Thursday, May 15, 2014

AC/DC singer drives a Bugatti Veyron on Cars That Rock series

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson drives a Bugatti Veyron on “Cars That Rock”, a new television series he is hosting that began airing in the UK last week.

Johnson travelled to Molsheim, the home of Bugatti, to review the car and then takes it for a test spin at a local airstrip, where he clocks in at more than 300 km/hr.

The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). The original version has a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).

On April 6, 2013, Bugatti set the record for having the highest top speed of any roadster in the world with the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse reaching on average a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph).

Available in the UK on Quest, Freeview Channel 38, “Cars That Rock” follows Johnson as he pursues his passion of cars, looking into the history while meeting the experts and fanatics of racing in general.

Over six 60-minute episodes, Johnson looks at six of his favorite makes of car – three from the U.K. and three from other parts of Europe.

In 2009, Johnson released his autobiography, "Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir."

The book details Brian’s history - from teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a side career as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his life story – a memoir told through his lifelong love affair with cars.

Johnson and the members of AC/DC are currently in a Vancouver recording studio working on a new album. Guitarist Malcolm Young is sitting out the sessions due to health issues, and there’s speculation that his nephew, Stevie, is helping out during his absence.

See also:

AC/DC singer shows off 1965 Lola on Cars That Rock preview
Stevie Young joins AC/DC in Vancouver
AC/DC singer shows off Ferrari on Cars That Rock series preview
AC/DC preparing to record in Vancouver with Brendan O’Brien
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