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  • Amazon’s ‘Top Gear’ car show to be called The Grand Tour

    Amazon’s ‘Top Gear’ car show to be called The Grand Tour

    The (in)famous former Top Gear presenter trio: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, who last summer signed to Amazon’s Prime video streaming platform to make a new car show this year, have revealed what it’s going to be called — and it’s The Grand Tour. Read More

  • Top Gear’s Old Crew Signs With Amazon For New Show

    Top Gear’s Old Crew Signs With Amazon For New Show

    The original trio behind popular U.K. TV show Top Gear will be back sooner rather than later as they signed a deal with Amazon. Amazon Prime members in the U.K. will be able to stream the new car show starting in 2016. Prime members in the U.S., Japan, Austria and Germany should get the new show, too, as the company talks about a “global TV deal.” Read More

  • Top Gear USA To Have A Stig

    The much anticipated Top Gear USA debuts this fall on the History Channel, and until now, has lacked one important item: The Stig. That is until a new rumor has mention that there will be a Stig and the Stig will drive. Read More

  • Some Say He Can Fly. All We Know Is, He's Called The Stig Copter!

    Here’s something you might have missed if you’re not in the UK. Top Gear is one of the most popular television programs in the world. With over 350 million viewers, it’s actually fairly surprising that there aren’t more licensed products out there. I guess James May could have his own line of “Captain Slow” sweaters, Hammond could sell hair products, and… Read More

  • Video (maybe): Top Gear breaks production car speed record with Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (but then that record is broken)

    A few days ago we learned that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is now the fastest production car on the planet. Pretty exciting, yes. A little bit after that we learned that Top Gear, the very awesome British TV show I watch despite my having zero car knowledge, was involved in the record-breaking in some capacity. Basically, Captain Slow himself, James May, actually broke the record… Read More

  • Video: Top Gear teases Apple over iPhone 4 antenna problems

    Some people say… the iPhone 4 is a piece of junk. The latest episode of the greatest show on television, Top Gear, made mention of the issue that has captured the world’s attention: the shoddy craftsmanship of the iPhone 4. You know a story is huge when Jeremy Clarkson and Co. devote valuable airtime to it. Read More

  • Top Gear ‘hints’ at record-breaking Bugatti Veyron Super Sport involvement

    Now this is exciting. If you visit Top Gear’s Web site, you’ll notice a story about the record-breaking Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Look closer, though, and you’ll find a not-too-subtle hint that the guys from the best show on TV (well, that and Louie on FX) are somehow involved. Read More

  • Japan's bullet train might soon be speeding through the South

    Right now, there is $8 billion dollars sitting in an account ready to be used to be used for a high-speed passenger-train line in the States and the Central Japan Railway Co. is attempting to get its hands on some of it — along with a dozen other companies from around the globe. The plan is to start in Florida and expanded through out the southern-half of the country, eventually… Read More

  • Top Gear to finally be shot and produced in HD

    Top Gear is a CrunchGear staff favorite. Even Nicholas who always proclaims he knows nothing about cars and Devin, our resident, van-driving hipster, watches the show regularly. High definition was the only thing missing from the broadcast. But that’s set to change for season 14 Read More

  • James May's Lego House has been demolished, try not to cry

    What a shame. The LEGO house has been demolished just weeks after completion for James May’s other show, Toy Stories. (He’s known as Captain Slow on Top Gear, too) Read More

  • This guy is building Top Gear's James May a Lego house

    We’re normally not too keen on Lego stuff, but we’ll make an exception in the interest of camaraderie. Plus, it involves James May from Top Gear, a show we can all get behind (even if I don’t know a darn thing about cars!). Right, so architect Barnaby Gunning designed a real house out of Lego. No, not a “Lego house,” that is, a Lego house for Lego people, but a… Read More

  • Top Gear to build super-high mileage car for only $7k

    Top Gear is out to show the world that you don’t need a brand new hybrid car with a $25k price tag to be eco friendly. Their goal: Build a car that can get 70 mpg for only $7,000 and can hit 60 MPH in under 7 seconds. It’s called…The Sipster. Read More

  • Th!nk City Car reviewed Top Gear-style

    Oh man, I love me some Top Gear. The cinematography is great, the humour is British, and the cars are fast. The show does have a certain way of reviewing vehicles that sometimes borders on stupidity. Take the Tesla review, “an astonishing technical achievement…it’s just a shame that in the real world, it just doesn’t seem to work.” What, really? Anyway, these… Read More

  • Tesla accuses Top Gear of foul play in roadster test

    In case you missed it, British auto show Top Gear took a Tesla Roadster for a drive and found it exciting but unreliable, as both cars appeared to fail on the track. Tesla alleges that the BBC either misrepresented or actually made up one or both of the problems in an effort to play on viewer expectations for an all-electric sports car. Read More

  • Top Gear throws around the Tesla Roadster

    The Tesla Roadster is a must-have vehicle for any Californian-based venture capitalist or Silicon Valley suit. The Top Gear crew took the electric roadster and ran it through the paces. I don’t think the results are surprising. It’s quick, not a track car, and kind of a pain in the boot. Clarkston explains it best, but it doesn’t seem that this car is exactly meant… Read More