When presenting Top Gear, James May always uttered the phrase, "Oh, cock!" whenever something went wrong. Since leaving Top Gear James May has refrained from using this phrase on The Grand Tour as Top Gear have claimed they own the catchphrase due to copyright. Much to the annoyance of James May as this is a regular phrase he would use on an everyday basis.
The 'celebrity braincrash' segment is meant for the celebrity guests to do a timed lap on the circuit and compete against other celebrities. However, Top Gear have claimed that if The Grand Tour has too many similarities including their 'star in the reasonably priced car' segment then the BBC will sue The Grand Tour for copyright. This resulted in the celebrity guests having comic 'deaths'.
After Jeremy Clarkson failed to have his contract renewed by the BBC after a physical altercation with a fellow employee, long time friends and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May decided it was in their best interests to leave Top Gear (2002) as well. Amazon quickly set out to acquire the popular trio and made a deal with its streaming service. The show premiered in fall of 2016, accessed exclusively on Amazon Prime.
In every episode, when the guys arrived to the airport the person waiting for them, could be a guy or a girl, has a sign with their names. Every time, at least one of the names, is either misspelled or has been changed.
In the opening of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson finds himself in an American parking garage and finds a blue Mustang. This Mustang was created by Henrik Fisker and was named the Galpin Rocket. The engine is from the Mustang GT Coyote and has a 2.9 liter supercharger. It is said to have over 720 horsepower.