If you enjoy watching Chris Harris on Cars on YouTube, there's great news because the series is coming to BBC America in the United States. The new show premieres July 11 at 9:00 PM Eastern.
The trailer above and BBC America's description suggests at least some segments might just replay Harris' clips from YouTube. Even if that's the case, it's not necessarily a bad thing because they should look fantastic on a larger screen. The channel promises reviews of exotic vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, McLaren 650S, and Aston Martin GT12.
For those not familiar with Harris' videos, they are some of the best automotive clips on the Web. Harris does the usual sports car reviews, but he combines them with a love of doing big, smoky slides in some of the most expensive vehicles in the world. He's also incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic.
Top Gear has hit an international rough patch over the last few months. Low ratings and bad reviews plagued the latest season in the United Kingdom, and it culminated with main host Chris Evans leaving the show. Meanwhile, the History Channel cancelled the American version. Harris being on BBC America is at least a little good news for people in the U.S. who are craving automotive excitement on television. We also expect him to be back on Top Gear when the show eventually returns.
Source: BBC America
Buckle up, Gearheads: Brand-new auto series Chris Harris on Cars is coming to BBC America on Monday, July 11 at 9/8c. Watch the trailer below for a look at the rubber-burning action to come!
Based on his hit YouTube series, BBC America’s Chris Harris on Cars offers Top Gear fans more time with breakout star and motoring journalist Chris Harris. Here he gets behind the wheel of the newest, fastest and coolest cars on the road, and takes viewers into the technical complexities of these stunning vehicles. Profiling some of the most exciting cars on the planet and testing them on road and track, the series will cover cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, McLaren 650S, Aston Martin GT12, Ferrari 458 GT, Ferrari 458 Spider, among many others.
In the latest season of Top Gear, Chris joined fellow hosts Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Sabine Schmitz, Eddie Jordan, Rory Reid and The Stig as they drove over 7500 miles, undertook both on and off road challenges, tested the very latest cars and filmed in nine countries across four continents.
Launched on YouTube in 2014, Chris Harris on Cars has amassed over a quarter of a million subscribers and the content has been viewed over 20 million times. Chris began his career in motoring journalism at UK-based Autocar magazine, becoming their official road-test editor. He launched his website dedicated to fast cars in 2008, later joined Evo magazine and then became a member of the Pistonheads.com team, as well as a regular feature contributor on YouTube’s DRIVE channel.