The Grand Tour tent is once again on the edge of Loch Ness, Scotland thanks to an amazing discovery made by the hosts since the last show. In this programme, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May test out the Jaguar F-Pace, the Bentley Bentayga and the Range Rover Autobiography with a road trip around central Europe taking in some of the most grown-up and not at all childishly rude place names the region has to offer. Also in this episode, Jeremy kills a few preconceptions as he takes to the Eboladrome in the Lexus GS F and legendary movie director Tim Burton crosses the Loch to try Celebrity Brain Crash. Plus, as launch control becomes increasingly common on high performance cars, the hosts examine the point of this feature with a short film presentation.
Cutting directly to the chase: This is the first episode of the new series that touches on the good old days of Top Gear. There is a good amount of actual car content, there is minimal idiotic content with irrelevant humourist sketches and there is none of the latter- part-of-the-episode downturn, disappointment and boredom, that permeated most of the previous 11 episodes.
The car review part is kept interesting, has good pace and the jokes and teasing are kept to a decent level, spicing things up without overwhelming the show. Conversation between the hosts at the tent is also good this time, again, keeping things as serious and as silly as they must be.
In, very, short - this is an episode you can watch start to finish and have a good time while doing so.
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