GTbyCitroen hits Harrods
Exclusive: Top Gear magazine takes Citroen's one-off fantasy car onto the streets of London, embarrasses rich kids
Posted: 16 Sep 2010
Suddenly there is a small explosion. A cabbie has taken his eye off the ball and crashed into the kerb, popping his tyre. Another Veyron goes past the stricken cab, on English plates and in a nice dark two-tone grey, but no one notices an understated Veyron in a street where no one is noticing a chrome one. Yet another LP-640 appears. It might have been red. Or a different blue actually. Even we’ve stopped noticing.
The kerbside chaos gives rise to reflection. The purpose of this strange exercise rests upon one particular given: that part, if not all, of the reason why you fly your multi-million-dollar garage of delivery mileage hypercars half way round the world, only to sit in traffic jams, is to impress girls. Why else would you drive them round and round the poshest shop in the world rather than a track? It’s a mating ritual if ever there was one.