The engine is mounted longitudinally amidships, with the transmission ahead and beneath the center tunnel, meaning 58 percent of the weight sits on the rear axle. Luckily (for your insurance carrier), there's a viscous-traction, permanent all-wheel-drive that puts all 662 ponies to the ground through all four wheels. Yes, the torque split is variable and automatic, meaning you can more or less point the car, mash the pedal and hang on. Just make sure you aim carefully.
Hammond, nicknamed "Hamster", was reportedly shaken but uninjured in the accident, which wrecked his treasured $220,000 supercar.The 30s-style Morgan AeroMax, capable of a staggering 273km/h, looks like a Batmobile and has a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine.