The twenty-first series of British motoring programme Top Gear is currently in the works, with the usual presenting team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig.
Currently, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are working on a new DVD, entitled "The Perfect Road Trip". They have been seen around Monaco filming footage. Jeremy Clarkson confirmed on Twitter on September 16 that he'd started filming for Series 21.
The team attempt to prove that the hot hatchbacks of their youth were better than their modern equivalents by buying ‘classic’ examples of the breed and completing a series of challenges. After tackling a tricky hill course, they arrive at an army training ground in Wales where their ageing cars must evade the heavily armed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
Richard Hammond is on the shores of Lake Como testing the exciting new Alfa Romeo car against Jeremy Clarkson, who’ll be riding a quad bike. Meanwhile, James May is at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan looking at the incredible efforts behind the army's largest vehicle redeployment since the Second World War. Finally, Thor actor Tom Hiddleston is on the track as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
With Clarkson in a Volkswagen Up, Hammond in a Ford Fiesta and May in a Dacia Sandero, the trio embark on a long road trip to the Ukraine. When the hosts arrive in Kiev, they receive a truly fearsome challenge: to complete their journey by driving through Chernobyl. Also, Jeremy Clarkson is testing the Zenvo ST, a Danish supercar with 1086 horsepower. Star in a Reasonably Priced Car welcomes back singer James Blunt, who attempts to beat his own lap time out on the track.
Jeremy Clarkson is in Italy to celebrate the return of the bespoke Alfa Romeo 8C. Richard Hammond is in the dunes of Abu Dhabi to drive a new six wheeled machine from Mercedes Benz – the G63 6x6 – which was originally developed for the Australian military but, with the addition of some chrome trim and leather seats, is now available civilians willing to spend over half a million dollars! Meanwhile, James May makes a rare visit to the test track to try out two new models from British sports car maker Caterham, and comedian Jack Whitehall is the ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.’
Richard Hammond is in Abu Dhabi to drive a new hybrid sports car from Porsche, the 918, and test to see if it has what it takes to beat McLaren's hybrid hypercar, the P1. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are tasked with shooting and presenting a safe cycling public information film to an expert panel featuring Olympic gold medal-winning cycling legend Chris Boardman. Finally, Need for Speed and Breaking Bad star, Aaron Paul, is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.'
In the first of the all-new two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. However, in order to do so, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners for over 40 years: Burma. The trio must make this trip in three trucks that have been bought for a limited budget. Unsurprisingly, they are not quite as the presenters might have hoped or expected…What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction, and the constant bickering between the three hosts.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - building a bridge over River Kwai in Thailand. Having climbed mountains and endured a Burmese trucker stop, they must now venture into the Shan state, an area rife with civil war and normally closed to Western TV crews.