I heard on the news yesterday that some unlucky soul wrote off their Veyron....I looked for the news story online today, aswell as for pictures, but couldn't find any. It happened here in the UK, in my neck of the woods, too (Surrey). I assume it had to be somebody famous to be driving a Bugatti Veyron in the first place! :laughing: If anybody has any news, feel free to post it here!
write off? Like taxes or is that some weird British word :hi:
LOL, I assumed it was an international term. It basically means that you crash your car and it would be unecconomical to repair it. In the Veyron's case it would have to be completely mangled and unrepairable as anybody in their right mind would be willing to pay thousands to get it back on the road!
Crashed Veyron in The Sun Online
Edit - More pictures here: http://www.vcars.co.uk/news/car-news/pics-of-800000-bugatti-veyron-crash-19 3.html
Thanx for that!
I always thought Bugatti was Italian?.....:laughing: :ohcrap: :doh:
So did I. Perhaps a slip of the keyboard on their part?
Yes, me thinks too. I checked to make sure I wasn't going mad, too, lol.
Considering that, at least from what I heard, those cars are hand built, I find it hard to believe they'd use an engine not their own.
I'm not familiar with the engine it has...probably VW sorced though, lol. I
just read the remainder of the article. It happened in Chertsey....very
close to where I used to work. Atleast the Traffic Police didn't have far
to travel, as there's station just round the corner, lol.
*moves thread....cant think why I'd post in wrong place in the first place* :doh:
Where would you get parts for that thing? Mechanical parts likely did come
from a large manufacturer's parts bin, but I doubt that anybody is making
things like quarter panels and hoods. That's my guess as to the reason it
was totalled, as it doesn't look THAT bad to me.
Also, the only time I've ever heard the term "write off" when talking about cars is writing one off on taxes as a business expense.
I guess Bugatti would be able to ship parts over, as they must have them. As for the term 'write-off' it must be a Brit thing as far as damage to vehicles goes...I think you guys prefer the term "totalled" :laughing:
You aren't crazy Cliffy, I've heard the term 'write-off' many times when talking about wrecked cars.. :mrgreen:
I've heard the term "written-off" substituted for "totalled" too, maybe
it's a British/Canadian thing? :laughing:
That would be terrible; crashing a $1.3 million car! lol.
So it's a commonwealth thing?...I bet CF's Aussies have heard of the term, too :laughing: . I'm glad i'm not crazy, lol.
I'm pretty sure Bugatti is French.
This is so sad. If my brother crashed my $1.3 million car I would kill him... but I don't have a brother, so...
EDIT: According to Wikipedia, it is "Italian-French." WTF? Lol
If you're gonna total an exotic sports car, it should be in spectacular fashion, like that Ferrari that split in half and was mangled in LA. I wonder how much it will go for when the insurance company throws it in with the other totalled cars to be sold at auction?
Apparently Bugatti is French....I just viewed their official website and it
says that they are from
Molsheim (France)....I don't know why, but I've always thought they were Italian...maybe it's the name? I personally try not to pay much attention to Wikipedia, as it can be edited etc by anybody...so I've heard! :laughing: :ohcrap:
Actually nobody insures Bughatis and this particular one was rented for
1/40th it's list price (38k), to a random person by a rental car company in
The car was being driven in the rain at a somwhat resonable speed for a Bughati, but it was in the RAIN, which I'm not sure you can even drive that car in.
That was sooo preproduction...and an exaggeration by some journalist.
apparently (as ive heard) they are french but mr Bugatti himself was
italian living in france!
but Bugatti themselves died away just after WW2, the rights were bought by a swiss man or something, then sold to VW (or something along that line!!!)