Is The Grand Tour Having A Special This Season?

Article By 
Tom Matthews
January 28, 2018

Is The Grand Tour Having A Special This Season?

Article By 
Tom Matthews
January 28, 2018

It’s now been eight weeks since the second season of The Grand Tour began, and sadly we are now nearing the end of what has been an absolutely phenomenal second season. I’ve previously mentioned in an article from earlier this month, how The Grand Tour has really learnt from its mistakes, and that was only 4 episodes in! 

Now we’re nearing the end of the season, and the big question people are asking now is, will there be a ‘special’ episode? And the answer is, yes… sort of.

‍The Mozambique episode of The Grand Tour was going to be a normal episode in season two, until the filming of the episode over-ran.

You see, last year before the second season of The Grand Tour had launched, Jeremy Clarkson did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, talking about most of the things we could expect to see in the upcoming season of the show, and one of the questions discussed how much did Richard Hammond's Rimac crash and Clarkson pneumonia push the shows start date back? Clarkson replied, saying:

"Well, it’s not convenient. Put it like this: The Christmas special isn’t yet filmed, and won’t be until January. That’s the only real [setback]. The season is two weeks late to air, which is remarkable. I have no idea how we managed to claw back that time, but there’s a mini-special from Mozambique, but the main special, which will be done in Colombia, we’re not filming until January, so that’ll go out as a special treat in the middle of the year."

This pretty much confirms that the last episode of the second series will be the Mozambique special, in which we’ll be seeing the trio attempting to stop world hunger, as well as witnessing Hammond falling off a motorbike many, many times. This also means that the latest tweets we’ve been seeing from Clarkson confirm that they are shooting the special due to air in the summer, and that they are not recording the final season of the Amazon Prime show just yet. Not only that, but some very keen fans from Colombia have also managed to spot the trio driving in their challenge vehicles, which appear to be very big off-roaders…

 

As you can see in the video above, Hammond is in some huge American pickup truck, which most normal people would consider to be a monster truck! Then we see Clarkson driving a Jeep Wrangler, and James May, doesn’t make an appearance sadly, but! Towards the one-minute mark, you are able to see a bunch of cameras in a small Fiat Panda 4x4, so we can only assume that Mr. May is driving in there.

Hopefully this second Grand Tour special is a bit better than the previous special they did in season one, which was visually stunning, but it ended on a slighted anti-climactic note, with Hammond being stuck in the air in a dune buggy. And, from looking at all the improvements the show has had in this season so far, we can only hope that it will be.

Tom Matthews

Tom is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. He's the face behind the iconic Gear Knobs series, which is recorded and edited in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. When it comes to Tom Matthews, two things come to mind – cars and Jeremy Clarkson, and you can expect to hear a lot of that amongst his various ramblings and rants in his weekly Sunday column.