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    Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

    $2.2 million (Canadian)
    $300k (Canadian) first year's cost of ownership (tires, service, insurance)

    Wow.

    http://autos.sympatico.ca/reviews/17...nd-sport-video

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    $2.2 million (Canadian)
    $300k (Canadian) first year's cost of ownership (tires, service, insurance)

    Wow.

    http://autos.sympatico.ca/reviews/17...nd-sport-video

    Chip H.

    This car and others like it don't hold much appeal for me. The price is absurd. It's just another means by which the uber-rich can gratuitously waste money. One could achieve as good or better performance with a modified Z06 Corvette for around $150k.

    That Veyron is an ugly little fucker, too.

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    People who can afford that car don't care what you and I think of the car.

    They do care that almost nobody else has one, for whatever reason.

    They've all got modified Corvettes already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran View Post
    People who can afford that car don't care what you and I think of the car.

    They do care that almost nobody else has one, for whatever reason.

    They've all got modified Corvettes already.
    Exactly - meaning it's all about showing they can spend more money than other people. Looks at me! I hab's lotsa greens, gnomesayin? Dem rims! Dem Rims! Twenny ones! Dey costest mo' money den yo' cah, homes.

    Loathsome.

    What I like is that a lightly tweaked super bike can keep up with that Bugatti in a straight line (and would walk way from it in the curves) for under $15k!

    Plus, you just know the guy driving the Veyron has no clue how to drive. I'd bet a halfway decent "shoe" in a Mustang GT could lose one in anything other than a straight-line run...

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    The guys I'm thinking of used to be decent shoes themselves; they wouldn't embarrass the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran View Post
    The guys I'm thinking of used to be decent shoes themselves; they wouldn't embarrass the car.
    I haven't driven one (God knows, they'd never let a plebe like me near one!) but from what I have read the Veyron is not a handling car in the 911 tradition. It's big and heavy and more of a GT ... a really really expensive GT, of course. But a GT nonetheless. Which probably means (all else being equal) that a true sports car would be able to get away from it in a curvy scenario/road course ... assuming the driver knew what he was doing, of course!

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