It’s Day Five of our giant Veyron road trip, which sees us piloting the 1200bhp, £2m Grand Sport Vitesse from Chicago to Los Angeles along the 2400-mile length of Route 66.
And here, west of Albuquerque, is where it starts getting really good. Sure, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas were great in a big-sky-vast-landscape sorta way, but New Mexico and Arizona is where Route 66 truly ups its game to jaw-dropping levels.
Canyons, giant red-rock mesas, sawtooth mountains piercing painfully blue skies, it’s all here: epic American landscape for an epic American journey. And of course desert. Lots and lots of desert.
As you’ve no doubt gathered by now, we’re counting down to Wednesday’s release of the ‘Adventures’ issue of Top Gear magazine, in which you’ll be able to read the full story of our massive, sweaty Veyron road trip.
Make sure you pick up a copy… but not before you’ve checked out today’s photo-diary. Five days down, just two to go…
Pictures: Justin Leighton
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