The world’s biggest motoring show returns to our screens in the year it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid – all fan favourites in the show’s relaunch series – make up the core cast for Series 24. They are joined by Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan and of course, The Stig.
Expect Top Gear’s trademark challenges, stunts, celebrity guests and exotic locations. There’ll be some surprises too as the team has some exciting developments in store.
Matt LeBlanc, meet Ariel Nomad: a bundle of powerful off-road madness from the people who brought you the Atom. We’ve not confined him to the leafy lanes around Ariel’s southern county homeland, though. He and the Nomad have headed off for a boisterous adventure through Morocco.
Today’s hot hatch world is populated with talent, with many Fast Things like the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Civic Type R. Which means the new 345bhp Ford Focus RS has its work cut out…
Rory Reid in a 13-hour charge to Switzerland, in Jag’s riotous F-Type. In 1961, legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis had to deliver a car to a motor show. Not just any car: the brand new E-Type. And not just any show: Geneva, for the car’s worldwide debut.
Extended Director’s cut: Buckle up as Block takes LeBlanc for the ultimate tour of London. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to present you with an extended cut of a very special film: Matt LeBlanc on a tour of London. With Ken Block. And his Hoonicorn Mustang…
Behind the scenes with James & the reasonably fast car
It might have been the sight of a London taxi mooching through the wilds of Kazakhstan, or maybe it was the curious image of a Lamborghini Huracán pinned down a ski slope at crazy speed - with a bloke who used to be called Joey behind the wheel.
But wobbling a clapped-out Maserati 222 into Havana’s Revolution Square beat them both as a personal reminder of the sheer scope of films we’ve made for this new series of Top Gear.
That’s what I love about working for TG - the stupefying variety of locations and vehicles, places and people. From simple(ish) power tests at our Dunsfold test track to scrabbling up rock faces in the California desert, every day is an adventure, and at the centre of each insane idea there is at least one motor car we want to understand and, most of the time, celebrate.
I still can’t quite believe the line-up of metal you’ll get to see over the seven weeks - it’s remarkable. I hope you have as much fun watching the show as we did making it.