Richard Hammond in four-car pile-up in his £110k supercar

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  1. Nathan

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    Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond crashed his treasured £110,000 supercar yesterday – but this time walked away unscathed.

    The BBC star was involved in the four-car pile-up after allegedly hitting the back of a Nissan as he approached a roundabout.

    Hammond, nicknamed ‘Hamster’, was shaken but walked away from his Morgan AeroMax without any injuries from the crash near the village of Over, in Gloucestershire, at lunchtime.

    But it was his car that came off the worse after suffering thousands of pounds worth of damage. The Thirties-style 170mph car looks like a Batmobile and has a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine.

    Read more: Oh no, not again: Richard Hammond in four-car pile-up in his £110k supercar | Mail Online
     
  2. ScottinBend

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    Not exactly the Top Gear update we like to see on a Monday morning.
     
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    Clarkson and May are going to rip on him bad for this next series.
     
  5. Nathan

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    BTW, this is what he wrecked....

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  6. cct1

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    Saw that car on Top Gear, it's stunning...

    At least this time he didn't use his head as a rudder like he did in his last accident, glad he's ok...
     
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    man he seems to have some bad luck eh?
     
  8. Deviant

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    The Hamster should stick to the wheel in his cage. :D
    Nice headlights. lol
     
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    if by 'stunning' you mean 'ugly as sin but quaintly interesting because it's British', then, I agree
     
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    ^yeah, looks like it comes pre-crashed.
     
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    I saw one of these in person yesterday. It's much better looking than in photos or when Top Gear shows video of it.
     
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    No, I mean stunning as in drop dead gorgeous, at least in black....
     
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    +1 to that.....saw one at a car show and it was a very stunning car to look at.
     
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    Looking pretty fine from this monitor, well it did look fine before he wrapped it up the backside of a Nissan!
     
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    Hamster needs to learn to stop using other vehicles to stop his.

    Perhaps he thought May was in the car ahead of him?
     
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    I think it looks badass, in a Cord/Bugatti way. It's retro even for retro =)
     
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    It's stunning alrighty, in so many wrong ways....sorry, but I never could get my head around it's crossed eyes. And inside, it's a mishmash of confusing controls and details, and only someone the size of the Hamster can fit in it comfortably.

    As a retromobile, eh, it's OK - but for god's sake point the headlights straight ahead!
     
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    saw one in person at cars and coffee. stand by my ugly as sin comment.
     
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    Hamsters was fabulous. I'd buy one if I was filthy rich. Different just like our MINIs.
     
  20. Crashton

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    It's an odd thing for sure. The cross eyed MINI headlights are an acquired taste I guess. Bet it is beautiful from behind the steering wheel.
     

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