An Amazon Start
Jeremy Clarkson has shared a picture on his twitter showing himself, Richard Hammond and James May standing in front of a Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and a Porsche 918 Spyder.
Joking that he was with a "skeleton crew", the presenters are in front of the sizeable crew and what look like technicians from the car makers themselves. The former Top Gear trio were eager to get this giant battle going and were keeping viewers updated with how the manufacturers were "warming to the idea" of it. Unfortunately earlier this year Clarkson was dismissed from the BBC after being involved in a 'fracas' with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon over the supposed absence of steak. It wasn't too long afterwards that Hammond and May along with a group of the former production team left too.
With that now in the past and the money from their Amazon Prime deal now ready to be spent, it's back to work for the series that will be ready to hit
screens streams in 2016!
As a cheeky play on their previous show and the tongue-in-cheek way they refer to themselves and each other, the show could be called Gear Knobs or Gear Nobs after they were discovered being registered as trademarks by Clarkson's law firm Olswang back in June. And with a reported £160 million to spend over 36 episodes they will be able to push for and do more than the estimated £500k an episode the BBC had for Top Gear, and as viewers know that programme was most definitely not lacking in quality or extravagant scenarios.
Naturally the image of the battle everyone wanted to see happen has exploded over the internet, with Clarkson's own 5.6+million followers helping in a large part with this. And it will be well worth watching out for the in-production sneak peeks the cast decide to share with us via their social media if this is how they are starting off!