First-look at the new Top Gear: what’s in store for fans?

Top Gear

Teaser footage from the all-new Top Gear has been shown for the first time and host Chris Evans is featured looking green around the gills as German racing driver Sabine Schmitz takes him for a spin around the race track.

BBC Worldwide debuted a short showreel exclusively to international TV buyers at their annual showcase in Liverpool.

In the footage, Chris shows he’s not shy to poke fun at himself as he stops the car mid-journey to be sick during what looks like a white knuckle ride from Sabine.

Other short snippets from the new-look glossy footage included McLaren F1 driver Jenson Button taking Chris Evans for a spin around the famous Top Gear track, and Sabine and Chris in a high speed dog-fight at the Top Gun training base in Nevada.

There was also a cheeky flash of Matt LeBlanc’s Hollywood grin braving the British weather in the open top Reliant Rialto three wheeler on his way to Blackpool, as well as Rory Reid driving the new Ford Mustang in Scotland and Chris Harris driving the new Ferrari F12tdf.

The evening also included a surprise appearance by football star David Beckham, who joined Chris to talk about his BBC documentary, For The Love of The Game.

The show saw David travelling around the world to play a football match on all seven continents, with a race back to the United Kingdom to play in a star-studded match at Old Trafford in aid of Unicef.

Chris introduced the new presenting line-up for the popular BBC Two show which returns to TV screens in May and features Sabine, former Friends star Matt, motoring journalist Chris, car reviewer Rory, The Stig and Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan.

The presenters made their entrance in style as they were driven into Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a range of impressive supercars, among them the Aston Martin DB10, which was made for the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

Eddie sent a video message welcoming Matt to the team from South Africa, where he is attending a charity event.

Sabine affectionately called Chris her “little ginger tomcat”, while The Stig remained his usual stoic self as Chris tried to coax a comment out of him, only to have the car door shut in his face.

The evening was finished off with an energetic performance from singer Tinie Tempah.

The new series of Top Gear returns to BBC Two in May.