Series 21 may have only just finished, but the TopGear team have already been spotted out and about filming segments for Series 22 (which we were hoping would air around July 2014 but could end up being early next year). Below is a list of what we know so far, and we’ll update this list with new sightings as they come to hand.
Last updated 28th October 2014.
Jeremy and Richard are back! Because, frankly, they think we can do better. Their first Perfect Road Trip ended badly. This time they’re determined to get things right – with the creatively titled “The Perfect Roadtrip 2″. Check out the trailer below!
It’ll be released on November 17th and can be pre-ordered on DVD or Blu-ray.
With Top Gear currently between seasons, some fans of the show inevitably turn their attention towards the latest and greatest racing games available to get their fix of car based pornography. Those with Xbox’s have the Forza series to keep them satisfied, while a PlayStation user’s default choice would no doubt be Gran Turismo 5 or 6 – but now there’s a new option. Driveclub.
Driveclub was probably one of the most eagerly anticipated games for the PS4. It was announced a few years ago and we were teased with juicy looking renders of uber-realistic car models and the promise of groundbreaking original game elements. It was originally scheduled to be a PS4 launch title, before it was pushed back by almost a year for further polishing and tweaks. It sounded like a good decision to me – there’s nothing I hate more than developers pushing out an unfinished game and then patching the holes down the track. It turns gamers into glorified beta testers, doing the work that actual paid beta testers should have been doing in the first place. Driveclub was sounding incredibly promising then. Evolution Studios must be a developer who values their game and cares immensely about the experience players have upon buying it. But it all went wrong.
What happened? Well, here’s my experience.
Those of you who have been following our Series 22 Sightings and Spoilers post would be aware that the Top Gear team were in Argentina, filming their next epic 1000-mile roadtrip. What you might not be aware of though, is just how spectacularly it has all turned to shit.
The plan was set. The boys were set to drive along the local Route 40, linking the towns of Bariloche to Ushuaia – a distance of serveral hundred miles and a journey which Google Maps failed to calculate. A journey that would take almost two weeks, driving a trio of classic cars – a Porsche 928 GT, a Lotus Esprit V8 and a Ford Mustang Mach 1. All three vehicles were purchased in Britain and shipped out to Argentina specifically for the special. However Jeremy’s Porsche 928 GT was carrying a particular piece of cargo that was set to ignite a shitstorm of epic proportions. Pornographic magazines? Some kind of reference to Argentina’s 1-0 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup? No….
In case you didn’t notice, TopGearbox has been given a spit and polish! Our new website design is more user friendly than before and has been designed to suit a wider range of devices – automatically adjusting to suit Desktop PC’s and Laptops, all the way down to tablets and mobile devices.
We’re not finished yet though – there are still a large amount of images we need to optimise (since we switched from a dark background to a light one) and there may be issues with some pages displaying correctly. So while there may be a few parts that look strange now, rest assured we’re working on it!
Top Gear Series 22 is shaping up to be a rather epic, as the team continues to film in various locations around the world. At this stage, we’ve had an educated guess that it will go to air on Sunday January 25th 2015. Give or take a week or two!
Just this week, Jeremy Clarkson mentioned on Twitter that it will be a huge 13 episodes long. However, we’re not sure if he should be believed – as that would make it the largest Top Gear series in history. Previous Top Gear series have topped out at a maximum of 6 to 7 episodes – and you’ve got to go all the way back to 2007 to find a series with 10 episodes or more.
Regardless, Series 22 is edging closer and we’ll keep you all updated as we receive more information and confirmed air dates.