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If there’s one thing we know about the Stig, it’s that he never gets awestruck no matter how big the celebrity he meets. It didn’t happen with Tom Cruise or Cameron Diaz.

And apparently, it didn’t happen with Honda’s very own ASIMO .

Top Gear’s tame racing driver was recently featured in a hilarious new ad promoting the new look Top Gear Magazine. In the video, ASIMO tries to engage The Stig in a good ol’ fashioned dance-off, only to be met with the kind of stony indifference that has made the latter the enigmatic character that he is.

Numerous attempts prove futile until The Stig, still with his arms crossed, decides to just leave ASIMO in grooving to God-knows-what.

If for nothing else, its a pretty hilarious video that should provide quite the chuckle for anybody who wants to watch it. Anytime you can get the The Stig and ASIMO in one room on a proverbial dance-off, it makes for a must-watch video.

Even if one of them wants no part of it.

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From the series: "Which was first: the chicken or the egg?" we present you the latest series of Sealed Air’s Professor Packaging called "Will it Break?" It is pretty clear that the new series if a spoof of Top Gear’s "Will it Drift" question, except that it is more fun to watch!

Professor Packaging took an egg to a famous racetrack where he tied it to a the back of a Caterham 7 racecar in an attempt to see if the egg would break or not while the car is driving at high speeds. Behind the wheel was young driver Daniel Lloyd – AKA “Stag” – who did quite an amazing job behind the wheel.

So, what do you think; did the egg brake or not? Check the video to learn the answer to this question and also let us know what show do you prefer: "Will it break?" or "Will it drift?"

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Forza Horizon, the fifth installment in the Forza Motorsport series - was officially unveiled on October 23rd, 2012 and since then, Turn 10 Studios expanded it with tons of packages. The latest one was developed in cooperation with Top Gear and will be available now at a price of 400 MS Points. All the models in the pack can be individually ordered at a price of 240 MS Points.

The new pack includes a total of six cars: 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish , 2012 Bowler EXR S, 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG Mercedes CLK GTR , 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato , 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan and 2002 BMW M3-GTR (available for free).

By far our favorite addition is the new Vanquish - a car that has already stolen the heart of many enthusiasts. It is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 565 horsepower that sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 186 mph.

Hit the jump to rear Turn 10 Studio’s press release.

You may have seen an amateur video of this helicopter crash back in May of last year, but what we saw before pales in comparison to the ones that were captured by the actual cameras filming the first episode of Top Gear Korea.

During the filming of a segment involving a race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and an AH1 Helicopter, the pilot manning the controls of the latter somehow loses control of his ride. It ends up careening straight into the ground in a spectacular crash that was caught live on camera by the Top Gear crew.

While we’re thankful that the pilot escaped the nightmarish experience without any injuries, we’re wondering why the scene looks to have made it to the first episode of the show.

We’re all for hyping up a show the best way you can, but not at the expense of someone losing his life.


We’ve waited a long time for Top Gear to return to TV land and now that they have, it’s definitely great to see them back in the swing of things.

The first episode saw a whole lot of the unpredictable shenanigans the three hosts - and The Stig - have come to be known for. While the real treat of episode 1 was the Pagani Huayra’s record-setting lap around the Top Gear test track, the other segments also got our good jollies up and running again.

There’s James May taking a ride with rally driver Chris Meeke on board a Bentley Continental GT Speed , a car that probably isn’t the most suitable for rally-racing purposes. But seeing as this is Top Gear where nothing appears to be out of bounds, May and Meeke still went ahead and did the whole rally routine complete with Captain Slow playing the role of befuddled navigator.

Oh, and you can’t forget about Jeremy Clarkson’s new bad boy of a vehicle, the P45, which nobody should really confuse with the Ferrari P4/5 Competizione . Whereas the latter is a bona fide exotic super/race car, the former is, well, a cute little contraption with wheels.

Check out the highlights of the Top Gear’s pilot episode of Season 19 after the jump!

Pagani Huayra

The accolades just keep on coming for the mighty 2011 Pagani Huayra .

Already considered as one of the fastest and most beautiful supercars on the planet, the Huayra recorded yet another milestone during the first episode of Top Gear’s 19th season.

