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My company car is a £4million Bugatti and I’ve driven it at 300mph – here’s why I think my small EV is just as good

MOST of us get to choose between a Ford or Vauxhall when looking through our company car list, but not Andy Wallace.

Andy doesn't really get a choice, but he's not complaining because his company car is always a £4million Bugatti Chiron.

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Andy Wallace drives a Bugatti Chiron as a company car and has taken one to 300mphCredit: Bugatti

Then again, he is Bugatti's official test driver and he has an incredible CV as a racing driver behind him too.

Think winning at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.

But during a sit-down to chat about cars with The Sun, he revealed that the two small electric cars he owns give just as much pleasure.

Andy said: "I'm very lucky that I get to drive Chirons on a daily basis and I've done some amazing things in them."

He's casually referring to the time he broke the world production car speed record back in 2019, hitting a crazy 304mph in a Chiron at a test track.

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He went on: "But when it comes to cars I'm just as impressed by my small EVs, because they do exactly what they're designed to do so well.

"I have a VW e-Golf and VW ID.3. The Golf has done 140,000 miles and hasn't missed a beat.

"The ID.3 I have driven all over the place - I regularly drive it to Germany and then on to Bugatti's HQ in Molsheim, France.

"It's a 550-mile journey and I've whittled down my total charging time to 48 minutes over three stops."

"But it was annoying, because I'd been to the loo on the charge and while I was in there a queue for coffee built up.

"Without that, I reckon I could've got it down to 45 minutes."

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Naturally, Andy is a competitive chap - you don't become a successful racing driver and Bugatti test drive by settling for second place.

Asked about hypercars like the Chiron and the electric future he was confident the brand will continue to have huge appeal to the right people.

"Accelerating quickly is easy, but to achieve and hold big speeds is much harder with today's tech.

"The amount of energy drawn down from the battery means massive heat and we're not quite at the 300mph point yet.

"I reckon they've got it to about 250mph reliably, but they'll get there. There's no question about that."

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The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ costs around £4million

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