Jeremy, Hammond, And May In The Weirdest Comparison Test Of Them All
While most of us was relaxing this past weekend the Jeremy, Hammond, and May trio had been hard at work filming for their new automotive show.
We’re all eagerly waiting for the first episode of The Grand Tour to air this autumn on Amazon Prime and with how the relaunched Top Gear is fairing, most of our hopes will be put on the new show. So far, the trio hasn’t let us down with the few snippets they’ve been leaking via social media.
Their latest social media postings have put them in Italy, driving through Tuscany and Siena with an Aston Martin DB11, Rolls-Royce Dawn, and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Jeremy Clarkson drove around in the Aston Martin DB11, James May in the Rolls-Royce Dawn, and Richard Hammond decided to go American with a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Individually, they are all amazing cars but combined they have an overall power displacement of 1,870 horsepower and 1,741 lb-ft of torque.
Clarkson recently posted a picture of the trio on his Facebook page and said: “Let the weirdest comparison test of them all....begin Grand Tour”. What’s weird about this comparison are the segments in which these cars fall into. The Aston Martin DB11 is a 600 hp grand tourer designed for spirited long-distance driving at high speeds, then you have 563 hp Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible which was designed to be an ultra-luxurious four seater with an abundance of leather, and finally there’s the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, 4469 lb of American muscle with an impressive 707 hp.
We still have a few month to wait before the first episode airs in autumn and we have a 12 episode season to look forward to!
Can't make the connection what they'll be comparing but if this is the way they'll go with the show or at least some episodes, then they might just have something interesting going on since it's all going to be very unpredictable.
This is what I love to see. Something different, and I'm sure they're going to find a way to make it work. Nobody would ever dream of putting these cars together and they did for a specific reason. Great way to generate buzz
It's just about the only way it will work since now there's a lot of guys on YouTube with massive followings doing what Top Gear can and better. Then you have guys that live in cities that get a lot of exotic cars that just vlog about them and that alone builds massive followings. The trio here has to stay one step ahead and do something the mass of auto content doesn't already do.
I can already tell from now, they won't have any issues getting that job done. This will definitely be the most "different" automotive review based show that we're going to be seeing for a long time. People are going to try and do the same thing at some point, but I'm sure the trio will keep changing it up