Top Gear's Clarkson Corkscrews Sewer Tunnel In Hot Hatch

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Jeremy Clarkson in RenaultSport Twingo - from Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson in RenaultSport Twingo - from Top Gear

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What happens if you wedge one of motoring media's wildest wild cards in a small enough hot hatch, then have him drive into a wide, round, mostly empty sewer tunnel?

In an episode from last fall, the ever-mischievous Top Gear found out. Host Jeremy Clarkson barrel-rolled the RenaultSport Twingo 133—at about 37 mph—in a Belfast sewer (as seen in the clip below), keeping the roof intact.

Tip: You can be reassured that the car didn't stay intact for long, though; Clarkson later in the episode jumped it off a Belfast pier.

And the harshly lit tunnel and movie-like soundtrack makes it look a bit Back to the Future, as if he's about to disappear in a poof.


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