Bugatti Veyron recaptures fastest production car title

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#1

Top Gear - Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 431km/h 267mph

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyajrqUjG7M

Link: http://www.car-addicts.com/car-types/supercars-exotic/bugatti-veyron-super-sport-world-record/

:cool::cool:


#2

Hehe…take that, you dollied-up Corvette

:bigsmile:


#3

[QUOTE=platinumsword;2534268][U][B]Top Gear - Bugatti Veyron Super Sport 431km/h 267mph[/B][/U]

[B]Link:[/B] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyajrqUjG7M

[B]Link:[/B] http://www.car-addicts.com/car-types/supercars-exotic/bugatti-veyron-super-sport-world-record/

:cool::cool:[/QUOTE]

If it had wings it would fly ,very cool man.:bow:


#4

Too bad no one can afford to drive one. :eek: Though the average person could get more than the same thrill if they went two wheeled (Suzuki Hyabusa).


#5

[QUOTE=marloyd;2534309]If it had wings it would fly ,very cool man.:bow:[/QUOTE]I think if it didn’t have special aerodynamics to keep it on the ground, it would fly anyway. :smiley:


#6

[QUOTE=Jesterrace;2534445]Too bad no one can afford to drive one. :eek: Though the average person could get more than the same thrill if they went two wheeled ([B]Suzuki Hyabusa[/B]).[/QUOTE]

Hopefully my new bike within 6 months! :smiley:


#7

Hi All,

I agree it’s a beautiful car! However, consider this, “With 1001 gross horsepower on tap, the Veyron is the fastest car in the world. The top speed is over 250 mph and the all-important 0-to-60-mph time is 2.5 seconds. You can hit top speed in less than a minute, but you better enjoy it just as quickly because you’ll be out of fuel in less than 13 minutes when running wide open.”- Phil Floraday, Autoweek.com 9/26/06.

And for the curious, check this out: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/17/bugatti-veyron-running-costs-so-spendy-cheaper-to-use-a-private/

Fun read. Fun car, but so far out of my reality…:sad::sad::sad:

Oh and there’s going to be a convertible version, I think next year!!!

Jim


#8

[QUOTE=Namoh;2534529]Hopefully my new bike within 6 months! :D[/QUOTE]

I hope you have prior riding experience. :wink:


#9

I have riding experience.
Had a GSX750 for almost 4 years.

I’ve got my new Suzuki GSX 1300 R (Hayabusa) for 4 weeks now and it’s an awesome bike!! :cool: :iagree: :clap:


#10

Glad to hear it. Too many idiots go and buy one to learn on. If they are lucky they end up in the ICU. :wink:


#11

That’s crazy . . . when I was in high school I got my ‘78 Camaro up to about 130 and started gettin’ scared when the thing felt like it was coming up off the road.


#12

Again while links last.

The Record Run

The Stig takes for a rip around the track.

:cool::cool:


#13

[QUOTE=justcallmebob;2548201]That’s crazy . . . when I was in high school I got my ‘78 Camaro up to about 130 and started gettin’ scared when the thing felt like it was coming up off the road.[/QUOTE]

To be fair the Bugatti is far more stable and aerodynamic than a '78 Camaro, however I agree that the speed is ridiculous overkill, unless you find a select highway with no speed limit, you are never going to come close to using the full potential of a Bugatti on anything but a private race track.


#14

I’ll take a Caddy tricked out at around $70K. You could apparently get 4 of them with some change left over for just the maintenance of the Bugatti. Think of how many people you could cruise around with, and it’s still the fastest something or the other in the world. There are actually a few of these cruising around here. Really old looking people with lots of bucks driving them:eek:. That’s Connecticut for you. Loads of wealth and poverty.:Z

In all fairness, if you went inside this building, you would know why it has not been down, it is a beautiful theater, waiting for some investment.




#15

I fully agree, I’ll take the Cadzilla over the Bugatti any day.

I’d like to see the inside of the hotel. Is is done in the Art Deco style?


#16

[QUOTE=jsoulesone;2550068]I fully agree, I’ll take the Cadzilla over the Bugatti any day.

I’d like to see the inside of the hotel. Is is done in the Art Deco style?[/QUOTE]

Here’s a link with the story. It has an incredible history. Many pictures, here are a few.

http://www.damnedct.com/poli-palace-majestic-theater-savoy-hotel-bridgeport/

Building aren’t made like this anymore. The link is worth reading. The pictures there are awesome, big and clear. In the late '60’s I saw a couple of movies there, I was around 10 years old and the place seemed to take you back in time. On the right, in the middle picture, you can see the brass pipes of the organ there. There are lots of bits and pieces people would love to scavenge from there. I’d like that chandelier!






#17

[B]@Zathros[/B]

It’s sad to see something that is so much a part of history left to ruins. Much like the old Forest theater in West Haven. My wife is from here (CT) so I’ll have to ask her about the theaters and the hotel.


#18

I used to hang out here when I was a kid. The was the forerunner of shopping malls. It is beautiful and has just been restored. Here’s a link and some pictures. The entrance is deceiving. Many people have no idea it is there.

http://www.cttrust.org/index.cgi/11925

They don’t make buildings like this anymore. You could probably own a pretty big hunk of it for the price of the Bugatti.





#19

It reminds me of a place called “Trapper’s Alley” in Detroit. It’s now owned by the company that owns the Greektown Casino.

http://www.detroityes.com/webisodes/2000/06greektown/04GreektownTrapper.htm


#20

Looks like there´s a new title holder…

The Tuatara can hit 275mph! :eek:

Pronounced “too-a-tar-ra”…the Maori name for a lizard-like animal (actually more or less a dinosaur), which hardly ever moves…but apparently has very fast evolving DNA