Daily Archives: June 17, 2008

Top Gear is coming to American Television


Unfortunately Clarkson, Hammond, and May have decided to stay on their side of the pond, so Hollywood did what Hollywood does and re-cast the show with some good ol’ American boys. Who got selected to host the new show? You might know Adam Carolla from either his popular radio talk show or the legendary production run of “The Man Show”, which he co-hosted with Jimmy Kimmel. Tanner Foust was also chosen to host the show, bringing with him his experience and clout from the world of rally, drifting, various other motorsports. Tanner is also a stuntman on the side, so that should indicate some interesting driving challenges to be included in the series. And Eric Stromer, that handyman from HGTV, was selected to bring a more refined outlook on the cars and trucks they’ll be testing, and maybe even a fraction of the female audience. It should be a good blend of personalties, something the British version had masterfully managed. The new show is tentatively being called “Gear”, look for it on NBC next year.

Chevy Corvette ZR-1 Specs Released


Today Chevy released the official numbers for their legendary race car.  For $103,000 you can rocket up to 60 mph in just 3.4 sec, run the quarter-mile in 11.3 sec at around 131mph, and then keep you can keep that petal floored until you hit 205 mph.  The performance figures are quite impressive, as is the thorough use of carbon fiber…but what we at AutoAnything want to know is how fast it’ll run around the Nurburgring!  Can Chevy fulfill the Corvette’s destiny to be King of the ‘Ring, or will Nissan hold onto that title for a while longer?  Let me know what you think, pictures of the new Vette are below.

ZR-1 Engine BayCorvette ZR-1

Corvette ZR-1 3/4 Shot