Featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, car reviews and celebrity interviews, Top Gear is the home for anyone with a love of cars. The U.S. version will be chock-full of high-adrenaline action entertainment as it tracks the colorful history of the automobile as well as the eccentric adventures of its hosts with Top Gear’s customary wit and humor.
It's the battle of the big 3 as the guys compete over which is the best new police car to replace the Crown Vic, in a series of madcap challenges around Detroit, Michigan. The winner gets to race the fastest Police Car in the country -- the Corvette ZO6 -- in an action film style chase through the Long Beach docks as he tries to catch a "perp" riding the ultimate escape vehicle.
Could you own a classic car and not know it? The guys each get a car that they think is seriously undervalued and set out to rehabilitate its image before creating a live commercial in San Diego and attempting to make money on it. The two losers have to entertain two celebrities in a crazy race in equally crazy vehicles, and it gets out of control fast.
How far can you get on one tank of gas? The guys find out as they race from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco without being able to fill up. Whoever makes it closest gets the chance to drive the toughest off road machine in the world in a high-octane race in the remote Colorado mountains.
RVs are roomy and comfortable, but they're terrible to drive. So to solve this issue, Adam, Tanner and Rutledge design their own RV that has to be not only comfortable but also fun to drive, and take them on a southern road trip. Along the way they compete in a series of wild challenges, culminating at the famous infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The guys attempt to build the perfect car for the apocalypse--affordable, fun to drive, and still zombie-proof. After testing its performance, weaponry, and defenses, they have to race across a ghost town with the Post-Apocalypse Stig in hot pursuit.
Getting your car ready for winter can cost a lot of cash and the brutal weather can cause serious wear and tear. So the Top Gear hosts set out to solve this issue by finding three cars that cost less than it costs to prepare your car for the snow and ice and put them through a series of tough challenges to find out which is the best winter car.
The hosts head to Iceland - home of some of the toughest winter off-roading on the planet - to try and prove to the locals that American trucks still have what it takes to conquer the world. Their challenge is to drive their trucks over mountains, across frozen rivers and through 30 foot deep snowdrifts to the virgin land at the top of an active volcano. What could possibly go wrong?
The guys head to rural California and attempt to help a farmer in one of the biggest tractors on the market. It quickly descends into chaos as they try to transport livestock and heavy equipment and complete farm chores. We then review the fastest 'tractor' of them all – the new Lamborghini Aventador – and see how its claims stack up in a race against a crop dusting plane.
Do you really need an expensive 4x4 to go off road? The guys don't think so and to prove their point use 3 classic rental cars and attempt to complete an epic journey on some of the toughest terrain in the country from Monument Valley to Moab.
What's America's toughest, most un-killable car? Adam, Tanner and Rutledge each pick the toughest car they can think of and put them through a series of brutal tests using shotguns, bombs and a giant crane. The winner gets to go head-to-head against the U.S. military in one of the toughest SUV's on the planet.
Adam, Tanner and Rutledge race from New York City to Los Angeles on an epic 3000 mile road trip, determined to prove that their chosen 'supercar' is best. Adam drives the new SRT Viper, Rut the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Stradale and Tanner, the McLaren 12C Spider.
The hosts head to Alaska and attempt to construct the perfect convertible for the toughest state in the Union. With the harshness of the climate meaning that fewer convertibles are sold in the 49th State than in any other, Adam, Rut and Tanner have their work cut out as they embark on a journey in their home made convertibles from Anchorage down the Kenai to Homer.
Which is the best big car ever built in America? The Top Gear hosts find out as they drive along the mighty Mississippi and inland from Memphis to Nashville. The winner gets to test drive the new Corvette Stingray.
Is it possible to make a vehicle that's as good on land as on the water? Rut, Adam and Tanner build their own and put them through a series of road tests before embarking on a huge water challenge, attempting to cross Lake Ontario from Buffalo to Toronto.
If you're trying to avoid a mid-life crisis but you're on a budget which car should you choose? Adam, Rut and Tanner find out on a journey across Florida involving alligators, obstacle courses and the glitz of Miami.
