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The Bugatti Veyron may be limited to a run of only 300 lifetime units, but there is little doubt the 1001 HP supercar is the king of the automotive kingdom. To keep the $1.4 million rolling sculpture hotter than a cattle prod, Bugatti unveiled the Pur Sang at Frankfurt, with beautifully exposed carbon fiber and aluminum saving about 220 lbs. The Pur Sang is so exclusive, Bugatti only showed it once, and not even at the official Frankfurt show. With a production run of five, the Pur Sang promises to be among the most exclusive Veyrons ever, but none of us can have one, even if we had €1.4 million to blow on a supercar, because all five copies sold out in only 24 hours. It's amazing that VW won't make any money off their king of cars, it seems they can sell them as fast as they want, and at whatever price they please.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      with cars like this all i can do is look and admire. i will never own one, never drive one. i'm stuck tooling around in V-6, 4 door family sedans. for a few minutes when i read about one it helps me forget about the rusting pile of junk in my driveway. i'm looking forward to seeing one at an auction 50 years from now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It might be spectacular, but it's nothing impressive. If I had the resources Bugatti had, I bet I could create a car just like this. Some unknown, barely 10 years old company creating a car that can top 240 mph? now THAT'S impressive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      End of the fossil fuel (sic) era? Ha! Peak oil? We are nowhere near peak oil! The known oil reserves have gone up every single year! And that is after using more oil each year!
        • 7 Years Ago
        By the time we hit "peak oil" this conversation won't matter because we will both be dead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      NICK: That's what everyone thought. According to every review and article I've ever read, it handles like an elise with 1000HP. Even the creator of the Mclaren F1 agrees the car handles beautifully. Next time do your research before running your mouth.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the Sultan of Brunei bought 3.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I were rich a Corvette would be all I`d need. Then the left over 1.2 million I`d use to help somebody out.
      I`d be driving a world class car in the end anyway. One with better handling and mannerisms.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow those things are going to fetch some big cash when the era of fossil fuel car is gone.

      Tesla's Bugatti killer is just around the corner when we develop the lithium-ion battery successor lol
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yep. Just like the flying car is going to revolutionize the auto industry. >roll eyes
        • 7 Years Ago
        Who knows, they might as personal museum pieces. And anyone that doubts that the era of fossil fuels is coming to an end should look up peak oil. Gas prices are already resulting in people changing their driving habits slightly and changing tastes in vehicles. Wait another year, naysayers, and see how high gas will go.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Serious ? They let one person buy 3 of the 5 ?...
      Does the sultan have any daughters ?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey does, and he even bought a 747 jet for her birthday once. Complete with flight crew and maintenance crew.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually Daniel, considering it took the company 5 years to design the clutch, I think just as much credit is due to a company that is willing to sink resources into every part of the car, vs a company that sinks all its money into making a car 3mph faster than the veyron.

      Daniel and nick I think you're just trolling, so I dont think there's much point saying any more
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't understand why these overweight, overpriced, ugly things get so much press. Not a successful car- it goes real well in a straight line. Big whoop.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This 4000 pound pig is incredible around corners? I call BS. I bet a Mclaren F1 is still faster around a road course.
        • 7 Years Ago
        this car is also incredable around corners and surprisingly easy to drive
        tiff needel did a reveiw of the on fifth gear and it realy is an incredible engineering acheivment
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well... it's big, outrageous, and wild. There's nothing else like it, which is why people car so much about it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To Whofan.

      What?

      A Corvette has better mannerism?

      You Serious? Ever driven one? I have.

      I have been to 3 different GM Sponsored events where they let the average Joe thrash around in a regular C model Vette with a pro driver riding shotgun, and I have seen many people get bit in the ass by that car. Stalls, spins, etc.

      One dude even spun out so badly and violently on the course that the GM driver cursed out him and dragged him from behind the wheel with the help of some local police.

      I was a little timid on my first run but the pro I was with gave me some pointers and I even got to lay down a little smoky rubber on my second run, but could easily feel how easy that car can get away from you.

      I have also watched Clarkson, and Needel drive the Z06 and that car can be like riding a crazed bull. The Veyron completely poised under all the abuse Tiff put it through.

      That is why I consider the Veyron one of the greatest cars ever. ...not because of the speed, the HP or any one feature alone, but because it does almost everything superb. Leaving nothing out. No bone-jarring ride, no squirrely handling or lead-bus maneuverability, no exposed super-structure, no shoe-horned race parts, no stupid poseur bits,. A perfect balance.

      Would I buy one? Sure--if I had some "disposable" millions and my other obligations were met... This is more valuable to me than some of the jewel-laden bull$*** or some sports/art object that just sits there. and unlike the Sultan, I would buy it to drive whenever the mood strikes (everyday), not to put in some warehouse under tarps,
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