Zero to 62 in 2.5 seconds

This one is for you, Nathan: The 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, featured in ESPN’s “Top Ten Crash and Burn Super Cars.”

Also read the in-depth review, including an extremely interesting history of the project.

A few notable points:

…the McLaren F1 could top 240mph, but at that speed it was pretty much out of control. And anyway it really isn’t in the same league as the Bugatti. In a drag race you could let the McLaren get to 120mph before setting off in the Veyron. And you’d still get to 200mph first.

[it] took a team of 50 engineers five years to perfect [the gearbox]

From behind the wheel of a Veyron, France is the size of a small coconut.

It is a triumph for lunacy over common sense, a triumph for man over nature and a triumph for Volkswagen over absolutely every other car maker in the world.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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