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Grand Tour Season 2

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Started again, first episode not too bad, you have such familiartity with them but there wasn't a lot of driving, plenty of scenery and camera shots. Showed some good shorts of bits to come and some of it looked epic. they've started another celebrity drivers track and it was absolute S%$t. 

Most interesting part was the 3 car challenge between old tech lambo hurrican, hybrid nsx and a fully electric Rimac concept one.

Show ends with hammonds big crash in Switzerland hillclimb in the Rimac. Interesting thing was the car kept reigniting itself for 5 days after the crash as the cells of the batteries imploded on each other in a thermal reaction. Like a samsung note 7 then really, maybe thats why all those californian homes are burning due to all the electric cars.

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I didn't mind the concept of the celeb drivers, could have got some better celebs though...

The three cars were very well chosen, and the familiar banter between presenters was good as usual.

It was one hell of a crash, and speaks volumes for the car design and safety that Hammond made it out alive. I think if you drove a californian home off the same hill it would fare much worse, the homes burning down are far more likely caused by the thousands of acres of brush fires around them...

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Personally I would have liked to have seen more in-depth info and comparison with the Rimac. 

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anyone have a link please 

so that i can report and get it taken down....... obviously :)

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I just watched it on Amazon Prime, this morning.  It's fairly good.  I guess that wasn't the link you were looking for!

Bit sad to see May's new haircut, and Hammond's dye-job.  His hair has become blacker; like a workmate we used to razz with the tone of each new improbable hair colour.

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season two has been a bit average until this weeks ep 5 

insane ripsaw tank in Dubai and 1500 hp dune buggies

some stunning video work

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ended up signing up to Amazon prime until the end of the season then I will quit.

Good to watch the first season again as well, and in better quality than the first time around I watched it too, ;)

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Yeh Dubai ep was exellent. Last weeks Jaaaggggg ep was quite like the top gear of old which was pretty good also.

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the new season of Top Gear season 25 is 4 episodes in and they are really into their thing now.Chris Harris and Matt Le Blanc have really got a good relationship and matts comic timing is pretty undeniable. been some great articles electric motor-x bikes, 2cvs etc. I actually prefer it to the grand tour which seems just repeats of ideas. Top gear seems to have kept some fresh ideas coming in. matts articles about some massive crane or other industrial equipment are great fun.

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On 19/03/2018 at 9:18 PM, kwhelan said:

the new season of Top Gear season 25 is 4 episodes in and they are really into their thing now.Chris Harris and Matt Le Blanc have really got a good relationship and matts comic timing is pretty undeniable. been some great articles electric motor-x bikes, 2cvs etc. I actually prefer it to the grand tour which seems just repeats of ideas. Top gear seems to have kept some fresh ideas coming in. matts articles about some massive crane or other industrial equipment are great fun.

Agreed.

I think new Top Gear is > old Top Gear and The Grand Tour is dead.

BBC should be quite happy with the outcome really. Amazon, not so much.

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Wait.... Top Gear is no longer shite?! 

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well just watched E6 last of latest top gear season 25 and I would rate this season as one of the best seasons.

pretty dramatic seeing them compete in monte carlo rally and have car burst into flames mid run.

Think matt was a genius casting and the 3 of them work really well together, their jokes are a bit more current than the original three

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I downloaded the first series of the grand tour. It was ok, but I wouldn't rave about it - certainly not worth paying for.

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1 hour ago, Blackie said:

I downloaded the first series of the grand tour. It was ok, but I wouldn't rave about it - certainly not worth paying for.

correct.

 

Sounds like ill give season 25 of top gear a whirl then.

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