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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Did Jeremy Clarkson Just Splurge on a $350,000 McLaren?


It was a sad day for Top Gear fans everywhere when Jeremy Clarkson was axed from the program. It was a sad day for Clarkson, too, as his salary went poof with his contract. But Clarkson seems to have turned things right around with his new Amazon deal, and possibly a new $350,000 McLaren 675 Longtail.

The bright orange car was recently dropped off at his London flat where Clarkson was seen out relaxing on his balcony, sipping wine, and smoking a cigarette. If his fat contract with Amazon isn't reason to smile, then this car surely is with some impressive numbers to back it up.


The McLaren 675 Longtail goes from 0-62 mph in only 2.9 seconds. It will hit 124 mph in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. He's not going to be able to make much use of a car that powerful in London traffic, but he likely has a way to get some decent track time somewhere and have a little fun.

According to Mirror, it's unclear whether the 55-year-old former Top Gear host purchased the car, or if it's something he will be writing up for an upcoming column. It could easily go either way with his $9.5 million Amazon deal leaving plenty left over for a little splurge.