The former BBC Top Gear trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back. As promised, the trio are hosting the show from a big portable tent in the middle of a desert.
The first episode is aptly titled – The Holy Trinity as it features the trio of McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and LaFerrari. The first episode is believed to be the most expensive episode ever to be shot.
Their new show, called as The Grand Tour (GT in short) is now being streamed LIVE on Amazon. All you need is a Amazon Prime membership. You can watch it here.
The Grand Tour will be constantly travelling across the world (hence the name). The crew has spent quite some time and money to come up with the name. At one point, ‘Gear Knobs’ were considered but a non-compete clause with Top Gear prevented the new show from using a name with the word ‘gear’ in it. The pre-recorded studio part with audience will be shot in the giant tent and as you can imagine, the budget for a travelling tent will be pretty high (rumor is that the opening scene has cost about $3.5 million – just the opening scene).
As per a teaser, these are the mind-boggling stats Clarskson claims – 27 cars get destroyed, 14,951 cups of coffee being consumed, and 1,474,546,320 miles.