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‘Top Gear’ Preview Features Matt LeBlanc Running From ‘Officer’ Ken Block In A Shelby: Video

The BBC is getting ready to air Top Gear‘s twenty-fifth series next year, which will see Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid return to take part in car reviews, elaborate transport challenges, and other motoring-themed shenanigans.

On Christmas Day, a quick, 30-second preview was published to YouTube, demonstrating that the same absurd excess that has been central to past seasons will pervade throughout the new series. The preview shows pro driver Ken Block playing police officer at the wheel of a Can-Am Maverick off-road vehicle, as he attempts to wrangle LeBlanc, Harris, and Reid as they drive about in a trio of modern sportscars – a trio that includes a Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang in yellow.

Series 25 will be Top Gear‘s third without Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, who have a new show on Amazon Prime called “The Grand Tour”. That show featured the Shelby GT350R Mustang in its very first episode, appearing alongside the 670-horsepower Roush Stage 3 Mustang, and the 725-horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied Fisker-Galpin Rocket Mustang.

Top Gear Series 25 will likely start airing in spring of 2018, at which point we can perhaps answer the question of who wore the Shelby GT350R better: Matt LeBlanc, or Richard Hammond?

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Bob Dobson

    Top Gear is no longer a worthwhile show since the British boys left, the current hosts aren’t funny and are barely car enthusiasts. The show is boring and almost annoyingly trying to be what it once was with the Brits.

    Grand Tour is one of the best shows available!

    Come on….Joey from Friends is going to give me automotive advice?


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