Top Gear’s Paddy McGuinness struggled to get to grips with his motor and twice span off course as he raced against Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris in scenes due to air tonight.
In an exclusive preview clip ahead of this evening’s episode, which is dedicated to the late Sabine Schmitz, who died earlier this week, the presenters took to the tracks in three cut in half Renault 11s, as featured in Roger Moore’s last Bond outing A View To A Kill.
Not soon after the countdown, Paddy found himself out of the race entirely and wailed as his car glided onto the grass verge – much to the delight of Freddie and Chris.
‘Well, that’s him gone,’ laughed Chris as he continued to put pedal to the metal.
After restarting his engine and getting back on the track, it looked for a second as though there was still a chance for Paddy to catch up.
But, his bad luck prevailed and he soon span off course again, this time letting out a frustrated cry.
The episode takes a look at 007’s finest-ever cars at the Top Gear test track hangar in Dunsfold, Surrey, including the Aston Martins from Goldfinger and a very rare Toyota from You Only Live Twice.
Elsewhere in this evening’s episode, Freddie races the new, battery-powered off-road Extreme E ‘Odyssey’ SUV to the top of a Welsh hill against a man in a jet-pack.
Oh, and Paddy and Chris bicker over which is better – the new Ferrari Roma or the Alfaholics GTA-R.
To see who is right, they meet up at the Top Gear test track for a shoot-out and a bet involving one of them losing their trousers.
Top Gear airs tonight at 8pm on BBC One.
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