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Top Gear USA

Genres: Magazine, Science/Technology
Broadcast on: SABC3, BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Brit

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Seasons

Season 2

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
History 24 Jul 2011 03 Apr 2012 Sundays, 22h00 - 23h00 16
BBC Entertainment 04 Jul 2012 17 Oct 2012 Wednesdays, 20h00 - 21h00 16
SABC3 13 Oct 2013 13 Apr 2014 Sundays, 17h00 - 18h00 16


Season 2

One of the UK's most popular series since 1977, Top Gear now brings its high-adrenaline action entertainment to America.

Top Gear delves deeper into the colourful history of the automobile and showcases an offbeat celebration of the art of driving, featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, car reviews and celebrity interviews, as well as the eccentric adventures of its hosts with Top Gear's customary wit and humour.

Hosted by comedian and car buff Adam Ferrara, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood, Top Gear explores the history of America, one lap at a time.

The show follows a similar format of the BBC version: three main hosts present, The Stig (a secret race driver) tests vehicles, and celebrities are invited for interviews and to drive vehicles around a test track.

In addition, challenges similar in nature to the ones presented in the original show are replicated in Top Gear USA. The "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" (retitled "Big Star, Small Car") segment uses a Suzuki SX4 Sportback.

Filming of this segment, along with in-studio segments take place at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, now known as the Orange County Great Park, in Irvine, California.

Over the series, the trio of presenters tackle a number of extreme challenges, including a moonshine run along a classic Prohibition route in the Deep South, racing a HALO jumper in a Hennessey Velociraptor across the Arizona desert and evading a Cobra helicopter gunship in a Dodge Viper... through the middle of a town.

The Stig also appears, and  a host of celebrities take the wheel in "Big Star, Small Car", including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Lost actor Dominic Monaghan and Modern Family's Ty Burrell.

With all the customary wit and humour of the original, this season of Top Gear USA sees the team delve deeper into the colourful history of the car, alongside some truly mad stunts.

In this season, the Top Gear boys pit the ultimate off-roader against an Air Boat through the Louisiana swamps, find out whether a Subaru STI or a dirt bike is the best way to escape a ghost town, and in a salute to the history of the U.S. Postal Service, find out the fastest way to deliver a package – two new high end Ford Mustangs or two of the old-school four-legged variety.


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