Top Gear’s James May Drives Bugatti Veyron SS To 259.11 mph [+video]
Well, well; so this was the big mystery. It seems Captain Slow isn’t all that slow after all. After we posted you here that TopGear were hinting about a certain involvement or connection they may have with the Bugatti Veyron record, here’s the deal now – and it’s going to be the feature article in the August TopGear magazine, which is available already in the English speaking world
The team, with it’s probably must less likely member to do so, Captain Slow, managed to drive the car quite close I’d say to the the 267.81-mph record, more exactly James May hit a 259.11 mph max speed. Maybe not Guinness Book Of Records material but certainly worth a few Guinness draughts. Cheers!
This isn’t BBC’s May’s first experience with the Veyron, of course. We all remember that the British self-titled Captain of maladroitness did a similar test run in the standard-spec Bugatti, hitting 253 mph out on Volkswagen‘s Ehra-Lessien track in Germany. No doubts left standing, the Bugatti Veyron SS is Super Sport indeed, even with Cpt. Slow belted in that seat. More and all in the magazine and on the TopGear website. Here’s the video clip: