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The Grand Tour Sets A World Record

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For today’s gearheads there has been nothing more hotly anticipated than the upcoming The Grand Tour show. The show premiering in Amazon Prime in November 18th marks the return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May to the public. The last time the trio was seen on television was in the Spring of 2015 for Top Gear, when Jeremy Clarkson was abruptly fired for punching a producer.

Now free of the BBC’s strict creative and budgetary control, the trio along with Andy Wilman will be returning with a much more insane budget, and rumor has it that the intro scene has set some sort of world record. This is no Top Gear intro, with its ‘Jessica’ song that we’ve become so accustomed to. This will be a much more extreme version that’s been reported to cost over $3 million to produce. According to The Sun:

The £2.5million opening scene for Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show is the most expensive ever seen on the small screen.

Shot in the Californian desert, it features 150 cars, 2,000 “petrolheads”, acrobats, stilt-walkers and six jet planes.

Clarkson, 56, and sidekicks Richard Hammond and James May sped across the Lucerne Valley in customised red, white and blue Ford Mustangs.

The trio were followed by £20million worth of cars, including a Bugatti Veyron and Rolls-Royce.

A source said: “Nothing remotely like it has been seen before.”

There has been leaked footage of the intro segment and it can be seen below:

We can’t wait to see the finished product and we’re certain it’s going to be a lot fancier than what we are used to:

Or this…

Just to repeat our usual PSA: The only way you can watch The Grand Tour (legally) is to subscribe to Amazon Prime. If you haven’t subscribed yet you can do so by going here.

To see more of what we have to say about The Grand Tour you can click on our link here.

(Source: The Sun)

Written by Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.


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