The Grand Tour S01E04

Posted 2016-12-12 in Cars

Enviro-mental.

Welcome back to the 4th episode of The Grand Tour: Enviro-mental is released this Friday the 9th of December on Amazon Prime. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May pitch their tent once again in the English coastal town of Whitby. According to Clarkson, the reason is because Hammond and May blew up his house, and he literally has nowhere else to go. Plus, James May lost the tent bag. Here is a list of all the cars in the fourth episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

We begin with Porsche. They offer a vast and immensely complicated range of cars all under the 911 banner. Now, Porsche enthusiasts say that they are all slightly different and that the best of the bunch is something called the GT3 RS. A 4-litre flat six, 500 horsepower engine sends it from 0-62 in 3.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 193mph. Jeremy Clarkson tests this Porsche 911 GT3 RS, listed here on JamesEdition, desperately trying to remain impartial despite knowing that Richard Hammond owns one. Jeremy: “The hottest, hardest, tightest 911 of them all, and the most exotic.”

BMW M4 GTS

But, is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS as good as this one, the BMW M4 GTS?

They both have around 500 horsepower and a top speed of around 190. However, the Porsche is a lot lighter: Even the badges on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS are actually stickers to save weight!

The 3-litre twin turbo straight six of the BMW takes it from 0-62 in 3.8 seconds. Clarkson, however, was not really convinced by the M4: “This competition here now between these two cars is like a boxing match between an actual boxer and someone who thinks they are a boxer because they are wearing satin shorts.”

See the road legal version of the BMW M4 listed here on JamesEdition.

Land Rover Discovery 

For the next section of the show, the three hosts took part in a so-called green motorsport event. In recent years the world's carmakers have taken great strides in making more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly car engines, but very little has been done to make more environmentally-friendly car bodies and interiors. They are still made of steel and plastic, the production of which consumes a huge amount of energy. So the presenters had an idea. Are there more sustainable materials that could be used instead? To find out, each of them bought a Land Rover Discovery. They then removed its metal body and replaced it with whatever they thought was the best solution for the future of the planet. James made a car from mud and bricks. Hammond built a frame out of hazel, in which he weaved English flowers and shrubs. And finally, Clarkson made the Discovery from animal bones and skin. Lets put it this way; they are all somewhat different than the newest sport-version of the Discovery, listed here on JamesEdition.

Audi TT Quattro

For the final section of the show, the presenters tested a method of human smuggling. The thing is that when immigrants try to get into England, they always come in the back of a container lorry which is, according to Jeremy, the world's worst game of hide-and-seek, “because if you work for the Border Force, you open the doors and, well, there you are…”. So Jeremy was thinking, surely there must be a better way of getting into Britain? He managed to hide Hammond in the rear bumper of an Audi TT Quattro. And with the added option of two eyeholes, Hammond served as a perfectly functioning parking sensor. This Audi TT Quattro, with ultrasonic parking sensors, is for sale on JamesEdition here.

By Thomas van Doorn