Top Gear Season 13 DVD scheduled for release today
The 13th season of Top Gear is finally going to be released on DVD today, ending months of waiting among fans of the UK auto show. Yep, we’re included in that group.
You might remember that season 13 included a ton of memorable segments, including a race of 1,000 horsepower machines – the Bugatti Veyron, the Lamborghini Murcielago SV, and the McLaren F1 – in Abu Dhabi. It was also in season 13 where Richard Hammond and James May decided to take on the unenviable task of racing a Porsche Panamera against a stamped envelope, Jay Leno appeared as a guest and took the challenge of the Reasonably Priced Car, Ken Block showing off his rally skills in slow-mo, and, of course, Michael Schumacher appearing on the show as The Stig. Yep. Good times, indeed.
The DVD will also come with a load of extra features, behind-the-scenes shenanigans, and never-before-seen interviews, making the $24.95 price tag all the more worth it.
Press Release after the jump
One of the top rated shows on BBC AMERICA and BBC CANADA, the International Emmy Award-winning Top Gear skids, roars and explodes its way back onto DVD with Season 13 delivering more thrills, more challenges, more cars, more irreverent, witty and unabashedly honest features... and a surprise revelation.
Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May enter a terrifying French ice race in low cost rear-wheel-drive coupés and James travels to America to spend a day with stunt-driving legend Ken Block. The boys are no less ambitious this season as Richard and James challenge the logistical might of Britain’s mail service by racing the new Porsche Panamera versus a stamped envelope across the British Isles and Richard stages the world’s first-ever race between the 1000 horsepower Bugatti Veyron, McLaren F1 and Lamborghini Murcielago SV in Abu Dhabi.
Elsewhere, Jeremy and James attempt to understand what makes a great Volkswagen advertisement – and then try to film one of their own. Plus, Jeremy gets chased by the British Army in some of its latest and most deadly toys and in a long-awaited television-first, the mysterious Stig takes off his helmet to reveal just who he really is.
The ongoing hit "Star in the Reasonably Priced Car" segment continues with Jay Leno, Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter Usain Bolt, Sienna Miller, AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson and more getting behind the wheel on the test track.
Additionally, Top Gear 13 is loaded with bonus features including extended interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
TOP GEAR 13 BONUS FEATURES
• Stig POV
• Spitfire Magic
• Ken Block: Slow Motion
• Extended Brian Johnson Interview
• Extended Jenson Button Interview
• Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4-SV 200 mph Run in Abu Dhabi
• Train Race Sequence with JC