Clarkson and co to test drive hypercars

Clarkson and co to test drive hypercars

The opening episode of former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring show will see a trio of hybrid hypercars being test driven.

Viewers will see a Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder being put through their paces and compared by Clarkson and fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

The three cars are each capable of being driven at more than 200mph with their price tags ranging from £625,000 for the Porsche to more than £1.1 million for the Ferrari.

Said to have a £160 million budget, the new programme is to be screened by online streaming service Amazon Prime, which has confirmed it will be called The Grand Tour.

Each episode of The Grand Tour, which is expected to begin in the autumn, will be hosted in a different country with audience tickets set to be released via prize draws over the summer.

The presenters are said to have agreed to make three series of the weekly show, each consisting of a dozen hour-long episodes featuring studio chat alongside specially-made features.

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