Man drives Bugatti into lake

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33906595/ns/us_news-weird_news/

    Poor car. RIP Bugatti :mad:
     
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    that has to be even more painful then getting stuck in the mailbox with your left hand.
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    That totally sux. I am sure he has insurance, and I am sure his rate is going up.

    Watch out for a flooded Bugatti on the market folks. :p
     
  6. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Make sure to get a CarFax history report!
     
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    CarFox FTW. :D
     
  8. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    In the photo the spoiler is up, according to wikipedia the wing doesn't deploy until 220kph, or 136mph!
    I think there's something he's not telling the police there.
     
  9. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    When I saw the thread title I thought "please don't be a Veyron, please don't be a Veyron." Some people have more money than brains.

    I think Jeremy Clarkson just threw up a little in his mouth :(
     
  10. mscriv macrumors 601

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    He must have the James Bond version and was trying to activate the watercraft/submarine mode.
     
  11. g4forever macrumors newbie

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    I saw this guy on I-45 at Bay Area Blvd. shortly before he took his car for a swim. The spoiler was up and he was driving about 70 mph.
     
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    You can manually put the spoiler up and lower the car even though you aren't going fast.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Natural selection obviously didn't work in his case.
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Snort!

    That much is certain. Sounds like he was operating a piece of machinery above his capabilities.
     
  16. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I can't remember the name of that show on BBC America but when he drove the car he manually deployed the wing.

    btw for a million I would be able to lift that car out of the water.
     
  17. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I sobbed for an hour straight after seeing that picture. :(

    Top Gear, and yes, I am fairly certain you can manually deploy it.
     
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  19. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yeah, IIRC, you stick the key in a switch in the door jam and that puts the car in "Holy s***! Mode"
     
  20. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    It's my favorite mode. :D
     
  21. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    All I know is that I'm a hell of a lot more careful with my Bugatti.

    Bugatti is a kind of bread, right?
     
  22. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    You rather it be an older, more rare and expensive like an EB110?

    The guy only purchased the car last week IIRC, and he wasn't driving recklessly, he just dropped his cell phone.
     
  23. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    If I'm driving my week old, million dollar exotic supercar, I wouldn't be talking on my cell phone, and if I was, and I dropped it, I wouldn't try to pick it up while driving. The guy is an idiot, plain and simple.
     
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    I wish i would have the cash allowance this guy has to drive a Bugatti into a lake... salt water lake...
     
  25. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    :rolleyes:

    He wasn't exactly driving brilliantly if dropping his phone caused him to trash it into a lake. Good job that no one was walking down the road or another car was involved because clearly this guy has more money than driving skills.
     

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