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Old 07-05-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport sets land speed record at 267.81 mph! — Autoblog
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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LOL, electronically limited to 257.9 mph to protect the tires.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Sure not a grocery getter. BFD.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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If I'm ever doing 267 MPH I hope I'm in a plane.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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I love everything about that car because it stands for one basic principle: 'because we can'.

Why make a car go that fast? Because we can.
Why have a gage telling you the real-time HP output of the motor? Because we can.
Why give it some of the nicest materials and finishes ever found in any car? Because we can.
Why make it if it actually loses money with each one made? Because we can.

That's just so.......refreshing.

Mike
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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431 km/h. That's very fast. Good job, VW

1,200 hp and 1,500 nm .
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Sure not a grocery getter. BFD.
If people didn't try to push the boundaries, how would we know where the boundaries are?

I love it!
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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If people didn't try to push the boundaries, how would we know where the boundaries are?

I love it!
Might try here.

land speed record - Google Search
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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LOL, electronically limited to 257.9 mph to protect the tires.
Do they spontaneously combust at 258.000001 mph?
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Do they spontaneously combust at 258.000001 mph?
My understanding is that much faster and they would be on the verge of catastrophic failure.

Mike
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