December 20, 2014

Top Gear Helicopter crashes filming Corvette ZR1 Race (video)

A helicopter filming a Top Gear episode for the Korean version of the show has crashed while filming a race with a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

Top Gear Helicopter and Corvette ZR1 Korea race image

We take for granted the stunning aerial shots Top Gear mixes in to its feature pieces. They often look stunning and give a huge sense of scale and drama. But they can go wrong.

Top Gear has released video footage of exactly how wrong things can go whilst shooting footage to titilate and delight viewers, with dramatic footage of a race sequence between a Bell AH-1 Cobra and a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 that ended in near disaster.

A race sequence between the helicopter and ZR1 was being filmed for Top Gear Korea with presenter Kim Jin Pyo behind the wheel of the Corvette, taking on a professional pilot at the helm of the helicopter.

All went well until the race came to an end, but as the ZR1 and helicopter crossed the finishing line the helicopter suddenly got in to trouble, started to lose altitude and landed heavily, breaking up in the process.

The whole sequence was captured on video, including the horror of Kim Jin Pyo who left the ZR1 as soon as he realised what had happened.

Fortunately, for all concerned, no one was seriously injured. But Top Gear Korea have now been told they’re limited to testing the SsangYong Korando until they’ve finished paying for the Bell AH-1 Cobra.

Top Gear Korea Helicopter Crash Video

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