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Hitting maximum speed
Top Gear’s James May attempts to achieve the manufacturer’s claim of a top speed of 400km/h in the Bugatti Veyron, discussing some of the technical and engineering problems this presented to the designers. Published as part of the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
Use as a feeder into work on converting units – for example mph to kph. As a practical on speed-time graphs. As part of a discursive lesson on how to make a car go very fast, incorporating ideas of force, friction, fuel economy etc.
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