• Feb 2, 2011
Ride along in a Bugatti Veyron as it pushes to 220 mph – Click above to watch video after the jump

Imagine, for a moment, that you own a Bugatti Veyron. Wouldn't you be curious to find out what it feels like to swing past 200 miles per hour? (Okay, stupid question.) While an abandoned runway à la Top Gear would be ideal, one German man decided to break the 200-mph barrier on the infamous Autobahn.

Running up to 353 kilometers per hour – just a hair over 219 mph – is insane on any public road regardless of the vehicle used. But if there's any car we'd want to push that hard on the Autobahn, the Veyron would be it.

In an effort to clear a path, this Veyron owner fixed a set of police lights to the car, so naturally, other motorists would move out of the way. If the excessive speed is legal on this stretch of German motorway, which we don't know for sure, the flashing lights are certainly not. While it's not as reckless as our favorite Russian commuter and his motorcycle ride through Moscow, it's high on the list of things we don't condone (yet enjoy watching as long as no one gets hurt). Follow the jump to check it out. Thanks for the tip, Marco!

[Source: YouTube]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      hhmmm ,no coyotees in germany Huh ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      If someone changed lanes at the wrong moment, he would have been just another random fatality on the autobahn. Him and the poor innocent person he collided with.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ahh do you people read the text? he only broke the German speed limit by 20 mph. All you people saying he should be jailed are stuck in the american 55 mph speed limit. Not the 200 mph german autobahn. Also notice how the german driver know how to drive. They see faster car approaching, maybe flashing brights and get the f over. In the state people probably purposely get in your way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least this owner is willing to push the heck out of his Veyron. How many of the ones sold are just used for garage space.

      Props to that guy!
      • 3 Years Ago
      JUST WAIT A FEW DAYS/WEEKS AND HE WILL BE IN THE NEWS!!! HE WILL BE IN JAIL AND HIS CAR TAKEN FROM HIM, BECAUSE HE'S NOT A COP!!!
      77
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks More Like 120 to Me!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think that is I could afford this car, I could also afford to rent enough track to hit 200 mph, vs tacking police lights onto my Veyron and speeding on a public road..
        In2Boost
        • 3 Years Ago
        you can take the man out of the ghetto...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I would build my own track!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Probably. But then again, if something went wrong, you could also probably afford the arrest, bail, trial, fine, and lawsuit as well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow

      before the video ends he was still accelerating
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you want to drive that fast, do so off public roads and endanger only your own life.
      The Veyron owner is beyond stupid. Take you car to the track for that level of speed!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crazy is right.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's reaching the purest form of stupidity. Not only could he have gotten a track...but one has to wonder how long the tires last at that speed, and more so, how long the tires have already been on the car. Blows my mind how he couldn't find a better place to do this.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Really?

        He was on the Autobahn, what better place to do this? Top speed test tracks generally aren't open to the public so he used the space provided to him which was legal.

        The tires on the Bug are still guaranteed and he didn't max out the vehicle.

        Simmer down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Police lights on a Veyron? I'm surprised they stayed on, seems like they would have a detrimental effect at such speeds.
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