He has a very trusting dad

I would think twice about letting a 13-year old behind the wheel of any car, never mind a Bugatti Veyron. But then I’m not Armik Aghakhani, who did indeed let his 13-year old son, Steven, drive his Bugatti Veyron at more than 200 miles per hour (322 kilometres per hour).

Despite his tender years, though, Steven is about as qualified as anyone can be to go 200 mph (322 km/h) in a Veyron. He started racing karts at the age of seven and is currently being coached by 2013 Formula Drift champion Michael Essa. His goal is to start racing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series as soon as he is legally allowed to.

Steven isn’t exactly a stranger to the Veyron, either, with Armik having let him loose in it on a number of occasions. It wasn’t until last weekend’s Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack event in Colorado that he has able to shoot for the speed mark.

Driving under the Steven Racing banner, he got his eye with a run in a McLaren 650S, then jumped in the Bugatti. With it being Fathers’ Day, Steven thought beating his previous personal best of 195 mph (314 km/h) would be a good present to his dad. He ended up stopping the clocks at 202 mph (325 km/h).

Dad was pleased with his present.

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