Its no secret that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May have moved on from their stint on the popular long-running BBC motoring show Top Gear following Clarkson’s dismissal in March.
While not much is yet known about the show's format or even its name, we do know it will be produced by Amazon (Amazon Prime, specifically). Also coming as new information, thanks to tweet (below), is that somewhere within the first season of the new program and maybe as early as the first episode, there will be a hypercar showdown between the LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1.
With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun. pic.twitter.com/8PaYvke5il— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) October 7, 2015
With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun. pic.twitter.com/8PaYvke5il
Business as usual, then, for the three hosts. The three cars were meant to feature at the tail end of Series 22 of Top Gear, but fell shy of fruition partly due the one host being fired and the other two leaving soon after, but also partly due to the logistical demands. Ferrari, for example, at the time wouldn’t allow the show to test their LaFerrari outside their own Fiorano test track.
But it seems that passing time and perhaps a good amount of persistence has allowed it to all come together. You can even see what looks to be Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche engineers behind each car, no doubt sent to ensure nothing untoward happens to them.
The photo was taken at the paddock area of the Portimao Circuit in Portugal where, intriguingly, fellow motoring journalist and presenter Chris Harris also appeared to be on hand – filming his next series of videos, most likely, as he does have an affinity for the track. He subsequently posted the picture below.
Its still early but the new show looks to be a worthy of all the anticipation surrounding it.
@JeremyClarkson Actually, maybe we'll hang around for a little bit longer pic.twitter.com/zWqjukDWfG— chris harris (@harrismonkey) October 7, 2015
@JeremyClarkson Actually, maybe we'll hang around for a little bit longer pic.twitter.com/zWqjukDWfG
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