• Jun 4, 2009
Jeremy Clarkson kills a Mitsubishi Evo – Click above for high-res gallery

The automotive enthusiast world is waiting with bated breath to see what the chaps at Top Gear have up their clever sleeves for season 13. So far, we know that TG will be cutting back on the fancy a bit, as the wildly popular British car show has been handed a substantial budget cut.

One thing that doesn't cost much at all is creativity, and team Top Gear has free thought in spades. Photos captured during shooting show that Jeremy Clarkson is up to his old tricks, as he takes a perfectly good Mitsubishi Evo and manages to get it torn to shreds in front of the cameras – reportedly with the aid of the British Army. Perhaps the TG gang wanted to go back to the well after the smash hit that was the Ford Fiesta invasion with the Royal Marines. In the end, though, the Fiesta came out no worse for wear, while we can already see that someone or something tried the hard way to convert the turbocharged Mitsubishi into a drop-top. Click on the gallery below for more shots of Clarkson and the hapless Evo.



[Source: Lancer Register]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Just cut the roof off of it and call it done.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why why why? I would have taken that Evo if they didn't want it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I up the stake, and would have offered to pay the shipping container and a grand on top ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      They are out of control.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That Fiesta episode was epic.

      One of the best reviews ever.

      "Is it Green? Yes"
        • 5 Years Ago
        Haha! Yes. Very.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The headlights illuminate very well on full beam."
        • 5 Years Ago
        That line was hysterical!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope nobody was in the car, man, that front cabin is gone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad Clarkson wasn't in it. Never mind, he would not have been able to fit his ginormous head into the car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly my thought.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well so much for cutting back on spending costs...
      • 5 Years Ago
      tough break for that Evo VIII. I can't wait to see how this happened, i'm sure it will be very entertaining.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yer those vortex generators are tacky, like especially the colour
        • 5 Years Ago
        oops that's what i meant to call it Evo VII (7)
        • 5 Years Ago
        It does look like an Evo VII, but it has the vortex generators from later models. Something about this car doesn't look right. I think it's a mock EVO.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It looks like a JDM one to me with the window thingies and the square number plate... Anyway as a Subaru driver one less Evo on the road (to embarrass me at traffic lights) is a good thing.

        Can't wait until TG starts again... 16 days, 21 hours, 4 minutes, and 52 seconds to go.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i think its a VII
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have a IX front bumper on my VIII and a VG. I'm getting a IX JDM rear. I think its entirely possible someone overseas could have done something similar.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @MR_Pie

        It would be a IX MR. MR's had the "vortex generators" at the top of the rear windscreen, and the IX is when the underbody aero was introduced.

        /had an VIII MR
        • 5 Years Ago
        oh yea, sry, didnt see those.

        but, the headlamps, the spoiler, and the hood vents are all from the VII.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm guessing one of those helicopters got a little too close to the car and a skid ripped into the roof....
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not sure how that could happen without taking the copter down too.
        Im curious to find out what happened and i hope no one was in the car. That does not look survivable.

        And why doe that wreckage look like there is more metal there than i would expect in a roof. It almost looks like there is a car hood in there too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whats with the Microsoft Paint Stig?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      is that really the stig? do you guys know who he is?
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