Bugatti Veyron on Route 66: Day Six
The penultimate leg of our massive US road trip in Bugatti’s GSV, and we’ve reached California. And donkeys
Posted: 20 Aug 2014
Day Six, and we’re on the home straight of our enormous Veyron Route 66 adventure.
The penultimate leg of our Chicago-to-LA epic took us – and, more importantly, the 1200bhp Grand Sport Vitesse – from mountainous Flagstaff to the sweltering desert town of Needles, perched on the Arizona-California border.
Which means some of the hottest, wildest terrain anywhere on Route 66’s 2400-mile length, and a true test of whether the Veyron can control the heat generated by its mammoth 8.0-litre W16.
And, of course, a test of whether two pasty blokes from England can survive 40-plus-degree heat in an defiantly roofless convertible. As you may have guessed, the Veyron coped with the broiling conditions rather better than we did.
Sure you’ve worked this one out by now, but tomorrow sees the release of the shiny new ‘Adventures’ issue of Top Gear magazine, in which you’ll be able to read the full story of our massive Veyron road trip.
Make sure you check back to TopGear.com tomorrow for the final Veyron photo-diary instalment, but not before you’ve had a gander at Day Six. Warning: contains donkeys.
Words: Sam Philip