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WATCH: Recovering Richard Hammond's 'Twin Crutch' conversion

2017-06-23 23:39

Image: YouTube

London - Richard Hammond, a host of the motoring show 'The Grand Tour', escaped serious injury in a fiery crash  earlier in June 2017. The Rimac Concept One electric supercar he was driving in Switzerland, was reduced to a blackened wreck after it crashed and caught fire.

Hammond, a former 'Top Gear' host, was airlifted to hospital with a fractured knee. Later in June, he showed he's mobile again, albeit in a customized wheelchair fitted with a 'Twin Crutch' conversion.

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On returning to his home in England, he was presented with an old electric wheelchair from a local farmer's barn. Equipped with crutches and a battery-powered wheelchair, he set about becoming mobile again in a new video.

A video posted by The Grand Tour Fans shows Hammond using his 'Twin Crutch' conversion. We've included behind-the-scenes clips of the show filming in Switzerland as well as images of Hammond's wrecked Rimac supercar. 

Watch the video below:

 

Before the crash

The Grand Tour was filming in Switzerland at a hillclimb race in Hemberg when the crash occurred.

Watch behind scenes footage of The Grand Tour in Switzerland:

 

Watch the crash below:

Image: Amazon Prime

Image: Amazon Prime

Image: Amazon Prime

Image: Amazon Prime

Top speed of 305km/h

The $1-million battery-powered car, built by the Croatian firm Rimac Automobili, has an electronically governed top speed of 305km/h). It produces 811kW/1600Nm, each wheel powered by an electric motor and can reach 100km/h in just 2.6 seconds.

The car has a claimed range of 500km. 

Hammond was photographed with the car:

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