Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May did what they did best – fooled around in a Chevrolet Corvette – while subjected to a quiz by American TV celebrity James Corden.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May went to sunny California not long ago to film the second round of audience segments for the first season of The Grand Tour. It’s the episode that will be used in the first airing slot – well, because you don’t have to understand filming schedules. While there they did a publicity stunt with The Late Late Show with James Corden. The idea was to have each of the three drive to the limit a Corvette around the Willow Springs race track, while Corden asks them general knowledge questions from the passenger seat – and penalties were applied to the lap time if they got the answer wrong.
The opening sequence of The Grand Tour is also said to have been filmed in California, with media reporting the three hosts were being tailed across a desert by 150 exotic cars worth $25 million, six jet planes and a cast of 2000 extras. And because it cost over $3 million, this will become the single most expensive scene in the history of television, even surpassing the usual Game of Thrones extravaganza that happens in each episode.