TV Review: The Grand Tour’s Ninth Episode
After a Christmas special that was sand brimful, the Amazon Prime show is back with an explosive statement in the Ninth Episode.
This week’s divulging saw the trio nail the tent in the courtyard of Ludwigsburg Palace in Stuttgart, Germany.
The episode dubbed “Berks to The Future” has been praised as the best yet as the famous trio got to some actual car reviewing as dissimulative nonsensical segments were done away with.
The Ninth Episode is a Car Infested Contentment
The episode opens with Clarkson stating that they were almost banned from filming in Stuttgart because of a disagreement with a pro-bicycle politician.
The host jokes that he would not identify the man who tried to have the crew banned from filming in the city, and then flashed up a large picture of his face and stated his name – Kasdorf.
Clarkson then goes on to say; “And Germany is the cradle of the automobile. The car was actually invented here. It’s the last place you can drive a car as fast as it can go on a motorway.”
Clarkson, Hammond and May seem to love Germany a lot.
James May then graces us with a film about the all new Honda NSX. A truly colorful segment and watching James drive the car around the Eboladrome was spectacular.
That car is truly an engineering marvel and like May, I too have fallen in love with it.
Clarkson then attempts to make a “proper” SUV by marrying the Chassis of a Land Rover with the body of a 1980s Mercedes-Benz SL (as seen in this article’s cover image).
Hammond and May argue it is an ambitious but rubbish undertaking. Clarkson as per usual disagrees.
He sets out to prove them wrong by show casing his “genius” to the Chelsea FC players at their training ground.
Garry Cahill genuinely hates Clarkson’s attempt – “This is flipping horrendous. You, you’ve butchered a classic car” he adds.
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa have quite a long chat with Clarkson – A surreal moment.
Clarkson’s attempt at trying to prove Hammond and May wrong by placing the car up for auction at a high end car auctioning event blows up in his face rather spectacularly.
It’s an Explosion Fueled Hunger…
Towards the end of the show, Richard Hammond comes with a van that will ensure his survival in the face of nuclear winters, alien invasions, and blood-thirsty zombies.
Doomsday Prepping as it’s referred to.
Clarkson and May set to prove what a ridiculous idea Doomsday Prepping is. They do accomplish that by burned through that Amazon cash in this Segment.
Destroying Hammond’s Doomsday armored Vans first with a rocket launcher, then with a tank and finally with a royal NAVY destroyer battleship. One would think this was a Transformers film.
The explosions are simply breathe taking.
In conlusion, it’s better than that dreadful Operation Desert Stumble attempt at call of duty in Episode two.
All in all, this is the best episode I’ve seen so far. It manages to balance humor, ridiculousness and actual vehicle information in one episode.
Emmron is an Urban Design student, freelance writer for Newslibre a Game, Film, Music, Science, Technology and Automotive enthusiast.