Top Gear has minted no shortage of memorable moments in its nearly 20-year broadcast run. Whether sliding a Ford Fiesta through a shopping centre or breaching 250mph in a Bugatti Veyron SuperSport, the presenters – and the programme – are at their best when imbuing car love with a touch of absurdity.
But there are those moments (41 of them, in fact) that transcend even the lofty standards of Top Gear. Hence, the BBC America premiere of Top Gear’s Top 41, hosted by Richard Hammond. The series begins on 14 October and continues across eight additional episodes, with the Hamster counting down to the top 10.
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.