- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Detroit to test three muscle cars
- Jeremy Clarkson power tests the McLaren Senna
In the first episode of a brand-new season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May make a pilgrimage to Detroit to drive three highly tuned muscle cars, the Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro. Horrified to discover that this once-great motor city is a shadow of its former self and devotes more energy to making organic kale than oversized V8s, the hosts set about bringing some noisy life back to the old place and establishing it as a sort of playground for people who’d rather talk about superchargers than spinach. After staging a drag race on the deserted streets and performing a noise test in an old theatre, the three find an abandoned car factory and set about turning it into a race track. They then head to a local airfield for the ultimate battle between good and evil.
Also in this show, Jeremy drives the super-lightweight, super-hardcore, 789 horsepower McLaren Senna around Donington, because it’s too fast for the tree-lined Eboladrome.