The name of the programme -- rumoured to be a variation of 'Gear Knobs' -- has yet to be confirmed, but filming has begun abroad -- believed to be at Portimão in Portugal.
Now it's been confirmed.
With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun. pic.twitter.com/8PaYvke5il— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) October 7, 2015
The show will air sometime next year -- and is likely to rival the BBC's continuing 'Top Gear' franchise now fronted by Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans.
Great first day at work. I can't stop staring. pic.twitter.com/GtYVHaGmYR— James May (@MrJamesMay) October 7, 2015
High-octane action is expected in the new Amazon series, as pictures of the first day's shoot show high-speed laps of a race track.
Oh yes baby. OH FUCKING YES. pic.twitter.com/T9fM8SQnGo— chris harris (@harrismonkey) October 7, 2015
And Twitter pretty much went into meltdown...
@JeremyClarkson Oh happy day!— Jason Haberman (@JasonHaberman) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Do NOT hit anyone.— DHammy1971 (@DHammy1971) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Glad to see the new show has a focus on modest, average cars.— Will (@Popher) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson cannot wait😜— Alex Brooks (@MarzBarGaming) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson IT'S HAPPENING!!! The hype is off the charts, can't wait to see it Jeremy :)— Drift The Wolf (@EKDrifter458) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Fantastic news!!!!— Shane Jacobson (@ShaneJacobson) October 8, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Great joy to see you all together again. 💖 Enjoy good times. 💐🍀— Betty McLaughlin (@ithildin_lass) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson YEAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! YOU'RE BACK!!!!— cardoso (@Cardoso) October 7, 2015