Top Gear Goes Full Throttle with Release of Seasons 11 & 12 DVDs and All New Season 13

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Top Gear, the world’s most popular car entertainment show, makes its 13th season broadcast debut on BBC AMERICA, Monday, January 25th at 8/7c. This is our all time favorite car show and we couldn’t be happier about its return. For those of you who haven’t heard, Season 13 is where the mysterious Stig takes off his helmet to reveal his true identity (except the cats out of the bag as news traveled fast after the UK airing).

Can’t wait for the 25th? Top Gear fans can catch up with Season 11 and Season 12 on DVD January 12th. These two seasons boast 14 full episodes with Season 12 including over 2 hours of bonus features – like never before seen footage and all-new commentary. To really kick this into high gear, BBC will be hosting a week long DVD giveaway at starting January 12th! Pre-order copies today at the BBC AMERICA Shop.

But don’t hit cruise control yet! The day after Season 13 premieres on the 25th, look for full episodes posted to iTunes every Tuesday throughout the season. Now you can watch the guys anytime, any place.

The world’s biggest car show is back for a 13th series. Hot on the heels of their epic challenge in Vietnam, which saw Jeremy, Richard and James travel the entire length of the country in just eight days, the boys are no less ambitious.. Richard goes to Abu Dhabi to test the new Lambo Murcielago LP640-4 SV; the boys buy three £1,500 rear-drive sports cars and somehow find themselves entered in a terrifying French ice race; film star Sienna Miller, King of Twitter Stephen Fry and chat show host Jay Leno are among the stars taking part in ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ and in a television-first, the mysterious Stig takes off his helmet to reveal just who he really is…

Out on DVD January 12, 2010 for $39.98(US) & $49.98(CA); pre-order today at the BBC AMERICA Shop

Top Gear Season 12 Synopsis

The 12th season kicks off with a crash, a bang and an overwhelming smell of burning when Jeremy, Richard and James buy second-hand trucks and try their hands at truck driving. The boys travel to the U.S. to test three new generation big-engine ‘muscle’ cars with a great American road trip from San Francisco to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the heart Utah, then are challenged to drive from the heart of Switzerland to the North West coast of England on one tank of fuel while James travels to the frozen North and enlists the help of F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Jeremy scampers around the test track in the feisty new Fiat 500 Abarth, Porsche 911, and the Pagani Zonda F Roadster and finally after years of waiting, the Stig finally gets to set a lap time in the remarkable Bugatti Veyron. To top things off this seasons ‘Star in the Reasonably Priced Car’, features talk show legend Michael Parkinson, London Mayor Boris Johnson, musical legend Tom Jones and Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg.

Two Hours of Bonus Footage

Commentary for Vietnam Special (Executive Producer Andy Wilman and Crew), Vietnam Special Deleted Scenes, Photo Gallery, Cool Wall – Uncut, Boris Johnson Extended Interview, Top Gear Awards Extended Version, Botswana Special – Directors Cut, Commentary for Botswana Special (Executive Producer Andy Wilman and Crew) and Botswana Special Deleted Scenes.


Out on DVD January 12, 2010 for $29.98(US) & $37.48(CA); pre-order today at the BBC AMERICA Shop

Top Gear Season 11


Fasten your seatbelts as Jeremy, James and Richard attempt to build a better police car with old bangers – and test them out in a car chase. They race across Japan (a Nissan GT-R vs. public transport); break down a few too many times in three sub-£1,000 Alfa Romeos and invent a new sport: fox-hunting with a Daihatsu Terios 4×4 and Jeremy as the prey. The guys put a variety of old and new cars through a series of crazy and original challenges, doing their best to wreck the machines in the name of entertainment. Also, they undertake their stiffest challenge to date by attempting to beat their German rivals in a series of grueling automotive tests. Of course, Top Gear puts the latest models of the world’s most exotic supercars including, the Mitsubishi Evo X, Brooklands Bentley Super Coupé and Mazda’s Furai concept car, to the test through exhaustive road tests and weekly power-tests.