James on thrashing the Veyron SS
You saw it on TV - now read Captain Slow's diary of his big day
Posted: 07 Jun 2012
I pulled away and accelerated briskly - not difficult - up to 200kph and seventh gear. Then I set the cruise control. This seems a bit odd, I know, but it was the best way of keeping a constant speed without having to concentrate too much. I settled down to enjoy the scenic tree-lined cruise to the north banking and have a bit of a think.
Here, then, was the latest thing from Bugatti; a 1,200bhp version of the regular 1,000-horse Veyron, the car we said signalled the peak of supercar development, that would never know its equal and the likes of which would never be seen again. We said that about the McLaren F1 as well, and someone probably said it about Stephenson's Rocket.