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Thought I'd share this with those who don't already know about it. This is a little 8 min clip of the Bugatti Veyron, arguably the most beautiful and powerful vehicle ever engineered.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...Bugatti+Veyron
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wow...that was incredible....

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I think it's using the term "production car" a bit loosely, but simply amazing nontheless.
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...you forgot to mention ugly and utterly useless.

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Fastest Production car award may be lost soon. Can't remember the name of the car, but there is one thats up and coming that goes faster.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6423241.stm

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That's proof that some people should not own fast cars.

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that car is beautiful. i wonder in craftmans ship. i would sell my sould for that machine

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Methinks a new Koenigsegg will beat the Veyron. Fitted with an ethanol engine it's reported to clock in at over 1000 hp.
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what an amazing vehicle. apperenty, if you need repairs down, buggati sends a mechanic, any time of the day.
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what an amazing vehicle. apperenty, if you need repairs down, buggati sends a mechanic, any time of the day.
That's good to know, because if I spent $1 mill on a car, I sure wouldn't let the guys at the corner garage touch it.

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That's good to know, because if I spent $1 mill on a car, I sure wouldn't let the guys at the corner garage touch it.
the car is more then $1mill. the car is 840,000, and that converts to $1,920,467.71 CDN and $1,633,884.00 USD

so the car is almost $2mill. haha.
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In the US, its only $1.2mil

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That is one amazing machine.. That's what technological progress is all about.
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For those loving speed and racing history (and the technology), and proving that fast is all relative, check out a 1979 Car & Driver story by Patrick Bedard, who wrote about driving a 1914 Stutz Bearcat. This could never happen now — a 1915 Stutz costing $2,000 U.S. new recently sold for $368,500 (a Business Week page about Mercers, in which Jay Leno mentions early Bugattis).

In 1979, the guy who owned the Stutz since 1948 (he had put 25,654 miles on it) let Bedard drive the thing. Later on in the story, the owner is back behind the wheel, trying to beat a thunderstorm home. (In a 1951 test, the Stutz topped out at 75 or 80 mph.)

The page is immensely long, with Bedard's story toward the bottom. If you're interested, click on the link and do a search on the page for "McCahill wrote" (without the quotes), and you'll get to the top of the "test" drive.

The engine is a 390-cubic-inch four cylinder. It's right-hand drive, the accelerator pedal is between the brake and clutch pedals, first is where third is now and it has no synchros.
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It's turning so slowly I can count the power strokes - tucka, tucka, tucka, tucka. . . .
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Only the rear wheels have brakes, but each drum has two sets of shoes, one set activated by the foot pedal and the other by the lever. . . .

<snip>

You had to make compensations for a car's quirks back in 1914, but I doubt that you ever had to baby a Stutz. Even though it's past mandatory retirement age, this beauty gives me the feeling that I could point it toward California and be absolutely sure of getting there.
If I had a choice of winning the Bugatti in the video or the Stutz on that page, I'd take the Stutz.
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