What Is A Scandi Flick? The Meaning Behind The Grand Tour’s Latest Episode
The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick is a much better play on words that what most people think. Obviously, with the latest special being based in Scandinavia, it is a nod to the location but it goes further than that.
The latest special showed the hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, racing around Norway in their choice of rally-inspired road cars. The episode was filled with drama, including May’s horrendous crash.
The term ‘Scandinavian Flick’, often shortened to ‘Scandi Flick’ is a term used in rallying, fitting in nicely with the rally-inspired cars that the hosts chose for the special. The manoeuvre is used by drivers to keep momentum up whilst going around tight corners.
The Scandi Flick is all about using the weight of the car to shift towards the direction of the corner. On entry to the corner, the driver initially turns the opposite direction then quickly flicks back to the edge of the apex. The car’s suspension helps move the weight into the corner, sending the rear out. This gives the car more momentum through the corner.
Carfection, have created a video for their YouTube channel showing viewers how to pull off the perfect Scandi Flick.
The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick is available on Prime Video now.