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Sledgehammer went 254.76mph, and handled/braked well.

This car, which is compared often to the top speed of the Sledge, apparently isn't invicible :eek:hnoes


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We’ve seen plenty of smashed Ferrari Enzos but this is the first time we’ve across images of a wrecked Bugatti Veyron. Information is sketchy, but it’s thought that a pool of water on the road caused the AWD supercar to lose traction and then spin out of control, sending it head first into a ditch on a road near Shepperton in the UK. Most of the cabin section and engine compartment look relatively undamaged, however, it’s hard to determine what internal damage to the drivetrain there is if any. Hopefully the driver got out unscathed.
According to the source, this is the first time a private customer has actually crashed a Veyron. Engineers reportedly destroyed two prototype examples during testing, which was part of the reason for the long delays during the vehicle’s development.
 
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Im watching the SEMA show on Discover HD Theater.

Mario Andretti just said the fastest he's ever been was 253 in an Indy car on a long straight during qualifying. :D
 

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it apparently handles/brakes better ~

Maybe that's because the Sledge is standing in a big shed right now for a very very long time to come, not doing any miles and the Veyron is? ;)
But I must admit, I've seen the Veyron doing 253 on a tv program (top gear) and that is really fast!!

Groeten Peter.
 

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:eek

Sledgehammer went 254.76mph, and handled/braked well.

This car, which is compared often to the top speed of the Sledge, apparently isn't invicible :eek:hnoes
Ouch! Bet they wish they waited until the roads dried up. Think I would have:puke after that one. Is the body metal, aluminum?, doesn't look to be fiberglass.
 

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Maybe that's because the Sledge is standing in a big shed right now for a very very long time to come, not doing any miles and the Veyron is? ;)
But I must admit, I've seen the Veyron doing 253 on a tv program (top gear) and that is really fast!!

Groeten Peter.

I believe this is the clip that Peter is referring to. I love when the driver says 'At this speed the tires will only last 15 minutes, but that's OK because the fuel will only last 12." :D

http://www.glumbert.com/media/bugatti
 

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I believe this is the clip that Peter is referring to. I love when the driver says 'At this speed the tires will only last 15 minutes, but that's OK because the fuel will only last 12."

That's the one! You have to like the English humor but I think it's a great program :D

Groeten Peter.
 

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Fast or not, that car's styling has always reminded me of a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor. Cockroaches are fast though eh? :chuckle
 

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Yes, considering they stuck a "Bugatti" badge on it, you'd think they'd expend some effort on style. That car is hideous, the total opposite of original Bugattis that were very stylish.
 

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Apparently someone in town has ordered one of these. I found this write up on the local Scottsdale Exotic Car Club forum on his factory tour/ordering experience. I thought it was an interesting read and some great photos.

http://www.scottsdaleexoticcarclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2065

My favorite quote: "One point was reinforced -- because the special tires have very shallow threads, on a very wet surface -- do not drive over 30mph or expect to lose control of the car."

No word on his delivery date, however. Gee, I wonder if I'll recognize it driving around town...

Wouldn't it be cool if we could get the Sledgehammer out of retirement for one more run? You know, just as a reminder.
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Thanks for sharing that link, what an interesting story and great pics!

I heavily dislike the million dollar two-tone Audi TT, and think it's completely silly (doesn't it run out of gas shortly after reaching its top speed or something?), but it was interesting to look at the guy's pictures. The Bugatti shop truly is in a great looking area.

I don't know what I would do with myself if I had as much money as the author of that topic obviously has. There's a very THICK line between a guy who owns a Ferrari, and a guy who owns a Bugatti Veyron and doesn't care about paying $55k for different wheels. :ugh That's just... silly. And that is the only word I'll say about it.
 

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Even if I had Bill Gates money.....that car would not be in my collection.

I agree with Jonstr, it would be great to see the Sledghammer out getting
some excerise. And reminding some people how long ago Callaway did it !
 
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Ouch!....

And I was watching a show on CNBC "The Rise of the Super Rich" and one guy mentioned that to change tire on his Veyron he paid $6.5K. I would imagine that at that price it was the whole wheel, but who knows.

Ouch! :bash

-Luigi
 

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JUST THINK ABOUT THE YEARLY TAXES!!!!
YOU COULD BUY A NEW CAR EVERY YEAR FOR WHAT YOU SAVE ON THE TAXES!
 

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