• Publication date: September 15, 2011

A Car Enthusiast�s Dream Top Gear: 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.

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.

Showing On: MBC Action

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