You know a lot about Amazon'sThe Grand Tour already, so at this point, all we should say is "tune in on the 18th of November," and call it day. There's enough hype around it as it is, if you really need further convincing, here's the first trailer which should fully convince you:
Still, we need to mention that during their promotional tour, the trio formerly responsible for BBC2's "poky little motoring show" also went to see Adam Carolla. Now, you might not want to , and I get that. It only gets worse once you realize that he has not one, but two Lamborghini Miuras for sale.
Here's the short version:
- The Grand Tour is 50 percent studio (tents they need to relocate after each show), and half on location stuff. Stunning on location stuff.
- If you like'd Top Gear's "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment, the Cool Wall or the Stig, grab a drink because The Grand Tour will have none of those things.
- What remains the same (according to Clarkson) is that he is still bombastic, while Richard Hammond is almost as short as how late and slow James May is.
- Top Gear only got really big after Hammond crashed a rocket-powered dragster at 320mph due to a tire failure ten years ago, sustaining brain damage.
- People ruin DeTomaso Panteras with tuned engines and stupid wheels.
- Clarkson is still a Jensen Interceptor man. (We don't expect that to change.)
- The new Aston Martin DB11 is genuinely fantastic, especially for an Aston.
- James May's Ferrari 458 Speciale is orange, of all colors.
- The running gag that Clarkson can't buy a Ferrari because May has one is hardly just a joke.
- Clarkson believes the Lexus LFA's naturally-aspirated V10 is the greatest production engine ever made.
- James May is not Paris Hilton.
- Bentley should advertise its cars as "MFBs". (Not to be confused with MGBs.)
- Jeremy Clarkson still can't pronounce Lancia, at all.
My humble opinion is that while the new-new Top Gear certainly got better by the end of its debut season, The Grand Tour will beat it without breaking a sweat, from day one. It all comes down to three old married men.
Still want the full fat version of Carolla's podcast? All yours: