Reason 5,436 Why I Want Jeremy Clarkson’s Job

As DB said in comments, he gets to test drive the world’s fastest Volkswagen:


You think if I dressed up real nice, drove my neighbor’s shiny new red Mercedes instead of my dusty Subaru, went to the VW store or wherever they sell these things and asked for a test drive, I’d get one? I’d like to see if I can drive up the Pacific Coast Highway faster than this idiot — who walked away, btw.

As I said earlier, interesting car but he didn’t push it. Riding around some farm land and going ‘wow. smooth car’ and passing a truck? Who cares? Driving from Milwaukee to Missoula, outrunning local law enforcement, state troopers and air national guard, etc. in a 9 hour, white knuckle chase through horrific no-man’s lands at 300+ mph. That would be TV worth tuning into.

@Dodgerblue: If you have a million to spend on a car, you have a million to lose on a car and, if you have that kind of money, you don’t need to worry about license, registration and insurance. In any instance, handing over a sack of 100s will neutralize any attempted harassment by the gendarmes.


I believe at top speed the Veyron runs out of gas in 12 minutes… so no 9 hour chase, I’m afraid… unless, of course, you keep far enough ahead of the cops to dip into a gas station every 15 minutes or so.

@Serolf Divad: If the producers cared about quality television, they’d arrange to have fueling trucks placed along the course ready to jump a fresh load of jet fuel into the monster.

@Serolf Divad:

I seem to recall (from a Top Gear bit) that the Veyron also wants new *tires* on an awfully aggressive timescale at that speed (hundreds of miles, not thousands).

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