James May revealed that the new series, which will air at 8pm on BBC Two and BBC HD, promises "some proper demolition" and "some actual racing".
The presenter explained on the Top Gear site: "Well, there's some affordable performance cars, some electric cars, some actual racing, some proper demolition, some silly cars, and Top Gear's attempt to improve public transport, which I think is going to be absolutely brilliant."
May also spoke of his excitement at a Formula 1 challenge due to appear on the new series.
"Did you see some of the clips on the Formula 1 last Sunday of us in the hot hatches going round the Monaco Grand Prix Circuit? That's part of the new series, and that was great, very intimidating," he declared.
"I'm not very good at driving around tracks anyway, and if you get it wrong there you have a crash. I used to watch F1 a lot years ago and it felt really special for us to be allowed to go round it. That will be a good film."
Top Gear came under fire last series for comments made on the show about cyclists and Mexicans.
Watch a video of the Top Gear car-boat challenge below: