"Even in times of recession, people still want to have something of great quality." This is the idea behind the Fbg by Hermes edition of the Bugatti Veyron. So rest assured that while you and I are watching our assets plummet, somewhere out there, there is someone with enough surplus income to spend on an even more expensive version of the world's most expensive supercar. We brought you news and images of the special-edition Veyron from the floor of the Geneva Motor Show where it was unveiled, and were left wondering if the idea of the empire was really dead. In the video after the jump, the Wall Street Journal seek to understand – and more than that, explain – the justification for such an outlandish expenditure. Follow the jump to watch them try.

[Source: WSJ via The German Car Blog]


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