Jeremy Clarkson battles NYC traffic in a Ford GT

The second season of The Grand Tour got off to a good start as the show didn’t waste any time showing the crash Richard Hammond had while driving the Rimac Concept_One in a hill climb competition in Switzerland. Some of the other segments were a little spotty, but it was still a pretty good episode. Now the boys are heading to our neck of the woods for the second episode, specifically in that urban jungle we all affectionately call New York City.

Clarkson gets behind the wheel of a Ford GT and departs Manhattan to go to the Canadian border near Niagara Falls

If you’re wondering what Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond are doing in the Big Apple, I don’t have the answer to that because I haven’t seen the episode myself. But Amazon did release a trailer of what we can expect, and it looks like the boys are dipping into an old Top Gear formula in this episode.

Remember all those segments that pitted Clarkson against May and Hammond wherein he’d drive a car and the other two would take some form of public transportation? We’ve seen them do it in a race to attend a Champions League game in Milan once. We’ve seen them do it in Japan too. Now they’re doing it in the U.S. and on an entirely different show.

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The gist is simple: Clarkson gets behind the wheel of a Ford GT and departs Manhattan to go to the Canadian border near Niagara Falls. May and Hammond, however, take a flight to the same location. The first to get there wins. Simple enough, right?

On the surface, this looks like a cakewalk for Captain Slow and the Hamster. They only need to fly a short distance to get to their destination. But seeing as this segment looks to have been filmed after Hammond’s crash in Switzerland, his handicapped condition turns the challenge upside its head. In other words, this could be a race that’s closer than we think.

The good news is that we won’t have to wait too long to find out. The second episode of The Grand Tour drops this weekend on Amazon Prime Video.


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