• Mar 8, 2009
UPDATE: No, this Bugatti is totally unrelated to the automotive brand, but we're not the first internet chumps to get Casa Bugatti crossed up with the storied car brand.
You'd expect that a Bugatti-branded blender would follow the lead of its Veyron sibling, with enough power to liquefy concrete. Unfortunately, the Bugatti Vela 3-speed blender is not the kitchen countertop equivalent of a 1001 horsepower supercar that accelerates like a GSX-R. What, then, is the point of dropping a third of a grand on something that doesn't even have the power of the $60 Oster "Beehive" blender that's been in production since the Pleistocene?

Design. So what if the 450 watt motor is only about half a horsepower? The Vela is a decidedly modernist way to mix up your morning smoothie or evening mudslide. Looking super-smart in chrome (red is available, too), the style is elemental and bold. A lack of frippery brings a fresh look to an item that's so often shaped like a plastic lump sprouting buttons. That said, if we were looking for high power, the wheezy Vela wouldn't even make the best blenders list. Not when you can get the Vita-Mix 5200, sporting a full 1500 watts - that's two horsepower, folks - for about a hundred bucks more than the Bug's $350 list price. Since most any blender will work, the Bugatti Vela begs the question, what price, fashion? Thanks for the tip, Ed.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      The current price is a sale price: it used to be $350.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have an Osterizer "Galaxie" that's around the same age the I am (I'm a '65 model myself.) It's nearly all metal with a heavy glass jar that has a black bakelite base, and I think it's never going to die. I bought it 15 years ago at a garage sale for $4 and have never considered replacing it. Its construction is probably the reason that modern "small electrics" are all plastic junk (even most of the stuff that looks like it's chrome)... if they build things that last, people don't have to buy a new one every other year.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happened, Ferrari want too much money for their logo and red paint on the blender?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing Beats the Magic Bullet these days anyway, especially when it comes motor durability, and strenght.
        • 5 Years Ago
        True, my wife loves that thing, you would think it was a vibrator too ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not even an interesting design. Besides, the only reason to use a blender is to make cocktails and you should never drink any cocktail that requires a blender.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Jeremy Clarkson can make a V8 blender, Bugatti can make a W16 Quad Turbo 1001 hp one. Come on!

      And btw, I clicked the "Used Bugattis for Sale" thing on the AOL Autos banner. Wow!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm getting this one next month hope it's still available then .
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing beats the Vita-Mix. I'm not sure how much more powerful the newest model is, but the one we have has like 3 horsepower, it litterally does anything. You want to blend a brick? Go for it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, they used to make chairs, too. And way cool elephant statues.
      • 5 Years Ago
      But, will it blend?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah. I would be curious to race that against a Blendtec Total Blender...
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