'Top Gear' presenters channel James Bond in new trailer

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Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff with a McLaren 600LT on the Top Gear test track in Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh.
Paddy McGuinness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff with a McLaren 600LT on the Top Gear test track in Dunsfold Park, Cranleigh.

The new Top Gear trailer sees Paddy McGuinness, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and Chris Harris channel 007 as they drive some of the James Bond movies' best-known cars.

The 30-second teaser sees the trio take a spin in iconic vehicles including the Aston Martin DB5, first seen in 1964’s Goldfinger, and the Renault 11 Parisienne taxi driven by Sir Roger Moore in 1985’s A View To A Kill.

“Consider me shaken and very stirred,” McGuinness says from behind the wheel, dressed in a suit and bowtie.

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The trailer also sees McGuinness slip into a skintight wetsuit before he leaps off a jet-ski into a lake.

Meanwhile, ex-cricketer Flintoff is dragged along a Scottish runway by the Stig in an Ariel Nomad, while wearing titanium shoes which send sparks flying.

The group also go on a nostalgic drive through the Lake District in their fathers’ cars.

The upcoming series, which the trailer teased is "coming soon", is the show's 30th and the fourth with the current presenting line-up.

Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness in <i>Top Gear</i>. (BBC)
Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness in Top Gear. (BBC)

The trio were met with a positive reception after their 2019 debut, which followed following the mixed reactions of the line-ups that came after Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond's departure in 2015.

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As a result of this ratings success, the programme was moved to BBC One from BBC Two from last year.

Former presenter May also gave the team his seal of approval, saying they were "almost as good" as himself, Clarkson and Hammond.

With additional reporting by PA.

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