The Grand Tour will return on July 30, Amazon Prime Video has introduced, with a brand new trailer for “The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown”, the third feature-length particular a part of The Grand Tour season 4. In it, the former Top Gear trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May get in traditional American vehicles and take off for Scotland. For these questioning why they don’t seem to be in a extra non-British unique place — reminiscent of Cambodia/ Vietnam for episode 1, or Madagascar for episode 2 — that is as a result of The Grand Tour’s Scotland particular was shot filmed throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. Hence the pun “Lochdown” in the title, referencing the Irish phrase for lake — and the well-known Loch Ness.
Still, May guarantees “the most beautiful drive we have ever done” in the two-and-a-half-minute lengthy trailer for The Grand Tour season 4 episode 3 “Lochdown”. And you may’t argue with that, given the sneak peek at the vistas that we see in The Grand Tour Scotland particular trailer. Of course, issues usually are not going to be easy crusing. Their traditional (learn: outdated) vehicles will naturally give them numerous hassle, be it boiling engines or the struggles of getting out of them. Or simply even primary turning skills. The “Lochdown” trailer reveals that Clarkson, Hammond, and May may also preserve switching vehicles all through the new The Grand Tour episode.
And what are they as much as? As Clarkson says in The Grand Tour Scotland particular trailer, they must construct a bridge to …someplace in Outer Hebrides. The “Lochdown” trailer ends with May’s automotive caught on stated bridge, with Clarkson about to make use of his patented use-all-the-power technique to present him a push. You know, in addition to I do, how’s that going to go. Elsewhere, there’s Hammond crashing his RV (anticipated), enjoying pranks on another person’s RV (what can go flawed?), and being applauded by Clarkson, May, and the masked crew for doing one thing silly, it appears.
After airing 38 episodes throughout three seasons between 2016 and 2019, The Grand Tour has actually slowed down its manufacturing because it has moved away from the hybrid studio and open air format. Amazon has expanded its take care of the trio, which incorporates new solo reveals (Our Man in Japan for May, Clarkson’s Farm for Clarkson, and The Great Escapists for Hammond). Starting with season 4, The Grand Tour is now solely about feature-length specials. The first of them, “Seamen” aired in December 2019, adopted by the second “A Massive Hunt” in December 2020.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown from Amazon:
Confined to the UK by Covid, Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a Lockdown Special to have fun the nice 70s American vehicles they noticed in TV reveals as youngsters, and to seek out out simply why it was, given their Dads had been all driving horrible Austin Allegros, that these wonderful automobiles by no means took off in Britain.
At the wheel of a Cadillac Coupe De Ville as pushed by Elvis, a Lincoln Continental as pushed by Jock Ewing of Dallas fame, and a Buick Riviera as piloted by Clint Eastwood, the three hosts take their iconic Detroit machines on a highway journey throughout the gorgeous surroundings of Scotland. And regardless that they’re on residence turf this lockdown journey seems to be one among their funniest, most motion packed and most charming adventures in years.
Along the means they trigger chaos on the historic streets of Edinburgh, get pleasure from a hilarious, tyre torturing, excessive octane showdown with Abbie on the racetrack, earlier than heading off to stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American vehicles ever made. They additionally discover themselves homeless in the Highlands after a sequence of housing-based crash bang wallop catastrophes, however nonetheless discover time to make use of traditional muscle vehicles to place an notorious Pizza Express journey to the take a look at. After receiving a textual content from Mr Wilman, Richard, James and Jeremy modify their vehicles and head to the Outer Hebrides for one among their hardest challenges but. At the far reaches of Scotland, they have to construct a home made floating bridge throughout the Hebridean sea, able to supporting them and their huge vehicles on a dangerous journey to their remaining vacation spot.
The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown premieres July 30 on Prime Video worldwide. The earlier episode released a day early so I’d control the app from July 29.