The Grand Tour's $3.2 Million Opening Is Reportedly The Most Expensive TV Scene Ever

These don’t look like Mustangs. Screenshot via YouTube
These don’t look like Mustangs. Screenshot via YouTube

The opening scene to Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new Amazon show The Grand Tour will be so big and ridiculous it’s been reported to be the most expensive scene ever shown “on the small screen,” according to The Sun. Ever!


According to the report, your favorite motoring trio will be amplifying the craziness on display in the old Top Gear, upping the game with the grand opening of its new web-based show, reportedly including “150 cars, 2,000 ‘petrolheads’, acrobats, stilt-walkers and six jet planes” set in the desert in some sort of crazy sequence that sounds a lot like that popular post-apocalyptic movie series about a guy named Max.

The guys will apparently be driving three heavily-modified red, white and blue Mustangs alongside $25.5 million worth of supercars, including “a Bugatti Veyron and Rolls-Royce.”

The entire sequence is said to cost around $3.2 million (£2.5million), which is a lot of dollars paid for by my Amazon Prime subscription. I have no idea how this scene is supposed to come together, so let’s hope it’s worth it!

The first episode will be up on Amazon on November 18th, with a weekly roll-out of the rest of the season. Sorry, binge-watchers.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik



3 mustangs and 2000 bystanders? May the odds be ever in your favor!