June 21, 2012 10:57 AM | Posted By: Nick Trott
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Being the editor of evo has its perks. And yes, that is an understatement. I don't tend to make the most of them, if I'm honest. Being editor I'm predominantly office-based - dealing with the industry, crafting the mag with the team, HR stuff, budgets etc. etc. I'm not complaining - but I do tend to get jealous when I send some of the other team on the glamourous tests. 'That should be me!' I whisper to myself as another budget spreadsheet gets placed on my desk...
Not this time, however. When the invite came through to drive the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse I locked it away in a lead box, protected by a cougar.
And what an extraordinary car it is. Of course, the engine dominates - but the car is extremely driveable. Docile in traffic, and demonic on the open road - it really is a colossal automotive achievement.
We didn't have much time to put together the video - less than a couple of hours in fact. But kodus to evo Filmmaker Sam Riley who captured the essence of the car.
Hope you don't find my final comment conceited. Whenever I get to drive these awesome cars I wish I could physically share it with evo readers - sometimes words, or video, are not enough.
Anyway, enough of that - turn up your speakers and enjoy!
PS. HD version of the video at www.youtube.com/evotv