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
In the early phases of the car's development, which, if you remember, were beset with the sorts of problems you'd imagine would affect a 1,000+bhp, W16 road car, Jens worked on its electrical network, and had to figure out a way to package the associated componentry. This makes him something of a genius. But he also owns a Morris Traveller and a Morgan Plus 8, so beneath the steely German engineering exterior, he's evidently a bit nuts too. We like that. That said, a brief overview confirms that this testing malarkey is no place for anyone afflicted with attention-deficit issues or inconvenient idiosyncrasies. This is a gigantically process-driven business, and only works if all concerned can stay focused in often very demanding conditions, know how to plug a computer in properly, and can count.