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Bugatti Veyron, McLaren F1 and Mr Bean +video

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Rowan Atkinson gets to play with his McLaren F1 and a Bugatti Veyron. Which is best?

But much the same was said – and continues to be said – about the McLaren F1. When it launched in 1994 at a pretty stratospheric £600k it was like a car from another planet. It held the production car speed record until recently and is still the quickest naturally aspirated road car ever made. But which is best?

Octane magazine decided to ask renowned McLaren F1 owner Rowan Atkinson to make a judgement. So they took Rowan off to a Veyron test track and got him to bring along his very own F1. Unfortunately they chose a cold and damp November day to go and play, as a result of which the track was what may kindly be called ‘Tricky’. So the action was not, at least in the footage in the video, at the highest speeds imaginable.

Octane Mag are – not surprisingly – keeping Rowan’s verdict on the two greatest road cars ever made under wraps until their magazine hits the stands at the end of the month. But it will be interesting to see what mega petrol-head Atkinson thinks.


By Cars UK