Underpowered Bugatti Veyron gets a power boost

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Flicking through this weeks Autocar at the station, it seems that Bugatti don't think that 987bhp and 252mph is enough, if memory serves... you pony up an extra £30k and they'll upgrade the pitiful output to 1200+bhp thus increasing the barely ban inducing 252mph top speed to 272mph. :eek:

    No linksy sadly, but amazing all the same.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Jeebus. :eek:

    272 is just, wow, crazy.

    You know, I am in total awe of the Bugatti Veyron but for the money that thing costs I would get my pilot's license and buy one of the following:

    F-86 Saber (can go supersonic in a dive!)

    MiG 15 (if you're into the Soviet stuff)

    ...plus a Lotus Exige or maybe an Audi RS4.
     
  3. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    Dammit, that means it will take the top speed record away from my Koenigsegg CCX :mad:

    Who's gonna be the first to hit the 300 mark in a street and emissions legal production car? :eek:
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Well, all I can say is thank god for that. It was poo in it's entry level config, this upgrade finally makes it one of the big boys :D

    On a side note, a jet black Ferrari Enzo passed me today. I stopped, stared, said f*** (quite loudly, resulting in some odd looks from other passers by), and went on my way knowing that never again would my eyes and ears be blessed to see and hear such a beast again. O. M. F. G. Incredible.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    FINALLY!! I can finally drive my weak little Veyron to work without feeling any shame. All I need now is an upgrade.

    *puts his used Bugatti Veyron in the used car section*
     
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    Yeah but I bet the MPG is crap. Economy, Bugatti. Economy!

    272mph :eek: That's pretty friggin' ridiculously but no-less-amazingly fast.
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Somehow I think that people who buy Bugatti's don't exactly care about gas mileage, and can afford whatever gas bills might come their way. :D

    So do you have to fill up a Veyron's gas tank at the airport? :cool:
     
  9. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Easier to fill a derv with Jet A than to find an airport with boosted grades of avgas.
     
  10. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    not true: what you'd see if iGav had put the linkety link is that at speed the new engine makes more than 50 mPG (meters per gallons).
    take that, prius!
     
  11. aloofman macrumors 68020

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    Am I the only one who's in a "I'll believe it when they actually start selling it" mode with this car? It sounds cool and all, but right now it's like a legend.
     
  12. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    Was stunned by the car on Top Gear but left wondering one thing - what kind of lap-time would it do on the Top Gear track? We know it's fast, but, I don't know, just from the look of it I can't imagine it cornering very well. I am well prepared (and would love) for someone to prove me wrong though - the idea of a car that fast that could hold a good line is just staggering.

    I think it was just too expensive a car (with too few made) for them to let The Stig race it. Shame.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I love the fact this car exists. Most people would see it as pointless, but I like that with all our current speed restrictions and enforcement, a company is blatantly ignoring their relevance.

    Now I just need to get me a Veyron and an excuse to drive to Darwin. :cool:
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I think letting Jeremy Clarkson driving it on public roads in Italy, France and England is much more dangerous than letting the Stig (a professional driver, remember) take it around a closed track for a couple laps.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why, is there no speed limit in Darwin, or south of that?
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Northern Territory's mainly unlimited baby. of course, the actual town of Darwin isn't, but there are some very long, straight roads on the way. :p
     
  17. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    LOL. So true.

    Lap times would be nice to see - it's a heavy car but AWD + all the power in the world ..... I certainly wouldn't bet against it breaking the lap record.
     
  18. XIII macrumors 68040

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    Wow haha this is rather insane.

    I hope they can get a power-boosted one on Top Gear.
     
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  20. petej macrumors regular

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    The Veyron @272mph v Kangaroo is something I'd like to see. Could make the 160 enzo v lampost crash seem quite tame.
     
  21. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Imagine what it must feel like, sitting in one of these 'new' Veyrons at the end of a very, very long runway and just planting it. :eek: :D

    272mph though... that's sketchy as f**k isn't it. :p
     
  22. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The increasing top speeds are less relevant than they once were IMHO...I mean, in a road car anything much over 200mph is fairly useless in all but a few circumstances. 272 is just too scary to contemplate. :eek:

    Of course that won't stop somebody from building a 300mph supercar someday. :rolleyes: :D
     
  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yeah, you could have fun with that baby on the Tablelands Highway I'm betting... ;) :cool:

    Hmm, then again there's that whole "lack of gas stations" problem with the NT... :eek:
     
  24. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Double the landing speed of an A320.
     
  25. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Run out of gas at 272mph and I think you might be able to roll for a while.
     

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