Top Gear drives the Channel Tunnel
While daytrippers settle into train and ferry rides, we’re the first civilians to drive a production car to France...
Posted: 09 Nov 2012
The only blockage comes shortly after, but, with horns successfully sounded, we're clear all the way to the border. It's only been an hour or two, but my pupils have turned into pixels, and our bilingual conversation is slowly dying. "Je suis bored," I say to Remy, my French guide and trained Chunnel driver. "Hmm," he replies. I ask if anyone's ever drifted off down here. It's easy to imagine sleepy drivers veering up the walls, though he's not willing to confirm. Is that another car up there? Or just the next section of lights? I'd put some music on, but that'd use up precious power. The readouts are telling me we've used 5.2kwh of charge from a potential 12.6, so with just a few miles to go before turning around, the delicate right-footery is paying off. We could just make this.