The first full-length trailer for season two of The Grand Tour confirms a start date of December 8.
We've been wondering when the second season of The Grand Tour would start for some time now - and we finally have the answer. Following a brief teaser shown a few months ago, Amazon has released the first full length trailer for season two of Clarkson, Hammond and May's globe-trotting car show, confirming a December 8 start date. That's about a month later than the first season which premiered last November, but still a short delay considering the setbacks the team have suffered like Richard Hammond nearly killing himself in an electric supercar.
The action-packed trailer gives us a good idea of what to expect in The Grand Tour season two when it airs next month, showcasing some of the trio's exotic automotive adventures. Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die is also an inspired song choice for the trailer, given the many near death experiences that the team were subjected to during production.
The trailer opens with the presenters driving three old Jaguars down the side of a snowy mountain, in what looks like a genuinely terrifying challenge judging from their reactions. We also get treated to brief glimpses of the Bugatti Chiron and McLaren 720S being put through their paces, as well as a supercar showdown between the Acura NSX, Lamborghini Aventador S, and Rimac Concept One. No references are made to Hammond's near-fateful crash, but we do get to see him fall off a motorcycle in Mozambique. Sadly, cheap car challenges that were once a staple of the Clarkson, Hammond and May era of Top Gear won't be returning in the second season.
While season two of The Grand Tour will feature more locations than before including Croatia, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado and New York, studio segments will only be filmed in the UK in contrast to the first season which had a tent that was transported around the world for each episode. The action shown in the trailer certainly looks exciting, and the cars and locations are more exotic than ever. Let's just hope there's a better balance of gearhead-pleasing car content and cringe-worthy comedy this time. We also have plenty of ideas of ways to improve the second season of The Grand Tour - namely axing Celebrity Brain Crash and The American racing driver. Is it December 8 yet?