I’ve been thinking about the probable Netflix series with May, Hammond, and Clarkson. What will it look like? It won’t be called Top Gear, that’s for sure.

Sure they can have races and challenges that range over an entire episode or more. Sure they can do ‘consumer advice’ (Mr. Needham, take note).

But will they use Dunsfold Aerodrome? The old studio? Will they be permitted to put a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, or call it that? What Top Gear properties can they use? Will The Stig be called The Stig, or can they even use a racing driver to test cars for a power board? How much power will the BBC have over the content of the new show?

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You can rest assured the BBC will sue if they perceive the new show has elements of Top Gear.

What do you think?