Car wonks rejoice
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Sticker Price: $1.4 million
Vital Stats: 1,001-hp, seven-speed, quad-turbo, 8-liter W-16 engine; 9.5/18.8 mpg
Good Stuff: Besides the mammoth 16-cylinder engine? How about powerful carbon-ceramic brake discs; a sleek, two-tone color scheme; a distinctive horseshoe grille; and all that leather? Oh, and a $40,000 sound system?
Drawbacks: At its maximum speed, the Veyron can burn through a full tank of gas in 12 minutes. Plus, it’s tough finding roads to test the outer limits of its speed.
Second Opinion: “You get up to 150…165, and you don’t even feel it. It’s like you’re in your living room getting shot out of a cannon,” says Michael Fux, founder of West Long Branch, New Jersey-based Sleep Innovations, which sells pillows and mattresses. Fux, who sold his company in 2005, is a car collector who keeps the bulk of his 73 autos in Miami and has put 1,300 miles on his Veyron driving around Florida. Fux says he is prudent but that “it’s inviting to drive like a maniac.”
[Source: Inc. Magazine]