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Middle Ages [it's all mine now?]

I was bought up in a small township in Eltham (Leslie Townsend Hope's also) in South London, now live in The-Garden-of-Kent aerial during the fifties Elvis was beginning to make a noise and ....in contempt of court

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Category: Car-azy

-- from Marvin (PA) - (?)

Bugatti Veyron

It started as an off-the-cuff comment by VW boss Ferdinand Piëch about how great it would be to make a car that could do 400kph and had a 1000 horsepower. The Veyron has managed to achieve the impossible; a car so good even Jeremy couldn't find fault with it. It's so good, the Stig cried after driving it.
And that's what makes the Veyron special, it's an engineering feat. Apparently VW are losing money on every one they sell. But thank goodness, in this day and age that someone is prepared to create something, not just to make money, but because they want to see if they can.
But its better than that, its not just a way of proving their engineering prowess, it's a seriously great car and Jeremy has not stopped going on about just how great. The statistics alone make a man weak at the knees. For example, the Veyron has staggeringly good brakes, they can bring the car from 250mph to a complete stop in just ten seconds. It gets even better, at full speed, the Bugatti will empty its 100 litre fuel tank in just 12 minutes. It goes without saying, a 100 litres of petrol costs £100.
The fact is though, very few people will ever own a Veyron. It does, after all, cost the large part of a million quid. But that isn't the point. The point is that it is to cars what Concorde was for planes. Something that will be recorded in the history books as a feat of human endeavour.

a notice I am presently off-de-line as it were so hang it outta there..

The review