Operation Desert Stumble.
The Grand Tour published some astonishing facts. It has cost $3.4million to produce last weeks opening scene. In total 150 cars, with a total worth of $26million, participated in the desert. Moreover, the show was granted a £160million budget for the 36 episodes ordered, equating to £4.5million an episode, which is more than 4 times the budget that was given when the trio presented Top Gear on BBC. This week, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May bring the traveling Grand Tour tent to The Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg in South Africa. Here is a list of all the cars in the second episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:
In this episode, the three hosts are forced to become Special Forces soldiers with an all action challenge at a top-secret training base, deep within Jordan. Driving out of the trouble in the car pursuit in an elegant way is something what this Audi S8 offered to Jeremy Clarkson. Covered in pure luxury, James May is even able to shoot an assault rifle out of the back. What can possibly go wrong?! See the Audi listed on JamesEdition by clicking here.
This car, listed on JamesEdition here, is discussed in the Conversation Street segment: “It’s got a quad turbo 8-liter W16 Engine, which every minute inhales 13,000 gallons of air. It has 1,500 horsepower. And the top speed is limited to 261mph. It’s got diamonds in the speakers for better sound quality. And, at top speed, the force on each tyre is 3,800G. To compare: a man dies at 9G. If you drive the Chiron flat out it’ll drain its tank in 9 minutes. So, driving 261mph, that means you’d have to gas up every 39 miles."
Jeremy Clarkson’s Grand Tour show aired this weekend featuring a pit stop in South Africa, where president Jacob Zuma featured prominently. In typical Clarkson fashion, the journalist did not hold back on the president’s lavish lifestyle, and grasp (or lack thereof) of mathematics. “Jacob Zuma is a bit of a controversial figure here. He recently installed a swimming pool at his home. And then, because he’d used taxpayers’ money to do that, he said it was actually a water storage facility in case of fire. So, in other words, if he burst into flames, he can jump into it and put himself out in ten hundred and… three hundred… seconds.”
Richard Hammond followed up on that: “He also bought himself what he claims is a fire engine.” This special fire engine is listed here on JamesEdition.
And thereafter James May stated: “He’s also got himself an ambulance. Yep. Can’t be too careful”. JamesEdition advertises this ambulance here.
By Thomas van Doorn