I am in mourning. It’s the end of an era.

Special "Say The Black - Do The Red" Edition

Special “Say The Black – Do The Red” Edition

I am in mourning.

I received this from a reader today.

Bugatti Sells 450th and Last Veyron
It’s the end of an era

(Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of the most exclusive supercars ever built.
The last Veyron is an open-top Grand Sport Vitesse variant, which boasts 1,200 horsepower. The car, called La Finale, will be on display next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The 450 Veyrons were sold for an average price of about 2.3 million euros ($2.6 million) each, Molsheim, France-based Bugatti said Monday in a statement.
After buying the Bugatti brand in 1998, Volkswagen revived the carmaker, which was originally founded by designer Ettore Bugatti. The goal was to develop a vehicle both powerful enough to drive faster than 400 kilometers (249 miles) per hour as well as stylish and comfortable enough for a trip to the opera. The Veyron was first presented in 2005 and is part of Volkswagen’s effort to show it can compete on all levels of the auto industry.

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Sigh.

I guess I’ll have to watched the used market.

Meanwhile, I wonder if I should put wind deflectors on my VW.

Anyone?

7xv8mmv

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22 Responses to I am in mourning. It’s the end of an era.

  1. pseudomodo says:

    Great livery! reminds me of something….

    Aha!

    It’s eminence, the most revered, Bugatti Cardinal Veyron, prefect for the sacred congregation Perquam Ieiunium.

  2. wmeyer says:

    Father, perhaps on the used market, you may find one which the owner drove fast enough to melt the tires. It could be a relative bargain.

    As to the continuing cost of fuel, you are on your own.

  3. Ed the Roman says:

    The gas and insurance one thing, but the nitrogen in the tires is too much.

  4. wmeyer says:

    Paying for nitrogen in tires is always too much, since regular air is 78% nitrogen anyway.

    Father, I should also have offered condolences for your loss.

  5. Nicholas says:

    Well, you managed to fund that breastplate, maybe you could do that again…

  6. Supertradmum says:

    Oh Father Z. I am so sorry you are upset. And, I guess I shall have to take back the car I just bought you. I was going to send you the keys today…sigh….here it is.

    http://hiconsumption.com/2014/06/combat-guard-4×4-armored-vehicle/

  7. Supertradmum says:

    Maybe you would rather have this one up there in the northern midwest…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbDe5dEu07I

  8. Mandy P. says:

    The black and red is a good color combo on the Veyron. I’ve also seen it in orange and black. It was hot.

  9. Sonshine135 says:

    Forget about the Nitrogen, the tires are too much. When you run this beastie at full throttle (IF you ever do), the tires are only rated for 10 minutes of use.

  10. Andrew Rivera says:

    I’m partial to the Bugatti Veyron Mouse, myself:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZVJLkWr1c

  11. Ed the Roman says:

    Ah, wmeyer, you overlook that other components of air diffuse more rapidly through the rubber, oxygen attacks it, and water has the effrontery to condense out in cold temps.

  12. wmeyer says:

    Ed, not in the least. I consider that simply using a good gauge to ensure correct pressure is a cheaper solution.

  13. Tom says:

    Fortunately, there is now a better car: LaFerrari. But, who named it? Really, not cool.

  14. Ed the Roman says:

    wmeyer,

    Perhaps. But military aircraft also use nitrogen. :-)

  15. The Cobbler says:

    How closely related is it to the Batmobile?

  16. JonPatrick says:

    I would settle for one of the older Jaguars (like the one Inspector Morse drove) before Jaguar was taken over by Ford and became just another boring luxury car. But then I would also need a resident mechanic to keep it in running condition.

  17. The Masked Chicken says:

    “How closely related is it to the Batmobile?”

    About as closely as it is related to the ChickenCar. I haven’t been out on patrol in a while (criminals, beware…), but I think I have found a side-kick. Someone on this site has a username of, “Chick.”

    The Masked Chicken and Chick… has a nice ring to it, eh?

    The Chicken

  18. ocleirbj says:

    Holy James Bond, Batman! It’s Father Zoom! That impeccably vested Nemesis of Naysayers, Biretta-bearing Plague of Progressives, loyally taking his coffee orders only from M …M. He’ll have that latte shaken, not stirred, please.

  19. Siculum says:

    And here I thought the mail theft at the Synod was the worst news I’d receive today.

  20. Siculum says:

    I heard somewhere that Subaru is going to make a new clergy-friendly car that includes a special turbo-mode so you get back to church in time to hear Confessions, an automatic Rosary, special St. Christopher badging, Guardian Angel Accident Avoidance, and a cloaking device to help you hide your car from angry laity who bear sharp and scratchy keys. They’re going to call it the Subaru FR-Z.

  21. frjim4321 says:

    Though not quite as bad as 4/19/05 was for me. [You know… that’s a pretty awful thing to post.]

  22. frjim4321 says:

    No offense intended. It was a sad day for me. I think it brought more division than unity.

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