• Nov 8, 2010
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Since the Bugatti Veyron costs a shiek's ransom, you'd think it's loaded with all of the latest technology. For the most part, it is. One area in which it falls short, however, is visibility.

You see, there is no big honkin' screen in the Veyron's dash to display what its backup camera sees. Instead, Bugatti went slummin' for its camera system and uses one of those tiny screens embedded in the rear view mirror, the same kind of tech more plebian automakers offer when you order a backup camera without checking the box for a navigation system.

Though incorporating a big screen would surely have hurt the Veyron's interior aesthetics, it might've prevented this absolutely idiotic move that resulted in a million-dollar auto backing into a Toyota Corolla on its way out for a test drive on the streets of Chicago. The driver, further demonstrating he has no business behind the wheel, then proceeds to pull forward and scrape the bumper on the sidewalk. The world's shortest test drive in the world's fastest car reportedly cost the man some $30,000, which is nothing compared to the size of the bruise on his ego. If you want to prove that your skills can take you farther than eight feet in a Veyron, the car is still for sale by Chicago's Bentley Gold Coast dealer. Watch the shaky bystander handy cam video after the jump.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Did anybody notice that the woman in the car that got hit just sat there when everybody else had started moving? She had at least two car lengths in front of her and didn't move. It looked to me as if she wanted to get hit.
      • 4 Years Ago
      She was safely operated her automobile on public roads when someone drove into her car.

      If you feel an innocent party should be responsible for damages, then I'm glad you're not my insurance provider.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ""The driver, further demonstrating he has no business behind the wheel, then proceeds to pull forward and scrape the bumper on the sidewalk."

      Scrape? He just drove *from* there. How could it scrape?

      Never mind "poor visibility" -- you make up for it in other ways -- like by sticking your fat neck out of the window, opening the door, getting out and signalling to the next person in the queue that you want to reverse out, then watching while the one currently behind you moves on.

      Anyway, what's wrong with people? You reverse *into* a parking space (or garage, or sales lot), because you know what's there. You drive *forwards* into traffic, because you don't know what's there."

      Rich: Thank you for one of the most intelligent responses ever. That is all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the dude in the street handling traffic and guiding the driver was where?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I...I can't watch. Some one tell me, how bad is it?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Did you notice there was a cop right there? If the lady that got hit was smart she would have gotten out of her car screaming "my neck, my neck... I think it's broke" doing a little Rodney Dangerfield act from Caddyshack. (yes this is my second classic film reference in as many days- I worked in a video store during the late 80's)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I sure as hell hope whoever buys the Veryron next gets a Carfax report!

        pfttttttttt
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, for the Corolla, that was probably repairable with $500. Unfortunately, the Bugatti costs a lot more for the same kind of damage.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder how much that love tap dropped the value of the car... Probably not much
        • 4 Years Ago
        well... the camera man is awful because he misses the collision about 1mm off the side of his viewfinder LOL
        • 4 Years Ago
        Eh it wasn't BAD, but I'm sure the toyota drivers glad they got hit and not the other way around. Talk about a tough phone call. "So what did you hit?" "A WHAT!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow a $30,000 fender bender.....

      and personally forget the Bugatti, is that Maserati Gran Trurismo GTS (left of the screen) for sale? Thats one sexy looking car....
        • 4 Years Ago
        30 grand if you're lucky. I had a friend who got hit by a lady. Two new doorskins, a new bumper support, and a new bumper cover for his E46 BMW cost over $27,000. Granted, that's more damage but this is a MUCH more expensive car, so they can charge a lot more for repairs
        • 4 Years Ago
        IMHO, I'm thinking that the car should have been turned around... What were they thinking? Backing out onto a NY Street. Is the dealership that small? And if the salesman was out in the street anyway why didn't he direct traffic for the guy or let him know it was all clear since the visibility in this car is non-existent?
        • 4 Years Ago
        And one that could have been prevented had the woman in the Corolla driven forward with traffic...instead of sitting in the middle of the road.

        A good driver in the Veyron would have helped too!
      jay
      • 4 Years Ago
      ha ha ha thats what you get more money than brains should be driving a yugo!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The driver, further demonstrating he has no business behind the wheel, then proceeds to pull forward and scrape the bumper on the sidewalk."

      Scrape? He just drove *from* there. How could it scrape?

      Never mind "poor visibility" -- you make up for it in other ways -- like by sticking your fat neck out of the window, opening the door, getting out and signalling to the next person in the queue that you want to reverse out, then watching while the one currently behind you moves on.

      Anyway, what's wrong with people? You reverse *into* a parking space (or garage, or sales lot), because you know what's there. You drive *forwards* into traffic, because you don't know what's there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't this pretty much what Captain Slow was talking about when he was calling exotics pointless?

      These exotics are simply so obscenely expensive that you can't even take them anywhere for fear of what can happen.

      The Veyron and a few other cars are more artwork than car - too expensive to really drive, you should simply lock them away in a garage away from harm.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        The fact that this car exists is enough for me. Can't imagine being enough of a dbag to actually own one. Stupid rich people.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wasn't the salesperson guiding the driver out and at least he could have gone to the street and stop the next car to make space for the Veyron. On the other hand, it seems that the car's engine is as noisy as a jet and the driver would not have been able to listen to the salesperson's directions, plus add the stress of backing out a million dollar car in a busy Chicago street, with a motorcycle next to your exit way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Besides, the dope behind the wheel closed the window...
      • 4 Years Ago
      oops...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @PlatinumSkeet:

        True, but it's also the first car that any human soul would want to get hit by on accident.
      • 4 Years Ago
      this video sucks, where the hell is the collision? I see something that looks like somebody on a bike coming from the right side of the screen, but the veyron hit the toyota behind it? I didn't even see an impact or the car move like it got hit.
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