The former Top Gear crew turned heads in a posh village as they filmed their new TV show – in a bizarre Mercedes with enormous off-road wheels.
Jeremy Clarkson, 55, was behind the wheel of the souped-up car as it cruised up and down the high street of quiet Cobham, Surrey.
Footage shows the sacked BBC star slowing down to ask onlookers “are you filming this car because it’s excellent?”
James May was alongside him in the passenger seat while Richard Hammond could be seen in the back apparently exasperated over Clarkson’s enthusiasm for the unusual vehicle.
The trio are currently filming their new Amazon Prime TV programme following Clarkson’s infamous ‘fracas’ with a BBC producer last year.
Onlooker Stuart Cox, 51, headed out of the opticians where he works after he spotted cameramen filming the white retro car.
The optical technician said: “I saw the car go past a few times so I went to be a bit nosey and see what was going on.
“I was quite shocked when I saw who it was behind the wheel.
“I was standing on the traffic island in the middle of the road and I really didn’t expect him to stop, but he did.
“Jeremy asked me what I thought of the car and it sounded like he was trying to convince the other two about it.
“They didn’t exactly look enamoured.
“It was brilliant to see. I’m a Top Gear fan so it made me smile.”
According to reports, the ex-Top Gear trio have signed with Amazon to produce three 12-episode seasons, each episode lasting around an hour.
Clarkson tweeted a photo of a wrecked car from Barbados on Wednesday saying: “Had a bit of an accident while filming today.”
But they were back filming in Surrey on Thursday afternoon, when they were spotted by Mr Cox.
The clip shows Clarkson pull up and Hammond asking him: “What are you doing?”
Mr Cox then says: “Hello Jeremy” and he answers: “Are you filming this car because it’s excellent?”
He replies: “It’s different” and Hammond adds, “yes, different.”
Apparently unfazed, Clarkson replies: “He means brilliant”.
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