There have been many pictures of totalled high performance cars, but they were only of Lambos, Ferraris and Porsches, so it comes as no big surprise that when a £850K about ($1.5M) car has an accident on a nice quiet country road in England, that it becomes a national news headline.
The car a Bugatti Veyron is reputably the fastest and of course most expensive production car on the roads today, it has a top speed of around 225 mph (James May on Top Gear proved that one) and has a price tag which starts at around £850,000 or $1,500,000 depending on where your bank account is located.
This particular Bugatti was actually hired, just to make it even more interesting, and despite what the initial stories said, the car was being driven by a woman. She had hired it for the day at a cost of around £20,000 nearly $40,000, the car was being driven at about 100 mph, when it hit a Vauxhall Astra, a pregnant woman who was in the Astra, was admitted to hospital for tests but has been allowed home.
The Bugatti Veyron is named after the French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1939 for the original Bugatti company.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 specification.
Manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles SAS
Production 2006 – 300 cars
Predecessor Bugatti EB110
Body style 2-door Mid-4WD coupé
Engine 8.0 L quad-turbo W16
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch sequential manual
Wheelbase 2710 mm (106.3 in)
Length 4462 mm (175.8 in)
Width 1998 mm (78.7 in)
Height 1206 mm (47.5 in)
Curb weight 1888 kg (4162 lb)
Similar Koenigsegg CCX, Pagani Zonda, Enzo Ferrari, Saleen S7, Edonis
Top Speed 253.2 mph.
Product Page [Bugatti Cars]
Source [United Press]