Gentleman, start your engines!


The brand new special instalment of The Grand Tour arrives on Prime Video on Friday 17th December, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May turning their attention to French automotive culture.

Filmed in the UK due to COVID-19, this follow-up to the petrol heads' Lockdown special will see the trio embark on a road trip across Wales in classic French cars whilst exploring our European neighbours' attitude to motors.

"We like their food, their wine – but French cars can be a bit weird," Clarkson – who was recently named the best Top Gear presenter by readers – is heard saying in the trailer before we watch the former Top Gear stars drop a car from 500ft in the air to test its suspension.

As for just how tongue-in-cheek the presenters get in this special, James May recently told and other press that he isn't "running scared of cancel culture" and that "everybody is equally open for mockery and derision", while both he and Richard Hammond also spoke about their plans for the next series, which will hopefully see the trio make use of their passports once again.

Read on for everything you need to know about The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois and when it will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.

The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trois release date and time

Confirmed: The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois will land on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 17th December 2021 at midnight.

Richard Hammond confirmed on the This Morning sofa earlier in the year the popular motoring series would be returning.

He revealed: "Well, this is part one of a two-part series of two shows that we did while we weren’t able to travel to the other side of the world and had great fun doing.

"I can’t tell you anything about the second one or I’ll get shouted at."

The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trois trailer

Watch the hilarious trailer for The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois below:

That should certainly leave fans excited for the new content.

The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trois cast

It wouldn't be The Grand Tour without its three main stars – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – so we can expect them to appear in the upcoming special.

As for any surprise cameos, we'll have to wait and see whether the upcoming episode features any special guests.

What will happen in The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trois?

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In The Grand Tour Presents: Carnage A Trois, Jeremy, Richard and James will head on a road trip across the UK while exploring the sometimes bizarre world of French car culture.

Starting in the Welsh hills, they will try (and most likely fail) to drive up a mountain, defuse a bomb, look at propeller-powered cars, and much more... involving helicopters.

The trio will then head on the race of their lives to the English Channel where they will partake in an epic medieval climax. Consider us sold.

Before Amazon revealed the premise of Carnage A Trois, the trio were spotted driving classic French cars in Wales by fans back in April.

While later in the month, news outlets reported a story on Clarkson, May and Hammond causing traffic at Shires Retail Park in Leamington, with CoventryLive writing that one driver got out of his car to shout at Hammond.

Meanwhile, according to, the police were called on Richard Hammond in Crockhowell after he was seen trying to fit his car into a space too small for it – however, residents soon discovered that this was all part of a stunt for The Grand Tour.


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