Harry Metcalfe of evo is back with another car guy test. Metcalfe has a special relationship with Horacia Pagani that allows him to bring us some exclusive coverage of some of Pagani’s inner workings. This video from the annual Pagani gathering is no exception. The first half covers the finer details and driving nuances of the new Huayra. Harry says the Huayra is similar to a two-wheel drive Veyron and I guess he had to make sure because he spent the next day driving around in the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse roadster. Again, he walks us through the finer details of the car including some of the bits that he doesn’t like. There’s no crazy drifting or video editing so you will only find this interesting if you’re a real car geek.
What’s the fastest car in the world right now? That’s probably not a hard question to answer for most car guys: the Bugatti Veyron. Top Gear documented the Super Sport hit 267 mph:
That’s ultimately not massively surprising given the car’s 1000+ horsepower W16 quad turbo engine. Would it surprise you if I told you that a twin turbo Corvette was faster than the base model Bugatti Veyron? Yeah, that’s not so crazy that it would shatter the foundation of your existence. Bolt a couple of giant turbos to an LS7 and you could probably get close to 1000 horsepower without violating physics. What if I told you this Corvette was built in 1988 and only had 380 horsepower? Surprised yet? That’s right, back in 1988 Callaway built a twin turbo C4 Corvette that they called The Sledgehammer. It hit 254.76 mph with John Ligenfelter behind the wheel while still retaining its interior, features and daily drivability. Pretty amazing piece of engineering and fabrication.