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Old 03-09-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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Veyron write-off?

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! If anybody has any news, feel free to post it here!
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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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! If anybody has any news, feel free to post it here!
write off? Like taxes or is that some weird British word
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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write off? Like taxes or is that some weird British word
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!
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:38 AM   #4
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Crashed Veyron in The Sun Online http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007100574,00.html

Edit - More pictures here: http://www.vcars.co.uk/news/car-news...crash-193.html
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:43 AM   #5
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Thanx for that!


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Yesterday insurance assessors began working out whether the hand-built French motor was repairable — or the most exclusive write-off on the planet.
I always thought Bugatti was Italian?.....
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:48 AM   #6
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So did I. Perhaps a slip of the keyboard on their part?
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:09 AM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:24 AM   #9
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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*
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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.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:36 AM   #11
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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"
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:28 AM   #12
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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"
You aren't crazy Cliffy, I've heard the term 'write-off' many times when talking about wrecked cars..
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I've heard the term "written-off" substituted for "totalled" too, maybe it's a British/Canadian thing?

That would be terrible; crashing a $1.3 million car! lol.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:46 AM   #14
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I've heard the term "written-off" substituted for "totalled" too, maybe it's a British/Canadian thing?

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 . I'm glad i'm not crazy, lol.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:51 AM   #15
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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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti
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