The Grand Tour travelling tent arrives Stuttgart, Germany, the home of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. In this show, James May takes the new Honda NSX supercar to the Eboladrome to push its ...
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The Grand Tour travelling tent arrives Stuttgart, Germany, the home of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. In this show, James May takes the new Honda NSX supercar to the Eboladrome to push its cutting-edge hybrid technology to the limit and Richard Hammond immerses himself in the world of doomsday preppers as he constructs a 'bugout' vehicle that will allow him to survive a bleak future of nuclear winters, alien invasions and massed herds of zombies. Meanwhile, in a less realistic attempt at engineering, Jeremy Clarkson invents a new kind of fashionable SUV. Also in this show, the hosts attempt to meet the future demands of electric cars by harnessing power from the currently untapped actions of everyday life.
The Honda NSX has a 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol engine plus three electric motors (one at the back, one powering each front wheel) making a total of 573 horsepower. It has four wheel drive and a 9-speed double clutch, paddle shift gearbox. See more »
Too much happening in one episode, but still entertaining.
Generally it was a good episode, felt less scripted and awkward than some of the previous ones, but the tent segments still doesn't feel as natural as the Top Gear studio bits. Talking about Top Gear studio bits, the Conversation Street was a big disappointment for me because the "news" was always the highlight of the show, when they were jut themselves and within 3 sentences they were off topic, laughing about something idiotic. Conversation street isn't long enough and it's feel like they are reading half of it. I know, every show needs a script but only to draw the frame, to establish the outlines of the given topic, not to write every joke.
Minor spoilers ahead.
Apart from the stuff above, this episode had all the important elements. Funny, interesting and a well made NSX review. But maybe too much was stuffed into one episode. The three segments could have been in three separate episodes as challenges on their own. I really wanted to see what Clarkson and May would come up with in the apocalypse preppers challenge, or Hammond and May in the sport SUV part. The alternative electricity generation was actually quite clever and i was hoping they stretch it out a bit. All in all this was an enjoyable episode, just felt a bit rushed. And i'm glad that the bloke from the green party failed to ban them from coming to town.:D
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