2010 Top Gear Awards: May’s Car of the Year
James examines the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, minus bodywork…
Posted: 12 Jan 2011
But here's the big one. I may have hammed up the drama a bit for the telly, but there really is only one word to describe driving the Super Sport, even at over 250mph. The word is easy.
This is, when all's said and done, a conventional car built with normal car-building materials and techniques, and arranged like a normal car. If you can drive, you can drive the Bugatti. I believe that, technically, you could drive it on an automatic-only licence.
So: it appears to be a glorious irrelevance, but in fact it couldn't be more pertinent. I don't doubt that some miserablists will decry it as a waste of time and human endeavour, but the same people said as much of the Moon landings. Would you have them erased from history and get a refund?