‘Top Gear’ unveils its explosive new trailer for series 25

Featuring Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig.

Top Gear has unveiled the new trailer for its upcoming 25th series.

The 60-second teaser for the BBC Two show features Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig.

There isn’t an airdate confirmed just yet, with the BBC promising that the show is “coming soon”.

“Who says we don’t do serious car reviews?” quips LeBlanc at the top of the ad, before a load of automotive thrills and spills.

The teaser includes a car attached to a paraglider, off-road monster vehicles, and a helicopter, as well as plenty of destructions and fiery explosions.

“Six hour-long episodes see the team confronting the big issues: building the world’s fastest tractor, tackling America’s Wild West in shiny new V8 sports cars, attempting to land a NASA research plane in a muscle car, and much more besides,” reads the blurb.

“Filmed in locations including Japan, the US Italy and er…just-outside-of-Guildford, expect Top Gear’s trademark array of stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars, celebrity guests and a healthy disrespect for presenter safety.”

A car attached to a paraglider in the trailer for Top Gear

A car attached to a paraglider in the trailer for Top Gear (BBC)

Series 25 is the third run of Top Gear since the controversial departure of hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May after Clarkson was axed from the show following an altercation with a producer.

That trio went on to front The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime, which has run for two series to date.

After Clarkson, Hammond and May left the show, Top Gear was primarily hosted by Chris Evans for series 23, but he quit at the end of that run.

“I’m stepping down from Top Gear. I gave it my best shot, but sometimes that’s not enough,” he said at the time.

“The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best.”

That led to the sharing of main presenting duties between former Friends star LeBlanc and motoring journalists Harris and Reid from the start of series 24.