Thread: Bugatti Veryon goes splash
11-12-2009, 01:27 PM #1
Bugatti Veryon goes splash
Took place 10 minutes from my house
11-12-2009, 01:28 PM #2
That is why insurance is a little high on that vehicle....
11-12-2009, 02:20 PM #3
I couldn't afford the insurance if someone gave me the car However... I could certainly drive it, and keep it on the road... what a jackass
11-12-2009, 03:54 PM #4
jackass is too kind more like dumb___
11-12-2009, 04:09 PM #5
if you could an afford to be driving around in one as a daily driver, you can afford the insurance and get yourself another one....
11-12-2009, 08:28 PM #6
By Chris Paschenko
Wrecker driver Gilbert Harrison, with MCH Towing, pulls a Bugatti Veyron, one of the world’s fastest production cars, from the water by the north frontage road of Interstate 45 near Omega Bay on Wednesday afternoon.
$2 million Bugatti crashes into lagoon
By Chris Paschenko
The Daily News
Published November 12, 2009
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.
11-12-2009, 08:32 PM #7
Man, that makes me sick.
11-12-2009, 08:54 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- near Toronto, Canada
"...The man jerked the wheel, dropped his cell phone..."
Driving while distracted
11-12-2009, 09:10 PM #9
11-12-2009, 09:39 PM #10
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