Jeremy Clarkson's "The Grand Tour" has the most expensive opening scene on TV

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THE $3 million opening scene for Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show is the most expensive ever seen on the small screen.

Shot in the Californian desert, it features 150 cars, 2,000 “petrolheads”, acrobats, stilt-walkers and six jet planes.

Clarkson, 56, and sidekicks Richard Hammond and James May sped across the Lucerne Valley in customized red, white and blue Ford Mustangs.


The trio were followed by $25 million worth of cars, including a Bugatti Veyron and Rolls-Royce.

A source said: “Nothing remotely like it has been seen before.”

The Grand Tour launches on Amazon Prime next month — 18 months after Clarkson was sacked from the BBC for punching a Top Gear producer.


The show will make him Britain’s highest paid TV star with a reported $12.5 million salary.

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