Top Gear USA returns to the UK this Friday

People of Britain – if you’re suffering chronic Top Gear withdrawal following our recent epic trip to India, we have good news. Top Gear USA is back on BBC Three this Friday for its second season. Not only that, it’s kicking off with a double bill.

First up in the season opener Adam, Rutledge and Tanner travel through the heart of truck country, Texas, tasked with trucky challenges in incredibly non-truck-like coupés. CB radios are also involved…

And in episode two, the boys set out to see who had the best first car – by purchasing the same jalopies they drove in high school. If you’re looking for proof that conditioning during adolescence determines adult predilections, look no further than their first cars: Adam drove a Dodge Aries K, beginning his lifelong love affair with vehicles American and often mediocre; Tanner a sporty and foreign Honda CRX; Rutledge poked around in a rare, slow and predictably quirky VW Rabbit diesel pickup. The producers set them a series of challenges employing trophies, mini-mes and utter mayhem to somehow test important first-car traits like build quality, drivability and crashworthiness.

It all kicks off on BBC Three at 7pm, this Friday 13 January. And to get you in the mood – here’s an exclusive trailer of everything you can expect in the coming weeks…

Oh, and we’ll have some news about the new series of British Top Gear next week too… In the meantime if you want to keep up with all the latest Top Gear USA news, follow our official Facebook page here.

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