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
Eventually, we head far enough west to pick up the A28 again, and head south towards our mid-term destination - Le Mans. On the way, it's very, very hard not to wind these cars out on the long, flowing, perfectly surfaced autoroutes. The Jaguar and McLaren have their roofs open, the better to hear their genial woofling; the other cars sit quite happily at the 130kph dry-weather max. It's even harder to control everyone at the toll booths, only the stern appraisal of roadside gendarmes curtailing a Wacky Races-style full-bore drag race. Get caught, and the local authorities can confiscate your car. It's enough to stop us. Mostly.