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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:25 PM
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How long will the tires last going at the Bugatti Veyron's top speed of 254 mph? About 15 minutes
But not to worry because the gas tank will only last 12 minutes.

http://searchchicago.suntimes.com/autos/news/letters/77...

Q. I hear that the Bugatti Veyron has a top speed of 254 mph. How long will tires last at that speed? --R.T., Chicago

A. About 15 minutes, but the Veyron's gas tank will be empty in just 12 minutes, says the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, which is displaying the approximately $1.1 million Veyron through April. The Veyron is portrayed at the Auburn, Ind., museum as "today's ultimate production car" and displayed near a 1931 Duesenberg, which is called "yesteryear's ultimate production car." The Veyron has held the unofficial record as the world's fastest production auto. Its turbocharged 16-cylinder engine produces 1,001 horsepower and the car can do 0-100 mph in 5.5 seconds. It has been made since 2005, but only 300 will be built until production ceases next year.

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:28 PM
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1. where the hell can you drive at 254mph for 15 minutes???
:shrug:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:31 PM
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2. Indianapolis?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:34 PM
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3. 1000 meters away from Rush Limbaugh's ego
in circle, of course
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Bryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:44 PM
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6. Volkswagen's top-secret test track in Germany
...as this awesome clip from Top Gear demonstrates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hEZc4JMMsk
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:46 PM
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8. I see you've never been to Atlanta n/t
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:41 PM
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4. That would make for a most interesting YouTube video
As an aside...

At 254 mph, it lasts 12 minutes on a tank of gas.

That's 4.23 miles per minute, so the car travels 50.76 miles before running dry.

The car has a 26 gallon tank, so that's 1.95 miles per gallon. Makes a Hummer look good...
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:42 PM
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5. British TV video of the Bugatti topping out
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:57 PM
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10. sex sex sex sex
Anyone got a cigarette?
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:05 PM
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12. Watch this Yamaha R1 Turbo
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:58 PM
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18. I WANT THAT GUY'S JOB!!!
Redstone
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:44 PM
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7. "Its turbocharged 16-cylinder engine produces 1,001 horsepower"
jawdrop

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:25 PM
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14. Top Fuel dragster 7,000+ HP
Zero to 100 in a scosh under one second.

Terminal velocity about 330 mph, in about 4.5 seconds from zero.



'Course, you can't drive one much more than a quarter of a mile. :)



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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:51 PM
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9. it still isn't half the car the McLaren F1 was....
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 02:59 PM
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11. This one's just a tad bit quicker
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:07 PM
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13. Not what I call a family car
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:43 PM
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15. Cool! I can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 15 minutes
My coffee will still be warm, assuming the thing has cupholders.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:47 PM
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16. It's no longer the fastest production car in the world, anyway.
Not that it makes a damn bit of difference to those of us who live in the real world, but there's a new Konigsegg model that beats the Veyron's top speed by a few MPH.

Costs (if I remember right) about twice as much, too. But hey, it is a production car; they're planning on making 14 of them.

Redstone
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 03:56 PM
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17. So the tires will only last for 63.5 miles at that speed?
Kind of sounds like a waste to me
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 04:00 PM
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19. 3810 miles
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