Car vs train across the United States
A modern, decidedly Top Gear homage to the great Blue Train races: a head-to-head between Amtrak and a Bentley Continental...
Posted: 19 Dec 2012
It's a glorious sight, shining stainless steel pouring out of the underground station like mercury slipping down a plughole. Jealous of the passengers' forthcoming adventure, I stand for a couple of minutes and then realise the train has just left. And we're supposed to be racing it.
With a start, I turn on my companions and start swearing at them to hurry up. We stumble and run through the Amtrak concourse underneath Chicago, up and across the beautiful 110ft-tall vaulted Great Hall and out across the street to where the gleaming Bentleys are parked. I flip down the roof, fire up the woofly bi-turbo, and we race off on the adventure of a lifetime.