Tanner's favorite motor sport is Rally racing... but how hard is it really? Rut and Adam enroll themselves in a rally school and with the help of professional driver Bucky Lasek, prepare themselves for a race against Tanner. Meanwhile, Tanner takes part in a genuine rally race in a stock Mini Paceman S, before they all meet up for the final race, which doesn't go the way Tanner is expecting.
The Top Gear hosts embark on a two-wheel road trip to the world's largest automotive event, the annual Sturgis Bike Week. Starting out on scooters and passing challenges to progress to the bigger bikes they'll need to ride to fit in at the rally, the hosts go through hell as they close in on Sturgis.
Adam, Rutledge, and Tanner compete with their choice of "retro-mod" muscle cars in order to get a chance to compete in the Gatornationals drag race with their vehicles. Tanner drives a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 with 500hp, Rut chooses a 1972 Dodge Charger SE with 560hp, and Adam competes in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro with 720hp.
Tanner, Adam and Rutledge meet in the Arizona back country with three of the most technologically advanced off road machines available, where they are challenged to find their way to the Grand Canyon like the trailblazers of old–without GPS or smartphones. First one to touch his front wheels into the Colorado river wins. Adam chooses the AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) Brute, which is an off-road build up of the Jeep Rubicon. Tanner decides on using a 2012 Land Rover LR4. Rutledge drives a 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser.
The guys each choose their favorite 1980s car and compete in a series of challenges to see which is the best for under $5000 and seek final judgment from a mystery 1980s celebrity. Rutledge chooses a 1988 Toyota MR2 Supercharged, Tanner drives a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc Z and Adam cheats and buys a 1986 Buick Grand National which is $15,000.
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. The person whose contribution is deemed the most useful gets to race the Nissan GTR against a competition level snowmobile.
Tanner, Adam, and Rutledge have to deliver a load of logs to their destination. In the way to their destination, they will face challenging roads and off-roads.
Is it possible to have a family vehicle without giving up your high horsepower dreams? The guys each choose a brand new car which is both practical and fast and push them to their speed and maneuverability limits to find out which is the best family friendly super car. Adam chooses a 2014 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S Wagon, Tanner chooses a 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and Rutledge chooses a 2014 highly modified Honda Odyssey with 1029hp which he describes as a dream car.
Just how durable can a car be? Challenged to find three vehicles more than 25 years old and put them through a series of tests to see which one can last the longest. Meeting up in the Mojave Desert, they are given a series of challenges. Tanner chooses a 1988 Honda Civic LX, Rutledge a 1985 Mercedes Benz 300D TurboDiesel, and Adam a 1978 Mail Jeep.
The guys travel to Germany for the ultimate high speed road trip in cars from Germany's largest manufacturer Volkswagen. Tanner picks the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R due to it being the fastest Volkswagen in the world. Rutledge claims that since Ferdinand Porsche designed the Bug and Volkswagen owns Porsche he is allowed to bring the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Adam claims that since Volkswagen bought Lamborghini in 1998 he is allowed to bring the 2014 Lamborghini Huracan. Right from the beginning Tanner knows that he's stuffed. They each must drive to the most famous racetrack in the world, the Nurburgring.
One of the best ways to get into professional auto racing is to start racing with your personal car, and over 130,000 Americans are giving it a try by racing their daily driver on weekends. But what if you want to try several different kinds of racing to see which you excel at? Could there be a daily driver that is competitive in many types of races? The guys decide to find out when they each pick a competent daily driver then compete in a series of different, and increasingly out-there, races. They meet up at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Tanner buys a 1999 Mazda Miata with a 140hp engine in a light weight car and due its barebones no thrill performance, Rutledge selects a 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon with 227hp in a rally bred machine and due to its practicality as well as racing heritage and Adam drives a 1969 Volkswagen Baja Bug with only 50hp but is possibly best RWD car at going off road.
The Appalachian Trail spans 2,168 miles from Maine to Georgia, and takes 3 to 6 months to hike. But what if you don't have that kind of time? The guys are given the monumental task of driving a road-based version of all 14 states on the trail in just 1 day. Adam picks a 1998 supercharged Jaguar XJR, Rutledge buys a 2003 Mercedes Benz CL500 and Tanner takes a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero. With just 24 hours to complete their task they barely have time to stop and must come up with all sorts of ideas to save time.