Past v Future is the thirteenth episode of The Grand Tour, and the last episode of Series 1. It was released on Amazon Prime on 3rd February, 2017.


Film(s) Edit

Film (1) Edit

Clarkson and May compete to see if electric cars can be better than traditional ones. Clarkson pits his Volkswagen Golf GTI against May's BMW i3. Initially, they compete in a drag race at an airstrip, then in a 200-mile road trip to Devon to see Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson play at a local pub.

Film (2) Edit

As part of the occasional series "Making James May Do Something He Doesn't Want to Do", May tries his hand at the sport of "Winching" where drivers must orienteer over a muddy course and get their vehicles stuck badly enough to require winching out.

Film (3) Edit

Hammond then learns how to drift cars properly at Michelin's proving grounds in France. He then proves his new skills in a competition against two professional drifters - a 13-year-old and a double amputee - at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Conversation Street Edit

Sting: May's head inflates and explodes.

Clarkson talks about his first trip to Dubai over two decades ago. May discusses the different laws and fines in the city before the presenters come up with their own. Then Clarkson compares Britain's infrastructure investment with that of Dubai.

Celebrity Brain Crash Edit

This week's Celebrity Brain Crash participant in F1 racing driver Daniel Ricciardo, who drives a hovercraft toward the tent. This results in a crash and Ricciardo being pulled into the craft's fan, splattering all over the tent's window. They make May clean up the mess. Hammond introduces a segment where he pits the Porsche 918 Spyder, the victor out of The Holy Trinity, against a Bugatti Veyron in a drag race, which the Porsche ends up winning. He then loses to a Nissan Patrol with 1900 horsepower.

Tent Location Edit

The Grand Tour tent is in Dubai.