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More likely the sort of person who would have one of these cars, would just be extending their fleet of exotica cars and probably have a better sense of perspective on how relatively unimprotant such trinkets are.

I wouldn't imagine its much different to a normal joe finally getting a wide screen full HD television for the first time, nice , cool, maybe geeky but doesn't change your life.

I have only seen one in real life, but it made a rather memorable impression - it had just come in on road tyres from an extended dice with a 700bhp Rallycross car on slicks on a damp treacherously narrow public road (closed for a race meet) with its brakes on fire - had to set off for another jaunt to cool them down.
I have never seen anything glide with such ferocity and perform such brutal gut wrenching stops with the grace and majesty of this thing. Yes there are some contradictions, but since this car is clearly an impossibility thats to be expected.

It was unreal, a freakish force of fantasy.

I want one.

Its cool.



It's cool, but far too geeky to be sub zero. The sort of bloke who'd own one would spend an entire meal telling his new date about the specs and stats of the car.
 

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Or maybe its a gloriously lunatic expression of bonkers grade dedication to excellence and application of spirit to produce a car that is almost infeasible to comprehend to our small minds.

Check out the impression it left on Autocars Chris Harris, who previously was a bit cold on the Veyron, until he drove it - after which he was basically incoherent due to the uniqueness of what he had experienced :thumbs:

YouTube - Midnight Run - Bugatti Veyron
That's not my quote :tut:


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On what basis?

Because the exhaust noise is not overly loud? Because the looks of the car are tame(ish)?


As far as I read, the Veyron has been blood and tears for the VW engineers, with huge political overtones which seemingly forced a change in CEO and Porsche being able to move on and take over VW.

I think the Veyron (which apparently loses EUR 2m per sale!) is proof that even Zee Tchermans have a heart.
That's exactly my point: the concept, the idea of it - build a 1000hp car that goes 400km/h regardless of cost - is awesome and worthy of coolness.

But there's something about the actual car that is distinctly cold & German. It's very serious, there's no drama and no sense of fun. No lairy tailslides, or gratuitously loud exhaust. It's all perfectly executed & efficient forward motion, which is a bit of a shame.

I realise that at 400km/h you probably don't want lairy tailslides, and that 1000hp probably doesn't need any more added fun, but I just reckon it could have been a bit more of a laugh.

I'd rather have something like a Zonda F if I had infinite money.
 

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The only thing the Veyron needs is a soul transplant...
 
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I've changed my opinion. It's not cool after all. And It's definatley not sub zero.

Whats the point in a supercar that is neither brash, loud or in your face? That's what supercars DO. It's their raison d'etre

That's why this is not a cool car. It's a science project, it's a physics lecture. It's a Bill Gates wet dream, what it's NOT, is cool.
 

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I've changed my opinion. It's not cool after all. And It's definatley not sub zero.

Whats the point in a supercar that is neither brash, loud or in your face? That's what supercars DO. It's their raison d'etre

That's why this is not a cool car. It's a science project, it's a physics lecture. It's a Bill Gates wet dream, what it's NOT, is cool.
I totally agree with you HST, but what made you come to your senses?
 

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From the technological standpoint, it's amazing. The fastest road legal thing on wheels...
But does it make it cool?
Don't think so. And it's design is as unimpressing as it's tech specs are.
Totally defeats the pupose.
A car like that should kill anybody who is not a *real* driver as soon as one shifts into second. But the fact that even Captain Slow could wrench it out to top speed makes it....
... seriously uncool.
 

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Engineering masterpiece..but i hate it..penis extention for small men with bigger wallets than brains....I AM BEING *****Y TODAY !:lol:
 

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Tasteless.


My Italian girlfriend :D would ditch me if I showed up in one of these.
Not sure what my wife would say either :lol:
 
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