Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May – formerly hosts of the British motoring program Top Gear, now hosts of the Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour – were spotted shooting around Detroit, Michigan earlier this week with three rather superfluous bits of American steel in tow. The video clip above, uploaded to YouTube by The Grand Tour Fans, suggests that the trio of car show hosts has been playing around on camera with the Hennessey Performance Exorcist Camaro ZL1, a Ford Mustang RTR, and the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Altogether, that’s somewhere around 2,500 American horsepower combined – well worth the air fare from the UK, we’d imagine.
From the video, it looks like James May – a.k.a. “Captain Slow” – was tasked with handling the most potent car of the bunch: the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Camaro. His colleague Jeremy Clarkson was in the Mustang RTR, and Hammond, predictably, was in the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The latter Grand Tour host happens to be quite a fan of the Challenger, remarking in an episode of Top Gear that he would personally own one if he could.
Interestingly, the only car out of the group that’s factory-stock is the Challenger; the Camaro, as we’ve said, is the end result of some work done by Hennessey Performance Engineering, while the Mustang RTR is the product of pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Vehicles. We’ll see how well the Demon holds up against these two modified American pony cars in a future episode of The Grand Tour, we’re sure.