The next season of our favorite show in the world, Top Gear, is just around the corner and Executive Producer Andy Wilman today gave us an idea of what to expect for series 11. Clarkson, Hammond and May will go to war with the German version of Top Gear with a very exciting race between the ‘RS6 against the most suicidal of skiers.’ The Top Gear crew will also put the new Mitsubishi Evo X against the new Impreza, get behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz CLK Black Series and may even get to drive the Mazda Furai concept.
Wilman also told us that the team has come up with another ‘big race.’ Last season we saw the Veyron go up against a fighter jet, however this time it won’t be too crazy and will be more realistic.
Hold it right there! While writing this we were browsing through our RSS reader and to our surprise, Top Gear was supposedly in Abu Dhabi this past weekend and lucked out with three Bugatti Veyrons for filming. Originally, the Top Gear Magazine was in town for a photo shoot when it sent out a request for a Bugatti Veyron. Instead, Top Gear was offered not one but three Veyrons, one of them being the exclusive Bugatti Pur Sang (of which only 5 units were produced).
“No other place in the world could we have found three Bugattis in a span of 48 hours,” said a relieved Charlie Turner, the creative director for the magazine.
Excited and surprised, the BBC crew arrived with the Stig and headed up the curvaceous roads of the Jabel Hafeet mountains. Transport officers helped closed the roads for hours while the Top Gear crew did their thing. Rumor has it that there was also a Koenigsegg CCX spotted during the photoshoot (see pictures below). Who knows, we may see a Veyron Pur Sang race against the CCX next season.
Loaners of the 3 Veyrons wished to remain anonymous.
All this Veyron and Top Gear talk has gotten us really excited. So we were kind enough to post the episode where James May takes the Veyron to its top speed of 253mph.
Top Gear in Abu Dhabi:
Source: Top Gear, Releaselog (via GermanCarBlog)
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