Season 01, Episode 13 – “Censored to Censored”
The tour lands in Loch Ness, Scotland, in the Season 1 finale. Also: The hosts tour Europe in a Jaguar F-Pace, a Bentley Bentayga and a Range Rover Autobiography; Jeremy takes laps in a Lexus GS F; and filmmaker Tim Burton plays Celebrity Brain Crash.
Season 01, Episode 12 – “Golden Isles: Millionaire Getaway”
A visit to the Golden Isles of coastal Georgia, where wealthy Americans have congregated for rest and recreation since 1886. Included: the Jekyll Island Club, where Rockefellers, Morgans, Cranes and Goulds belonged.
Season 01, Episode 11 – “The Imperial Hotels of Vienna”
A look at 19th-century luxury hotels in Vienna, the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Included: the Imperial and the Bristol.
Season 01, Episode 10 – “Hotel California: The Golden Age Of Hollywood”
A visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel, one of Hollywood’s most popular gathering places. Included: a tour of the Spanish-style hotel, with its famous bars, pool, and bungalow. Also: the hotel’s role in the history of the film industry and the surrounding community is discussed.
Season 01, Episode 09 – “Berks to the Future”
This week, The Grand Tour arrives in Stuttgart, the home of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. In this show, James May takes the new Honda NSX supercar to the Eboladrome to push its cutting-edge hybrid technology to the limit and Richard Hammond immerses himself in the world of doomsday preppers as he constructs a ‘bugout’ vehicle that will allow him to survive a bleak future of nuclear winters, alien invasions and massed herds of zombies. Meanwhile, in a less realistic attempt at engineering, Jeremy Clarkson invents a new kind of fashionable SUV. Also in this show, the hosts attempt to meet the future demands of electric cars by harnessing power from the currently untapped actions of everyday life.
Season 01, Episode 08 – “The Beach (Buggy) Boys – Part 2”
In the second show of a two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are battling across Namibia in a quest to prove that beach buggies are brilliant.
Having survived the challenges of the desert, the trio must now brace themselves for even greater hardship involving rough roads, camping, rhino conservation and a rather unusual river crossing.
Season 01, Episode 07 – “The Beach (Buggy) Boys – Part 1”
In the first of two special shows, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are challenged to complete an epic journey across Namibia in three beach buggies, each built to their personal spec.What starts off as a simple determination to win an argument with their boss turns into an amazing adventure across some of the most incredible desert scenery Africa has to offer.
Season 01, Episode 06 – “Happy Finnish Christmas”
The Grand Tour tent is in Kakslauttanen, Finland, deep within the Arctic Circle with a show in which Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson compare the Ford Mustang V8 and the Ford Focus RS, James May recounts the bitter 1960s battle for endurance racing supremacy between Ferrari and Ford, and the presenters run through some ideal Christmas gifts for car fans.
Season 01, Episode 05 – “Enviro-mental”
Whitby, England, serves as the backdrop for a test between the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the BMW M4 GTS. In addition, the hosts try to construct cars from sustainable materials. Comedian Jimmy Carr is the guest.
Season 01, Episode 04 – “Operation Desert Stumble”
Also in this episode, Jeremy introduces the 800 horsepower Aston Martin Vulcan to the Grand Tour test track, and James is sent to investigate an unusual form of motorsport called spinning.