Top Gear given Family Guy makeover for show's magazine

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image captionThe Family Guy version of Top Gear will feature in the show's magazine

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have been given a Family Guy cartoon makeover.

Artists from the animated comedy have pictured them alongside main character Peter Griffin.

The image has been prepared to accompany an interview with the star of the show, created by comic Seth MacFarlane and screened by BBC Three.

For the December issue of the magazine, Griffin was "asked" what the fastest speed he had ever travelled at was.

"88 miles per hour," the cartoon character said. "I'd have gone faster, but I ended up back in 1955."

The final remark is a reference to the Back to the Future trilogy, where Marty McFly's time travelling car has to reach 88mph to make it back from 1955 to 1985.

Last month the adult cartoon released a parody portrait of the Royal Family after the christening of Prince George with baby Stewie from the show replacing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son.

In July a Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode was announced for broadcast in 2014.

The Fox TV network said the two families would meet in an episode titled The Simpsons Guy, where the Griffins take a road trip and end up in Springfield.

Last year Family Guy star Alex Borstein said there were also plans to make a feature-length version of the animated comedy.

The full interview is in BBC Top Gear magazine this week.

Family Guy season 12 is out now on DVD.

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