Top Gear Ditches Dunsfold For The First Time
Blame the ongoing pandemic for this change
Top Gear has had to move out of its home at the famous Dunsfold Aerodrome race track for the first time since the series reboot in 2002 to film the Season 30 studio segments.
Britain is in the middle of a long lockdown due to the COVID, meaning having studio audiences is out of the question. The tight restrictions also ruled out Top Gear’s previous workaround, which involved staging the show in front of a drive-in audience at Dunsfold Park.
Instead, the studio segments were recorded during a two-night shoot at London’s iconic Television Centre. Surrounding the Helios statue at the heart of the Television Centre complex was a ring of 20 cars, including the Porsche Taycan 4S, three Aston Martins, and a Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe.