Post Number: 914
|Posted on Thursday, 17 March, 2016 - 22:22: |
... long live the Chiron
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 00:19: |
I wonder if the emissions figures are correct?
Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Post Number: 429
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 06:42: |
Yes its as fast as it is ugly and its very fast.
At a shade under two million UK pounds I hazard a guess that you need to get drunk as a lord before ordering any parts so that when you learn of the price you are desensitised to the hilariousness of the situation.
Personally I would like one and I have roads nearby where 267 miles per hour would be possible.
Then again what would be left of you when you hit a cow or even a small wallaby at that speed? I'd guess that you would not be in need of an ambulance anyway because even a large grasshopper would bust up the windscreen at that speed.
It would be fun while it lasted.
Post Number: 1853
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 13:35: |
At least I know there's one other person in the world who thinks that the Bugattis of recent production are, well, ugly. Every bit of "sleek" is removed by the endless need for edges and scoops that just don't do a thing for any car.
Jaguar of the mid-1990s to mid-2000s knew how to do homage well. Others seem to get it, too. The modern Bugatti never has. Sticking a saddle shaped grille onto a squashed monstrosity has never made me think, for a single second, that I want one, let alone must have one (even in pure fantasy mode).
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 159
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 17:42: |
...and if the lame dude making a fashion statement in the T-Shirt had gotten out of the way, we could have gotten a better look at the car...
Post Number: 233
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 20:12: |
I don't think it was the lack of homage that did it. Aston Martin managed to invent a whole new look with their DB7 and Vanquish (the 1st generation Vanquish being, in my opinion, their high-water mark to date).
I didn't find the Veyron ugly, but like Brian, it never "spoke" to me. (I thought Audi was more successful with the basic shape in their R10.)
Which is a shame, as if we -were- in fantasy mode, a 1930s Bugatti would be at the very top of my list....
Post Number: 234
|Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 - 22:27: |
... meant R8 in that last post, not R10...
Post Number: 1108
|Posted on Saturday, 19 March, 2016 - 00:45: |
If Dr Frankenstein had turned his talents to automobiles, this is what he would have come up with. I suppose our innate desire to resurrect the dead even extends to long lost motoring marques like Bugatti. Let them rest in peace.
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Saturday, 19 March, 2016 - 02:09: |
I have seen just this week a report that the Veyron lost Volkswagen 2.08 Billon Euros over the whole duration of its production.....
Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
Post Number: 431
|Posted on Saturday, 19 March, 2016 - 03:05: |
Ouch, that will sting along with the financial smack from the US EPA and the tidal wave of lawyers coming out of the woodwork for their scalps with the very naughty but completely hilarious escapade of suspicious test avoiding software in certain models.
Who would have thought that our German friends were capable of such an prank ?
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Monday, 21 March, 2016 - 04:01: |
During the 10 years of its production some 450 Veyrons were built and sold at someting over 1 Million Euros a piece. That leaves a deficit of some 4.5 Million Euros per car.....
The above mentioned study concentrates on European cars only. The most unprofitable car was the Smart Mk 1, hurting Mercedes with 3.35 Billion Euros. Next in the list is the Fiat Stilo at 2.1 Billion Euros, closely followed by the Bugatti.