*With the wind behind it. Official top speed now stands at 198mph – which is still very fast
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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Phaeton
For:Without the Phaeton, we would never have had the Bentley Continental...
Against:Buy one new, and you'll loose a vast sum of cash when you come to sell on
What is it?
The Volkswagen Phaeton is an uber-saloon that looks too much like a swollen Passat to convince most people, and its heavy steel body gives it cumbersome dynamics. The only place to enjoy it is from the back seat.