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Old 02-10-2012, 12:58 AM
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Does everyone love the Veyron?

I'm not really into the Bugatti Veyron, Just don't like the looks of the thing, however, the performence is undeniable.

If this car was around 150K-200K GBP... like a Lambo and Ferrari and had similar performence, I don't think people would think twice about buying a Ferrari or Lambo, to me the Veyron is a very ugly car, and for the price it's at, Id probably choose the Pagani.
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I saw one on the street the other day. Honestly, it looks so much better in person than in photos.

To me, it's a marvelous creation and expression of automobile ingenuity and technology. So, I do love it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:48 AM
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I saw one on the street the other day. Honestly, it looks so much better in person than in photos.

To me, it's a marvelous creation and expression of automobile ingenuity and technology. So, I do love it.
Wow that's so strange, I think it's much nicer in photos! (taken from my flickr I'm currently building up)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76255002@N04/6850707483/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76255002@N04/6850706863/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/76255002@N04/6850706175/

Although I have to say the black/blue is the best combo, not too fond of Birdmans all red lol.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:36 PM
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The thing I like most about it is that is has class, unlike the vast majority of supercars these days. The interior is a nice place to be and is very comfortable. You simply can't compare performance, it's just not fair to any other car on the road.........or plane.
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Not a fan (although I admire it as a technological achievement).

It's useless on normal roads, vulgar and not all that attractive. Possibly the biggest "automotive gold chain" ever conceived.

If money were not in the equation, I'd rather have an Aston DBS or Ferrari F40.

If money WERE in the equation, I'd sell it and buy something timeless and significant like a Daytona Spyder or Porsche 550 Spyder.
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Not a fan (although I admire it as a technological achievement).

It's useless on normal roads, vulgar and not all that attractive. Possibly the biggest "automotive gold chain" ever conceived.

If money were not in the equation, I'd rather have an Aston DBS or Ferrari F40.

If money WERE in the equation, I'd sell it and buy something timeless and significant like a Daytona Spyder or Porsche 550 Spyder.
It's more than usable on normal roads, just not to it's full potential, what car is?
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Not a fan. Heavy. Awkward. Face like a Lamprey. Just fast, expensive and exclusive.
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Honestly, it looks so much better in person than in photos.

To me, it's a marvelous creation and expression of automobile ingenuity and technology. So, I do love it.
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Don't like it. Fast beetle. Expensive too. Interesting transmission technology, but that's about it.
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I saw one on the street the other day. Honestly, it looks so much better in person than in photos.

To me, it's a marvelous creation and expression of automobile ingenuity and technology. So, I do love it.
Really? I have seen quite a few. And they don't seem any different than the pictures and video.
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I didnt like them until i saw a pic of a blue SS. That was very nice.
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It's more than usable on normal roads, just not to it's full potential, what car is?
It's a 260 mph car, engineered specifically to attain those speeds, cost no object. No one builds a car with 10 radiators and the world's most complicated suspension, for example, to cruise at 70 mph or parallel park downtown. The price tag alone makes it a garage trinket.

Although lower down the VW product line, a GTI is ideally suited to normal roads. You will get most of the value/potential out of the car in the real world.
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Really? I have seen quite a few. And they don't seem any different than the pictures and video.
It appears to be a lot more "squat" and aggressive to me. Also, that grill seems to stand out of the crowd.

I was impressed. I've seen quite a few on display but seeing one going down the road surrounded by ordinary cars made me realize how special it is.

Is it my favorite car design of all time? No. But it does have a look and presence, even if Audi tried unsuccessfully to copy it with the R8.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:59 PM
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ageed it is easy to be an arm chair critic .....it does look great in person ....i would imagine that if i owned one (or even got to drive one) i'd likely be come it's biggest fan LOL
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As others have said, it's MUCH nicer in person than in photos. But it still looks like
an overpriced Audi to me, either way. I cannot imagine paying the price to own one.

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I'd have to be Scrooge McDuck rich and Arthur drunk to buy one.
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I didn't think they look that good either....but after seeing it in person I changed. It has tremendous presence. Even sitting still it feels powerful. While not the sexiest the design just exudes power.
I was hoping there would have been a refresh by now....slimmer waistline and maybe improve the grill.
Even without change it's quite something to behold.

It is a lot of bling though. It's fast but too beautiful for the track. You will never use all its power. It is like buying a 2 million dollar piece of jewelry. To the people that have that kind of money, that's great. But its not a car for enthusiasts. Its an ornament. Just like my jewelry so I can't hate on it.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:26 AM
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It's a 260 mph car, engineered specifically to attain those speeds, cost no object. No one builds a car with 10 radiators and the world's most complicated suspension, for example, to cruise at 70 mph or parallel park downtown. The price tag alone makes it a garage trinket.

Although lower down the VW product line, a GTI is ideally suited to normal roads. You will get most of the value/potential out of the car in the real world.
That's not strictly true. It built to attain those speeds and still be a stable, comfortable car. Anyone can throw 2000hp onto a chassis and make a 250mph car, but doing it while keeping the car completely stable, with a/c on and a full leather interior is another story.

Honestly it's more comfortable than a 458 and I would daily drive one in a heartbeat if I had the money not to care about maintenance costs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:19 AM
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Design is unappealing, performance is superb without question. But a $1 mil + car should have cosmetic appeal all around. Isn't that why we buy Ferrari?
I'd rather have an Aston one 77
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:34 AM
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... Is it my favorite car design of all time? No. But it does have a look and presence, even if Audi tried unsuccessfully to copy it with the R8.
Interesting, I hadn't thought of the R8 as a copy, though now that you mention it I can see they share some design cues.

I actually think the Audi R8 coupe looks better (less bloated), although neither one would make my top 100 list of car designs.

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That's not strictly true. It built to attain those speeds and still be a stable, comfortable car. Anyone can throw 2000hp onto a chassis and make a 250mph car, but doing it while keeping the car completely stable, with a/c on and a full leather interior is another story.

Honestly it's more comfortable than a 458 and I would daily drive one in a heartbeat if I had the money not to care about maintenance costs.
Not arguing, the Veyron is an incredible achievement. And many/most high end cars are more comfortable than a 458 (997 Turbo, for example). But to experience its unique capabilities you can't even use an "ordinary" track. IIRC, the Top Gear segment(s) on the car had to be filmed at Ehra Lessien, the VW test circuit with a huge straight section.

It's kind of like buying choice real estate on the moon. You have it, but it's irrelevant.

If I had infinite money and a 20 car garage, I'm still not sure I'd have a Veyron. From a market perspective it's kind of like a Maybach, IMHO -- can't argue with its exclusivity or excellence, but when I see one I'm more curious about how the owner made his money than anything. The other problem with the Veyron is that for what I could sell it for I can immediately think of 4-5 other cars that are on my automotive fantasy bucket list.
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