We'd assume a sizable share of fans may consider themselves God's gift to road navigation, but that hasn't stopped TomTom launching a special edition Top Gear flavor of its GPS device. Navigation is narrated by the voice of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, directing clueless drivers "with the aid of 32 satellites... and me." The in-car navigation unit is priced at $269.95, including a one-year subscription to traffic updates and incident reports from TomTom. Alongside Clarkson's familiar tones are some extra Top Gear car icons and Stig mode, where the GPS will remain entirely silent. It'll also point out race tracks featured in the show, plus any nearby speed cameras. With its main man behind you, how could you possibly lose your way?
Concord, MA 06 October 2011 - TomTom today launches the TomTom GO LIVE
Top Gear edition, bringing fans a combination of a Stig mode, Jeremy
Clarkson's directions and unique Top Gear selected points of interest
including race track and raceway locations related to the series.
Featuring TomTom's congestion-busting TomTom HD Traffic technology,
the new GPS device will steer drivers away from traffic jams and is
packed with Top Gear features including special Top Gear start-up and
shut-down screens and car icons. When embarking on their journeys,
users can select The Stig mode, which renders the device instantly
silent, or select Jeremy Clarkson's voice to guide them along the way.
"For Top Gear fans, this limited edition GPS device is the ultimate
driving companion. Featuring The Stig, Clarkson and TomTom HD Traffic,
the GO LIVE Top Gear edition is perfect for drivers who love the open
road." said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director at TomTom.
At $269.95, the TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear edition includes a one year
subscription of TomTom's LIVE Services for free. This includes access
to TomTom's flagship service TomTom HD Traffic, which delivers dynamic
routing and accurate traffic information every two minutes. TomTom HD
Traffic gives drivers detailed incident reports, which includes the
length of the delay as well as the cause, along with accurate travel &
The LIVE Services bundle also includes access to Google local search
to pinpoint shops and businesses in the area, as well as local weather
Available from today in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland,
the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa,
Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US, this special edition also features
richer, more detailed maps, hands-free calling (via Bluetooth®) and
voice recognition for hands free control.