The Grand Tour sounds like Top Gear turned up to 11

Whether you loved or loathed the brash presenting style of Jeremy Clarkson, there is no denying the antics of motoring show Top Gear raised a fair few chuckles

But it seems that The Grand Tour – the new show from Amazon Prime which snatched up the Top Gear trio for its own version – will be going all out when it comes to zany stunts and challenges.

On the basis of new footage, screened to an exclusive audience of delegates at the Edinburgh Television Festival, things are going to get even more OTT by the time the show debuts later this year.

Introducing a montage of clips, show producer Andy Wilman said:

“This is not a trailer, but I put something together to show we have been busy. We have been going around the world with big ambition.”


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Broken arms

While the footage is not available for public viewing at the time of writing, reports from the event have presented some pretty intriguing tidbits of information.

For one, James May apparently completes one stunt with a broken arm, seen in the footage in a sling.

“He fell over the night before filming, coming out of a pub,” said Wilman of  the injury. “He rang me up and said ‘I’ve broken my arm’. His car was automatic so we stuck him on Eurostar, pumped him full of drugs and left him to it.

“He did more damage to it because he had to keep on going but he’s falling to bits anyway.”


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Driving through Westeros

The original Top Gear threw some amazing looking cars around some amazing looking locations, so what do you do when you’ve exhausted the world’s top driving spots?

Go to some fictional ones, of course.

Yes, the footage reportedly involved Clarkson driving his way though the Game Of Thrones set. Maybe he could make a cameo in Season 7?


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Jet skis

In among it all were glimpses of the usual fare: Hammond waking up in a buggy to find it has been hoisted into the air, the trio racing Maseratis, a Rolls Royce and a Porsche, as well as Clarkson on a jet ski.

Wilman put any worries that the 4K shot show had gone soft to rest by:

“Like them or loathe them, they are still doing their thing.”

The Radio Times‘ Jonathan Holmes reiterated the show’s chaos, adding:

“From this short tease, The Grand Tour looks like the biggest, brashest, loudest, most extreme version of Top Gear imaginable.”

The Grand Tour is set to debut on Amazon Prime later in 2016


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