• Publication date: January 2, 2012

A Car Enthusiast’s Dream Top Gear- Season 14: Another Season of Laughs and Laps

The BBC’s Top Gear has earned a reputation across the globe not only as a superb source of knowledge regarding today’s most fascinating automobiles, but also for its entertaining take on the world of car aficionados. One need not be a gear head to appreciate the crew’s efforts.

The BBC’s Top Gear has earned a reputation across the globe not only as a superb source of knowledge regarding today’s most fascinating automobiles, but also for its entertaining take on the world of car aficionados.  One need not be a gear head to appreciate the crew’s efforts.  Segments such as ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ place celebrities behind the wheel of meager consumer cars, as they attempt to break other stars’ times around the show’s racetrack.  At other times the guys amuse themselves by annihilating vehicles.  A prime example of this is their famed durability test of Toyota’s Hilux truck.  After dropping it from extreme heights, setting it on fire, submerging it in water, and a number of other abuses it continued to run without repair.

 

In another scenario the team attempted to assemble their own electric-powered car.  They were not merely interested doing so for proof of concept however: their creation would require government certification, and eventually a review in a prominent automobile magazine.  While the team’s car did eventually function, it did not manage to earn more than 1/5 stars according to one esteemed auto journalist.

 

After enduring a fifteen-year run, Top Gear has received relatively little negative criticism from either viewers or the press.  Its anonymous and mysterious driver known only as The Stig test-drives a new high performance car each week around Top Gear’s famed racetrack.  The program also includes special expeditions to exotic locations; in one case this was a race through the North Pole, while in another it was a trek through Romania.

 

This season will include reviews of the BMW 760Li, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Audi R8, and the Noble M600.  Actor Michael Sheen and filmmaker Guy Ritchie are just two of the many guest stars who drop by for ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ in season 14.

 Year: 2009-10

 Duration: 60 Minutes

 Genre: Sports, Comedy, Talk Show

 Starring:

 Jeremy Clarkson

Richard Hammond

James May

The Stig

 Created By: BBC

 Rating: NA