A few days ago, The Grand Tour released a number of behind the scenes photos for the upcoming Season 2, and also announced their new book: The Grand Tour Guide to the World.
Included in these bts photo were a number of pictures of the boys in “cheap” cars, giving rise to the rumor that cheap car challenges, some of the most beloved segments of Clarkson era Top Gear, were making a comeback. In these pictures you can see two muddy vehicles stuck in some sort of bog, and another picture with three older Jags.
Cheap car challenges were, for the most part, absent from Season 1 of The Grand Tour, with the closest example being the environmentally friendly cars episode. Having segments like that return would be awesome for the upcoming season, but sadly, that doesn’t seem to the case.
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) October 3, 2017
The Drive contacted Amazon to verify if these pictures were taken from a cheap car challenge, and unfortunately, it was confirmed that the muddy car segment will not be appearing in this season of The Grand Tour.
It appears these cheap car challenges are a part of the legal agreement between Amazon and the BBC, which doesn’t allow for the boys to do various things like have a Stig or say “Oh, cock.” Cheap car challenges are a part of the agreement.
Regardless, we are inching closer to the Season 2 premiere date and I, for one, cannot wait!