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
Foot off the brake, touch the large starter button in the middle of the console. The electrics come to life, the screens blinking awake, a whirr priming the fuel. Foot on brake now and touch the starter button again and holy sh-
This is a car which, when fired up, blots everything else out in your mind. It is so loud that it obliterates thought – you are momentarily shocked, devoid of emotion other than mild fright. Even the starter motor is deafening, and all that thing’s doing is firing up a much bigger and shoutier motor residing about five inches from the back of your neck. It doesn’t start, it explodes, this thing. You furrow your brow slightly at the blast – this is a fiendishly loud car to be in, with no nod whatever to sound deadening or refinement. I absolutely love it. You’re here to drive a supercar, not to waft.