I hope this doesn’t result in me getting kicked in the chest by Ed Lau, because the source of this information is the same as what got me into that whole chest-kicking fiasco in the first place. Leftlane News is reporting that a US-specific Top Gear is apparently in the works, officially bringing the popular car enthusiast show to our side of the Atlantic.


Naturally, there will be more of a focus on American cars rather than those from Seat, Peugeot, and Citroen, but the kicker is that we’ll get the same three hosts as the BBC British show: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

I’ll take this “news” with a big grain of salt for now, lest I get kicked in the chest again.

UPDATE (4/10, 22:32): Confirmation! A BBC spokeswoman went on the record and said, “BBC Worldwide has had exploratory conversations with the US networks to bring a local version of Top Gear to the US, but there is not yet a deal on the table.”