The Grand Tour: Series 1, Episode 1 – The Holy Trinity

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  • Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Portimao for the ultimate track test. Ferrari LaFerrari vs Porsche 918 vs McLaren P1.
  • Jeremy Clarkson introduces the new “Ebola Drome” test track.
  • The American takes the BMW M2 for a lap

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Episode Guide

Clarkson, Hammond and May launch their new programme with a film showing Clarkson leaving London to fly to Los Angeles where he meets Hammond and May. As the Hothouse Flowers play “I Can See Clearly Now” the trio drive Ford Mustangs through the California desert to Rabbit Dry Lake, accompanied by a range of cars and a fly-over by the Breitling Jet Team.

Following a sequence where they greet the audience and viewers, and introduce the tent, the first feature shows Clarkson, Hammond and May testing three hybrid hypercars; the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal.

Later, Clarkson introduces the show’s new test track, the “Eboladrome” with laps by a Ferrari 488 and a BMW M2. Renner, Hammer and Vorderman are all humorously “killed” before being able to take part in the show.

Returning to Portugal, Jérôme d’Ambrosio performs timed laps in the hypercars. The episode ends with Hammond and May declaring that they will demolish Clarkson’s house as forfeit for losing a bet: that the McLaren P1 would beat the Porsche 918 and LaFerrari in a timed lap.

Lap Times – Eboladrome

BMW M2
1:26.2
McLaren 650S
1:17.9
Audi R8 V10 Plus
1:19.2
Nissan GT-R
1:21.2
Porsche 911 C2S
1:24.4
Porsche 718 Boxster S
1:23.4
BMW M5
1:24.2
BMW M3
1:24.3
Honda Civic Type R
1:28.2
Ford Fiesta ST200
1:32.8

 

Lap Times – The Holy Trinity

Ferrari LaFerrari
1:54.4
Porsche 918
1:54.2
McLaren P1
1:55.5

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Unbelievable that the most drivable car without all the factory shenanigans, and who never queried where, time or whose driving should come fastest! Porsche you deserve it and I bet means a hellava lot to your marketing department!

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