The Grand Tour

Video: Richard Hammond Reviews The New Ford Ranger Raptor

Richard Hammond is known to be a secret American, with The Grand Tour often referring back to the inside joke, so it’s only right that he gets to produce a video review on the new Ford Ranger Raptor for DriveTribe.

H explains how he’s having a mid-life crisis, before giving a (sort of) in-depth review, and gorgeously shot video on the truck. It has to be noted that Ford is sponsoring the video, so take from that what you will – this may not be a completely unbiased review.

The Grand Tour presenter introduces the car and starts a journey to a ‘conference’ with a group of colleagues. Along the way he spouts jokes and takes a shortcut across some averagely bumpy terrain.

To be honest, this whole thing feels like a sellout. We understand that DriveTribe is under a bit of financial strain, but giving obviously biased reviews go against everything we love about Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

What do you think? The video was enjoyable, but very obviously an ad for Ford. Meh.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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  1. RH is definitely having a mid life crisis, worrying about his retirement pot fund and doing any old rubbish just to earn cash for the future. This junk cheapens everything else he does.

  2. RH is definitely having a mid life crisis, worrying about his retirement pot fund and doing any old crap just to earn cash for the future. This shit cheapens everything else he does.

  3. So what if it was an ad? It was funny and had that Top Gear/Grand Tour cheese factor we all love.
    The first line alone was great
    “I’m Richard Hammond, and I’m having a mid-life crisis.”

  4. Surprised at this: it might be a good vehicle but impossible to take seriously due to the fact it’s sponsored by the manufacturer. I used to think their reviews were impartial because there were no commercials on BBC (Top Gear) or Amazon (Grand Tour.)

    How wrong could I be?

  5. Bloody clever car: it managed to change its wheeled from black to silver whilst driving to the meeting – Come on guys, it must have cost you a fortune to get Hammond and then you make a stupid continuity error!

    3/10 – Cheesy and poorly executed

  6. Why can’t “Drive Tribe” be turned into a full time show like Top Gear or Grand Tour?? ????

    Eg have it on Amazon prime or mainstream tv? ????

  7. Ads are the reality of the internet. Running stuff isn’t free. And of all the ads out there were as entertaining as this, I would actually watch them.

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