Past v Future
Welcome back to the 13th episode of The Grand Tour: “Past v Future” is released this Friday, the 3rd of February on Amazon Prime. This week, the show comes from the United Arab Emirates, more specifically, Dubai. Here is a list of all the cars in the thirteenth episode of The Grand Tour that are for sale on JamesEdition:
Dubai, where the presenters say that they are the poorest people in the studio, and according to them, water in the fountain outside is Perrier water. Even the authorities are loaded. In the United Arab Emirates, they have a selection of astonishing local police cars:
They have an Aventador, listed here on JamesEdition.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
They also have an SLS, listed here on JamesEdition.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
And wait for it. They even have a Veyron police car! Listed here on JamesEdition.
And according to Clarkson, a taxi in Dubai looks like this. Clarkson: “You think I’m joking? Seriously, you call Uber up here and you’re given a choice, Prius or helicopter.” Hammond: “Wow! Do you get to rate the driver?!” See this UberChopper listed here on JamesEdition.
Porsche 911 Turbo S
Also in this episode, Clarkson compares his Volkswagen Golf GTI to May's BMW i3 with a drag race at an airstrip and a road trip from London to Dartmoor. May uses the longer motorway route because there would be more charging points. But he had his foot down. The electric car of the future even overtook a Porsche 911 Turbo S, listed here on JamesEdition.
Next up, the Porsche 918. Earlier in this series of programmes we saw it in action and the trio proved that it is the ultimate of the hypercar holy trinity when put against the Ferrari and the Mclaren. But Hammond always wondered, “How would it fare in a straight race against a Bugatti Veyron”.
Here’s how it all pans out on paper. The 918: 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and a power-to-weight ratio of 535 brake horsepower per tonne. Listed here on JamesEdition.