'Top Gear' Returns with Adventurous and Thrilling Special and All-New Episodes on Sunday, August 30th
Your summer escape just got louder. The world’s biggest motoring show is set to return to BBC America on Sunday, August 30 at 8pm ET/PT with the Top Gear Nepal Special, followed by all-new episodes premiering weekly.
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The special sees the team embarking on an epic high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, and this season promises to take car stunts to a whole new level with the hosts bungee jumping a car off of a 540 foot dam.
Returning hosts Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris have been a hit with viewers and critics alike. In addition to the bungee stunt, expect to see an epic race between a fighter jet and the latest McLaren hypercar, a spectacular road trip through Peru and more mischief as they travel the globe in pursuit of hijinks and motoring mayhem.
The Telegraph has praised the hosts' chemistry, noting that “the agreeably blokey combination of Paddy McGuiness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff has proved to be a winning one,” while according to RadioTimes, “This rejuvenated Top Gear is wildly entertaining TV."
Get a sneak peek at what's in store on each of the seven action-packed episodes below!
NEPAL SPECIAL – PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris set out on a high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, through the highest mountains, deepest gorges and harshest terrain.
EPISODE ONE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris head on a British summer holiday in super-cheap second-hand convertibles. Chris tests the new Ariel Atom on track, and Freddie attempts to bungee-jump an old Rover off a dam.
EPISODE TWO – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy reveals his ultimate cheap, luxurious off-roader: the homebuilt Dirty Rascal. Chris races the £2.5m McLaren Speedtail against the RAF’s newest fighter jet. Romesh Ranganathan is the studio guest.
EPISODE THREE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris are sent on a high-altitude mountain expedition across Peru in second-hand American cars. Back at the track, Chris tests out the latest electric car from Porsche.
EPISODE FOUR – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 8PM ET/PT
Freddie and Chris tackle the toughest off-road race on the planet: the brutal Baja 1000. Out on the track, there is a showdown between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car - and an old Lamborghini. Laurence and Emilia Fox are the studio guests.
EPISODE FIVE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris take the latest sports cars from Ferrari, Aston and Porsche on a Yorkshire road trip. On the track, Chris tests out Volkswagen’s fearsome ID-R electric racer. YouTube sensation KSI is the studio guest.
EPISODE SIX – PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris find out which is the fastest of the emergency services: fire, police or ambulance. Chris celebrates legendary rally driver Colin McRae, while Paddy tests the new BMW M8. Tom Allen is the studio guest.