Rate These Cars and We’ll Guess Which Grand Tour Host You Are

By: Dave Davis
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Rate These Cars and We’ll Guess Which Grand Tour Host You Are
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About This Quiz

"Top Gear" was a love letter to gearheads — first to those in Britain and then for those around the world. 

When the hosts left that program, it looked as if their ride was over, but they soon landed on Amazon with a new show, "The Grand Tour," which combined bits from "Top Gear" with new ideas and fresh takes. Ever wonder which host was your "spirit mechanic"? Well, we can tell you if you'll just rate a few automobiles for us!

The British Broadcasting Company's show "Top Gear" first hit the airwaves in 2002 and gave gearheads in the United Kingdom an outlet to live out their motorized fantasies week after week. The program evolved over the years, gaining in popularity and becoming a worldwide phenomenon. The show's hosts — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May — became widely known for their adventures (and mishaps) with the vehicles in each episode and were loved for it.

Disagreements with management over things said both on and off the air started to dog Clarkson in 2014, however. After allegations by one of the show's producers about physical and verbal abuse, the BBC issued Clarkson his walking papers in 2015. When co-hosts Hammond and May made good on their stance that they wouldn't continue without him and quit the show, that chapter of "Top Gear" closed, and the show began the next series with new hosts.

Clarkson, Hammond and May weren't done with televising their automotive adventures, however. In 2016, Amazon Studios brought the three together again for a new show for Amazon Prime Video: "The Grand Tour." 

So, which host best reflects your taste in all things automotive? This quiz will tell you which co-host chair you should take!

1968 Dodge Charger What's your take on this Dodge Charger?
I'm going to need a moment alone, guys.
I don't have any use for American muscle.
I love the full-throated roar of the engine.
Hey ... isn't that the General Lee?

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Delorean Your reaction to a classic DeLorean?
You've got to respect the lines of this vehicle.
It could barely get up to 88 mph. Pass.
A bit of American trash ran through Ireland.
Man, I LOVED those movies!

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McLaren P1 How about this McLaren P1?
A fine vehicle for fine people.
What's the top speed of this? Let's find out!
There's a lot to love about the engineering of this vehicle.
I'm saving up for this.

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1971 Plymouth Roadrunner Can we get your thoughts on the Plymouth Roadrunner?
A ridiculous name for a ridiculous car
An apt name for a fast car
A silly name for a car with some good engineering behind it
Meep! Meep! Loved those cartoons!

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Lada Riva Your opinion on the Lada Riva would be ... ?
That has the making of a fire engine!
They're as common as dirt. It doesn't get my fire started.
It's got potential with a little modification.
She's one of my favorite singers!

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Oldsmobile 442 What do you think about the Oldsmobile 442?
It's a lot of car, but it's got the engine to move it!
Powerful car — one of the few things Americans have gotten right.
The name "442" gives you a clue about what's under the hood, which I like.
I saw this on the set of "Stranger Things"!

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1959 Plymouth Fury Are you mad about the Plymouth Fury?
If you're a fan of fins, this is a rolling piece of history right up your alley.
It's big and loud, just like America.
A big-block V8 is a thing of beauty.
That's the devil car from "Christine"!

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Land Rover Defender Defend your stance on the Land Rover Defender.
There's no substitute when you need off-road power.
I could get into some trouble with this — and then get right back out of it!
A great vehicle for those who can't always stay on the paved road.
Wouldn't taking this off-road chip the paint?

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Mustang GT Do you find the Mustang GT tame?
A retread of an overrated American vehicle
A well-thought-out update to a classic
I could get into some trouble with this one.
I love a 'Stang!

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Ferrari SF90 Your opinion on the Ferrari SF90 Stradale?
With 769 horsepower, I'm expecting big things from this one.
I can't WAIT to get my hands on this one!
It will be interesting to see what a hybrid can do at this level.
That's what Magnum P.I. drives, right?

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Opel Kadett Your honest thoughts on the Opel Kadett, please.
It's an underpowered piece of rubbish.
I shouldn't love this as much as I do.
It doesn't have much of an engine, but it makes the best of it.
Is that a car real people drive?

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Ford GT We'd love your opinion of the Ford GT!
It's a bit too wide for British roads.
It's an updated piece of automotive history.
The thing looks like it's going 90 just sitting there!
Wasn't that the car from "Ford v Ferrari"?

