If you haven't seen there's another behind the scenes, video which was shot on location yeah for the bungee jump at 1000, Dave stars in there as well, just to recap: why did you push Freddie Flintoff off a dam in this car there's a car over there, which Might be a bit of a giveaway, the new aerial awesome? How on earth does that link in with the rover Metro? Well that the atoms, probably about the fastest way you can get to 16 yeah for 40 50 K, and we thought there must be a cheaper way of doing that. And then we did some calculations. We did some maths and it works out. If you chuck a metro off a dam, you go a tenth of a second faster, I literally like 2.8, and the Misses at 2.7 seconds proper Top Gear science experiment it's, not just messing around. Is it top gear it's really serious education here when did Freddie's name? Come pop into your heads, we go Oh he'd! Be up for that because he's supposed to be you know, he's got the Evel Knievel helmet hasn't. He he's the Deadeye. Well, he's, the man that can't be scared, so you thought give this one to him, see how he fares straightaway. I mean, I think he just expects it now yeah. He just goes what stupid stuff am i doing this week? Lads if there was a car, you were going to choose for a stunt that required high levels of safety and structural integrity.
It wouldn't be this. How did this car get chosen? It was mostly, we needed a really light car, because you can't throw huge weight off or down. You know ideally you'd want something you think of things like land rovers and things which are built so strong, but actually this is too heavy because we need to add quite a lot of strengthening to this, because if you throw off I'm on a cop car with One and a half mil steel that is just going to crumple like a crisp packet. Yes, as soon as you get those forces, we've got seven tons of force pulling through that car yeah. So you've got at the point when it rebounds at the bottom. At that point, Monroe's bans you're looking at back up to seven tons of force yeah, so we stripped it out there's no engine, yeah there's, no suspension yeah. You know this won't go around corners anymore, as I just demonstrated when I thought this thing was going to wobble around and it sets that is track ready. Actually, with that solid to smear completely strange, so you've got a huge amount of very thick gauge steel inside it straight down. The middle you've got a central spine that essentially attaches all the ropes do yeah and that takes all the force out of it. Yeah and then Fred is bolted to, I have to say the spine Fred's bolted to the spine. I get it but that's a bit flimsy isn't it that's Motorsport approved.
We just go we'll just go with their regulation, but if I I said it was a right for it and you get how many em till bungee cords did you have to attach. There are five cords yeah we would be like. This is the amount of force double it. This is the amount of force double it again, so that we were super safe and if we lose one rope to rope three ropes, we were still safe and then you what start scouring the planet for a dam, that's high alert. But I mean there's a lot of dams in the world yeah, but not a lot of them go straight down sure most of them, if you think of a dam, is scooped out so to try and get a straight down you're just going to hit the dam. Yeah, so we needed one that sort of went back on itself and there's, not actually that many dams in the world so do one cave yeah. So this dam is actually another. Sixty meters underground, really so it's a full concave shape, but the ground is halfway up. So when you stand underneath it it's actually overhangs by about ten meters, then you got to get on the phone and convince someone that it's a good idea to. Let them jump off your damn, I suppose yeah so we're an interesting first dam. We tried some people weren't up for it yeah, but this dam they were just super up for it yeah and I just think they thought what do they usually do? They usually just sit in an office and count the amount of water they've got.