2010 Dodge Viper

2010 Dodge Viper

We were briefly excited last year then quickly had our hopes smashed when word of an American version of the UK's hit car-related show Top Gear was released, then quickly canceled after filming the pilot. It had been slated for NBC, then confirmed for The History Channel and today we have the first official trailer video for the new all-American series.

The first series of ten episodes will air on History this fall, though exact dates are yet to be finalized. Tanner Foust will remain on from the previous season and will be joined by Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood.

Adam Ferrara is an actor and comedian that you may recall starred in the firefighting drama series Rescue Me, and Rutledge Wood is a race analyst best known for reporting on NASCAR. All-in-all it should be a good series.

We’re still a bit dark on the details, so we'll have to wait for more to develop, however, from the trailer it appears that the show won’t be too scripted, overblown and ridiculous like its British counterpart. At least seeing the Dodge Viper SRT-10, an old Thunderbird Turbo Coupe and an old Cadillac are signs that we will get to see some American metal getting mentioned. Other cars planned for the series are rumored to be a Morgan Aero, Mitsubishi Evo X, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Gallardo Valentino Balboni supercar.

[Top Gear via YouTube]