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TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
I press the accelerator hard and have a demi-second to register one clear, naive thought. "910bhp? This doesn't feel like 910bhp. What the hell was all th--" Then the V8 grabs 3,000rpm and the twin turbos fire, and the Agera takes off like a fighter jet on full afterburner. It is savage, physically shocking acceleration that leaves me mute, gurning, as the numbers on the digital display spool up quicker than Japan's national debt. Second engages with a thump and still the acceleration is fearsome. Third, and the jets lining the runway fuse into a grey blur. If the fat tyres let go now, several dozen MiG 15s will be decommissioned in the most emphatic manner possible. I slam on the brakes, and some divine being hauls back the Agera on a mighty chain. W˘ode tiān!