The French can make three things well: wine, women and, well, supercars it would appear.
First was the Bugatti Veyron. (OK, I know that’s technically a VW, but it’s still a French marque). And now there’s the Genty Akylone. Despite the dodgy name, the statistics speak for themselves: 1,000bhp 4.8-litre V8 engine; 0–60mph in 2.7secs and a top speed of 220mph. Sure, it’s not quite as quick as a Veyron – but at least it’s not built by Germans. And with only 15 cars being produced each year, there will be fewer of them parked outside Harrods.