I've been a Top Gear UK fan for 10 seasons.. the US version was fucking dreadful. Ya need guys with a sense of humor that also know about cars.. that's what makes the UK version so fun. (FYI Season 13 of the UK version began 3 weeks ago)
Don't question Authority. They don't know shit either.
The US version is fucking horrendous. The hosts are all unfunny twats with zero personalities and the show is the typical "dumbed down" version for a broad US audience. I am not being snobby but everything done in the US show is a pale comparison to the UK show.