Instead of a beautifully cinematic drive into the French sunset, the special concluded with presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond on the side of the freeway, being lectured, fined, and banned from driving in France by police.
As Jeremy Clarkson likes to say, “that’s not gone well.”
The dynamic duo is back for round two, however, as Top Gear just dropped the trailer for the aptly-named “The Perfect Road Trip 2.”
The film documents Clarkson and Hammond’s 500-mile jaunt across Italy, with stops in Venice, Siena, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano, and the Amalfi coast with automotive debauchery to match.
The list of cars they’ll be driving are, expectedly, a who’s who of sports car royalty. The McLaren P1, Lamborghini Huracan, BMW M4, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Jaguar F-Type should make memorable appearances, although we’re a tad worried about the Jag. Skip to 1:50 in the video to find out why.
There’s also some vintage cars rummaging about in the film, including some classic Ferraris slamming into each other, two beautiful Alfas from the ‘60s, and on the Island of Capri, the legendary … Ford Capri?
It sounds (and looks) great so far, but there’s a problem. No, it’s not Hammond’s lack of gastronomic flexibility.
There’s no James May, aka Captain Slow. Like most Top Gear DVD specials, only two members of the trio are featured, however it’s unlikely May would keep up anyway.
“The Perfect Road Trip 2” is now available to pre-order on the BBC’s website, with DVD and Blue-ray formats being released on November 17th.