The humor was a bit too forced at times, particularly with Hammond overplaying his role as a disruptive delinquent in the Hellcat, but this had all the hallmarks of a classic Top Gear-style road trip adventure, with interesting cars, blokey banter and some stunning scenery. It was easily the best feature in The Grand Tour so far. In stark contrast to the lavish opening episode in sunny California
, this week the globe-trotting studio tent was pitched in the trio’s hometown of Yorkshire in England on a typical drizzly day. “This is The Grand Tour - and this week we've come home,” Clarkson announced to an excitable audience.