Shotgun in the Veyron Vitesse
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Posted: 04 Oct 2013
No other car on earth sounds like a Veyron. If its speed and acceleration is all about bullying the air into doing what it wants, its 8.0-litre engine is a masterpiece of forced induction. Even at normal speeds, it's an ever-present monster of a thing, hissing and whistling and belching, cylinders and pistons pumping furiously about 12 inches from the back of your head. It's an unconventional soundtrack, sure, but the quicker you go, the better it gets, and what it lacks in harmony it makes up in sheer sonic drama.