Top Gear releases new teaser trailer

The latest sneak preview of the forthcoming Top Gear series has revealed the show will contain plenty of thrills in the form of some incredible motors - as well as a few spills into the bargain.

The latest teaser trailer for the BBC's flagship motoring show, which is set to make its much-anticipated comeback in May, however, the exact date has not yet been announced by the BBC. 

There are rumours that the new series could be due to start on Sunday May 22. A BBC spokeswoman said it has not confirmed a date but ruled out May 8.

A BBC spokeswoman said it has not confirmed a date but ruled out May 8.

The teaser features 10 different types of cars, these include classic vehicles such as the Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France and astonishing supercars including the Aston Martin Vulcan.

Further cars set to make an appearance include the Jaguar F-Pace and Ariel Nomad, an all-terrain vehicle used to go off road.

In the following scenes, there's plenty of wild driving and glamorous cars, as the hosts are joined by celebrity guests including singer Seasick Steve, rapper Tinie Tempah and Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri.

Top Gear 2016 teaser trailer

What happened to Clarkson, Hammond and May?

The revamped Top Gear follows the contentious departure of regular trio Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, after Clarkson's contract with the BBC was not renewed following an incident with one of its producers

The trio are currently working on a new programme for Amazon, which is currently unamed - you can see how they are progressing with the naming decision below.

Spin-off show Extra Gear

Among the building rivalry between the two camps, the BBC is pulling out all the stops ahead of new-look Top Gear's debut this month, with a spin-off show all set to accompany the reboot.

Extra Gear, hosted by relatively unknown presenter Rory Reid who made it through the show's open audition stage after he submitted an online audition tape that left the new show's executive producer, Chris Evans, remarking how it "simply blew [him] away”.

Reid is the former editor-in-chief of car and consumer technology website Recombu, and is no stranger to the camera presenting regularly on his YouTube channel.

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The spin-off show will feature behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, unused films and content created especially for the show. It will be broadcast on digital channel BBC Three straight after the BBC Two show finishes.

"The Top Gear fans are some of the keenest in the world and with this show I’m giving them a chance to really get a peek behind the curtain", said Reid.

"I'm looking forward to showing them how the show is made and what goes on behind the scenes, giving viewers a different perspective on some of the coolest cars on the planet."

The half-hour show will be filmed straight after Top Gear presenters Chris Evans and Matt Le Blanc have wrapped up shooting for the week, so it should still be studio-based and presented in a similar format.

Somewhat unpredicted co-host Matt LeBlanc has previously appeared on the show as a guest, and even set a new fastest lap on the show's star in a reasonably priced car section. The video is available below.

Matt LeBlanc interview and fastest lap

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