Opera Arts and Donuts.

Episode 3 of The Grand Tour: Opera Arts and Donuts is released this Friday 2nd December on Amazon Prime. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May pitch their tent in the English coastal town of Whitby. The presenters are set off for a gentleman’s tour of Italy. Back in the days, gentlemen of means (rich people in tweed suits) would take what was known as the Grand Tour. They would go off to France or Italy, and they would spend a few months learning about culture and wine and music. Jeremy, Richard and James went to Italy to do their own modern take on the Grand Tour. A wonderful, inspirational journey that not only gave its name to this show, but also to 1,000 GT cars: Grand Tourers. Here is a list of all the cars in the third episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:

Aston Martin DB11

The start point of the tour was the Tuscan hilltop city of Siena. Home to the most exciting horse race in the world: The Palio. It was the beginning of what would be a very fabulous and very cultured journey. They had visit the magnificent cities of Florence, Bologna and Verona and crossed the circuit of Mugello Circuit in Tuscany on their way to the finishing point in the most magnificent city of them all: Venice.

Jeremy Clarkson took the DB11 for the trip, the latest in a long line of elegant and beautiful Aston Martin grand tourers. Up front, there’s a 5.2 litre, twin-turbocharged V12 that produces 600 horsepower. The car has got Mercedes switchgear, electronics and sat-nav which is all part of a deal that Aston have done with Mercedes. Or how Jeremy put it: ‘Aston Martin and Mercedes, that is the best Anglo-German marriage since Queen Victoria married Albert.’ See this DB11 listed on JamesEdition by clicking here.

Rolls-Royce Dawn

James May had chosen the Rolls-Royce Dawn for the gentleman’s tour, listed here on JamesEdition. A new two-door, drop-head version of the Ghost. “There are a lot of numbers I could quote on this car. You know, the usual: top speed, power, 0-60. All that irrelevant rubbish. But I’m not going to, because that would be, frankly, uncouth.” As quoted by Mister Boring, Captain Slow, James May.

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Richard Hammond came in very loudly with a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, listed here on JamesEdition. The 6.2 litre V8 HEMI gives this Dodge 707 American horsepower and a big bass rumble and roar. Besides, Hammond brought two trucks full of tyres so he could do doughnuts whenever he wanted. 

This Dodge is not particularly an economical car. At full chat, it’ll chew through its 18.5-gallon (70 litres) fuel tank in just 13 minutes. However, it is extremely fast. It’ll do the standing quarter faster than a Porsche 911 GT3.

Lamborghini Countach

During their tour through Italy, the trio reached the region around Modena, which is home to three of the world’s greatest carmakers Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati. Hammond sped of to give his cultural take on Lamborghini’s history and took a look at the Lamborghini Countach, here for sale on JamesEdition. His only comment: ‘I think scissor doors actually make me horny.’


By Thomas van Doorn

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