Amid controversy and reports of disharmony during filming, the BBC has unveiled the first trailer for the new-look ‘Top Gear’ featuring Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Featuring fighter jets, dune buggies, supercars and home-made vehicles as well as the iconic, be-helmeted driver known only as ‘The Stig’, the minute-long trailer released on Thursday (March 31st) looks as characteristically chaotic as the show was before.

In the short clip, Evans is seen being driven in an Audi R8 V10 by co-presenter Sabine Schmitz. At one point, the lurches and skids are so much that the new host asks to stop so he can get out and be sick!

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Also seen is a clip of LeBlanc driving a three-wheeled Robin Reliant from London to Blackpool, and of a Dodge Viper with a Browning military machine gun fixed to its roof at a base in Nevada.

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The new series of ‘Top Gear’ is due to arrive in May on BBC2, and is one of the most anticipated programmes of the year. Evans, LeBlanc and five other co-presenters are seeking to revamp the globally popular series in the wake of the departures of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May last year.

However, the show has been dogged with controversy in the last few weeks, after LeBlanc and rally car driver Ken Block were spotted doing “doughnuts” around the Cenotaph war memorial in London. Evans apologised “unreservedly” for the “ill-advised” stunt, which he claimed he knew nothing about, on his Radio 2 show just days afterwards.

Then, he and LeBlanc reportedly arrived back in England from shooting in Venice last week barely on speaking terms. The presenter, who also helms ‘TFI Friday’ as well as his week-day breakfast show, is rumoured to be extremely stressed about the expectations on his shoulders about ‘Top Gear’ and doesn’t believe LeBlanc is taking the process seriously enough, according to sources speaking to the Daily Mirror.

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