Shotgun in the Veyron Vitesse
One of TG mag's finest adventures over the last 20 years: Africa in the mighty Bug'...
Posted: 04 Oct 2013
This means that 150mph in the GSV equates to about 50mph in a normal car. Getting your personal, in-built speedometer to calibrate itself according to this fact is a bit like watching the needle on the speedo of a knackered old Triumph Stag flailing helplessly about. Your eyes, and indeed bottom, are firing responses along your neural information super highway to your brain, but the Bugatti simply outpaces them. It's the strangest feeling, as if everything you know is wrong.
Right now, the data-logging blue box affixed to the lower part of the windscreen is reading 319kph, although I'm only spying its numerals out of the corner of my eye for obvious reasons. That's 198mph. And the truth is that, while 198mph is really quite fast, the Veyron is such a remarkable piece of engineering that we have landed this far into the Zone without breaking sweat.