Mountain tension

Six days to go until Sunday nights get good again – and here’s another exclusive Mole preview.

The premise behind this film is simple – the producers sent Jeremy, Richard and James out to buy a proper sports car for less than £1,500 and packed them off to France for a road trip.

Sounds rather agreeable, but there were a couple of catches – the finish line was in the Alps and the final challenge was an Andros Trophy-style ice race.

And by ‘proper sports car’ they meant rear-wheel drive – so the boys basically end up racing three knackered old coupes against snorting, snarling, lightweight four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steer, purpose-built rally machines.

One of them, The Mole can reveal, doesn’t quite make it…

Top Gear returns on June 21. We’ll be backstage this week to bring you all the behind-the-scenes goings on – with outtakes…

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