The Best Episodes of The Grand Tour (2016)
Last Updated: May 26, 2019
A show about adventure, excitement and friendship... as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it's even a show about cars. Follow Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on their global adventure.
#1 - Survival of the Fattest
Season 3 - Episode 13
In a special episode, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are dropped in the vast wilderness of Mongolia, then provided with some basic rations and all the flat-packed parts they need to build a vehicle which will provide their only chance of escape to civilisation before they starve or strangle each other.
#2 - Funeral for a Ford
Season 3 - Episode 14
Jeremy has a tearful farewell, as this is the last studio produced episode, and any future episodes will be on location 'specials'. Rumours persist that the Ford Mondeo is on borrowed time and when it dies there will be no direct replacement — as is happening in America — where the medium-sized Ford saloon is already on death row.
#3 - The Holy Trinity
Season 1 - Episode 1
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May start their brand new car show with hundreds of cars, thousands of people, a fire spitting metal scorpion and a squadron of jets in the California desert, plus three amazing hybrid hypercars and a brilliant BMW.
#4 - Past v Future
Season 1 - Episode 13
The Grand Tour tent is in Dubai for the final show of the season in which Jeremy pits his old fashioned Volkswagen Golf GTI against James' electrically-powered BMW i3.
#5 - Colombia Special (2)
Season 3 - Episode 3
Jeremy, Richard and James clatter across Colombia in a Jeep Wrangler, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up and a Fiat Panda 4x4 as they attempt to capture high quality images of interesting animals to be used as Amazon's new screensavers, encountering epic scenery, extreme peril, weird hobbies and even some actual animals along the way.
#6 - Sea to Unsalty Sea
Season 3 - Episode 11
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take an Aston Martin DBS, a Bentley Continental GT and a BMW M850i for an epic drive between the salty Black Sea in Georgia and the fresh water Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan in order to find the best grand touring car for a fish enthusiast.
#7 - It's a Gas, Gas, Gas
Season 2 - Episode 7
Richard and James work out that the average motorist loses 36 days of their lives filling up with fuel. The pair vow to do something about it, using their skill and ingenuity to invent a system for filling up on the move.
#8 - The Beach (Buggy) Boys (1)
Season 1 - Episode 7
In the first of two special shows, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are challenged to complete an epic journey across Namibia in three beach buggies, each built to their personal spec.What starts off as a simple determination to win an argument with their boss turns into an amazing adventure across some of the most incredible desert scenery Africa has to offer.
#9 - Oh, Canada
Season 2 - Episode 10
Jeremy, Richard and James reluctantly agree to test three SUVs in the rugged landscapes of Canada – Jeremy in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Richard in the Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Pack and James in the Range Rover Velar. The boys will test their cars' sporting side at a race track and their utilitarian side with some enormous dogs, before ending in an epic race across the snowy mountains. Jeremy embarks on a legally perilous test of the Tesla Model X. This will mark the first time he's driven a Tesla on-screen since the controversial Roadster review in 2008. Celebrity Face Off finds the world's fastest golf enthusiast as Rory McIlroy takes on Paris Hilton.
#10 - Motown Funk
Season 3 - Episode 1
The boys are back! In the first episode of a brand new season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May make a pilgrimage to Detroit to drive three highly tuned muscle cars on the deserted streets of this once-great motor city. Also in this show, Jeremy drives the super-lightweight, super-hardcore, 789 horsepower McLaren Senna.
#11 - The Beach (Buggy) Boys (2)
Season 1 - Episode 8
Jeremy, Richard and James continue their battle across Namibia in a quest to prove that beach buggies are brilliant. Having survived the challenges of the desert, the trio must now brace themselves for even greater hardship involving rough roads, camping, rhino conservation and a rather unusual river crossing.
#12 - Legends and Luggage
Season 3 - Episode 12
Jeremy Clarkson drives two re-born Lancias, a Delta Integrale and a Stratos, James May looks back at the history of the legendary Porsche 917 racing car, and Richard Hammond joins Clarkson to revolutionise air travel with two concepts for motorised hand luggage.
#13 - An Itchy Urus
Season 3 - Episode 5
Jeremy Clarkson heads to Sweden to test the new Lamborghini Urus against driver Abbie Eaton. James May visits the Eboladrome in the Alpine A110 and Richard Hammond profiles Scottish racing driver Jim Clark.
