The new series of Top Gear starts in January 2012, and the boys are filming a supercar piece in Lecce, Italy, with the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C & Noble M600.
We already know that Top Gear’s Christmas Special is in India this year, so the video showing the Top Gear team filming in Lecce, Italy, with the Lamborghini Aventador, McLaren MP4-12C and Noble M600 must be for the new series of Top Gear, which kicks off on January 12th 2012.
Lecce is an historic Italian city in the south east of Italy, full of Baroque architecture, tracing its history back to the Greeks and is probably most famous for its ‘Lecce Stone’, a soft and malleable limestone ideal for sculpting.
None of which really matters to Messrs Clarkson, Hammond and May, although it does provide a stunning backdrop for an equally stunning set of supercars. And the weather’s a bit better than the UK in November.
Jeremy gets to take the Aventador – a car Tiff Needell recently found wanting – Richard gets to play with the home-grown(that’s UK home-grown and not Italy home-grown) Noble M600, and May gets the McLaren MP4-12C. Which as the McLaren probably has the most compliant on-road ride of the three should stop the whining about uncomfortable supercars.
What is a bit of a surprise is the Noble. We understand why Top Gear would want to include the Noble as a UK supercar, but it would have perhaps been more interesting if they’d thrown the Ferrari FF in to the mix, or even the 458 as that’s mid-engined too.
Still, three very enticing supercars and a stunning Italian backdrop should make for a decent piece on the new series – Top Gear Series 18 – when its starts in the New Year.
Top Gear in Italy with Aventador, M600 & MP4-12C Video