Shotgun in the Veyron Vitesse
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Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Overseeing us is a bear of a man called Jacques. It immediately becomes clear that Jacques is not a man to be messed with, and, given that this is an official VW group test session, we are required to observe the rules, the health and safety ones in particular, to the letter. While Top Gear is the acme of professionalism at all times, we're also used to winging it when necessary, and it seems that Jacques can smell dissent.
"You do what I say," he says in his clipped Afrikaans accent, though he hails from Belgium, "and you do it when I say. This is a very powerful car, and at this time of year wild horses think nothing of straying onto the road. You don't want to hit one of them at 120mph, believe me. And watch out for the monkeys, too. They're not as friendly as they look."