A US version of Britain's Top Gear - starring Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood - aired on America's History channel 2010-16.
The network just greenlit eight episodes of Top Gear America, a US -based spinoff featuring three new presenters: racing enthusiast and veteran film and television actor William Fichtner, British automotive journalist Tom "Wookie" Ford, and world champion drag racer Antron Brown.
World champion drag racer Antron Brown is the second confirmed presenter, whereas British auto journalist Tom Ford completes the lineup.
The show will follow the typical Top Gear format, and see the three hosts get behind the wheel of various vehicles throughout the US, and allow celebrities to do the same on the track. The show is said to be a "reimagined" spinoff of the BBC show. "It will be quite the trip". The 60-year-old Fichtner is known for his roles as Alexander Mahone in Prison Break, SFC Jeff Sanderson in Black Hawk Down, Colonel William Sharp in Armageddon, and so forth. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, Top Gear America puts the viewer in the passenger seat alongside the car-obsessed hosts as they race the most incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west.
Racing enthusiast and veteran actor William Fichtner is the leader of the gang. He is now the Associate Editor of Top Gear Magazine, and contributes to both TopGear.com and The Sunday Times. Well, Top Gear USA has a Briton in its lineup, while the United Kingdom version has Matt LeBlanc, who was born in Newton, Massachusetts.