The first episode of the first series of the Amazon Prime motoring show The Grand Tour, featuring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, premiered on the 18th of November, 2016. It is entitled The Holy Trinity. Filming for the studio segments of the episode took place in Southern California in September of 2016.
The guys head to the Portimao Circuit for the long-awaited 'holy trinity' three-way shootout, as they hit the track with Clarkson in the McLaren P1, Hammond in the Porsche 918 Spyder and May in the Ferrari LaFerrari at the same time.
Also, Clarkson introduces their new track, "the Eboladrome" using a Ferrari 488 GTB.
The trio also introduce their news surrogate,"Conversation Street", and "Celebrity Brain Crash".
Track Test Edit
Clarkson briefly tests a BMW M2 on the track, which is then taken round by their new test driver, "The American".
Celebrity Brain Crash Edit
The guests for the first episode were Jeremy Renner, Armie Hammer, and Carol Vorderman. Renner was 'killed' after parachuting out of an airplane and failing to deploy his parachute, Hammer was 'killed' by a rattlesnake, and Vorderman was already 'dead' inside the tent.
Tent Location Edit
The tent for this episode was pitched in Southern California, USA. More specifically, the tent was set-up in the High Deserts of California near Los Angeles.