The last Grand Tour special is A Scandinavian film where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drive rally-inspired cars across Scandinavia. It was quite an adventure. Along the way, May crashed his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII into a wall in a tunnel while traveling at 75 miles per hour (121 kilometers per hour). In this video, the guys have a report on how the cars performed during the trip.
Technically, Clarkson, Hammond and May are all there. However, Clarkson is in the trunk of his RS4, so we really only have the perspective of the Hamster and Captain Slow.
If you haven’t seen May’s crash, it’s worth watching below. To sum up the incident, he was accelerating in a dark tunnel and braked too late. He spun the car 90 degrees and crashed the driver’s side into a wall. May was able to get out of the car. The paramedics immediately transported him to an ambulance to check on his condition. They took him to the hospital to confirm that there were no more serious injuries.
In this video, May explains that he was going so fast because he wanted to win the challenge. He realized he was carrying too much gear and tried to avoid running into the camera crew or Clarkson.
The damage to the Evo was significant enough to make the car a loss due to the twisted chassis. The crew during filming used a hydraulic jack to move the motor approximately 3.0 inches (7.62 centimeters). They actually managed to make the car usable again for the rest of the shoot.
Hammond buys his Subaru Impreza WRX STI. He likes that. In the video he says the plan is to modify the car to make the power look ridiculous. However, May tries to talk him out of it by arguing that the folks at Subaru Tecnica International have put in countless hours developing the vehicle.
Guys pay little attention to Clarkson’s RS4. In their opinion, the Evo and the STI have a close relationship with rally cars. On the other hand, there is not much that connects this Audi to those in competition in the 1980s.