Top Gear presenters escape car as it bursts into flames

The luxury sports car burst into flames at the Monte Carlo rally in Monaco.
The luxury sports car burst into flames at the Monte Carlo rally in Monaco. Photo credit: AAP/BBC

Two Top Gear presenters escaped from a car moments before it burst into flames while filming in Monaco.

Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan were driving a brand-new Renault Alpine A110 sports car worth £50,000 (NZ$96,700) on a section of the Monte Carlo SS17 stage on Monday (local time).

Harris was behind the wheel with Jordan in the passenger seat. As they drove up a hill the car's warning lights turned on and the engine cut out. 

The presenters quickly got out of the car after crew members spotted flames emerging from underneath the vehicle.

Just four minutes later the car was completely destroyed, with local fire crews arriving too late to extinguish the flames. Both Harris and Jordan escaped the fire without injury.

The burnt remains of the Renault Alpine A110 which was destroyed in just four minutes.
The burnt remains of the Renault Alpine A110 which was destroyed in just four minutes. Photo credit: AAP/BBC

"Sadly the car was lost and it always makes me sad to see a beautiful car destroyed," Harris told media.

The dramatic moment was caught on camera, and crew continued filming the rally with the remaining competing cars. 

Alpine is investigating the incident.

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