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268mph Veyron debrief

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Drake, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    next week, autopsy results from first 268 mph wreck. was billionaire douche impaired while driving?
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Ya seriously
     
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    fuuuuuuck that

    if i was driving a car at 260+mph and it started wandering out, tracking with the pavement, i would absolutely have a fucking heart attack and shit myself... i dont know if they would necessarily happen in that order... but i am quite sure that both would happen


    aside from that... good article... interesting read... and the CF and orange color scheme is BEAUTIFUL
     
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    i dont' think i want to go 268mph in anything but an airplane.
     
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    I put this in the same category as the Red Bull Stratos project. If I had a chance I would probably do it. I would imagine that the feeling or high if you will from doing something like that would be the best thing since orgasms.
     
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    I've done 150 in a Civic and in an S2000... for a car that's engineered from the factory to run at 268, I'd give it a shot.
     
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    Then again, leave it to an engineer to trust the engineers. :D
     
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    And hopefully the dopamine, norepi, and adrenaline released would be enough to numb the pain of eating a coniferous tree at 270 mph.
     
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    id try it.

    although, if i could afford a veyron, my perspective on life and death would probably be drastically different than it is right now.
     
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    Really? Production car? So..what ....they will sell like 500,000 of these to the public?

    Not! This is not a production car by definition

    But yes still very impressive
     
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    They haven't even made 100 Veyron's have they? Much less sold 100 of them.
     
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    Yes, good point- but "large numbers" can really be anything. They've definitely built hundreds of them- if hundreds didn't count and 500k does, then only generic jellybean cars count as "production" and everything else is just one-off crap.

    500k = Civic, Accord, Taurus

    Under 500k = S2000, NSX, Viper, pretty much all Ferraris and Lamborghinis...

    :D

    Honestly, I would call the homologation limit that most race organizations require manufacturers to meet the limit for calling something "production." The most common number I remember is 500 units. I think that's how many M1s BMW was required to make before campaigning them in some race series.
     
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    Sales figures

    * 2005: 5 [17]
    * 2006: 44 [18]
    * 2007: 83 [18]
    * 2008: 68
    * total: 200

    And with 2009 and 2010 thrown in, I think the sales figure was over 300.
     
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    16 cylinder engine all i have to say, wat is the point of this car ? other than it goes fast, would youactualy drive somthing like this around town or some shit?
     
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    the point of this car is that you CAN just drive it around town or some shit

    the Bugatti is a luxury car in every sense... it also happens to be fast as hell
     
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    well you really need to read the article, they talk about how if you want to build a car for speed, you would not have chosen the design they did for this car. but they figured out a way to make this car work so that you can drive it around town with no problem and still be able to go 268mph. It's about a progess in technology and where things are headed. cars like this are for an oil tycoons collection of rare cars
     
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    Exactly. Cars like this being built push the envelope for regular production cars. I wrote a paper in high school outlining the relationship between race cars and production rigs. This is why manufactures dump millions of dollars into race programs. The ROI is on the street. Now Bugatti is not exactly hammering out four door coupes but still. An engineer may leave and end up over at Lexus or BMW.
     
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    If you get a chance, try and watch the Nat Geo special on the Veyron. They go into detail on the design and building of the car, and it is very impressive. Half of the fabrication work for the car is done by a German aerospace firm that builds fighter planes and rocket shells for the EU. They had to build a new engine dyno because the W16 nearly BURNED DOWN the old one because it produced so much heat energy. Every radiator on the car is hand built, as are the exhaust manifolds and exhaust system. The whole exhaust is made of Inconel and Titanium.
     
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