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2017-02-06 08:48

Calvin Fisher

WHAT CAN BE BETTER: The first season of The Grand Tour was perhaps the greatest work of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Image: YouTube

Cape Town - The first season of the Grand Tour has aired and, at least according to ratings has been a resounding victory for the new motoring show streamed on Amazon.

Motoring stalwarts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, produced yet another quality car show largely by just doing what they’ve always done - messing around in amazing vehicles, performing insane stunts and delivering quality banter. 

Whereas the disastrous Chris Evans (whom has since been booted from the show) iteration of Top Gear  flopped in the most spectacular fashion.

Grand Tour finale

Earlier in January 2017, Wheels24 columnist, Calvin Fisher, compared both shows, view the article here. In February, Fisher reviews the finale and shares his thoughts on The Grand Tour's first season: "This of course isn't the first time a group of funny middle aged British men have captured our imagination. They're a proper dynamic comedic force if you include Andy Wilman. Just like the one that brought us The Life of Brian, The Holy Grail and Now for Something Completely Different.

"And that's precisely what The Grand Tour is. Monty Python with cars. And sometimes, without." 

Grand Tour wrap up - it's not even about the cars:

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Click on the Grand Tour GIF below:

The cars

Top Gear:

  • Ariel Nomad

  • Aston Martin Vulcan

  • Audi R8

  • BMW M2

  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06

  • Dodge Viper

  • Ferrari F12 TDF

  • Ford Focus RS

  • Ford Mustang EcoBoost

  • Ford Mustang GT

  • Honda Civic Type R

  • Honda NSX

  • Jaguar F-Pace

  • Jaguar F-Type SVR

  • McLaren 675LT

  • Mercedes AMG A45

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • Porsche 911 R

  • Porsche Macan

  • Rolls Royce Dawn

  • Tesla Model X

  • Zenos E10 S

The new Top Gear trailer is out. Click on the GIF below to watch it:

The Grand Tour:

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

  • Aston Martin DB11

  • Audi S8 Plus

  • BMW M2

  • BMW M4 GTS

  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

  • Ferrari 488 GTB

  • Ferrari LaFerrari

  • Ford Focus RS

  • Ford Mustang GT

  • Mazda MX-5

  • McLaren P1

  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • Porsche 918

  • Rolls-Royce Dawn

  • Zenos E10S

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