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TG infiltrates Chinese air base with weapons-grade Koenigsegg Agera
Posted: 20 Apr 2011
The lead officer makes his way to the driver's door and gestures me from the car. I pop the door and attempt to exit in a dignified, diplomatic manner. The Agera's side sills are a solid foot across, rendering a dignified, diplomatic exit impossible. I wriggle for a while like an asphyxiated fish and eventually deposit my limbs in a crumpled heap by his feet. The officer steps over me and slides into the driver's seat. As he blips the throttle, I regret not removing the keys. It seems very likely that the world's only Agera is shortly to disappear into a Chinese military compound, never to be seen again. Given the lax attitude of the Chinese towards intellectual property laws, this will inevitably result in a familiar-looking but crudely built ‘Konsigeggs Agura' hitting showrooms early next year.