Hill Climb Driver Demonstrates His Veyron Drifting Skills: Video

Sporting events like hill climbs are usually the domain of vintage race cars, whose owners drive them according to their value. It may not be an uncommon sight to see a driver in an E30 BMW demonstrating opposite lock, but you won’t see that too often in an obscenely valuable Porsche 917/10.

That’s why we’re so surprised to see a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport running in a hill climb event. While not particularly rare (at least by vintage race car standards), Veyrons are high-cost beasts, and the mere thought of stacking one at speed is enough to give most owners second thoughts about testing the car’s limits.

While Veyrons are astonishingly fast, few would call them nimble, which is an important trait for any car used in competition. If the car gets away from you, you want every opportunity possible to gather it back up before striking something unyielding.

Our hats are off to the anonymous Veyron driver in this video, filmed at England’s Prescott hill climb. We’re pretty sure the driver will be needing his Nomex dry cleaned, though: if the spin wasn’t enough to prompt a loss of bodily-function control, the cost of replacing four flat-spotted tires on a Bugatti Veyron certainly will be.
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Comments (3)
  1. I heard/saw this but didn't have time to grab a picture.
    If anyone is interested, pictures of the event can be seen below

  2. Finally someone driving their supercar how it should be driven. A good example of how stupidly fast the Veyron is. And to the author, the Veyron is actually very nimble and handles brilliantly. It's no surprise that it, and its Super Sport sibling, are some of the fastest cars around the Top Gear track.

  3. @Damien, I never criticized the Veyron's handling, but no car that's nearly 15 feet long and weighs in at over two tons in "nimble," by my accounting.

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