Welcome back to the 11th episode of The Grand Tour: Italian Lessons was released last Friday, the 20th of January on Amazon Prime. This week, the show came from the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland. Here is a list of all the cars in the eleventh episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:
First up: Fiat. They are mostly known these days for the 500, which is a small retro hatchback. But after an absence of more than a decade, they are back in the sports car game. So Hammond went down to the Eboladrome to check out what they've come up with. And, as with the 500, you can tell straightaway that Fiat are playing the nostalgia card because this car is called the 124 Spider, in honour of their rear-wheel drive roadster from the '70s. For sale here on JamesEdition. In the 124 Spider used in the show, Abarth has tuned the 1.4 litre turbo–charged engine, so that this is the hottest 124. 0-60 takes 6.8 seconds. And the top speed is 145mph. Hammond: “But in a car like this, that feels like 145 million. Certainly bundles for me.”
To prove that a second-hand Maserati priced under £8,000 is a better buy than a Ford Focus, the presenters travel to Circuit de Croix-en-Ternois in France for a series of tests with Clarkson's Biturbo S Coupé, Hammond's 430 Saloon, and May's Zagato Spyder. The Biturbo was designed by Pierangelo Andreani, Chief of Centro Stile Maserati up to 1981, somewhat influenced by the design of the recent Quattroporte III. See the newest Quattroporte here on JamesEdition.
By Thomas van Doorn