Virginia International Raceway announced that the hit Top Gear TV show on BBC America will feature VIR during its Season 15 Special Episode.
The show features Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on a US Tour traveling from North Carolina to New York. The secret filming took place at VIR on September 15, 2010. Clarkson piloted a Mercedes SLS AMG, while Hammond was at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and May had the luxury of testing the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Virginia International Raceway first opened in 1957 and is a classically configured road race course with 130ft of elevation change and high-speed corners absent from most modern tracks. Carroll Shelby memorably observed: "One lap at VIR is like a hundred at Watkins Glen."