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So!...you want a Bugatti Veyron/Chiron, do ya?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Blrfl

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    Keep your P-51s and MiGs. This is one of two privately-owned Sea Harriers:

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    (The other, a two-seat trainer, is owned by the same guy.)
     
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    What happens if I order 7 of these bad boys, but abandon my cart before checkout?:rolleyes:
     
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    If you live in California, and can afford the $50K maintenance, and you're a bit of a night owl or early morning person, rest assured, you can do 250 mph quite easily: ;)

     
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    Couldn't you just wear Depends?
     
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    Yep, you can throw more mountain bikes in the long bed.
     
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    I remember reading that the reason you have to change Veyron wheels so often is that they get gummed up from the tire glue. Apparently the car has enough torque to spin the wheels inside the tires, so they have to be glued on!
     
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    We went to Penske in N Scottsdale a few years ago and one of my hopes was to see a Bugatti Veyron they showed as in stock. The salespeople thought it was still there, but after searching & discussing they concluded it was off to another “event” as that seemed the purpose of that particular car. I suppose Manny orders his direct!

    Penske Scottsdale is a great place to see a bunch of cool automobiles—plus the little Penske Museum—and I highly recommend it. They treated me not like the obvious middle class gawker I was but very nicely, freely discussing the cars and offering us refreshments and telling us to look all we wanted in every showroom we entered.
     
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    I don't want the car . I want to be the 250k+ a year salaried tech on one them puppies.
     
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    It's for the dogs.

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    I want the El Camino/Ranchero version.

    Or a station wagon. Don’t forget the wood on the sides.

    And whitewalls. At that price I should get whitewalls.
     
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    Altho I suspect it may be gauche to prattle on about my extensive collection of rare, exotic and vintage vehicles...

    I find the 1:64 scale much easier to garage and maintain :D

    and I can go to the track anytime, day or nite!

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    I still have my Sunbeam Rapier Matchbox car, must have had it since the mid-50's.
     
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    Adjusting the valves and four valve cover gaskets and 9 quarts of oil on my old Porsche 911 every 3,000 miles was a pleasant Sunday afternoon bonding experience. I think the annual maintenance cost of the Chiron is due to paying Bugatti mechanic hourly wages for removing wheels, wheel wells and the dozen drain plugs. Doesn't seem like a bad sunny Sunday project to me at all.

    Now the $38,000 tire replacement cost would be a deal breaker for me.:eek: Besides, I would need the aftermarket lift kit to drive one of these up my road.:D

    BTW, plenty of places out west to go 145 mph, so seems like these stretches would be fine at 250 mph. Just sayin':cool:
     
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    That thing is crying out for a lift kit and huge mud tires. It would be a big hit at monster truck events.
     
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    I’ve been led to believe one could get a lot of the same maintenance hassles and repair expenses as with the Bugatti, but at a much lower initial cost, by simply buying a used V10 twin turbo Toureg SUV, or one of the W8-powered Passats.
     
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    The J47 turbojet originally needed a teardown after 15 hours. After some inprovement of components they got it just north of 500 hours.
     
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    The Veyron may be expensive, but you get free car washes for the life of the vehicle.


    WARNING: adultish/NSFW language in this vid ("A word that rhymes with 'fit'." -Mojo Nixon)

     
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    Not to be a killjoy, but...if I had a few million lying around and all my needs were met, I'd like to think I would build schools and clinics and solar power facilities in Africa and improve the lives of thousands of people in a meaningful way. And honestly I think that would make me happier, and a regular BMW is a pretty nice ride. But who knows what I would really do?
     
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    Years ago I actually saw a nash metropolitan built up like that.
     
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