Dear Santa….

Remember when I was supposed to be given a Bugatti Veyron for … for… I can’t remember why. A reader sent me a note that Shelby made an even faster car. Piffle, quoth Bugatti. They turned around and topped Shelby.

Behold. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. 431 kmph = 267.8 mph

Top Gear – New Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Top Speed Test..mp4

If I can’t have one of these, can I have one of those obsolete Veyrons?

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  1. APX says:

    While it sounds cool, all it is is a car that goes super fast and eats gas. It could never be driven in the streets, nor could it be driven by anyone who doesn’t have the training to drive such a powerful car. All this does is make people lacking in prudence think fast cars are cool, but because they can’t drive one of those, they think they can drive their whatever Car like an idiot down the freeway with no consideration for the other drivers on the road. Come Monday morning they’re sitting in my office bragging about how they were doing 190 km/h and “going sooo faaaast” and how it was “wicked cool” and it’s okay because they “drive a good car” and then are shocked and appalled when I tell them in a professional and politically correct and charity way how much of an idiot they are.

    Sorry, I don’t get too excited over fast cars anymore.

  2. David Homoney says:

    Father, unlike APX, when I have the money for this car, I will make record time to your place and you and I will take it for a spin. Without remorse, I still get quite excited by fast cars. :)

  3. I’ll never have a Mona Lisa either, but I don’t think da Vinci was wasting his time making one. And if men pine away after her smile or refuse all earthly women for her perfection, it’s not da Vinci’s fault that there are crazy people out there.

  4. Phil_NL says:


    These cars are in fact street-legal in Europe (don’t know about the US). And – at least in Germany – there are sections of highway without speed restrictions. While it would be silly to drive 400 kph (the braking distance at that speed is about 4 km, IIRC) the 200 kph mark is within the bounds of human driving possibilities. Safely and considerate, as many Germans prove daily.

  5. JohnE says:

    I think you should add it to your Amazon wish list and see what happens. It sounds like the costs of ownership (beyond the purchase price) might be prohibitive though — not to mention the gift tax. If there’s some way to add a maintenance contract to your wish list, you might want to consider that as well. Maybe a better idea would be for them to team up with an insurance company and offer test drives.

  6. pm125 says:

    Maybe Santa’s sleigh is powered by Captain Slow (newer movies … (
    Every time he looked at the camera, with ability to speak as well, I watched the road.
    The people even stepped back when it went by them – same happy excitement as a team of Belgians running close by.

  7. Clinton says:

    Part of me hears the same sort of tut-tutting one hears regarding a cappa magna: “impractical”,
    “costly”, etc., etc.

    But then the sensible part of me chimes in with “but how can anyone object to something so

    Even if it’s only once, and I’m riding shotgun, I want in.

  8. wmeyer says:

    So you get your Veyron, and then we shall see on your blog perpetual pleas for donation for the fuel, and for the insurance. Actually, given the likely fuel costs, the insurance should be relatively cheap, as you will rarely be on the road. ;)

  9. Frances M says:

    The UK’s “Top Gear” tempts with the Bugatti Veyron, but I’m waiting for my Mercedes McLaren SLR to be flown in from the North Pole:

  10. APX says:

    At one gallon per minute fuel consumption (which no doubt takes premium fuel), who could afford to drive such a machine?

  11. If you can afford the car, you can afford the fuel.

  12. catholicmidwest says:

    That car is so fast, just looking at the video of it threw my router offline. I had to fix it in order to get back online.

  13. wmeyer says:

    “If you can afford the car, you can afford the fuel.”

    Precisely. So, Fr. Z, can you? ;)

  14. wmeyer: I couldn’t find a Bugatti wishlist. I am trying to figure out how to put it on my Amazon wishlist. No joy, so far.

  15. I think Vincenzo and I started the Bugatti thing. I don’t remember why either. lol Unless Vincenzo sold a lot of Pius clocks (buy one y’all!) Santa from St. Paul will not be able to buy one for Father again this year – sigh.

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