Poor Veyron :(

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  1. #1 mclaren_v12, Nov 12, 2009
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    Sights you probably don’t want to see number 173: a 250mph+ Bugatti Veyron hypercar beached in a corroding saltwater lake.

    You’d be especially peeved if it was yours, but by the sound of things, the owner in question probably only has himself to blame. Reports suggest he was driving whilst on the phone, and upon being distracted by a low-swooping pelican – obviously – he dropped his phone and gave the steering wheel a panicky tug before hitting mud and plunging into the looming lagoon.

    He’s remained anonymous (as you would) but a video of his sorry car being towed from the water has managed to surface online.
  2. i dont think its a write off
  3. oh jesus, somebody hand me his keys, i hate ppl that dont know how to drive nice cars.

    edit: oh and i love how the guy trying to steer it onto the tow-truck just cleans his hands in the dirty mud and grabs the steering wheel haha
  4. was the gas cap open the entire time?
  5. yeah, but I am sure the owner doesn't want it any more, and try to trade it with a new one. But I wonder how much will it sell? (
  6. twice as much.

    an Ay-Rab will buy it.
  7. Haha! Serves him right for wasting his money on a two million dollar car.

    LA MARQUE -- The owner of one of the world's fastest production automobiles accidentally drove his fine-tuned, French-built car into a saltwater lagoon Wednesday.

    The man, who police said was from Lufkin, was uninjured after escaping the partially submerged Bugatti Veyron as it came to rest in about 2 feet of saltwater.

    The two-seater, with 16 cylinders and four turbo chargers, can reach speeds of more than 250 mph. New models sell for about $2 million.

    The man, who refused to give his name, was looking at real estate in Galveston.

    About 3 p.m. a low-flying pelican distracted him as he traveled north on Interstate 45 just south of the hurricane levee near Omega Bay.

    The man jerked the wheel, dropped his cell phone, and the car's front tire left the frontage road and entered a muddy patch, which foiled his attempt to maneuver away from the lagoon.

    The Veyron's powerful engine gurgled like an outboard motor for about 15 minutes before it died.

    Police and firefighters blocked the frontage road until MCH Towing employee Gilbert Harrison carefully wenched the car away from riprap and onto the soft, muddy bank.

    It's the rarest car in the world, not something you can just replace, the man said.

    An Associated Press story in October mentioned a 2006 model Veyron for sale in Jonesboro, Ark., with an asking price of $1.25 million.

    One of the prospective buyers was from Texas.

    That Bugatti Veyron was one of only 200 made and one of only about 15 in the United States, the AP reported.
  9. Nice to see that article checked all the facts about the car to make sure they got it right.
  10. oh no millionaire spends money on worlds fastest car. waht an idiot!!!
  12. I'll give them 1k bucks for it.
  13. Probably not a writeoff, but a very expensive fix if enough water splashed up in those turbos or grounded out some random mystery magic wire harness/computer.

  14. I wonder what the factory told them to do when they heard about it. Drop it in a vat of oil and send it back?
  15. "The Veyron's powerful engine gurgled like an outboard motor for about 15 minutes before it died."

    15 minutes in water? Not bad.
  16. The owner is a certifiable moron for allowing the engine to run at all.

    Either that or the reporter meant 15 seconds.
  17. to be properly fixed all the electrics would have to be replaced, the body sandblasted, interior gutted, and drivetrain given a once over.
  18. You think that would be cheaper than another 1.5 mil?
  20. depending. I'm fairly sure the engine would be fine. however that transmission is electronic and completely under water. more than likely the engine computer would have been below water level as well. just to be safe I'd replace everything electrical in the car along with all the interior and have the body taken down to bare metal and painted all over again.
  21. Should've bought an amphibious car.
  22. I'm sure it'll cost a cool $100k to fix it if there's nothing extremely wrong.
  23. You're extremely optimistic.
  24. lol

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