With the venerable Stig at the wheel, the Huayra managed to set a new record for a street-legal car on the Top Gear Test Track, breaking the line with a lap time of 1:13.8, more than a full second faster than what the previous record-holder — the Ariel Atom V8 — accomplished when it clocked in a time of 1:15.1.

It’s an impressive achievement for a street-legal car, although it’s still a little ways off of the time its brethren, the Pagani Zonda R , set when it blasted through the course in a scintillating 1:08.5. Of course, the Zonda R isn’t street legal, as is the Ferrari FXX , which posted a time of 1:10.7.

Be that as it may, the Huayra’s time is still spectacular.

The day many gearheads have all been waiting for is finally upon us. Everybody’s favorite auto magazine show is scheduled to return on January 27th. That’s right, folks, Top Gear is back!

This teaser, which you can see above, gives us a glimpse of what to expect when Jeremy, James and Richard return for another rollicking season full of laughs, races and challenges. This teaser puts a nice little twist into the antics that these fellas pull off. We’re not going to give it away, but it’s definitely a hoot.

And yes, don’t forget about the Stig. The boys aren’t the only one included in the trailer, as he is there is all of his white-racing-suit-donning glory.

Check out the video and let us know just how antsy you are to see this hit show back to running new episodes. We definitely can’t wait to see it.

Correction: Ah, mistakes happen sometimes. We mistakenly said the 19th season debuts on January 19th. Thanks to the fine folks at the BBC and Top Gear’s fantastic PR representative for informing us that it actually debuts on the 27th of January, so reset your TiVo!

Car enthusiasts from all over the globe be aware, as the 19th season of the famous British show Top Gear is just around the corner. The teaser video says nothing about an official date, but rumors suggest an official launch date for January 27th, so finger crossed.

Shortly after its UK premier, Top Gear will also be aired on BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge and BBC HD. As usual, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be present and accounted for, as they once again test some of the best – and worst – cars in the world, and give them some of the most scathing reviews they’ll ever receive. Also returning for the 19th season is the calmer one of the bunch, the “professional” driver creatively named “The Stig.”

We’ll let you now once the official debut date is dropped, so stay tuned and get ready for the Top Gear boys to return. This is sure to be nothing short of another amazing season.

Of all the Top Gear cast members, there’s no denying that the most mysterious of them is the man in the white helmet and jumpsuit. The man people affectionately call the Stig .

Unlike Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, the Stig is a man shrouded in mystery, opting to have Clarkson introduce him with the phrase "Some say..." So the question has been around for years. What’s the deal with The Stig? Who is he? Where does he come from? Why does he love Ricky Martin?

Tons of questions and few answers. That is, until now.

See, the Stig now has a book. Well, actually it is a book about him called "The Stig. The Untold Story." Apparently, he wasn’t a big fan of the project by publisher Ebury and, as the promo video shows, has gone to great lengths to ensure that the public doesn’t even sniff the pages of the book.

Some say he doesn’t like to have his private life cast into the public spotlight while others say he’s just doing it to further promote the book. As a man whose actions (probably) reflect his words, The Stig’s actions at a local Tesco market gives you a hint that there might be something about this book that he doesn’t want us to read.

Enjoy the video, and the hot Lambo at the end.

Top Gear Season 17 moved to June 26?

Every holiday season, one of the most anticipated shows on television is Top Gear’s Christmas Special. Remember when the Nutcracker always used to play on TV during Christmas? At some point, A Charlie Brown Christmas took over for the Nutcracker as the main Christmas special. These days, at least for us car nuts, it’s the Top Gear Christmas Special that we schedule our day around.

There’s only one problem, there won’t be a Top Gear Christmas Special this year... at least not until February.

In an obviously disappointing turn of events, the Top Gear Christmas Special won’t be aired until February. According to Captain Slow himself, James May, the show’s delay stemmed from production delays that, according to May, pushed filming until "quite late in the year and there is a lot of editing putting it together.”

In addition, the new season will only carry six episodes, instead of the traditional eight, putting an even bigger pout on our faces. Nevertheless, we expect loads of the same thing with Top Gear, even if the season is going to be two episodes shorter and won’t start until ‘Top Gear’s February Christmas Special’ airs.

Guess we’ll just have to settle for old, reliable Charlie Brown this year…

Source: Express UK

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