2010 TopGear Awards: Hypercar of the Year
TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Our gentle test runs attract the attention of the military. As I spin the Agera at the end of the runway, I spot a squadron of uniformed Chinese marching towards us, blocking any progress. This probably won't end well. Ever experienced that prickly sensation of squirming in the driver's seat as a policeman walks from his car towards yours? Multiply that sensation by half a million, and that's the feeling you get as a crack team of Chinese soldiers bear down on a hypercar. On their airbase. I debate, for a second, the wisdom of either a) slamming the Agera into reverse and attempting to outrun them backwards or b) charging straight at them. Noticing they have many guns, I plump for option c): sitting still and smiling like a simpleton.