Long-time readers here will remember my relationship with the Bugatti Veyron.

Well, the Veyron has been retired and replaced by the new 150HP Chiron for a cool $2.5 million.  Since it’ll do 248 MPH it would be the perfect vehicle for the order I started (in my mind) years ago, the Rubricians, who go forth into the world two by two to teach rubrics and battle liturgical abuse.

In the Car and Driver description, I liked this part:

The 8.0-liter W-16 engine returns, though now with direct injection, increased boost pressure, and at least two of its four turbochargers electrically powered. Output rises from 1200 to 1500 horsepower, and the 1106 pound-feet torque peak arrives lower in the rev range. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic again handles the shifting, and the four-wheel-drive system adds torque vectoring.

Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, an actual F-18.


But… I’ll still miss the Veyron for those quick forays to battle evil and to end clerical oppression.



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  1. Never too late to spend the viaticum with this car, ain’t it? The should add a roman collar look-a-like at the engine hood.

  2. Clearly needed to chase down and apply some peak torque to wayward priests who don’t Say the Black, Do the Red.


    bugatti veyron black red

  3. Auggie says:


  4. Prayerful says:

    Kickstarter maybe, but it might jar with the current conscious humble Papacy. It might also tempt another man of the cloth into attempting a joyride, so maybe not…..

  5. Uxixu says:

    It may earn me an anathema from our beloved host, but I was never enamored of the Bugatti. The LaFerrari is pretty hot.

    Reminds me of the great FSSP priest, Fr. Fryar, who likes cars as well and encouraged me in purchasing a NISMO 370z as he rides his rocket modded out Mini Cooper S John Cooper works. Nothing like seeing a priest working on his car in his cassock!

  6. Elizabeth D says:

    Fr Z, your real car beats this simply by not being silly looking.

  7. Sonshine135 says:

    But Father…Father…Pope Francis says you aren’t allowed to own anything past a Yugo! You must hate Vatican II!

  8. benedetta says:

    Father Z driving a Bugatti Chiron and all is right with the world…somehow Father I just did not think the Challenger quite right for you.

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