Yesterday we reported that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May were filming yet again for another special episode of The Grand Tour. Clarkson posted a photo to his Instagram account showing the trio stood next to a private jet ready to embark on another adventure.
It hasn’t been long since we followed them as they filmed around Norway and the Arctic Circle as they explored the world of rally with an Audi RS4, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8, and a Subaru Impreza WRX. Now, they’re filming another episode, and it looks like it couldn’t be more different.
The trio were photographed in Gdansk, Poland, with three very interesting cars.
The Chevrolet SSR is the most recognisable. Standing for Super Sport Roadster, the SSR is powered by either a 300 horsepower or 380 horsepower V8 depending on the year. The year of this exact car I can’t figure out, but it’s safe to say these things were negatively reviewed when they were revealed.
They were slow, ugly, and frankly, just a bit useless.
To its right it is a Crosley Convertible, yet another ugly car from America which tried to capitalise on the lack of cars available after the war. The owner of Crosley, Powel Crosley, Jr., actually made his money in refrigerators and radios before WW2, but 1946 brought this horrible thing. Creating just 26 and a half horsepower from its 725cc engine, this slab-sided vehicle isn’t fast enough to stay in front of your eyes for too long.
The third and most interesting of the three is actually based on a Nissan Silvia S13. It’s called a Mitsuoka Le-Seyde, and is made to resemble a Zimmer Golden Spirit. It’s basically just a re-body of the Japanese sports car, and retains all of its running gear.
What are they doing?
It’s early days at the moment, but the focus has to be on ugly cars.