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
Let’s get in. Touch a small rubber button beneath the door sill and the window scrolls down an inch and the door pops open a crack. Lift gently and it swings up and forward effortlessly in a clean, smooth arc. The coolest door mechanism of any car in the world? You’ll get no argument from me – SLS schmesselless. Lower yourself awkwardly over the super-wide sill with ‘Agera’ carved across its alloy plating, then drop down low into the cossetting racing bucket. Like all cars with great driving positions, the wheel telescopes out a long way so you can get it right to your chest. Sit for a moment, look forward through the distant slot of a windscreen. The view is fantastic, like sitting in a Le Mans prototype.