Top Gear is back for another season, and it’s arriving on your TV screens this weekend. Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid return for the 24th season of Top Gear, and the boys are getting right down to business. On the season opener, Chris Harris delivers an incredible experience while piloting the Ferrari FXX K, and he does so on the banked turns of Daytona.
After that it’s back to the business of a challenge. Matt, Chris, and Rory have to race across Kazakhstan in 3 high-mileage cars. Each vehicle has to be showing as much mileage on its odometer as the distance between the Earth and the Moon. That’s because there’s a space-related portion of this episode, and it leaves the trio in awe at the end.
A new season also means a new car for celebs to destroy. This time it’s not a simple econobox. Instead the visiting famous folk will get to attempt to set Top Gear test track lap times while behind the wheel of the Toyota GT86. Professor Xavier (the young version) arrives in the form of James McAvoy, and he’s the first person to set a time for the cameras.
Over the course of the seven-episode season, the guys will experience old-school motorsport in Cuba, road trip through the US in the latest convertible supercars, and attempt to create a luxury yacht from a van. It sounds like old-school Top Gear greatness but with fresh new folks helming the ship.
Watching in the USA? The show will air on Sunday, March 12th at 8/7c on BBC America. Our friends in Australia can watch it on Monday the 13th of March at 8:30pm on BBC Knowledge. We will post a Hooniversal Opinion piece on Monday after we all watch the show.