel in every stage of life.

  • Determined to prove anyone can race on a budget, the guys compete in a taxing 24-hour endurance race in which every car costs less than $500.

  • Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge tackle automotive stereotypes by taking on the age old question: which country makes the best car? The guys battle it out in cars from past and present, manufactured in the countries of their ancestors: Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; and go head to head against one of America's most badass, track prepped speed demons.

  • The Appalachian Trail spans 2,168 miles from Maine to Georgia, and takes 3 - 6 months to hike. But what if you don't have that kind of time? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam are given the monumental task of driving a road-based version of all 14 states on the trail in just 1 day. With just 24 hours to complete their task they barely have time to stop and must come up with ways to save time.

  • One of the best ways to get into professional auto racing is to start racing with your personal car. But what if you want to try different kinds of racing? Could there be a daily driver that is competitive in many types of races? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge decide to find out when they each pick a competent daily driver then compete in a series of different races.

  • Tanner, Rut and Adam travel to Germany for the ultimate high speed road trip. The tour sees them battling it out to reach top speeds amongst traffic on the legendary no-speed-limit Autobahn and competing to set the fastest time on the famous Nürburgring road course.

  • Ever wonder if you really need all those bits and pieces in your car? Or if it will still drive without engine oil, or a battery? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner each choose a mechanically robust vehicle, then compete in a head to head battle to see whose car can withstand the most abuse. The winner gets to test drive the brand new $300k Rolls Royce Wraith.

  • Is it possible to have a family vehicle without giving up your high horsepower dreams? Tanner, Adam and Rutledge each choose a brand new car and push them to their speed and maneuverability limits to find out which is the best family friendly super car. In the end, the guys take their vehicles to the edge in a race up the legendary Pikes Peak.

  • Tanner, Adam and Rutledge take on two of the top ten most dangerous jobs in America at once when they each get keys to a logging truck, and instructions to pick up and deliver as many logs as possible in a remote Washington location.

  • With massive storms devastating ill equipped parts of America this winter, Tanner, Adam and Rutledge decide to do their civic duty by trying to make a multi-tasking municipal hybrid in the form of a snow-plow school bus.

  • Many insurance companies consider a car over 25 years old to be a classic, but can a car from the 1980's really be the kind of investment that a typical classic car can be? Rutledge, Adam and Tanner each choose their favorite 80's car and compete in a series of challenges to see which is the best, and seek final judgment from a mystery 80's celebrity.

  • Drag racing runs in America's blood, and now Ford, Chevy and Dodge make production drag cars that anyone can buy and race in a professional-level race.

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Top Gear: Tanner Test-Drives a Koenigsegg Hypercar (S8, E2) | History Clip (03:20) Top Gear: Bronco to the Rescue (S8, E1) | History Clip (03:09) Top Gear: Rides for the Golden Years (S8, E4) | History Clip (04:05) Top Gear: Burnout Signatures (S8, E6) | History Clip (03:42) Top Gear: Cuban Pit Stop (S8, E10) | History Clip (01:23) Top Gear: Delivery Challenge (S8, E7) | History Clip (04:49) Top Gear: Blindfold Driving Teaser | New Season Tuesday April 26 9/8c | History Clip (00:41) Top Gear: Racing a Tank Teaser | New Season Tuesday April 26 9/8c | History Clip (00:41)