Top Gear Season 19 Starts Tonight in UK
The 19th season of one of the automotive world’s most watched television programs, Top Gear, begins tonight for fans in the UK. It also begins roughly one hour later for everyone else in the world on the Internet’s finest Bittorrent websites. Hell, BBC America is even going to broadcast the episode one week later on February 4, rather than wait the customary three months to bring it across the pond, in an attempt to curtail downloads. The first episode will see Jeremy attempting to build a car smaller than the gargantuan Peel P50, while James puts a Bentley Continental GT Speed through its paces at a British Rally Stage. Richard reviews the Pagani Huayra and probably makes an ass of himself trying to pronounce it. Homeland star Damien Lewis is tonight’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
Top Gear USA also returns this Tuesday on History Channel. Episode 1 will find the guys purchasing the same model car they drove in college, and taking a trip down to Mexico.