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TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
The Agera's keeper, a giant Viking called Bard, emerges from a hut by the side of the runway. We have no idea how long he has been there. We are fairly sure he has no idea how long he has been there. He ambles over, grinning broadly. "Er, guys," he grins, patting his pockets cheerily. "I forgot the keys."
Honestly. An Agera, the Agera, has made it over 4,000 miles from Sweden to China without suffering a scratch. And the man entrusted with its safe passage has forgotten the keys. If ever a single moment encapsulated TopGear's ‘ambitious but rubbish' approach to life, here it is. As Bard scurries off - insomuch as a six-foot-five Viking is capable of scurrying - to find another set or fashion a new key from riveted Cold War aluminium or something, we take a moment to look over Sweden's latest weapon of mass destruction.