James on thrashing the Veyron SS
You saw it on TV - now read Captain Slow's diary of his big day
Posted: 07 Jun 2012
Maxing the new Veyron SuperSport is an exercise that begins on the dog-bone side of the track. The idea is to accelerate to 200kph - let's call it 125mph - enter the banking at this constant speed and then, at each of three bollards placed on the inside of the curve, drop the 'box down by one cog. Finally, near the exit of the banking, you meet a pair of bollards. This is the signal to give it the beans for the long straight.
Four and a bit miles later you pass under a metal gantry, which is in itself the signal to lift off, touch the brakes to put the car back into ‘handling' mode, and wind the clock back to 200kmh for the banking at the other end. Then it's a simple matter of cruising back to the pits for a cup of tea and a medal.