It’s no secret that The Grand Tour is far more than just a simple car show. There’s been pranks, scripted films, debates, scenery, in general, a lot of content that hasn’t been completely car related.
Naturally, this has gotten more than a few hardcore petrolheads to speak up on social media. I’ve noticed a growing number of people remarking that The Grand Tour has yet to do an actual review of a car since the show started, or at least one that you could actually call a real review, not just a glossed over bit with the typical Top Gear-esque film style. Well, that’s all over now, because in this week’s episode, Jeremy did an actual review of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and it was brilliant.
In the film, Jeremy covers all the proper bits we’ve come to expect from a truly great Clarkson review. He covers the performance, the styling, the comfort, everything you expect. Jeremy even get’s a bit philosophical, stating at one point, “If you’re going to form a relationship with a car, if you’re going to develop a bond, it’s got to have human qualities, and if it’s gonna human qualities its got to have faults.” It’s statements like that which truly set Jeremy apart as one of the best when it comes to talking about cars.
Nearing the end of the film Jeremy sums it up perfectly, as he has a great talent for doing, by saying “you can’t be a true petrolhead until you’ve owned an Alfa Romeo, and the trouble is I’ve always known, there’s no Alfa Romeo a true petrol head would actually want to buy. There is now, though, there is now.”
If you’re one of those who has been waiting for a proper review, the wait is over. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson, “this is a fabulous car, an epic car…” and to borrow a few words from Jeremy, this is a masterpiece, an absolute gem.