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For this episode the tent is sat in Nashville. Clarkson drives the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio before the trio attempts to save the coral reef.
They start the show by showing that the majority of cars driven in Nashville are Japanese, and how all but Jeremy love the music.
They then discuss coal rolling and show some footage.
Clarkson Reviews The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
He travels to Wales to review the new Alfa sports saloon in which he begins by saying the car must have faults to be an Alfa. It has a big one – the seat is right beside the B-pillar which makes it very difficult to enter and exit. This is a good thing, as it shows it has human imperfections.
He loves the engine (which is very Ferrari-esque) but before he could test it on a track, Hammond rings him from Scotland asking where the film crew is.
Clarkson arrives at the Eboladrome and praises it even further before it’s taken around the track by The American. It did a 1:27.1 wet lap.
Clarkson begins by talking about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Alfa’s new SUV. Then, because they’re in America, they show multiple photos of the best selling vehicle in the state, the Ford Raptor. From this, they talk about how a pickup truck isn’t actually overly practical because of its size and weight, and things put in the back are stolen in the UK.
After this, they discuss how good American muscle cars are to look at, even though they aren’t overly good to drive. They wonder what will be in car museums in 40 years.
James May brings up how the Nurburgring will be banning manufacturers from doing timed laps. He’s happy about this as cars which are set up specifically to get a good time on the’Ring won’t be good on the road.
The Trio Solve The Coral Issue
The presenters travel to Barbados where they set out to solve the issue of dying Coral by submerging car shells under the water for marine life to grow on and around.
Firstly they try to use a fishing boat to do this, but this fails. They do manage to drop two cars in the water and James May is asked to anchor them down while Hammond and Clarkson go jet skiing. May fails, so Clarkson dives down to the cars and welds them to the sea bed.
This fails as well as the cars are fond on the beach the next day. May uses a bulldozer to a crane before they’re kicked out of their hotel.
The next day they successfully put a Land Rover under the sea while Clarkson chases after a trimaran.
Celebrity Brain Crash
Brian Johnson gets trampled by a team of footballers before the audience argues over the meaning of ‘football’.