RR Sport launch: behind the scenes
Daniel Craig takes car reveals to the next level...
Posted: 19 Jun 2013
Except that it's not quite that simple. Rewind a few weeks, to 23 February, and TopGear finds itself in a dark hole under the teeming streets of Gotham - Park Avenue tunnel, to be exact - one of the main shooting locations for the film. "I run, I jump, I fall over and sometimes I crash," says Jarrod, who'll be doing the precision driving today, but is currently engaged in the business of simply staying warm. "Sometimes I get more involved, but mainly I'm just Johnny Stuntman."
The level of activity down here is mind-boggling. Today's shoot will run to almost 18 hours, start to finish, for a sequence in which the Range Rover Sport dodges city gridlock by zooming down a tunnel, scampering across some sandbags, and powering through a flooded section to underline the Sport's robust credentials. The finished sequence will last all of 45 seconds, but that translates to a six-hour set-up time, followed by a six-hour shoot.