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Happy Finnish Christmas is the sixth episode of the first season of The Grand Tour. It premiered on 23rd December, 2016 on Amazon Prime.

SynopsisEdit

Film(s) Edit

Film (1) Edit

Richard Hammond celebrates the release of the right-hand drive model of the Ford Mustang GT, while Jeremy Clarkson argues that a Ford Focus RS is better than the Mustang. This escalates to a chase between both cars up to Cheddar Gorge. The Mustang beats the Focus in a drag race, but is slower around the Eboladrome.

Film (2) Edit

May looks at the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari at the 1960s 24 Hours of LeMans which gave birth to the Ford GT40 and the Ferrari P3.

Conversation Street Edit

Sting: The trio wear Mexican sombreros.

The trio discuss the staggering amount of accidents in Scandinavia and the massive motoring fines in Finland. Clarkson and May challenge each other on which Cadbury chocolate confectionery makes more of a mess in a car: a Double Decker or a Flake.

Celebrity Brain Crash Edit

Celebrity Brain Crash features Kimi Räikkönen, who stumbles and dies of alcohol poisoning on his way to the tent. To fill in the time, the presenters introduce their "Santaland Grotto", where they talk about their Christmas gift ideas, mostly consisting of everyday items emblazoned with car-manufacturer logos. James May introduces Bob Geldof via tablet on a Double telerobot.

Tent Location Edit

The trio set up their tent for a festive episode, within the forests of Saariselkä, Finland.

Cars featuredEdit

Featured Cars
ImageCarDriverNotes
Ford Mustang GT
Ford Mustang GT
Richard Hammond
5-litre V8 engine, 416 horsepower, 0-62 in 4.8 seconds with a a top speed of 155mph.
Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus RS
Jeremy Clarkson
2.3-litre, four cylinder turbocharged engine, 345 horsepower, 0-62 in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 165mph.
Ford GT40
Ford GT40
James May
James May drives a perfect replica of the original GT40.
Ferrari P3
Ferrari P3
James May
Technically this is a Ferrari P3/4 since each P3 was returned to the workshop and modified with a new engine and tail section.

TriviaEdit

  • Hammond slowing down the Mustang at the Cenotaph references a controversial segment of Series 23 of Top Gear when Ken Block and Matt LeBlanc did doughnuts around the monument while racing across London.
  • While Bob Geldof struggles to move his Double telerobot around the tent, Clarkson and Hammond paraphrase they lyrics of the Band Aid song "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which was co-written by Geldof.