The Grand Tour S01E05

Posted 2016-12-16 in Cars

Moroccan Roll.

Welcome back to the 5th episode of The Grand Tour: Moroccan Roll is released this Friday the 16th of December on Amazon Prime.  This week, the show comes from the Netherlands. They are in Rotterdam, which is a marvellous city, in fact, because you are not allowed to bring a petrol car into the city if it was built before 1992. And on top of that, you are not allowed to bring a diesel car into the city if it was built before 2000. Jeremy: “Which means you are never held up by poor people”. Here is a list of all the cars in the fifth episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Richard maintains that the Mazda MX-5 is all the sports car you would ever need “because it is”. However, James says it isn’t “because it isn’t”. So they decided to sort it out by going to the obvious proving ground for all sports cars: Marrakech, North Africa. May will drive an orange Zenos E10, Hammond a red Mazda MX5 and Clarkson a white Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, listed here on JamesEdition. Jeremy’s thoughts about this Spider: “A mini Ferrari, as cute as a bunny rabbit, with the greatest badge in the history of motorsport”

Porsche 911 Targa

In Conversation Street, the trio talk about police cars. Most countries around the world would traditionally use a police car that was made there. But that’s not what they used to do in Holland. What they actually had for about 30 years, was Porsches. Clarkson: “How did they persuade the government?” Richard: “It’s masterful. It’s genius. Absolute respect to everybody who did it.” What they did was say: “right, we need a Porsche because it’s air-cooled and the engine is at the back, and that would be handy if we have to reverse at high speed for a long time.” And it even gets better. “They need a car where you can remove the roof so you can stand on the seats to address traffic in an emergency situation.” So what they need was a 911 Targa, for sale on JamesEdition here. Richard: “And did they also say that it comes with 911 on the back which is our telephone number?”

 

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Limousine

Also in this episode, James May plays a game of real life Battleship against Richard Hammond. In this real-life game, cars are used to replace the ships of the original game. For example, a stretch limo is used as the perfect equivalent of an aircraft carrier. After the ships have been positioned, the game proceeds in a series of rounds. In each round, each player takes a turn to announce a target square in the opponent's grid which is to be shot at. In this battleship game, the small electric car G-Wiz is used to take a shot at the opponent’s cars. Interested in playing a game of real-life Battleship yourself? Well then, take a look at this limousine on JamesEditon here.

By Thomas van Doorn