The Grand Tour may be coming to a close, but Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May face a few hurdles ahead.
The three, who first appeared together on Top Gear in 2003, announced the end of their Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour in November.
Their last two episodes, shot in Mauritania and Zimbabwe, will premiere later this year, with the first on February 16.
But ideally they’ll go out without a bang.
Clarkson, May, and Hammond gather in Mauritania to continue the renowned Paris-Dakar rally tradition.
However, rather than custom Dakar racers, they will complete their journey in inexpensive adapted sports vehicles.
Their adventure begins with the world’s longest train and takes them across the deadly Sahara and treacherous river crossings while shielding their valuable gasoline bowser from explosion.
As if that wasn’t challenging enough, they’ll be battling scorching temperatures and unforgiving sand terrain on the way.
A first look at their West African journey, titled The Grand Tour: Sand Job, has also dropped, which sees the trio taking on the challenges.
According to MailOnline, Clarkson opts for a Jaguar V6, Hammond takes on an Aston Martin Volante V12 and May goes for a Maserati all deliver along the country’s only railway line.
It is also said that they are not only fighting natural forces, but also evading minefields.
This comes after Clarkson claimed he is too ‘unfit, obese, and ancient’ to record some segments of the show, which has been running since 2016.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host said: ‘I’ve driven cars higher than anyone else and further north than anyone else.
‘We’ve done everything you can do with a car.
‘When we had meetings about what to do next, people just threw their arms in the air.’
He continued to The Times that the show ‘is immensely physical and when you’re unfit and fat and old, which I am,’ making some parts like camping, a stretch.
Addressing any rumours about feuds with his co-stars, he added: ‘We’ve spent more time in each other’s company than our families’ over the last 25 years so I don’t think it would have lasted as long as it did if we’d hated each other as much as James likes to think.’
‘They do as they’re told,’ he added.
Clarkson’s comments echo May saying he thinks the time is right for a brand new motoring show to take the place of Top Gear and The Grand Tour, because the trio are ‘too old’.
Late last year, the BBC officially made the decision to ‘rest’ Top Gear for the ‘foreseeable future’, after Freddie Flintoff’s horror crash in December 2022.
‘If you wanted to make a serious, slightly more consumerish car show there’s never been a better time for it because it’s a very interesting topic,’ James told The Sun.
‘What is going to happen to the car, car ownership, attitudes to the car, how we use it, dispose of it, how we power it?
‘It’s all interesting stuff, it’s the most interesting time in the car’s history since it was invented. So I can’t believe somewhere or other, a slightly more modern car show won’t emerge.
‘But we can’t do it as we’re too old.’
The Grand Tour is available to watch on Prime Video, with a new special launching on Friday, February 16.