This is not the first time, nor the last, i'm sure, that Amazon picks up on something that the BBC have dropped. It's ironic that one other show the BBC cancelled, and there was the subsequent brouhaha from the show's fans, and lo and behold, Amazon made it the show, and the BBC is bringing it to our screens. How ironic is that!
Parts of the content of Top Gear from the BBC was getting a little tired, on occasions, but it's the BBC's show, and the guys will have to do something slightly different. Either way, "some say" it's Clarkson that's the real attraction. His wit is the stuff of legends.