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Top Gear (US Version)

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Top Gear (US Version)
Television Show

A television show on the cable network History.  Starring Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood.


Big Star in a Small Car

The segment titled "Big Star in a Small Car" is the U.S. version of "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car."

TimeDriverSeason/
Episode
1:43.2Tony HawkS1-E5
1:43.9Kid RockS1-E4
1:45.3Dominic MonaghanS1-E2
1:55.6Buzz AldrinS1-E1


Power Lap Times

TimeCarSeason/
Episode
1:22.0Dodge Viper SRT/10 ACRS1-E1
1:22.8Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 SuperleggeraS1-E1
1:23.4Lamborghini Gallardo LP670-4 SuperVeloceS1-E1
1:26.9Lamborghini Murciélago LP550-2 BalboniS1-E1
1:28.2Aston Martin V12 VantageS1-E2
1:29.2Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSRS1-E2


Season One

1:  Cobra Attack

First aired November 21, 2010

The first episode of Top Gear featured the following:

  • Dodge Viper SRT/10 (Tanner Foust driving, Rutledge Wood navigating) in a race against a Cobra military helicopter.
  • Dodge Viper SRT/10 ACR Power Lap Time 1:22.0 (new fast time)
  • Big Star, Small Car: Buzz Aldrin (new fast time)
  • High Speed Test of 3 Lamborghinis:  Gallardo LP540-4 Superleggera, Murciélago LP670-4 SV, Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni
  • Power Lap Times:  Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera - 1:22.8, Lamborghini Gallardo LP670-4 SuperVeloce - 1:23.4, Lamborghini Murciélago LP550-2 Balboni - 1:26.9

    2:  Blind Drift

    First aired November 28, 2010

  • Tanner Foust races a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution up and down a ski mountain against two skiiers
  • Rutledge Wood test drives the Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage Power Lap Time 1:28.2
  • Big Star, Small Car:  Dominic Monaghan (new fast time)
  • Blind Drifting:  Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood vs. Tanner Foust and blind comedian Brian Fischler (with dog Nash)
  • Nash urinates on the Top Gear logo in the studio at the end of the show

    3:  

    First aired December 5, 2010

    4:  

    First aired December 12, 2010

  • Big Star in a Small Car:  Kid Rock (new fast time)

    5:  Beater Boot Camp

    First aired December 19, 2010

  • Road tests of three General Motors cars of the past to see which one should be brought back to save GM.  Adam Ferrara in an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Tanner Foust in a Pontiac Fiero, and Rutledge Wood in a Buick Roadmaster.
  • Big Star in a Small Car:  Tony Hawk (new fast time)

    6:  Fast in Florida

    First aired December 26, 2010

  • Tanner Foust tests a Morgan Aero Super Sport
  • Big Star in a Small Car:  Michelle Rodriguez

    Article Index

    DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
    December 6, 2010American Top Gear: Second Best is Still Pretty GoodBill Crittenden
    June 5, 2014Top Gear USA: American MuscleBill Crittenden
    June 16, 2014Top Gear USA: Desert TrailblazersBill Crittenden
    June 27, 2014Top Gear USA: 80's PowerBill Crittenden
    July 5, 2014Top Gear USA: Snow ShowBill Crittenden
    July 10, 2014Top Gear USA: Cool Cars for GrownupsBill Crittenden
    July 10, 2014Top Gear USA: Off Road Big RigsBill Crittenden


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