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Old 6th January 2008, 21:24   #46
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Very interesting beast from 9ff, only 20 to be made with a price tag of $850,000. Car doesnt look bad at all for the money!

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What's with that rear wheel in the pics? Why is the rear so exposed? What IS with that rear wheel!? Digitally placed?
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Old 25th March 2008, 20:09   #47
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Old 25th March 2008, 22:44   #48
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Tut, tut. The veyron is not just about its 253 mph (or whatever number it is ) top speed. its about the overall package. its not about 1001 hp. its about making that 1001 hp all day long. its about reliability and customer satisfaction. its about quality. its about the rest of the drivetrain which puts that to the ground. 1000 hp and more has been extracted from american v8s before. the keith black chrysler V8s used in drag racing make 1300+ hp when using methanol and 8000+ hp when using top fuel (nitro mix). hp is not the veyron's forte. its just incidental that it makes that much. its about WHY and HOW it makes that much. when will you guys ever understand that?
ya ... exactly
1st of all 1001 bhp is not that big, tuned supra's, vipers, muscle cars with big blocks, skylines make more than that easily but these "1 off" tuner car specials should not be compared to the Bugatti.

Bugatti can be driven like a regular car and serviced like a regular production car with a proper warranty.

Any tuner car can beat the Bugatti for half the price but can it make 1001 bhp in extreme weather, bad roads, etc etc without having to worry about the reliability.
Any freaking highly strung tuner import can make crazy bhp but the engine is stressed.. will it last 200,000+ daily driven miles with warranty and peace of mind ?
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@chetanhanda: Just to add to that, how many of those highly strung tuner cars can actually put the power down on a wet day on broken asphalt or some other equally difficult scenario? I'd have to say none. One more big difference between normal mortal cars and a Veyron is the way it stops, IMO too much emphasis is placed on how a car accelerates and not nearly enough on how it stops.The Veyron is an engineering achievement par none, The goalposts for greatness have been shifted.
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@chetanhanda: Just to add to that, how many of those highly strung tuner cars can actually put the power down on a wet day on broken asphalt or some other equally difficult scenario? I'd have to say none. One more big difference between normal mortal cars and a Veyron is the way it stops, IMO too much emphasis is placed on how a car accelerates and not nearly enough on how it stops.The Veyron is an engineering achievement par none, The goalposts for greatness have been shifted.
ya right.. maybe a Skyline but again Bugatti has its own place.
Also I dont think 1 off drag special tuned cars can be legal daily drives also, Veyron easliy meets emisson standards etc with cats etc.
It needs 4 turboes, 16 cylinders with lots of radiators to make 1000 bhp look easy.
Hmmm ..we never think of stopping power, I was also not thinking of Veyron's superior braking.
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What's with that rear wheel in the pics? Why is the rear so exposed? What IS with that rear wheel!? Digitally placed?
Seems to me like it's running some kind of a wheel cover like the Ferrari F2007 & F2008 F1 cars (& this year's MP4-23).
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