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
On our B-road, north-east of Angelholm around Lake Vastersjon and Rossjon, the factor I have most clearly in my mind is the lack of traction control: 910bhp + Bill Thomas + challenging unknown B-road in the Swedish woods = recipe for visit to trees.
But the nerves soon disappear. Within minutes I’m threading the thing along this forest road at a decent speed, forgetting its near-two-metre width. It rides beautifully, almost softly, breathing deeply over harsh bumps and longer undulations, and combining that with body control and cornering agility from the very top drawer. Yes, it’s still frightening in this narrow tunnel of trees if you let it rev right out, but at half throttle it is as delicate and engaging as a Lotus Exige. I couldn’t give it higher praise.