Bad News: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Is Sold Out

Posted in Bugatti, Car Buying, Exotic Cars by Kurt Ernst | March 8th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Super Sport in blue carbon fiber. Yes, please.

If you’ve been diligently saving your lunch money and tax refunds to buy an uber-exclusive Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, I’ve got some bad news for you. Production of the $2.3 million supercar has sold out, and Bugatti won’t be making any more examples. The final production count was five of the black and orange “World Record Edition” Veyron, which was a little tacky for my own (highly refined) taste, plus another 25 of the ordinary Super Sport edition. This means that at least 30 people in the world have a serious car jones and more disposable income that you and I can ever hope to achieve. On the plus side, it’s likely that at least one owner is stepping up from a “base model” Veyron, which should give you the ability to bargain on the selling price if you can settle for a basic Veyron (just like everyone else owns). Read More…

The 10 Most Expensive Cars, According To Forbes

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The Bugatti Super Sport tops the list.

If you ever see me giving stock tips on RideLust, be afraid. I’m not a “play the stock market” kind of guy, and every spare dollar I’ve ever made has gone into cars, bikes, racing or travel (usually centered around cars, bikes or racing). With that in mind, you have a certain right to be skeptical when Forbes publishes a list of the most expensive cars. First, it’s only a snapshot in time, as new supercars are introduced every year. Next, there’s no clarification on where the prices are from, so I assume they’re a manufacturer’s list price, translated in to U.S. dollars. That’s hardly an accurate representation, as cars typically sell for higher prices in the EU than they do in the United States. Finally, any car’s price is based on supply and demand: since the entire run of Bugatti Veyron Super Sports has been spoken for, good luck finding one at the list price of $2.6 million.

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Can’t Afford A Bugatti Atlantic? How About A Watch Inspired By It?

Posted in Bugatti, Car Accessories, Cool Stuff, Pop Culture by Kurt Ernst | December 12th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Let’s face it: there aren’t many of us who can write a check for $30 million, which is what a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic sold for last May. Designer Ralph Lauren already owns a Bugatti Atlantic, and he admires the car’s interior styling so much he’s created a watch influenced by it. The elm burl wood ring inside the watch face is based on the wood used in the car’s dashboard, while the matte black face and style of numbers matches the Atlantic’s instrumentation. The brushed steel case and exposed screws are influenced by the construction of the Bugatti, which emphasizes the style of hardware instead of just covering it up.

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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: What is “Fast”?

Posted in Bugatti, Cool Stuff, Corner Carvers, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Videos by MrAngry | December 3rd, 2010 | 1 Response |

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

When I was a kid my Dad built me this cool wooden go-kart that utilized rope steering and had a lever style hand brake. Back then it was cool as hell and I can remember buzzing down this hill called Brewster Drive in my old neighborhood. I remember feeling a combination of speed, fear and excitement as I whistled down the hill with the only hope being that I’d be able to make the turn at the end and not plaster myself against the curb. Back then those were good times. Now however, as an adult, my entire perception of what speed is has changed. It used to be that 30 mph was fast, but now having been north of 180 mph, well, let’s just say that 30 mph just doesn’t do it for me anymore.
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Testing of the Aston Martin One-77.

Posted in Aston Martin, Bugatti, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, General, Newsworthy, Videos by MrAngry | October 29th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

It’s got a 7.3-liter V12 that makes 750 hp, styling that would make Batman drool, a top speed of over 200 mph and a price tag of around $1.7 million. It’s the Aston Martin One-77 and it’s poised to take on the Bugatti Veyron as one of the most expensive cars on the planet earth. Here you can see the One-77 undergoing some testing and from what we can see, this car is going to be exhilarating. Aston Martin is one of those rare companies who has mastered the art of obtaining the perfect exhaust note. The One-77 sounds like a cross between a push rod V8 and a high revving V10, it’s also being driven quite aggressively which shows that this car is not just some show piece. Whether or not the One-77 will compete with such cars as the Bugatti Veyron or SSC Ultimate Aero has yet to be seen, what we do know however is that this car is taking Aston Martin into some uncharted hyper car territory.


