Extended Trailer for the New Top Gear Is Very Exciting

Back in the Clarkson days, Top Gear trailers were a relatively common thing. "Here he goes in another 1,000 horsepower supercar, dueling a fighter jet and looking like an idiot in that old rust bucket," we used to say. However, the long hiatus has made this extended trailer for the all-new version of the show seem very exciting.
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The most important thing about the video... isn't in the video. The YouTube description says "Top Gear TV is coming to your screens very soon," which gives credibility to the rumor that the show will reboot at the end of May 2016.

With only a few weeks separating us from the Chris Evans version of the show, let's examine the trailer and see what's going on. By "extended" Top Gear means that the 1 minute, 45 seconds are more than we've ever seen before. Likewise, there's more than one of every type of car.

For example, we see that Top Gear has gathered the McLaren 570S, 650S and the P1 on the track. In a separate episode, a green LT model seems to be involved in a runway showcase and a scene where Jason Button crashes it while trying to do a fast lap.

The old Top Gear team was famous for strange races, and they've kept that part, seeing as a Dodge Viper is chasing a fighter jet down a runway. Like Corvettes? There's two of them, and they have 50-cal guns on the roof.

The legendary German race car driver Sabine Schmitz can be seen pushing the new Audi R8 hard on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Yet it's not the car that gives up, but Chris Evans' stomach.

Also worthy of being pointed out is the relatively minor role played by Matt LeBlanc, who is only shown briefly enjoying a Reliant Robin. Chris Harris' appearance in a Ferrari F12tdf could be called a cameo as well. But we have full confidence in his journalistic and driving skills.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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