It's getting better.
Don't forget that the UK version has been going on for years now, so of course they have chemistry.
Jay Leno would be perfect for top gear , as long as he didnt talk
I think the problem with all your lines of thinking is that you seem to think a celebrity would bridge the gap and make it funny.
I am actually enjoying the US version once I stopped trying to draw comparisons between Adam/Rutledge and Clarkson.
The drift challenge between the hosts and their blind friend was hilarious.
A car show started in the 60's in the UK that after a reinvention in 2001 became one of the most watched TV shows of all time globally, one of the most pirated TV shows of all time globally, and is beyond epic, winning awards for acting and photography every year.