• Jul 20, 2007


There aren't many cars that can make a grown man go all giddy inside. Exotics from automakers Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren all come to mind, but there's one car that beats all others, and that's the Bugatti Veyron.

We can imagine how one fan, Doug DeMuro on the GTP forums, must have felt when he came across the million dollar supercar whilst driving in the Colorado countryside, near an estate owned by fashion designer and known Veyron owner Ralph Lauren. Driving past the main building of the estate, roughly 15 to 20 garage spaces could clearly be seen, and further up the highway was an ominous black shape moving very fast.

The chase was on, but keeping up with the world's fastest production car is no easy task. After completing a three-point-turn on a 65mph state highway and picking his way through the rural two-laner, the poster managed to snap several pics of Ralph and the Veyron as they darted away. Later, catching up to the car in a parking lot, Ralph Lauren was gracious enough to talk to Doug about the car and call it "incredible."

Check out the forum post at the "Read" link for the full story and many more photos of Ralph's Veyron.

[Source: GT Planet forums]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      What's actually kind of ironic is seeing a Veyron in the same frame as a Jo Mama's Moving truck.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would advise Doug to be careful as he was essentially stalking the famous designer. It was pleasant of Lauren to speak with him about his Veyron, but I think Doug took it too far.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think VW took it too far by making a car that does 250mph.
        • 7 Years Ago
        But it doesn't. It only goes 235mph [handling] without using the cheater mode. In the normal (low downforce) seting you'd be able to get 245mph, but it would be iffy, so VW doesn't let you do that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        How is what he did any different from any other journalist?

        Who are you Madonna? Lohan? Stalking?! Gimme a break.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've driven past Ralph's estate while traveling through Colorado, and I'd bet that the cost of his white fencing surrounding the property is higher than the GDP of most small countries.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Message to Doug:
        Careful, they're Ruffles!

        It's cool that Ralph Lauren turned out to be such a nice guy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From what I've read and heard, Ralph is quite a car guy. Sounds like he's a pretty decent guy overall also. Being followed like that by cameras must be a real pain in the arse though.

      About the Veyron, It's kinda cool and all, but it wouldn't even be in my top 10 if I had that kind of dough to spend on cars. The looks just do much for me. Cool story.
      FerrariGTO
      • 7 Years Ago
      You cannot see any of Ralph's buildings from the road. I don't know what this guy is talking about........with 17,000 acres, you think he would put his garage near the street?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Let me start off by saying that the McLaren F1>Bugatti Veyron IMO.

      Anyway. Ralph has a great collection. It was on display at the Boston MFA 2 years ago, and I enjoyed it. In addition to lots of beautiful vintage tin, he had such rarieties as a Ferrari 250 GTO, Mercedes Gullwing, Porsche 550 Spyder, and McLaren F1 on display.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I want a picture of the house with 20 garage bays.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You people disgust me in saying that it was that gracious of ralph to talk to the guy. Ralph Lauren is just another person like you and me, another human being. It's not like he has really accomplished anything aside from ripping off hundreds of thousands of people on pieces of sewn cloth.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Value is in the eye of the beholder. I'm sure the people that buy his clothes hardly feel ripped off and if they do they have plenty of other options. Sorry, that was very off topic and uncarguy of me. I just hate the snipers from Autoblog Green ;)
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