Two teaser trailers for the upcoming 17th season of the best car show ever just weren’t enough to satiate our impatience for the real thing. Lucky for us, Top Gear knows a thing or two about trailing a carrot and have released a series of preview images for their first episode that fill in more of the gaps left by the teaser videos.
In the first episode, Jeremy Clarkson celebrates the 50th birthday of the legendary Jaguar E-type by driving a modern, half a million pound interpretation of this classic sports car, followed by a typically low key birthday party involving live music, classic fighter planes, and a group of Royal Marines. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in South Africa to test a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer whilst James May meets up with gold medal winning British Olympian, Amy Williams, for a wintry test of the latest Mini rally car. Plus, the power crazed BMW 1-series M slithers around the test track in a cloud of tire smoke and Alice Cooper takes his place in the Reasonably Priced Car. Oh yeah, Alice Cooper.