Reviews: Toyota GT86 / Subaru BRZ • Shelby Mustang GT500
Features: Epic race from Wembley to the San Siro stadium in Milan: Shelby Mustang GT500 vs. the pan-European rail network
Guest: Amy Macdonald
Original air date: February 10, 2013
The producers have reserved a single ticket to a football match in Milan, Northern Italy, so the trio see who get it first by racing from the Wembley Stadium in London to the San Siro in Milan, although this time, the car may have a real challenge, since trains have gotten faster and Channel crossing have gotten slower since their last epic race. While Hammond and May opt to work together until Milan and then compete against each other towards the finish line, Clarkson, who is told he must not choose an expensive, high performance car for the race, sees if he can beat them in the Shelby Mustang GT500, a car named after Carroll Shelby, who was able to see the new Mustang before his death. Meanwhile, Clarkson tests out how good a sports car the Toyota GT86 is, and Amy Macdonald drives the Kia Cee’d around the test track.
Note: During the ‘Epic Race to Milan’ film, Clarkson paid tribute to Shelby, who died the previous year, with a small segment that detailed his early life and his involvement with the AC Cobra and the Mustang line for Ford, including the GT500.