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Jaguar E-Type How would you rate the Jaguar E-Type?
This is a truly beautiful car.
A 12-cylinder engine in a light frame — what's not to love?
One of the most iconic cars to come off the Island
I think I saw this car on an episode of "Mad Men."

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Renault Clio What's your take on the Renault Clio?
Supermini cars are for supermini people.
It's seen some success on the racetrack, so I'll give it a go.
It was voted "European Car of the Year" twice, so it must have something going for it.
Is it pronounced "Re-no" or "Re-nalt"?

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VW Phaeton What are thoughts on the Volkswagen Phaeton?
I like it — it's basically a Bentley.
I love it — it's got 12 cylinders!
Why would you buy a VW to get a Bentley?
Wait, it's got HOW many cylinders?

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Corvette Your take on the Chevrolet Corvette?
It's a modern classic, and I'd love to jump behind the wheel.
I'm really interested to get my hands on a 2020 mid-engine model.
It sums up the American way of life perfectly. Read into that what you will.
My agent drives one of these.

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VW Bus What do you think about the classic Volkswagen Bus?
I don't like the odds if I get into a crash. Pass.
It's a good deal more stylish than today's minivans.
I really can't see myself spending a lot of time in this hippy mobile.
I never take any kind of bus if I can help it.

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Alfa Romeo GTV6 How do you feel about the Alfa Romeo GTV6?
This is a powerful car, and I love power.
This car has had a lot of success on the racing circuit, so thumbs up!
Alfa Romeo has evolved and improved upon this car over the years.
I'm pretty sure this was a Bond car in "Octopussy."

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Hummer Your thoughts on the H3 Hummer?
It's powerful, but it's sooooo American.
It doesn't look very fast, but it could take a lot of damage, I'd bet.
It would have been interesting to see how this vehicle would have evolved.
Hey, if it's good enough for Schwarzenegger ...

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Pontiac GTO Give us your opinion of the Pontiac GTO.
One of John Delorean's designs before he'd go on to REALLY screw up a company.
I love British cars, but American muscle from this era is special.
Designed by John Delorean in his better days. Love it!
I would look good sitting behind the wheel of that.

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Lamborghini How would you rate the Lamborghini Countach?
When it comes to cars that look fast sitting still, this one is near the top of the list.
Power, speed and handling? I approve.
There's a reason this is still an iconic car long after its production stopped.
Pretty sure that was Crockett's car on "Miami Vice."

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Porsche 911 Targa What are your views on the Porsche 911?
At home on the race track or on city streets. Thumbs up!
From 1963 to this day, one of my favorite cars
European speed and handling mean that I'm in.
My manager just bought one. Am I paying him too much?

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Model T Here's a classic, the Model T. Thoughts?
What's the top speed again?
For an American, Ford knew what he was doing.
The car that started it all. It's literally classic.
How old IS that thing, anyway?

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Mini Cooper Is a Mini Cooper to your liking?
It's an iconic car with the goods to back up its reputation.
Good things come in small packages.
I don't believe I could even fit behind the wheel!
I LOVED "The Italian Job"!

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Volvo FH500 What would you think behind the wheel of a Volvo FH500?
Not much on speed, but think of the POWER!
The truck is geared to move a massive amount of weight. I approve.
I suppose you've got to move things around, but it's not my cup of tea.
I thought this show was about cars.

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Bugatti Chiron What's your gut reaction to the Bugatti Chiron?
Now THIS is the kind of car you drive across Europe!
You had me at "1,479 horsepower."
The engineering in supercars brings a tear to my eye.
Wasn't this in one of the "Fast and Furious" movies?

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VW Bug Where do you stand on the VW Beetle?
Simple, but timeless
Iconic, but not enough under the hood (trunk?) to really get into trouble.
A vehicle that's not fit for properly sized people.
Herbie!

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Citroen ID19 Your honest opinion of the Citroën ID19?
I love the 1950's "Futuristic" design!
It's a classic, but doesn't have much under the hood, does it?
It handles remarkably well for a car of its era.
What do the two dots over the "e" mean?

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Aston Martin Virage Your opinion of the Aston Martin Virage?
It's a bigger car for taller drivers. What's not to love?
Aston Martin has made some fine cars, and this is one of them.
It's got 12 cylinders, so I HAVE to love it!
Didn't James Bond drive this?

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Volvo XC90 What's your gut say about the Volvo XC90?
Should be safe in a crash. I like it!
I've been a fan of this car for years.
Volvo is known for its engineering, and this is no exception.
Kinda ... boxy, isn't it?

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