It’s always a good day when a new season of CarTrek rolls into town and lucky for us Top Gear and Grand Tour Fans, Ed, Freddy, and Tyler have delivered once more!
Following in the footsteps of the previous six seasons, the gang has procured terrible examples of some stunning automobiles with one catch: they were all imported into the US from their original country of origin.
Tyler graced the pavement of the US of A with a Lebanese 1987 BMW 325(?). The reason for that question mark is that all of the VINs save for one have been scratched off and the engine was likely brought into the country through some less-than-legal means.
Freddy appeases (or insults) the JDM fanboys with a 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD done up in itasha (anime) style and numerous questionable equipment deletes. It’s the kind of car you’d see at your sketchy 8 p.m. car meet except it’s actually imported from Japan. That might actually make it worse though.
Lastly, Ed pulled through with yet another car that he spent way too much money on but at least looks cool. He bought a 1996 TVR Cerbera that just turned 25 years old and is officially legal to bring to America. The only problem is that he somehow found the worst one in the UK and got absolutely gypped when it came to shipping costs.
After thoroughly judging each other’s financial decisions, the trio heads to the Freedom Factory, a motorist’s playground kindly being restored by fellow YouTuber Cleetus McFarland. Which car will be utterly broken by the upcoming torture tests? Will it be all of them? You know how to find out. It involves that play button down there.