For a few years post-Jeremy Clarkson, BBC's Top Gear felt like it was faltering. Now, it's back to top form. Hosts Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid are having a ton of fun and bringing us along for the ride. The 26th season kicked off on Sunday, February 17th in England, with episodes airing on BBC America one day later. Here's what we'll see in the new season.
reports that Top Gear (the TV show) will air five hour-long episodes beginning on the 17th. Topics include "the best supercar alternatives to a family estate, racing to the top of a mountain using the smallest 4x4s in the UK, driving across Sri Lanka in Tuk-tuks, Chris Harris mostly sideways on our track in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and buying (and racing) used luxury cars for the price of a new Dacia Sandero."
This is the last season for Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc. Season 27 will feature Harris alongside new hosts Paddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff. Reid will stay as the main host of spinoff show Extra Gear, while LeBlanc, citing the show's grueling travel schedule, will depart.
Judging by this extended preview of what we can expect from the 26th season, it's gonna be a wild one: