Petrolheads assemble! Clarkson, Hammond and May are back with Amazon for a second season of The Grand Tour. Here's what you need to know about its release date and how you can watch it.

Grand Tour 2 release date

8 December 2017

Slightly more than a year after the first season launched on 18 November 2016 comes The Grand Tour 2. In the trailer for the series (above) the trio are seen driving down ski slopes, across muddy bogs and in some of the finest metal on the planet. By all accounts it looks like there's some great road trips to watch. 

It's possible the second season has been slightly delayed by Hammond's crash during filming earlier in the year, and Clarkson's illness (he had pneumonia). Whatever the case, there's not long to wait now.

And since the presenters have signed up for 36 episodes, there's guaranteed to be a third season starting at the end of 2018.

How to watch The Grand Tour

Like last year, episodes will be released on Fridays, starting Friday 8 December. There are 12 episodes per season, so the final episode is likely to be released on 23 February 2018.

The Grand Tour is an Amazon exclusive, so to watch it (legally) you will need to be an Amazon Prime member. Signing up for Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service will also net you more benefits, such as free one-day delivery on eligible items, Prime Photos for unlimited photo storage, Prime Music for unlimited music streaming and more. We’ve detailed these benefits in our complete guide to Amazon Prime.

If you only want to watch The Grand Tour, however, we’d recommend signing up for a 30-day free trial and then continuing if you like what you see (you can cancel at any time). There's likely to be a discount for Black Friday, so it's worth waiting for that if you're planning to sign up anyway.

Amazon Prime will otherwise cost you £79 per year, which works out at £6.58 per month (cheaper than Netflix and with added benefits - see Netflix vs Amazon Prime). 

To watch The Grand Tour just head over to Amazon Prime in a browser, or download the app on your TV, mobile device or other gadget. And you can also download The Grand Tour to watch offline via the app.

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