Friday, April 12, 2013

Bugatti Has the Fastest Convertible in the World? Go Figure.

Not only does the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse World Record Edition hold the title for the fastest convertible on the planet, but it is also recognized as having the longest name in the history of cars. I'm sure having the title of fastest production car on earth being recently stripped from them had nothing to do with any of the feather fluffing involved in naming this beast. The driver of the Bugatti said this on what is was like driving at 254.4 mph with no top,"Even at such high speeds it remained incredibly comfortable and stable. With an open top, you can really experience the sound of the engine and yet even at higher speeds I did not get compromised by the wind at all.”

I was certainly surprised that the driver was so comfortable piloting an open air vehicle at speeds of over 200mph, but I suppose Bugatti has spent millions making sure the aerodynamics were absolutely perfect for the 2.6 million dollar price tag. And did you know that to produce the 1000+ horsepower, the Veyron utilizes a 16 cyl engine, with four turbos, and ten separate radiators?
I suppose what we can take away from Bugatti and their competitors is that faster is better, and compromise is an unknown word to the men who design and build their pride and joy. I say power to them, and keep releasing these soon to be prehistoric beasts on the streets of the world for all to enjoy. That's not too much to ask, is it?

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