As the Top Gear team prepare for their new season, the trio were on a mission to film three of the most stunning supercars of the 20th century through the Yorkshire Dales. They had taken a Ferrari F40, Jaguar XJ220 and a Lamborghini Diablo into the North of England to test them out.
Unfortunately, things didn’t all go to plan for Paddy as paramedics and a police crew rushed to help him after he spun out of control on what seems to have been a fairly wet road.
A BBC spokesman said: “During Top Gear filming in North Yorkshire today presenter Paddy McGuinness’s car skidded and left the road, coming to an almost immediate stop.
“Paddy was quickly taken to the production unit base for medical checks and is unhurt. No other vehicles were involved and the Police, who had been monitoring filming, were quickly on the scene to assist.”
“Safety on Top Gear is always the production team’s priority and the vehicle’s speed at the time was within the road’s limit of 60mph,” he continued.
After the crash, the supercar was hastily covered up to hide it from view before a truck came and picked it up. The estimated worth of the Diablo is around £250,000 due to the rarity and desirability of the ’90s classic.
The car featured a 5.7L or 6.0L V12 engine and was the first production car from the Italian brand that could reach 200mph. The car is also named after the devil himself, and it is no surprise that the car spun out of control as most people who have had the privilege to drive these cars always state their love for them by saying “they are constantly trying to kill you”.
Paddy was a bit shaken up but was unhurt. It will be quite interesting to see if Top Gear include this embarrassing clip in the series itself, but we are sure the owner of the car won’t be too happy about it!
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