James May, or Captain Slow as we ironically like to refer to his as, once held the world record for highest speed in a production car. It was the Bugatti Veyron SS, the one with the strips of orange accenting. It had almost 1,200hp from its 16.4-litre W16, and a top speed of 415kmh, according to Bugatti. Armed with tyres that cost £20,000 a set, he set the world record. Although right after that, that title was stolen by Bugatti’s French test driver who set a record of 431kmh which is 267mph.
And of course, if you want to watch the original Top Gear clip where this was originally showed, just take a look below!
Hey, do you fancy being part of House May? Click below!♦ Follow Grand Tour Nation on Google News