Alpine A110 burns to the ground in Top Gear shooting


The A110 is a true-to-form supercar after all

We’ve recently seen what spectacular stuff Top Gear has in store for us for the next season but this event is off-script. 

It involves an Alpine A110 burning to a crisp on a Monte Carlo special stage route. Presenter Chris Harris was driving the French sports car (with Eddie Jordan as co-pilot) when advised by the filming crew that flames are coming out from the bottom of the car. 

The two were forced to stop and evacuate the car, which was engulfed in flames. Despite the crew’s effort to put it out, the Alpine was lost. 

Fortunately, the two passengers enjoyed the ride long enough to come with some impressions. Eddie Jordan said: “The car was stunning — so light on its toes. It was dancing around the mountain and Chris was driving it beautifully.”

The A110 is a promising reiteration of the French sports car manufacturer, a direct rival to Porsche's established 718 model

via Top Gear