Bug catcher: Koenigsegg Agera
So Captain Slow has set a new speed record in the Veyron SS. Good work – now meet the car set to obliterate it...
Posted: 01 Dec 2010
Back the other way – I do the run six or eight times, getting used to the power, then start doing some circle work. The big Michelins break away with easy progression when the boost kicks in, then you can modulate the drift angle at will, the throttle pedal perfectly sharp and accurate, the steering weighty and quick, with plenty of feel, the electronic diff modulating torque brilliantly. I don’t have the skill or the nerve to try this sort of smoking action on the road, and I spin a few times even here, but it’s obvious that the car is a big pussycat and that the chassis, with a fiendishly expensive carbon-fibre tub at its core, copes with the power. You just have to remember that those wide tyres at the back give up on the job of harnessing the engine’s torque very, very easily, without much of a fight, in any of the first three gears.