SOME of the world’s most advanced supercars have been put through their paces on Wroughton Airfield by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond in The Grand Tour.

The former RAF base in the countryside has taken its place alongside more exotic highways in petrol-head antics featured on the Amazon Prime show.

The former Top Gear host can be seen tearing round the dedicated circuit, known as the ‘Eboladrome’, in recent episodes. High-speed thrills include a race between the electric Tesla Model X, driven by Clarkson, and the Audi R8, which reaches more than 110mph.

Revving up the car on the strip, Clarkson says: “Sweet Jesus. That really is properly ludicrous.” After the race, Clarkson demonstrates the ‘celebration mode’, which activates the doors and lights flash to classic music.

The Bugatti EB 110 Super Sport, which can reach speeds of more than 210mph, has also been given a spin on the track. As the car makes its way round the circuit, Clarkson exclaims: “And you can hear the fizz from those four furiously spinning turbos.”

The airfield’s hangers and landmarks can be seen in the background as the driver makes her way round the signature points including Your Name Here, The Old Lady’s House, Substation and the Field of Sheep. The outing was only placed 23rd on the show’s lap board.

Grant Godowski, who owns nearby Blackworth Automotive, said: "I can see the entire bottom corner of the track and you can see more from the road, and I’ve been here when some of the supercars have been racing along.

“It’s pretty good to see the cars and film crews and know it’s so close to home. I'm a petrol head myself so it's great to have the engine noise in the background while I’m working on cars.

“They call it the Eboladrome and there’s a big long strip which they use for drag racing. I’ve got a drift car I use and it’s a hobby of mine so it’s great to have the supercars just over the fence, especially the Tesla, which is the kind of car I’m into.”

The Amazon Prime show, said to have cost £160m, films across the world but Wroughton was revealed as the track base in November.

Clarkson and co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May gave names to various points of the circuit to make it easier to remember.

Replacing the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey used in the BBC show, the track is set well back from its boundary ringed by high fencing topped with barbed wire. Clarkson nicknamed the track the ‘Eboladrome’ for its likeness to the shape of the deadly Ebola virus.