'Top Gear' Trailer: Matt LeBlanc Goes 'Mad Max' in Morocco

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Matt LeBlanc in the new 'Top Gear' trailer

The new co-host of the BBC's rebooted motoring show hits the sand dunes in an Ariel Nomad off-road buggy.

With the countdown to the launch of the rebooted Top Gear now on, new co-host Matt LeBlanc has been given a starring — and somewhat dusty — role in a second trailer.

Released Sunday, the new teaser for the BBC's flagship motoring show sees the actor take on the desert of Morocco in an Ariel Nomad off-road buggy, flinging sand into the air as he does doughnuts in the dunes and, in one scene reminiscent of last year's Mad Max: Fury Road, zipping past a rocky ledge as a motorcyclist leaps overhead.

Underlining LeBlanc's position as the show's comedic element (the first trailer had him in a broken three-wheeled Reliant), the action doesn't quite kick off immediately, with him at first struggling to get inside the all-terrain sports vehicle. "A door would have been nice," he offers to the camera.

Alongside Morocco, destinations for Top Gear's 23rd season also are set to include the U.S., Kazakhstan, Ireland, the U.K., France and the United Arab Emirates, with other cars such as an Aston Martin Vulcan, Aston Martin DB5, Audi R8 and a Ferrari F12 TDF to be featured.

The show, which BBC Worldwide is hoping to push further internationally thanks to LeBlanc's global appeal, is due to return to BBC America in May. Meanwhile, ousted former host Jeremy Clarkson currently is working on his new motoring show for Amazon Prime, which is due to air later in the year.

See the Top Gear trailer below.

 

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