We’ve waited long enough for this show to finally hit American television and now that we’re drawing closer and closer to Top Gear ’s – the US version, that is - debut on the History Channel, we’ve been given a first look at what we’re all in store for in the coming months.
We already know that Top Gear US will be hosted by the troika of Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, and Rutledge Wood and while these three have enormous shoes to fill to even come close to replicating the success enjoyed by its more established British counterparts – Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond – this video, which is actually the first official trailer of the show, gives us a pretty good indication of how Foust, Ferrara, and Rutledge work together.
From what we saw, there seems to be good chemistry among the three – not to the level of Clarkson, May, and Hammond; but it’s there – and they even went as far as coming up with their own quirky challenges, including the featured challenge of running the best $1,000 car through a “moonshine” run dirt course, a challenge that all three hosts will participate in.
We only got a glimpse of Ferrara’s supposed lap time on board a ‘76 Cadillac Deville and by all accounts, he used up every square inch of that car he could use just to cross the finish line. As for Foust and Rutledge and their respective lap times, well, we’re going to have to catch the pilot episode of Top Gear US to find out.