• Dec 14, 2010
Looking to kill some time? Online car configurators are sure to do the trick, and one of our favorites is Bugatti's. The ultra-luxe exotic automaker lets you specify from a staggering array of colors and options, and have recently launched a new version with even more choices than before.

Astute reader Bryan was playing around with the new web feature and found he could customize the colors on even the smallest detail. Say, the air intakes, for example, which needn't be the same color as the body or any of the other details, but can be painted in any of a hundred or more different colors. Including "Rape Yellow".

Now Bugatti didn't make up this color. It takes its name from a yellow flower, known in Latin as Brassica napus and in English as the rape, from which we get rapeseed oil. Since "rape" (to most people at least) doesn't have such a wonderful connotation, the oil is often referred to as Canola. Would Bugatti do well to do the same? Follow the jump to see how Bryan, whom we thank for the tip, stumbled upon this little gem.

[Source: Bugatti]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Its a plant you american ignorant imbecils. In the rest of the world it means somehting different http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_%28vegetable%29
        • 4 Years Ago
        it's "imbeciles" not "imbecils"

        the irony...

        lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      No feminist would order that color for sure...
      • 4 Years Ago
      yeah the car is fast
      so now they just keep giving out color options to keep the interest going on it
      i'm bored with this car
      and it's starting to already look long in the tooth
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is named that because of what its going to do to your wallet when you take your Veyron in for service
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol rape ha so funny. ok . back to topic. i found mine. red with carbon black.....
      anybody here with online coupons? ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just raping the competition, that's all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Runs like a "raped ape?"
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...and wallets
      • 4 Years Ago
      ive been using rape in my old diesel for a long time now ..
        • 4 Years Ago
        Using the tailpipe are you?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bugatti «Vernon»...?
      Wasn't the «rape yellow» shameful enough?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I figured the color of rape would be red, because alliteration is fun.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And also because it tends to get a little bloody sometimes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No, because the rest of the English-speaking world has graduated from Kindergarten and is able to grasp the idea that words may have more than one meaning without giggling about it like 6-year-olds. Rapeseed oil is common in the rest of the world, you know.

      Grow up.
        • 4 Years Ago
        http://www.pure-energy-fuels.com/images/car%20driving%20by%20rapeseed.jpg

        Here is a nice picture... seriously one of the most beautiful things driving past those fields.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If there was a yellow molester plant would you want to call your yellow paint "Molester Yellow"? Of course not. Rape is no different. It's not a question of being childish, it's a question of having a little common sense.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Polly, can't you see that Richard is better than all of us? He's evolved beyond having a sense of humor. Shame on us for finding enjoyment in life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you for the sanity.

        And for having a sensible name :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would want mine in rape yellow seeing as this is what Bugatti does to any other car that wants a race. :D
        • 4 Years Ago
        Also, Bugatti Vernon? WTF is up wiff dat?
      • 4 Years Ago
      black and yellowblack and yellowblack and yellowblack and yellow
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