Tesla has come a long way since it sued Top Gear over Jeremy Clarkson's review of the Tesla Roadster in 2011. After swearing off Teslas for years, Clarkson gave in and decided to review the Model X for his new show The Grand Tour, but this time he decided to play it safe. Extra, extra safe.
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Ever since The Grand Tour canned its driver, "The American," the show has been on the hunt for a replacement. Now it looks like Clarkson, Hammond and May have found a promising candidate: ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber. Watch him try to impress the trio with "hot laps" of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Mercedes-AMG GT R.
Video: The world's most entertaining mid-life crisis on wheels, The Grand Tour, is returning for a second season on Amazon Prime Video on December 8.
Tasked with replacing the 'Celebrity Brain Crash' from last season, the show's hosts Jeremy "Problematic" Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May come up with a half an idea in this making of video.
The Grand Tour's second season is hitting Amazon Prime Video in Australia on December 8, with Top Gear alumni Jeremy "Problematic" Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May doing that thing where they travel the world on Amazon dollars driving cars we couldn't even afford the steering wheel from.
Oh, and there's the trailer.
"Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very, fortunately, suffered no serious injury," a spokesperson for The Grand Tour just told Gizmodo.
And we're not talking about Clarkson's ego.
Could this mean the spiritual successor to Top Gear is filming down under?
Giant stone heads (yes, you're reading this correctly) of The Grand Tour presenters Jeremy "Problematic" Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are being driven around Sydney today. Gizmodo has scored leaked footage of the heads.
A day and a half -- or less. That's how long there is until Amazon's new show The Grand Tour comes out, streaming on Amazon Prime. When do we get it in Australia? Not for at least another couple of weeks.
Two months -- or more. That's how long there is until the BBC's visually stunning Planet Earth II airs in Australia, on standard definition free-to-air TV.
I want to watch both these shows, a lot. But I can't. Unless I pirate them, or use a VPN.
Hey. Amazon? It's me, Australia. We haven't been properly introduced, but we have a closer relationship than you realise. I'm really good mates with your best friend America, and we've actually run into each other a couple of times in the past -- at that Kindle party, and once in the supermarket. Everyone says you're the guy that knows all the cool stuff about robots and Nerf guns.
Hey, so, anyway. There was that time where you told one of my Aussie pals about this great new TV show you'd been working on. How's that going, by the way?
Video: The new home of former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is The Grand Tour -- an original series in development by Amazon, with 36 episodes planned for the next three years with a massive production budget. We don't know quite when The Grand Tour will launch around the world or when it'll even become available for streaming in Australia, but we do already have a pretty good idea of what to expect.