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TG mag out now: James hits 259.11mph in the Veyron SS

  1. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    When Bugatti announced it had broken the production car land speed record with a 267mph run in Germany a couple of weekends back, we hinted – oh so very subtly – that TopGear might have been in some way involved.

    And in the August issue of TopGear magazine, in the shops today, the full story is revealed. Click through for more details.

  2. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    So, yeah, that’s the record-smashing Bugatti Veyron SuperSport. And that’s James ‘Captain Not So Slow’ May. Getting into it. On the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. With the TG telly crew in attendance. Trust us, you really want to read this one.

  3. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    Kicking off our selection of new metal this month is the T25, the entirely revolutionary city car from Gordon Murray, the genius behind the McLaren F1. We’ve got all the details on the astonishing little car that could change the face of urban driving… and make your city commute fun again.

  4. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    We also get up close and personal with the Evoque, the two-door, 2WD Range Rover which arrives next summer to get those staunch Defender enthusiasts coughing furiously into their porridge. This is not a concept. This is the real thing.

  5. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    Ayrton Senna is Lewis Hamilton’s hero. So when Jeremy and the TopGear telly crew sorted Lewis out with a drive in Ayrton’s championship-winning 1988 McLaren MP4/4, well, suffice to say the young lad got a bit excited. We were on hand at Silverstone to document exactly what went down.

  6. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    Our clutch of first drives begins with a thrash across the Rockies in Bentley’s 621bhp Conti SuperSports convertible, the drop-top that’ll allow you to do 202mph. The Arizonan police, on the other hand, will not.

  7. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    We’ve also taken to the chunky little wheel of the Abarth 500C, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Cloverleaf. Mitsubishi ASX, Citroen DS3 Racing, BMW 5-Series Touring… and the new Jaguar XKR 75 with chassis guru extraordinaire Mike Cross in the passenger seat.

  8. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    Because just one 260mph hypercar didn’t seem enough for an issue of TopGear, we’ve also got the world’s first drive in the Koenigsegg Agera, the 910bhp Swedish beast that’s out to take the production speed record from the Veyron.

  9. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    And, just to make sure this issue’s power-to-weight ratio stayed sufficiently astronomical, Tom Ford grabs the almost-production-ready Hennessey Venom GT to find out how 1,030bhp deposits itself on Silverstone’s tarmac. We’ll give you a hint: not gently.

  10. Top Gear magazine - August issue

    Over in Norway, Jason Barlow gets ready to do the morning rounds in the world’s fastest milk-float: the all-electric Mercedes SLS E-cell. Will he run out of juice before Oslo gets its red-top? Find out this, and more, in the new issue of TopGear magazine, in all reputable newagents today!

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