In an extremely controversial decision, cash-strapped BBC has tightened Top Gear‘s budget, ordering them to pass on the exotic supercars in favor of reviewing greener, more economical models. Despite Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson’s earlier promise to flat-out ignore the push for more mundane vehicles, the show’s producers insist that changes must be made to keep in step with the tumultuous economy. Although BBC mouthpieces insist that the Ferrari’s and Bugatti’s that give the show its largest appeal will not be phased out entirely, they have confirmed there will be less screen time devoted to thrashing a ZR1’s throttle and more attention given to dispensing “practical” consumer advice.
…and yes, it gets worse.
Incredibly, it also appears as though a segment scheduled to feature a road trip behind the wheel of a Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s has been dramatically revised to replace the super-performance cars with the likes of the Toyota iQ.
Oh, the humanity.
Source: Daily Star