Saturday 21 July 2018

Flying cars and sumo wrestlers teased in new Top Gear trailer

The team travelled to Japan, the US, and Italy for the latest series.

Matt LeBlanc (BBC Worldwide/Top Gear)
Matt LeBlanc (BBC Worldwide/Top Gear)

By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association

Top Gear has teased its upcoming series with a new trailer featuring flying cars, martial arts and what appears to be a demolition derby.

The BBC Two motoring show will also see the team, led by Friends star Matt LeBlanc, build the world’s fastest tractor, tackle America’s Wild West in brand new V8 sports cars and attempt to land a Nasa research plane in a muscle car.

LeBlanc – joined by Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig – travelled to Japan, the US, Italy and Guildford, Surrey for the show’s 25th series.

Chris Harris

The 60-second trailer sees LeBlanc belly slap a sumo wrestler on one bumpy drive, while Reid crashes into a fruit and veg stand on another high speed venture.

Chris Harris is also seen with the half-dressed passenger (BBC Worldwide/Top Gear)

Harris labels the demolition derby-esque event the “worst thing I’ve ever done” before being sent tumbling through a partition wall by another driver.

Teasing Top Gear’s return, the BBC told fans to expect stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars and celebrity guests in the six hour-long episodes.

Fans on social media appeared pleased with the trailer, @SanGrownUn1 wrote: “SUMO, Now that’s what I call Ballast!

“Looks Good, looking forward to the New Series.”

@BenEdwardsBen tweeted: “I can’t wait to see the new series.”

@RealMagicMcMavis posted: “Can’t wait for this! I’m now actually really glad that the ‘split’ happened (although the circumstances were awful) because now we have two shows to watch.

“I love the new TopGear. The presenters are excellent and the all-important chemistry seems to be building too.”

@MrAshRobertson wrote: “After attending the studio recording yesterday, I can promise you will not be disappointed!”

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