Actually Dazza, you will find the Veyron offers awsome handling, superior to almost all other supercars.
It was designed and built from day one to be a drivers car, to offer world record breaking speed and superb handling at the same time.
Forgetting about how much Jezza raves off its superb handling as well as acceleration, even Gordon Murray himself, probably the biggest sceptic of the entire Veryon development program, conceeded that it was one of the greatest cars ever built and offered not only the fastest drive, but almost defies physics with its phenominal handling.
"One really good thing, and I simply never expected this, is that it does change direction. It hardly feels its weight. Driving it on a circuit I expected a sack of cement, but you can really throw it at tight chicanes."
Now tell me it handles like shit?
You must be getting confused with the Evo you posted above... That probably handles like shit on a track, because thats built with acceleration in mind (it must be to even attempt to get an Evo as fast as a Veyron), and isnt a track or road car, whereas the Veyron was designed for the road, not a dragstrip (otherwise they wouldnt have spent billions developing the engine, chassis etc).
And the Veyron was offically tested on Volkswagon's Ehra-Lessien test course in Germany, the longest test course in the world, with a 9km straight (a private course, not just a public course like Santa Pod). And, it still had to brake before it could complete its acceleration due to the course not being long enough!
And yes, they would make claims of 0-60 in x seconds and 0-120 in x seconds, but I dont see them getting an official body to back these up... I wonder why that is? And there are many good reasons to falsify claims like this, I means who is going to take any notice if their not claiming to be faster then the official
fastest road legal
car ever built?
Just like Koenigsegg claimed that the CCX was upto 10mph faster... until they were made to use road legal
tyres, and found out that it was more then 3mph slower top speed and a fair bit slower in acceleration too!
Simple rule to consider is, nobody takes any notice of number 2, number 1 is where you have to be.