Former Autocar road test editor Chris Harris has been confirmed as a presenter on the revamped version of Top Gear.
Harris will join Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, Sabine Scmitz, Eddie Jordan and Rory Reid on the new-lookshow, and who take over the show's mantle from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The new series of Top Gear begins in May.
Harris began his career in motoring journalism at Autocar, and quickly rose to become road test editor. He left Autocar in 2008, and has spent time writing for other motoring titles as well as presenting motoring videos on YouTube, both for the /DRIVE channel and for his own series, Chris Harris on Cars. Here we look back at Harris's early years on Autocar.
Chris Harris drives the Bugatti Veyron
Harris is faced with a simple choice in Germany - spend an evening with great food, drink and company in a luxurious chateux, or spend an hour on German autobahns with the 987bhp Bugatti Veyron to see how fast it can go. Simple choice, right?
Chris Harris drives the Ferrari F430 Scuderia
Before his famous falling out with Ferrari in 2011, which resulted in Harris being banned from officially reviewing Ferrari vehicles until 2013, we sent him to the firm's Fiorano test track to sample the 503bhp Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
We reunited Harris and Sutcliffe to conduct a long-awaited group test between the Bugatti Veyron and some of its fastest rials - in such illustrious company, could the Veyron still come out on top?
Nissan GT-R versus Porsche 911 and BMW M3
Back in 2008, Nissan shocked the performance car world with the launch of the GT-R. With its new sports car winning group tests across the board, we sent Harris to find out just how good this new Nissan was, by pitting it against the Porsche 911 and BMW M3.
Porsche 997 GT2 versus Corvette Z06
At around £131,000, the 997 series 911 GT2 was, at the time, the most expensive (and fastest) Porsche 911 ever built. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 meanwhile, claimed to offer similar thrills for half the price. Harris set course for Bruntingthorpe airfield to decide which was best.