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Season 1 - Episode 12
The Grand Tour tent is once again in Loch Ness, Scotland. The hosts tour central Europe in a Jaguar F-Pace, a Bentley Bentayga and a Range Rover Autobiography, arguing over which is the best SUV and trying not to giggle at road signs.
#15 - Breaking, Badly
Season 2 - Episode 9
Clarkson, Hammond, and May attempt to break the British speed record for amphibious cars by strapping a jet engine to an old off-roader. After testing their creation, they take it to the Coniston Speed Week to set their record.
#16 - Happy Finnish Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 6
The Grand Tour tent is in Kakslauttanen, Finland – deep within the Arctic Circle – where Richard and Jeremy compare the Ford Mustang V8 and the Ford Focus RS. The presenters also run through some ideal Christmas gifts for car fans.
#17 - Colombia Special (1)
Season 3 - Episode 2
In a special episode, Clarkson, Hammond and May clatter across Colombia in a Jeep Wrangler, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up and a Fiat Panda 4x4 as they attempt to capture high quality images of interesting animals to be used as Amazon's new screensavers, encountering epic scenery, extreme peril, weird hobbies and even some actual animals along the way.
#18 - Jaaaaaaaags
Season 2 - Episode 6
Jeremy, Richard and James set out on a road trip across Colorado to prove that old Jaguars are not only stylish and roguish, but also strong and reliable. Along the way they set laps around a punishing dirt track and test 0-100-0 performance at America's highest commercial airport before embarking on one of the most perilous challenges they've ever attempted – avoiding the expense of lift passes and ski equipment by going skiing in their cars. Celebrity Face Off finds the world's fastest actor whose middle name is George by pitting Luke Evans against Kiefer Sutherland.
#19 - Blasts from the Past
Season 2 - Episode 8
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond tour Europe in brand new British sports cars built to designs from the 1950s, an undertaking spoilt by the arrival of James May in a modern Honda Civic Type R. Back in the UK, Jeremy is at the track to test the Ford GT, and Celebrity Face Off sees Stewart Copeland from The Police go head-to-head against Pink Floyd's Nick Mason in a battle of the drummers.
#20 - Past, Present or Future
Season 2 - Episode 1
Jeremy, Richard and James are in Switzerland, where they compare a Lamborghini Aventador S, a Honda NSX and an all-electric Croatian supercar called the Rimac Concept One in a battle of past, present and future. Richard's hillclimb takes an unexpected turn. Ricky Wilson of The Voice UK and David Hasselhoff from America's Got Talent go head-to-head in the all-new Celebrity Face Off.
#21 - The Fall Guys
Season 2 - Episode 2
Jeremy, Richard and James partake in a public transportation challenge from New York City to Niagara Falls. Jeremy drives the all-new, 647 horsepower Ford GT, James takes public transportation, complicated due to being accompanied by Richard. Jeremy also tests the Mercedes-AMG GTR. Cricketer Kevin Pietersen and baseball's Brian Wilson go head-to-head to find the world's fastest who makes a living from hitting and throwing and catching small balls.
#22 - International Buffoons' Vacation
Season 3 - Episode 8
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are told to take an RV holiday across the south western United States but rapidly stage a mutiny before re-grouping in used RVs they have modified themselves, with mixed results.
#23 - Bah Humbug-atti
Season 2 - Episode 3
Jeremy blasts from the south of France to the Alps and then on to Turin in the 1479 HP Bugatti Chiron. James races the Kia Stinger GT against skateboarders. Richard tries to relieve the boredom of office lunchtimes with the all-new sport of car park racing. Actor Hugh Bonneville goes against naturalist Casey Anderson to find the world's fastest person who lives with a bear.
#24 - Well Aged Scotch
Season 3 - Episode 7
Jeremy, Richard and James find three classic cars which haven’t appreciate much compared to their more valuable brothers and sisters—an Alfa Romeo GTV6, a Lancia Gamma coupé and a Fiat X1/9.
#25 - Berks to the Future
Season 1 - Episode 9
The Grand Tour tent is pitches in Stuttgart, Germany from where James introduces a test of the highly advanced Honda NSX, Jeremy tries to invent a new sort of SUV, Richard creates a machine to protect him from a future apocalypse, and the three hosts attempt to generate electricity from everyday activities.