- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May test three European pick-up trucks
- Jeremy Clarkson power tests the Jaguar XE Project 8 at the Eboladrome
In this episode, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May investigate the new breed of European pick-up trucks hoping to take on the American and Japanese establishment. Clarkson has a Volkswagen Amarok, Hammond has a Ford Ranger while May is in the new Mercedes X-class.
Collectively they test their trucks with a series of challenges built around the many stages of life in the developing world, starting with rural subsistence and running through the toppling of the dictator, the descent into civil war, and the bit where some idiot blows up a helicopter. Along the way, there are chases and races and quite a lot of needless gunfire until the best pick-up is decided upon by everyone except James.
Also, in this show, Jeremy is at the Eboladrome to test the snorting, swollen, near-600 horsepower Jaguar XE Project 8.
I feel compared to the other two episodes which were some of the best, this one was little bit of a let down. The pick up truck section was unmemorable and the Project 8 review went completely against what Jeremy would normally say against such a car.
one of the worst episodes ever if I’m honest. The project 8 part was great though.
XE SV P8 in the show is a prototype,GB plate VA67 KWR,it is the 3rd XE SV P8 in offical picture