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.