Richard Hammond, the former Top Gear presenter, was involved in a harrowing crash where his car burst into flames today. Hammond, who was filming scenes for ‘The Grand Tour’ series for Amazon.
Richard Hammond was driving the $1m Rimac Concept One electric super car then went off the road and slid down the hillside, where it later caught fire. He escaped serious injury and was airlifted to hospital after climbing out of the car on his own.
It was Hammond’s second crash in three months while filming The Grand Tour series for Amazon. In March, he was knocked unconscious after falling off a motorbike in Mozambique.
The Rimac Concept One, made in Croatia, costs nearly $1 million and was designed to help promote the zero-emission Formula E motor sport. The car is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in 2.5 seconds. The electric motor produces 1224 hp and 1600 Nm of torque, propelling it to a top speed of 355 kmph.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.