The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 August 2003

Don't ask about gas mileage

What would you do with a million euros?

If your immediate answer is "Buy a car," here's the car you're going to buy: the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, which will be produced by Volkswagen (!) in a limited edition of three hundred for yes, one million euros. Plus tax.

If your response to this is "But this is insane," well, you'll get no argument from me. I mean, a million euros would buy you quite a fleet of Volkswagen's real cars.

Still, zero to 300 km/h (188 mph) in 14 seconds? Top speed of 400 km/h?

No. NO. I must look away now.

Posted at 1:29 PM to Driver's Seat

What's insane was my first thought: "Could you fit a car seat in that thing?"

You might be a father, if...

Posted by: Kevin at 2:11 PM on 25 August 2003

Wow..a blistering hot car...from VW to boot.

1001 horse power?


Posted by: bleedingbrain at 8:40 PM on 25 August 2003

Doesn't look like you can haul heavy equipment in it. Does it come with a trailer hitch?

Posted by: McGehee at 8:24 AM on 26 August 2003

If I can fit in it, that meets the description of "hauling heavy equipment".

Posted by: CGHill at 8:37 AM on 26 August 2003

All "money is no object" questions are bullshit. Money is always an object. Sure, I'd rather have a Ferarri than a Ford, but that's an apples to oranges comparison.

Ask me to choose between the Ferarri, or the Ford with $100,000 in the glove box (to make it even), and I'll take the Ford every time.

Posted by: Ravenwood at 4:47 PM on 26 August 2003

Just as well. A hundred grand would just about cover an engine rebuild on the Enzo.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:50 PM on 26 August 2003