We reveal how Top Gear gets such spectacular video of the sexiest supercars

Agito modular dolly
(Image credit: Motion Impossible)

Ever wondered how BBC's Top Gear gets some of its most dynamic high speed shots of the latest automative exotica? Shooting from chase cars, drones and vehicle-mounted crane arms are just some of the methods used, but one lesser-known vantage point has recently come from the AGITO.

This incredible feat of engineering is what's its makers, Motion Impossible, call a 'modular dolly system'. Put very simply, it's a remote controlled buggy base, topped by a camera mount, which then holds a broadcast-quality video camera of your choice.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.