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TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
It is a military base. A big one. Thirty miles later, and we are parked up at the security checkpoint of a barbed-wire-fringed airbase, as Huan - editor of TopGear's China edition and our unofficial fixer - conducts a frenzied Mandarin conversation with a pair of jackbooted, gun-laden guards.
Boss Turner, photographer Joe and I sit silently in the car, looking as innocuous and diplomatic as it's possible to look when attempting to gain illicit entry to a major military facility. The guards wave us through. Christ, what have we got ourselves into? Past the barbed wire, we trundle down a mile-long runway lined with dozens and dozens of Soviet-era fighter jets - MiG 15s mainly, relics of China's involvement in the Korean War, on the side of the baddies - and heavy artillery.