'Top Gear' Season 29: Release date, plot, presenters, trailer and all you need to know about BBC auto reality show's latest edition
Motorheads will have an action-packed October as the ongoing 'Top Gear' Season 28 will be followed by another brand new season of the hit automobile reality show. Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris will be back for another season that promises new challenges, more car reviews and epic drives.
It will follow the week after the end of the current installment. BBC America will be the platform for the latest edition. The show had some changes with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic scrapping international travel and the entire series would be filmed in the UK. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the new season premiere.
'Top Gear' Season 29 will release on October 18 at 8 pm ET/PT on BBC America. The latest season premiered on October 4 in the UK.
What's on Season 29?
Wall of Death, hurtling down a ski slope in holiday hire cars, racing around in electric cars, testing classic speed monsters like the Jaguar of the '90s and reviews make up the latest season. The trailer features the trio test a Volvo S60 Hybrid, Tesla Model 3 and BMW 330 Hybrid cars for 24 hours straight. It will surely be another fun-filled, yet insightful season of 'Top Gear'.
Harris had an extensive racing career. Some of the racing cars he has driven include a Porsche 911 Cup, Renault Sport R.S. 01, Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Van Diemen FF1600, Rover SD1 and a Jaguar E-Type. The 45-year-old is one of the most noted personalities in the automobile circuit. He has had stints as a reviewer, writer and editor for automotive magazines, including Evo, Autocar and Jalopnik. In addition, he has presented numerous television and YouTube series.
This will be the third series to feature Harris as one of the presenters alongside McGuiness and Flintoff.
Outside of the show, Flintoff is a television personality and a former English international cricketer. He was announced as part of the host panel in 2018. Flintoff has become a fan-favorite for his quick quips and his daredevilry on the show. Episode 1 of 'Top Gear' Season 28 had three segments— a good ol' summer vacation on convertibles, the review of the Ariel Atom 4 and a bungee jump off a dam in Switzerland.
And doing the bungee jump was Flintoff! The final minutes of Episode 1 saw Flintoff lowered from the crane with the nose of the car facing the ground. He fails to take off after countdown as the handbrake was applied, and as soon as Harris points that out, Flintoff just gets off the brakes and what follows next is a pure exhilarating rush as he defies death and successfully bungee jumps while seated in a car.
One of the funniest dudes on the show, McGuiness has built a reputation for being a master behind the wheel and an automotive genius. He's had a whirlwind season so far. McGuiness has been with the show since Season 27 and will be back for another season with Harris and Flintoff. The latest episode showed McGuiness beat the Porsche 911 Carrera and the Aston Martin Vantage in his Ferrari Portifino in search for the "Best All-round Sports Car".
Nick Dalton serves as the producers of Season 29 with Alex Renton and Clare Pizey coming in as Executive Producers.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Top Gear' Season 29
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