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2017-03-07 15:06

THEY'RE BACK! Top Gear is back for a 24th season. Image: Supplied

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Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson reflects on his experiences with the BBC and his new series, The Grand Tour.

Cape Town - Top Gear is back. The new series of the world’s biggest motoring show sees Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid at the helm, with appearances by German race ace Sabine Schmitz, Formula 1 supremo Eddie Jordan, and the international man of mystery referred to only as ‘The Stig’.

Amazing cars and stunts

In this new seven-part series, Top Gear’s presenters journey across wild Kazakhstan in cars with nearly a million km on the clock, tackle an old-school motorsport in Cuba, blast through America’s wild west in convertible supercars, and attempt to turn an ugly South Korean people-carrier into a luxury yacht to rival Monaco’s finest.

LeBlanc, Harris and Reid also review the latest and greatest cars from around the globe; from the Ferrari FXX K to the Aston Martin DB11, Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo Giulia.

Oh, and an eight-wheeled, all-terrain monster from Russia, because no series is truly complete without an eight-wheeled, all-terrain monster from Russia.

It’s all brought to you from Top Gear’s famous test track and famously draughty studio, where a fresh crop of celebrities will attempt to impress with their driving skills.

Top Gear Season 24 facts: 

  • £2 000 000 (R31.6-million, est.): Value of the most expensive new car tested in Series 24.

  • £4,500,000 (R71.1-million, est.): Value of the most expensive new vehicle tested in Series 24.

  • 1: Number of heroic rough collies featured in the new series.

  • 917 326: Kilometres on the clock of this season’s leggiest car, Chris Harris’s venerable Volvo.

  • 40: Number of Ferrari FXX K race cars that will ever be built. And Top Gear’s driven one of them.

Locations

  • UK (Wales, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Isle of Man) 
  • Montenegro
  • Germany 
  • Kazakhstan
  • USA (Nevada, California, Florida)
  • Monte Carlo
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Cuba

Vehicles

Avtoros Shaman (Wamah)

Porsche 718 Cayman

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrafoglio

Aston Martin DB11

Mercedes S63 AMG

Ferrari FXX K

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder

Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

VW Golf Clubsport S

Ssangyong Rodius

Renault Twingo GT

 Abarth 124 Spider



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