February 2, 2012

Top Gear 17

Street Date: February 28, 2012
DVD Suggested Retail Price: $24.98 ($30.98 in Canada)
Blu-Ray Suggested Retail Price: $29.99 ($37.48 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 362 minutes + bonus features/ 3-disc set

New York, NY – It’s time for the next installment of madness, mayhem, and motor hilarity fromTop Gear, the world’s most popular car entertainment show and “the best unscripted series on television” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. This season begins with host Jeremy Clarkson throwing a low key party for the 50thanniversary of the legendary Jaguar E-type—complete with live music, classic fighter planes and a group of Royal Marines. And that’s just the start…

This season finds host James May testing the durability of the Range Rover Evoque by driving it through California’s Death Valley, before testing it for luxury by turning up in Las Vegas with a passenger who looks suspiciously familiar. Host Richard Hammond heads to South Africa to test a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer while James meets up with gold medal winning British Olympian skeleton racer Amy Williams for a wintry test of the latest Mini rally car. The boys then head to Italy to take part in a series of tricky challenges (and increasingly loud arguments) as they attempt to find the world’s best hot hatchback. In an attempt to make train travel cheaper, faster and more interesting, the boys replace the conventional train cars with a series of campers attached to a specially modified car. It’s either the world’s most ingenious idea or the prelude to the world’s biggest accident. And in a fantastic showcase of destruction, the boys are challenged to knock down a row of derelict houses in less time than it takes a team of demolition experts to do the same job. “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” includes rock legend Alice Cooper, Mr. Bean himself Rowan Atkinson, comedian Ross Noble and Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel. All this and more in six action-packed episodes.

Bonus features include:

  • Bonus episode from Top Gear US
  • New series introduction by Clarkson and May
  • Behind-the-scenes chats with Amy Williams and Ross Noble
  • Behind-the-scenes Celebrity Laps

Top Gear premieres in the US on BBC AMERICA and in Canada on BBC CANADA.