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.