Automotive - - Nov 23,2016
Porsche 918, McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari gave a glamorous start to TopGear trio’s new show
The Grand Tour (TGT), a motoring television series hosted by BBC TopGear’s trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, kick started with a perfect faceoff. The first episode of TGT that was aired on Amazon Prime on November 18, saw what can only be termed as an extremely successful opening.
Icing of the very tasty cake being the “holy trinity.” No, not the three very talented presenters James, Jeremy and Richard, but three of the most coveted and yearned for vehicles ever, Porsche 918, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari. Called as ‘the father, the son and the Holy Spirit of modern day automobiles’ by Wall Street Journal’s, Ken Sunny.
The show wasn’t just stolen away by the presence of these three charismatic vehicles, the three presenters gave nothing short of a joy ride, it was the very amazing “holy trinity faceoff” that the BBC trio promised to deliver.
Each of the three presenters had a handpicked favorite, Clarkson chose McLaren P1, calling it “fast. Really fast. Mind-blowingly fast”, Richard Hammond went with his much adored Porsche 918, while James May chose what he calls “the greatest car in the world” (LaFerrari). All of them had their own picks while bringing the cars to Portugal for a race, raising the standards of the show in the first episode itself.
Popularity of the three cars is no news for any fanatic car lover, but an average auto-appreciator would surely break loose. These three are few of the savviest and sexiest cars of the world, not just in terms of physical appearance but considering the performance as well. McLaren P1 is a limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car that debuted at 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Porsche 918, is a mid-engined plug-in hybrid sports car. LaFerrari which literally means “The Ferrari”, is the first mild hybrid sports car from Ferrari. When beautiful bullies like them tussle, we groupies just look at them, starry eyed and gloating in happiness.