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.
Despite his tender years, though, Steven is about as qualified as anyone can be to go 200 mph 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, Armik having let him loose in it on a number of occasions. But it wasn’t until last weekend’s Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack event in Colorado that he has able to shoot for the 200 mark.
Driving under the Steven Racing banner, he got his eye with a run in a McLaren 650S, then jumped in the Bugatti. It being Fathers’ Day, Steven thought beating his previous personal best of 195 mph would be a good present to his dad. 200 mph was the goal and he stopped the clocks at 202 mph.
Dad was pleased with his present.