Bugatti Veyron maxxed on the Autobahn
We’d all love to drive our Bugatti Veyrons (ahem) as fast as we can up the M1, but speed limits get in the way of that. You could always drive to Germany, of course, and take advantage of their more progressive attitudes to speed limits. To whet your appetite, we did just that, and took a Veyron to its maximum one night in Germany. Strap yourself in and watch how we got on in the video below.
From the archives
James Dyson redesigns the car - 13 March 2009
Six years ago, Colin Goodwin sat down with vacuum cleaner revolutionary James Dyson to see how he’d applied his creative skills to the humble motor car. It turned out he wasn’t impressed with windscreen wipers, and had a solution.
“We’ve got a new hand drier called the Airblade,” he said. “Air is blown over a very narrow slit and reaches around 400mph. It’s not heated, just very high velocity. Now this idea could be transferred onto the car. Instead of a strip of rubber - which needs to be regularly replaced - wiping the screen, you’d have an invisible jet of air moving across it.”
Review of the week
Bloody nose wiped, Mercedes-Benz is having another go with Maybach. This time, it's not a standalone brand, but rather a sub-section of Mercedes-Benz called Mercedes-Maybach. The first model to receive the Maybach treatment is the S-class. Is it any good?
Fact of the week
There's an even bigger and more expensive S-class coming
That's right: for those of you out there for whom a Mercedes-Maybach S600 is neither big nor luxurious enough, Mercedes-Benz will reveal the stretched version of the S-class, the Pullman, later this year.
From the classifieds
Ford GT40 Recreation
Inspired to raid the Ford GT's back catalogue now the third-generation model has been revealed? Our friends at Pistonheads only have three examples on their classifieds site, one an original going up for auction, another an unpriced Mk2 in California, and most intriguing is a GT40 recreation, made in 2009 and available for £62,000. Tempting, no?
Lamborghini Veneno Roadsters have started to surface
Ever wondered where limited-run supercars end up? A Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, costing £2.79million and limited to just nine units, has just been delivered to a customer in Hong Kong. See how it got there here.