For years, Ben Collins had the most effective of each worlds. He loved dwelling the automotive excessive life because the Stig on Top Gear, however because the tame racing driver behind the helmet, he additionally loved the anonymity that so many well-known individuals crave. These days, he is nonetheless very a lot embedded within the automotive realm as a result of let’s be sincere – Bugatti would not hand the important thing to a 1,600-horsepower, 273-mph, $3.5-million Chiron Super Sport to only anybody.
Fortunately, Collins takes us alongside for the journey via this video from DriveTribe. It’s not the primary time we have seen the insanely highly effective Bugatti in motion, however with a seasoned racing driver like Collins behind the wheel, one positive factors a distinct perspective of simply how deceptively quick – and the way demanding – the automotive might be when pushed on a public street.
Actually, we’re not fully certain the Chiron was pushed that tough. We actually see Collins exercising the Bugatti via corners, however he makes quite a lot of remarks about being very cautious with the throttle, lest the rear ought to step out. At one level he confesses to not totally planting the accelerator through the mountain drive, and when he lastly does, an expletive slips out and truthfully, he seems to be a bit nervous on the similar time. The Stig? Nervous? That’s the ability of the Chiron Super Sport.
Still, it is higher than his passenger. Bugatti’s well-known check driver and racing legend Andy Wallace accompanied Collins on the drive. Mind you, this can be a man who really drove the Super Sport past 300 mph, however the perspective from the passenger seat is a bit totally different. Apparently, that is very true when the Stig is behind the wheel, as Wallace “thanks” Collins for scaring the dwelling daylights out of him. It might’ve been some enjoyable speak for the digicam, however seeing how Wallace grips his seat belt later within the clip, we suspect there’s some professional concern.
Then once more, if we have been within the passenger seat of a 1,600-hp automotive on a mountain street with the Stig behind the wheel, we might be a bit involved, too. Not Hammond-level scared, however actually on edge.