The Grand Tour has given us some of the greatest TV moments, and that’s high praise after the popularity of Top Gear that came before it. So on this day of being thankful, we look at the greatest moments to come from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May on the Amazon Prime Video show, The Grand Tour.
5. Jeremy Clarkson Reviews the Tesla Model X
Jeremy Clarkson has had quite the history with Tesla, starting with their questionable review of the Tesla Roadster that ended in a court case. Top Gear won, but now Tesla won’t let the trio get their hands on any of its cars. Thankfully, Clarkson still managed to get a Model X, and what followed was amazing.
4. The Porsche 918 VS Nissan Patrol
When you thought it couldn’t get better than when the trio raced the Holy Trinity: a Porsche 918, a LaFerrari, and a McLaren P1, Hammond goes and improves on it by racing a Nissan Patrol in Porsche’s hybrid hypercar. But this isn’t just a Patrol. It’s got the powertrain from a Nissan GT-R and will hit 205 mph in just 800 metres. This thing is pure monster, and we love it.
3. The Grand Tour Becoming More American
Working for the huge American corporation Amazon certainly has its upsides, but the trio eventually had to take on some US trademarks. This video was spawned from the idea, and we’re all better off for it!
2. James May is Still Alive
there was a time in the history of The Grand Tour just after Richard Hammond was involved in a crash with the Rimac, that Clarkson also succumbed to pneumonia. thankfully, James May was perfectly good and well, but Amazon couldn’t let such a moment go without making us laugh.
This resulted in a brilliant video of May missing death by mere inches in several hilarious ways, including drinking paint stripper and getting hit by a train. Watch the video below to see what I mean.
1. The Grand Tour Begins
Top Gear was dead, but The Grand Tour still had to make an entrance. Thankfully, it did, with an amazing introduction that blew the season’s budget in less than five minutes. Armed with three Mustangs, the famous trio brought smiles to our faces as they kicked off The Grand Tour for the very first time to raucous applause and cheering. This is how it’s done.
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