The next episode of The Grand Tour sees Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May fight through the “worst roads in the world” in three modified road cars. Clarkson drives a highly modified Bentley Continental, Hammond drives a Ford Focus RS that’s had its wheels swapped for track pods, and May drives a Caterham.
During the episode, May’s friendly and never-teasing co-presenters enjoyed the fact that his Caterham’s kill switch was on the outside of the vehicle. And armed with the fact it took May longer than usual to get himself in and out of the car because of its design, they took it upon themselves to remove the switch and place it somewhere further away, forcing May to get out of the car.
“I think it’s simply that they’re jealous. I did try and wire up the ignition switch so that it had a massive voltage in it the next time they touched it.
“But they’re quite cleverly designed those ignition switches for obvious reasons, because they’re a safety device, so it’s very difficult to get into them and tamper with them. So I failed at that.”
“It’s just ganging up really but I don’t mind, I see it as a sign of my strength”, he told The Sun.
“If I could have managed a high voltage jolt would have been an absolute joy as they would have never touched it again.
“I don’t think I’ve ever managed to booby trap any of the cars. I’m going to start working on it.”
This is something we’d love to see, although I can see health and safety having a shout about it behind the scenes. Although this wouldn’t be the first time the trio have booby-trapped their cars.
In previous episodes of Top Gear, the trio wasn’t afraid to glue the radio on full volume or attach the horn to the brakes lights. Things like this would be the perfect addition to the next episode of The Grand Tour, and is part of what the fans love about the show.
The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt, is coming to Amazon Prime Video on December 18.