LONDON – BBC America has announced plans to debut Top Gear America, a U.S. spinoff of Top Gear that will feature former NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown as one of the hosts.
Brown, a three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion, will be joined by actor William Fichtner and British automotive journalist Tom Ford as hosts of the new show.
BBC America has ordered eight episodes of Top Gear America. The original Top Gear series is currently in its 24th season.
Top Gear America will review not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles, but also the cars of America’s culture-defining past. Each episode will also feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas.
This is the second American version of Top Gear. The previous version, which aired on the History channel, ran for six seasons from 2010 to 2016 and was hosted by Rallycross driver Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara.