Clarkson, Hammond and May really know how to build up anticipation these days. With The Grand Tour moving from a mixed studio and location format to one-off road trip films in 2019, it’s been a long wait between each episode – but the good news is, the latest is now just a couple of weeks away.
The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick is the result, with the former Top Gear trio heading to Scandinavia in three rally-inspired road cars – a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, a Subaru Impreza WRX STi, and an Audi RS4.
Unfortunately, we already know how one of those cars ends up, with James May sticking the Evo into a wall in one of the segments. May was okay but we’re assuming the car wasn’t, so it’ll be interesting to see what bearing that has on the episode.
And as the trailer shows, Hammond and May clearly think Clarkson’s choice of a B7-generation Audi RS4 isn’t quite in the spirit of a road-going rally car, so no doubt there will be plenty of scorn poured in Clarkson’s direction for that.
Tasked with driving across “Europe’s last great wilderness”, the episode will be set north of the Arctic Circle, where the days are short and the paved roads are relatively few. That doesn’t stop them from pulling along what’s presumably the Arctic version of a caravan though (on skis, rather than wheels), and May’s excursion into a wall doesn’t look like the only damage each of the cars sustains, either.
All this noise, excitement, and calamity will be coming to the usual place, Amazon Prime, on September 16, where you can still watch the previous The Grand Tour specials – Seamen, A Massive Hunt, Lochdown and Carnage A Trois – plus the regular TGT episodes and their respective specials.
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