Top Gear: That’s What A Burning Alpine A110 Looks Like

BBC’s Top Gear America has released the footage that reveals the exact moment that the Alpine A110 caught fire, with Chris Harris behind the wheel and Eddie Jordan riding shotgun.

The accident, which happened at the end of January while the crew was filming for the latest season, is still being investigated by Renault’s revived brand, Alpine, so don’t expect to be cracking the mystery.

Now, back to the footage, which shows Harris having a blast while putting the French sports car through its paces during the Monte Carlo Rally’s SS17 stage. Monkey drives it like he stole it, to quote his co-pilot, Eddie Jordan, and is impressed with its dynamics, when he gets a concerning error: “Electric Failure Danger”.

Watch: Is The 2018 Alpine A110 Good Enough To Worry Porsche’s 718 Cayman?

Naturally, the Top Gear presenter pulls over to assess the situation, when he sees smoke coming from the engine bay. Flames were already devouring the rear lower side of the Alpine A110, so the duo was left with no alternative other than abandoning ship.

The enire car was engulfed by flames seconds later, which left it completely destroyed. The temperature was so high that its tires exploded, but by then, nobody was anywhere near it.

At the moment, Alpine isn’t letting anyone hop inside the A110, as they have “frozen all driving activities for pre-production cars”.

 

  • Six_Tymes

    yikes, i did not know this happened months ago. glad both gentle men are OK.

    • Moveon Libtards

      French quality for ya.

      The car surrendered! *snicker*

  • donald seymour

    The pure definition of driving till the wheels fall off.

  • Bash

    Damn, thats one heck of a hot car right there.
    jokes aside, good no one got hurt.

  • Owen Hamilton

    Chris Harris stated on the programme that the fire was caused by a fuel leak.

    • LeStori

      Probably in the high pressure fuel injection system. . A small “leak” sprays a lot of fuel, very quickly, around the engine compatement.

  • LeStori

    The car catching fire certainly quietened the excessive “squealing” of Jordan and Harris. Only watched this episode as they had the Alfa romeo Stelvio on “test” . Pity about the “reliable” Volvo. Only LeBlanc is bearable to watch.

    • donald seymour

      Really? LeBlanc is bearable? He seems out of place to me. Like for real.

  • Richard Alexander

    Are you sure thats not a Tesla?

    • Big daddy

      Why? Because a few out of thousands have had problems? My Ford Mustang burned to the ground on the highway, but I wouldn’t label them all.

      • Richard Alexander

        Im guessing your Mustang was at least a few years old when this happened….?

        • Big daddy

          I’m guessing you think the one or 2 Tesla fire stories in the news lately outnumbers all the Mustang fires that have likely happened? SMH. Not sure where you’re going with this, bud.

          • Moveon Libtards

            One or two?!

            Tesla fanboy alert!

            And wait until we start talking about all the Tesla autopilot deaths.

      • Moveon Libtards

        Tesla’s kill people, burn, and the company has never made a profit even after sucking hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars down the drain.

        Other than that…

    • Moveon Libtards

      Must be its cousin…

    • 2sfhim

      Hard to compare a pre-production car to a car available for sale years ago.

  • Jhon electron

    Car manufacturers need Monkey Harris to test their new cars to their limits. This guy is an awesome driver!

  • dumblikeyou2

    Imagine if these two had to actually deal with that fire themselves? They still would have been in that car had it not been for the crew.

  • EyalN

    that wasn’t smart to put Eddie Jordan in a pre-production car

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