First Trailer of U.S. 'Top Gear' Released

August 07, 2010 07:45:45 GMT

A $1,000 Cadillac attempts to travel through a hard-terrain Moonshine course while a Viper challenges a Cobra.

First Trailer of U.S. 'Top Gear' Released
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A trailer for the U.S. version of "Top Gear" was played during History's presentation at the Television Critics Association tour on Friday, August 6. This is an adaptation of the successful BBC series where a secret race driver will test vehicles and celebrities will be invited for interviews and to drive vehicles around a test track.

In the American version, comedian Adam Ferrara, professional racing driver Tanner Foust and roving racing analyst Rutledge Wood are the hosts. Apart from Foust, Ferrara and Wood are actually not the original line-up when NBC picked up the show and shot the pilot for Fall 2009 line-up. Adam Carolla was in Ferrara's position while Eric Strommer was in Wood's.

NBC canceled it before it went to air, mainly because it doesn't want to take the risk due to the failure of "Knight Rider" remake. However, it was announced earlier this year that the show is revived with some changes including the move to Discovery. The new home, however, has not announced when the show would be aired.


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posted by 06powerstroke on Oct 27, 2010
As the Brits would say.. Rubbish!
posted by phil on Sep 05, 2010
this is an absaloute giant pile of shite us brits know what we are talking about when it comes to cars
posted by jordy on Aug 23, 2010
ONE Word........ACE
posted by Mad Wet Squirrel on Aug 11, 2010
I'll watch the first few episodes, but I don't think it will work out. In this case, it is the way the cast fit together so perfectly, and the British "flavor" that makes Top Gear so good. Its like trying to make an American version of Monty Python's Flying Circus. ...You just can't.
posted by RandomDude on Aug 10, 2010
EPIC FAIL! The normal show is great already, why do.....this.
posted by really? on Aug 09, 2010
This is going to be utter crap. It had potential with Adam Carolla. The entire entertainment industry needs to try and do sightly fewer drugs.
posted by BBC Critic on Aug 09, 2010
I can see it gaining an audience here. I love the BBC show. BUT...Get Tanner Foust out of the mix...he's even worse as a TV host than he is as a driver...
posted by blue on Aug 08, 2010
u know why top gear works. clarkson, hammond & may. no other reason. all imitators will fall short.
posted by IHATEYOU on Aug 07, 2010
this will suck so bad I will cancel my cable TV altogether.
posted by Menow on Aug 07, 2010
This is awful. I hope James May comes to America and punches the idiot who came up with this drivel right in his idiotic c*cksucker.
posted by Ed on Aug 07, 2010
This show may have worked with Adam Carolla, but with these guys? No way, already sucks just watching the preview.
posted by Kevin on Aug 07, 2010
Adam Ferrara is actually pretty hilarious. (The guy driving in the car)They should've shoved pudgy in the car for this trailer and have Adam and Tanner joke around to build interest instead. I've listened to Tanner outside of over-scripted Speed channel shows (Like Adam Carolla's carcast) and he's definitely a good choice. Should be great comedy with those two. Unfortunately the pudgy dude is just annoying. I saw a few clips on youtube where he pops in on Nascar shows and he is bad....
posted by emde on Aug 07, 2010
Horrible, this version lacks all of the things that make the original Top Gear so great.
posted by ANON on Aug 07, 2010
terrible.. they should have kept adam corolla (i know, he turned it down). this is just awful, it was apparent within 10 seconds that this will fail miserably.
posted by dirtman902 on Aug 07, 2010
this is not topgear. this is a rip off and a bad one at that

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