The question every die-hard Top Gear fan is wondering: can Amazon with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May recreate the magic of the old show on The Grand Tour.
The first trailer is finally out, and judging from the few tidbits we’re treated with the answer is a resounding yes.
There are plenty of laughs in the 90-second clip, plus exotic cars and equally exotic locations. Given the last factor, we wouldn’t be surprised if The Grand Tour ends up appealing to fans of traveling shows, too.
‘The Grand Tour’ starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
But what about the cars? We know the three larrikins will be spending time with the hypercar holy trinity of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder (you’ll recall they were spotted with the cars in October 2015). The trailer also reveals an Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, Aston Martin Vulcan and a Dodge Challenger. There are also plenty of bangers, and at least one tank.
The Grand Tour debuts on Amazon Prime on November 18, 2016. After that new episodes will be released on a weekly basis. Three seasons are thought to have been locked in, at a rumored budget of around $250 million.
Back at Top Gear, things aren’t looking so bright. Viewer numbers plunged in the first season of the rebooted show, causing lead host Chris Evans to throw in the towel. A new season is in the works, with Matt LeBlanc set to be joined by Chris Harris and Rory Reid as fellow lead hosts. It won’t be out on the BBC until 2017.