Bugatti Veyron on Route 66: Day Four
Another epic photo-diary, as we blast from Amarillo to Albuquerque in the 260mph Grand Sport Vitesse
Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Day Four of our grand Route 66 tour in the mighty Bugatti Veyron GSV... and we've reached the halfway mark! The midpoint of 66 falls in the sleepy town of Adrian, TX, which just so happens to host one of the very finest diners on the road's 2400-mile length.
It's the perfect place, in fact, to park up in your two-million-quid, 260mph hyper-cabrio and take stock.
So: 1200 miles down, 1200 to go. Day Four took us from Amarillo across the hot, empty desert of northern Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico (and if you can resist the Simpsons line, you're stronger of character than we are).
We saw 40-degree heat (English degrees, that is, not those strange, illogical American ones). We saw wild mountain roads (OK, it was a bit of a detour, but a worthwhile one). We even saw some rain. Best of all, we ate some damn good Mexican food.
This is all, if you hadn't gathered by now, counting down to Wednesday's release of the new Adventures issue of Top Gear magazine (available in iPad form too, don't forget!), in which you'll be able to read the full Veyron-on-66 story, along with many more awesome automotive adventures.
Check back tomorrow for another Bugatti Trans-Am gallery, as we close in on Los Angeles and the 66 finish line. On the home straight now...
Words: Sam Philip
Pictures: Justin Leighton