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The Grand Tour’s epic opening sequence cost £2.5million to make

It appears that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the entire Grand Tour team are going to great lengths to ensure their new new motoring show will be a hit – and to help kick things off with a bang it’ll open with one of the most expensive opening shot ever seen on the small screen – a spectacular ‘Mad Max-style’ sequence that cost £2.5 million to make.

Filmed in the Californian desert last weekend, it involved 150 cars, a cast of 2,000 ‘petrolheads’, acrobats, stilt-walkers and even a flypast by six supersonic jets.

‘It was the most amazing opening ever for a TV show,’ a source said last night. ‘Nothing remotely like it has been seen before.’

Clarkson, with his former Top Gear colleagues Richard Hammond and James May, roared across the Lucerne Valley dry lake bed in customised red, white and blue Ford Mustangs.

Behind them, £20 million worth of cars, including a Bugatti Veyron and a Rolls-Royce, followed in a V formation.

‘It looked like a Mad Max movie,’ said one of the extras, while another likened the atmosphere to a carnival.

The Grand Tour launches on Amazon Prime on November 18, and will mark Clarkson’s comeback after losing his Top Gear job for punching a producer in March last year.

He will become Britain’s highest-paid TV star, thanks to a reported £10 million-a-year deal.

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3 comments

amvj October 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm

Eagerly awaiting for the new show. Can’t wait 🙂

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P. Lyu October 3, 2016 at 11:27 pm

They can keep awesone no matter where they do their job.

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the guy with no name October 4, 2016 at 8:27 am

I want to see this right now.

Also what is it with Americans and not coming up with single original name for a place in their country. They either take their names from over here in the UK. Or in the case of that dried up lake they took the name from Switzerland.

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