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What a monster: "How the Bugatti Veyron Works"
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Spheric Harlot
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Apr 28, 2004, 03:35 PM
 
Geez, what a car.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/bugatti.htm

It's been mentioned several times over the past few years in a couple of threads, but it's now in production, the specs and benchmarks are there, and this article is a worthy read.


Photo courtesy Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

The Bugatti Veyron

How would you define the most amazing production car in the world? Would it be:
The car with the most horsepower?
The car with the fastest top speed and acceleration?
The most expensive car?
At the moment, the Bugatti Veyron appears to have it all:

A W-16 engine that can produce 1,001 horsepower
A top speed of 250+ mph (400+ kph)
A zero-to-60 time of three seconds
A zero-to-180 time of 14 seconds
A price tag somewhere in the $1 million range.


In this article, we will take an in-depth look at this amazing automobile and see how it is possible to fit so much performance into a single machine. It all starts with the engine...
...which, at maximum power, burns 1.33 gallons of petrol PER MINUTE.

That, of course, is not really an issue here.

Get yer droolbuckets out.

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Apr 28, 2004, 03:41 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:

Get yer droolbuckets out.

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Ya it will set you back 1 million droolbuckets.

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Apr 28, 2004, 03:47 PM
 
Nice looking car... worth a million... I don't know about that...

Could you imagine the nightmare of crashing in to that car when you were tanked!!!
     
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Apr 28, 2004, 03:54 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
Nice looking car... worth a million... I don't know about that...

Could you imagine the nightmare of crashing in to that car when you were tanked!!!
I think that people who'd spend a million on that monstrously droolworthy toy can afford to lose a million.

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Apr 28, 2004, 03:55 PM
 
that is by far the most awesomest dead link i have ever seen. or were you trying to link to ebay in a roundabout way?
     
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Apr 28, 2004, 04:10 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
I think that people who'd spend a million on that monstrously droolworthy toy can afford to lose a million.

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Have you heard about the Bugatti sunglasses they are coming out with?

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Apr 28, 2004, 04:33 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
I think that people who'd spend a million on that monstrously droolworthy toy can afford to lose a million.

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Hopefully, they can afford private roads too. I mean, where would you be able to drive at 250mph? Not even Germany has all that many stretches of Autobahn that are free of traffic enough to open it up. Driving a car like that on public roads would be like running with shackles on. Frustrating.

Meh, if I had a spare million for some fast transportation, I'd rather spend it on one of these:



The Piper Meridian. That's droolworthy.
     
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Apr 28, 2004, 04:45 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
I think that people who'd spend a million on that monstrously droolworthy toy can afford to lose a million.

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I'm sure it's tax deductible.
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Apr 28, 2004, 07:33 PM
 
Originally posted by SimeyTheLimey:
Meh, if I had a spare million for some fast transportation, I'd rather spend it on one of these:



The Piper Meridian. That's droolworthy.
Yup, right there with you on that, Simey. Alternatively, I'd go for something like a new lancair 400 or diamond twinstar and have lots of money for hangarage and costs.

As the old saying goes '1 mile of road gets you 1 mile, 1 mile of runway gets you anywhere"

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Apr 28, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
If I'm rich enough to spend money on a car like that, I'd rather have a Rolls-Royce Phantom.
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Apr 29, 2004, 08:40 AM
 
It'll handle like crap.

The EB110 was as boring to drive as an Audi and Bugatti have had a new owner since then...
     
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Apr 29, 2004, 08:45 AM
 
$1 million pricetag and it doesn't even come with a PS2 or original Nintendo installed?
     
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Apr 29, 2004, 09:16 AM
 
Originally posted by gorickey:
$1 million pricetag and it doesn't even come with a PS2 or original Nintendo installed?
Or a cooler for the 40's?
     
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Apr 29, 2004, 10:03 AM
 
I really really like that car, but then what would you expect from one of the biggest Bugatti nuts in the world ?

You can download some high resolution PR images from the official site...

http://www.bugatti-cars.de -> Library -> Photos
     
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Apr 29, 2004, 10:57 AM
 
More than the car, I like the colours...

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