The message arrives at dawn: the Agera has landed. Koenigsegg’s 910bhp, 250mph warhead is on Chinese soil… but we have no idea where. Really. Shipping an ultra-rare hypercar into one of the world’s most bureaucratic, secretive nations isn’t a case of phoning Parcelforce and arranging a mutually convenient delivery time. The rest of our Awards cars have been deposited safely at TopGear’s temporary Beijing HQ, but the Agera has entered the country under the radar. All we have is the name of a road, somewhere on the scrubby outskirts of the city. We plug it into Google Maps. “Looks like a… military base,” says boss Turner.
Words: Sam Philip
Photos: Joe Windsor-Williams
This article was originally published in the Awards issue of Top Gear magazine