We’ve been hearing a lot of news from the world of Top Gear recently and arguably the biggest news of all is about to be laid out to all of you. Yes, dear folks, the 17th season – has it been that many? – of Top Gear is headed back to the tubes beginning on June 12, 2011.

The news was first reported by FinalGear.com - as good a source as any Top Gear-related website out there – which bared Top Gear’s return after it was first divulged in the May issue of the Dutch edition of Top Gear magazine. Us here in America will get a double dose of the fun too as the first season of Top Gear USA will start to be sold in DVD form on July 19.

As far as what’s in store for us with season 17 of Top Gear, well, your guess is good as ours. But we’ve seen Clarkson and May push a Nissan Leaf and there have been reports that the McLaren MP4-12C posted the fastest lap on the Top Gear track. Yep, its looking like just a regular season of Top Gear; one full of laughs, surprises, and controversies.


Source: Final Gear

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  (231) posted on 07.27.2011

Well, sadly they moved the opening of the next season . However, its pilot episode makes a success! I’m really excited for their upcoming episodes!

  (526) posted on 07.27.2011

Well, I’m glad to see them again in the BBC. The debut of their current season is very successful. And as expected, from their show its fun and exciting. I wonder if Jeremy Clarkson would attempt to make a death-defying stunt!

  (592) posted on 06.14.2011

I really love this show. It is one of the most anticipating show on earth. Featuring the best cars upto the fastest ones. They really rocks the show. I can’t wait to their Season 17.

  (539) posted on 06.6.2011

Wow! So they are back once again!hmm. I don’t know what will happen to the Top Gear USA when UK will return. I bet it would be like a fight between these two car show.

  (474) posted on 06.6.2011

I was thinking the same as well. So I guess, this is the reason why they have a lot of appearances. I don’t have any idea that they have plan of coming back but I’m glad to hear this wonderful news!

  (377) posted on 05.23.2011

Yeah, you’re probably right. The show has already surv9ved some pretty nasty controversies before, so it is unlikely for them to falter now just because of this one.

  (211) posted on 05.20.2011

Well, they probably would be able to settle the Tesla issue before they get on air for next season. Though I doubt if it would have an effect on the show’s standing.

  (531) posted on 05.20.2011

What latest debacle, the one with the Nissan Leaf? That probably won’t do much, since Clarkson didn’t make a lot of fuss about it. However, the thing that will most likely affect them this time around is the suit filed by Tesla.

  (473) posted on 05.20.2011

I was thinking the same. And I think issue on electric car would affect the career of
this trio. Well,everyone is entitled for freedom of speech especially when its the truth that you
are implying for.

  (553) posted on 05.19.2011

Well, I don’t think that the issue between automaker and the Top Gear would have a negative effect. In fact, I have a feeling that it will the reason to attract more viewer. Well,
at least there is a motor show that it frank enough to tell the truth behind on what’s going on in the engine of the car.

  (498) posted on 05.19.2011

Well, come to think of it, we all wanted the show to continue into another season, so we really shouldn’t be surprised that it is. I’m just wondering how the latest debacle they had would affect them.

  (647) posted on 05.19.2011

Hmm, I would say that this one is already as expected. After all, they had a pretty good one last season, so it is really not that surprising that they will be picked up for another season.

  (383) posted on 05.19.2011

haha. I thought Top Gear UK would be gone on the television for good but seeing them coming back would be great moment to awaits! I really love this show and I can’t wait to see them back! I’d better mark calendar now dated June 12, 2011.

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