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2016-10-06 08:00

START OF THE GRAND TOUR: Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson (left) , Richard Hammond (centre) and James May (right) on the set of their new motoring show, The Grand Tour, at the Cradle of Humankind. Image: Twitter

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Cape Town - By now you should know that former Top Gear hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, have a new show called The Grand Tour

It's set to air for the first time on Amazon Prime on the November 18 2016. 

The motoring trio are reportedly pulling all the stops with their new show, including splurging millions on an opening scene for the first episode.

150 cars, R44-million...

According to British daily The Sun, the show will feature the priciest scene in television history. 

Yes, the opening scene, filmed in the Californian desert, features: "150 cars, 2000 'petrolheads', acrobats and six jet planes", according to the The Sun

The total cost? Nearly R44-million or £2.5-million. The trio joined the massive "cast" in modified Ford Mustangs according to the report.

It seems we'll still get to see the razzmatazz that Top Gear was famous for. 

Photographs of the studio tent in California: 

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