The Fastest Street Legal Cars of All Time.

Posted in Bugatti, Collector Cars, Commuter Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Ferrari, General by MrAngry | October 11th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Fastest Street Legal Cars of All Time

I find it amazing that it’s already October. My crazy neighbors already have Halloween decorations up and up here in the northeast the leaves are already starting to fall from the trees. Soon we’ll be kicking back eating turkey and then it’s on to the big year end holidays. That also means that the shitty weather is going to set in and that all those uber fast super cars that we know and love are going to be put away for the winter. Before that happens though I thought I put up a list of the Fastest Street Legal Cars of All Time. Some are quite obvious but there may be one or two that you may not have thought of. Either way though these babies are the best of the best and unless you’ve got some kind of rocket strapped to your ass there is no way you’re going to catch them.
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2011 SSC Ultimate Aero II: Does 1,350 horsepower = 275 mph?

Posted in Bugatti, Cool Stuff, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, General, Shelby Supercars by MrAngry | October 11th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Ultimate Aero

Remember when 450 hp in a car was unheard of? No… well, then you’re a very lucky person because it wasn’t too long ago that that number was reserved for cars with high 6-figure price tags. Take the iconic Ferrari F40 for example, back when it was released in 1987 it put out a then astonishing 471 hp from it’s twin-turbo V8 and was priced at around $400,000. Back then this was the pinnacle of what a super car was and by all accounts the motoring press didn’t think it would ever be topped. Nowadays though you can run out to your local Cadillac dealer and order up a car like the CTS-V, a four door sedan that makes 556 hp and more torque than the Ferrari could ever dream of.
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BMW vs Bugatti: Trust us… it’s not what you think.

Posted in BMW, Bugatti, Cool Stuff, Corner Carvers, General, Motorcycle by MrAngry | October 4th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Bugatti Veyron VS BMW S 1000RR

I bet you didn’t think that BMW had anything in its arsenal that could possibly take on Bugatti’s ultimate road hammer, the Veyron. Some think that BMW couldn’t possibly build a four-wheeled machine with the same power, speed and presence as the Veyron and truth be told, those people would be right. What you need to realize is that the little fellas over in strudel-land have been hard at work over the last few years perfecting a machine that has the ability to put just about every road going machine to shame. It puts out a mere 190 hp, weighs in at 455-lbs and has a top speed of 191 mph and oh yeah, it only has two wheels. The BMW S1000 RR is a super bike in every sense of the word and if I had the money I can almost guarantee that there would be one in my driveway right now.
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Barrett-Jackson Hammers A Bugatti Veyron For $700k

Posted in Automotive Event, Bugatti, Car Auctions, Car Buying, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | September 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

BJ: ’08 Bugatti Veyron

Is it a sign of the times or perhaps the worst depreciation in automotive history? At last weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron with 11,800 miles sold for $700,000. New, the 2008 Veyron would have sold for roughly $1.7 million, which makes the cost per mile of this car a staggering $84.75. Just backing the car down the driveway would cost more than I currently have in my wallet. Still, I’m glad to see that some Veyron owners drive their cars on a somewhat regular basis, as the designers intended.

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Bugatti Watch Winder Is The Perfect Gift For The Man Who Has Everything

Posted in Bizarre, Bugatti, Car Accessories by Kurt Ernst | September 19th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Here’s a newsflash: most men like watches, and most men own more than one. Even if they don’t wear them too often, most guys have a minimum of two watches in their collections: one for dress, and one for everything else. Beyond that, the sky’s the limit, and I know guys who own dozens of watches. Like cars, watches range from “affordable on any budget” to “sweet mother of God that’s more expensive than California beachfront property”. No joke: the most expensive men’s wristwatch that I’m aware of is a Patek Philippe Platinum World Time, which sells for $4 million (or about $450 if you know the right contacts in China, and don’t mind a really good knock-off).

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