Man drives Bugatti into lake

yg17

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

LA MARQUE, Texas - A man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road and into a salt marsh near Galveston.

The accident happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston.
The Lufkin, Texas, man told of driving his luxury, French-built Bugatti Veyron when the bird distracted him, said La Marque police Lt. Greg Gilchrist.
The motorist dropped his cell phone, reached to pick it up and veered off the road and into the salt marsh. The car was half-submerged in the brine about 20 feet from the road when police arrived.
Poor car. RIP Bugatti :mad:
 

iShater

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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
 

yetanotherdave

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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.
 

jzuena

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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 :(
 

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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.

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.
 

Zombie Acorn

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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.
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.
 

abijnk

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

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.
Top Gear, and yes, I am fairly certain you can manually deploy it.
 

yg17

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

dmr727

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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?
 

Andy348

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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 :(
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.
 

yg17

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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.
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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The guy only purchased the car last week IIRC, and he wasn't driving recklessly, he just dropped his cell phone.
: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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