Check out the star cars of Top Gear season 28, which starts later this month.
In just a few weeks, Top Gear will be back on British TV screens for a brand-new series. The first trailer for Top Gear season 28 was released earlier this month, and now, as the start date gets closer, a new video gives us an extended look at the new season's star cars we'll get to see being put through their paces around the Top Gear test track by Chris Harris, who will once again be showing off his sideways driving skills. Judging from this lineup, Top Gear season 28 is going to be a treat for gearheads.
The trailer opens with Harris taming the insanely fast Volkswagen ID.R race car, which smashed lap records at the Nurburgring, Pikes Peak, and Heavens Gate in China. Continuing the electric car theme, Harris gets tail-happy in a Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
There's also going to be an epic race between a McLaren Speedtail and a jet fighter, which looks like a callback to a similar race Top Gear staged back in 2007 against a Bugatti Veyron and a Eurofighter Typhoon, and the new Porsche 911 will go head-to-head with the Aston Martin Vantage.
Chris Harris will be joined by co-hosts Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff, who became the show's new presenters in the last season. Since Harris is the only experienced motoring journalist of the trio, it makes sense for him to handle all the road tests, while Paddy and Freddy will provide some comic relief in the show's famous challenges.
In season 28, we'll get to see Flintoff bungee jump in a car and nearly kill himself on a three-wheeled motorcycle. It looks like there will be a cheap car challenge involving knackered old convertibles. The last few seasons had a great balance of entertaining challenges and informative car reviews, and this new season looks like it will continue this trend.
Top Gear season 28 starts on January 26 in the UK. Judging from past seasons, US viewers will have to wait a few months for it to air on BBC America. Alternatively, Top Gear America is also returning with new hosts Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry, and Jethro Bovingdon this year.