Jeremy Clarkson breaks speed record as he takes to the water in ’70s ‘Bond-bug’ car
JEREMY CLARKSON and his former Top Gear hosts have been spotted attempting to break a water speed record in a tiny ‘Bond Bug’ car.
Clarkson, May and Hammond tore through a lake at a speed of 47.81mph in the orange 1970s three-wheeler while filming the new series of ‘The Grand Tour’.
The modified motor was fitted with a jet ski engine ahead of Power Boat Records Week in the Lake District.
And with retractable rear wheels, Clarkson was able to power through the water and break the speed record for the ‘experimental amphibious unlimited class’.
Clarkson arrived at the national park by helicopter with co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May joining in the fun.
The Bond Bug is a British two-seat, three-wheeler which was built from 1970 to 1974, initially by Bond Cars Ltd and subsequently by the Reliant Motor Company.
It is a wedge-shaped microcar, with a lift-up canopy and side screens instead of conventional doors.
The second series of The Grand Tour returns to Amazon Prime on December 8.
Author: Paul Miles