Loving Top Gear isn't a pre-requisite for any kind of automotive enthusiasm, and, in some cases, it might be a sign against it. Nevertheless, the exchanges that pass for wit and wisdom on the world's most popular motoring program provide entertainment for millions each season--even outside the BBC's geographical viewing area. The coming season looks to carry on the tradition.

Interspersed with quick cuts of dashing supercars, jumping SUVs, and inquisitions into the manhood of two men in a roadster, we hear Clarkson's baritone clipping off predictably snarky lines. Welcome to Top Gear series 17. Hey, at least it's not Top Gear USA.