From sailors to an itchy Urus, Richard Hammond picks his favorite Grand Tour car

Now that The Grand Tour is winding down, Richard Hammond picks his favorite cars from his time at the show

    From sailors to an itchy Urus, Richard Hammond picks his favorite Grand Tour car

The Grand Tour is winding down, which means it’s the perfect time to look back at Amazon Original programming. And that’s exactly what host Richard Hammond does with a tournament-style bracket to decide which of the cars he drove at the show was his favourite.

While the video’s conclusion may be “blindingly obvious,” as Hammond puts it, there are a few unexpected decisions along the way. At the very least, it provides a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of production The Grand Tour’s pspecials and offers a nostalgic look back at the show

The competition pits 16 cars from the motoring program against each other and is not limited to cars. Apart from the obvious entrants, there are unusual options such as the cigar boat from the Seamen special, the TVS Star motorcycle from the Feed the World special, the Dune Buggy from the Namibia special and a self-built off-roader named “John” from the show’s Mongolian special.

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    From sailors to an itchy Urus, Richard Hammond picks his favorite Grand Tour car

Although The Grand Tour has rarely been run by straight normal cars, there are still some less unusual entries into the competition. Cars like Buick Riviera from Lochdown, Ford Focus RS with tank tracks from Massive Hunt, Matra Murena from Carnage and Trois, two Dodge Challengers (Hellcat and Demon) as well as a Maserati 430 and a Chevrolet SSR.

Oddly enough, it’s the last car, the Chevrolet SSR, that dethroned the charmingly flawed Fiat X19 to become the first runner-up. Hammond points to its inherent stupidity and the fact that GM should have known better than to build it as reasons for his love of the convertible.

The Subaru Impreza WRX STI from Scandi Flick will compete for the win. The Japanese car defeated the Buick Riviera in the semifinals to reach the final round, and Hammond calls it a properly built, mechanical car that feels like the competition car it was designed to be.

He liked the Impreza WRX so much that he actually bought it after he finished filming the episode in which it appeared. This can tell you what the end result will be this video will, but it’s interesting to hear Hammond talk about all the cars he’s driven to the show – there’s a reason he’s been paid to do it for so long.