Speed Week: the Brits fly south
Tom Ford leads the British group to France, with a pit stop at Le Mans
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
Editor-in-chief Turner arrives seconds later in a bright red 5.0-litre Jaguar F-Type V8S heralded by sub-bass booming from the engine, overlaid with a cacophony of pops and cracks from the four exhausts. It is basically a small, convertible apocalypse. With the Jag making 488bhp, that makes a not-inconsiderable 1,104bhp from the first pair. Promising. Several early-morning sub-channel commuters fumble their way across the car park, one unfortunate group immediately driving the wrong way up the entry route, encountering a lumbering motorhome and beaching their Peugeot 405 across a kerb. I sigh. Already we're causing chaos.