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Auto nirvana-test driving the world's fastest car

CNBC -- Somewhere along Route 9W in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., on Thursday morning, I achieved auto nirvana.

I was driving the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which happens to be the fastest production roadster on the planet. But with the top down and the sun shining down, it felt like a gentle morning drive-until the traffic cleared and I pressed down on the accelerator.

The 1,200 horsepower W-16 engine roared to life with a sound that I can only describe as somewhere between thunder, a lion's roar and the ghost of jazz drummer Gene Krupa. My head shot back against the seat, the wheels gripped the road and suddenly the world was passing by with a beautiful blur.


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blupupher
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When I was younger I cared about this stuff
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I need a test drive TOO!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2013 11:58:42 PM

What a total waste of money and time. What value does this vehicle have with hundreds of horsepower that cannot be legally driven on our public roads?
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Where would you drive it?
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Only the Super Rich can afford it so I really donm't care.
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What a waste of time to read. Someone called it driver porn..... Maybe..
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Driver porn...meh.
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And it is good for ????
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Only for the few....
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Only for the obscenely rich.
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Gotta love that throaty engine roar.
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That's for sure
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The few people that own one of these cars do not use, or post on, Gas Buddy.
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Sounds nice if you have a lot of money to throw away. To each his own.
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Some people have way too much money..
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good for you
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Toys
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To be bought by people that stole everything they have.
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Points points. Points!
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Gas Buddy Blog for July 13, 2013 reported that the Hennessey Venom GT is not the world's fastest production car with a top speed 265.7 mph. I guess that the author of this article could not recognize what the blur was when the Venom passed him.
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Does anyone really care?
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Another wreck on the Autobahn
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LOL! I looked up the fuel mileage on their site and found a conversion program, Combined 24.9 liters/100 kilometers or 9.4 MPG. City: 41.9 l/100 km or 5.6 MPG. Highway: 15.6 l/100 km or 15.0 MPG.

Well, at least it's not measured in gallons per mile. :)
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Driving fast these days is a little crazy
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A total useless, gas guzzling behemoth to say the least.
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ok
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Sounds nice.
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After reading this article, drool.....
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Who can afford one??
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Impressive - but only has a "collector item". Where can it be driven on any highway safely?
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Okay????
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ok
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whatever
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Don't care if its fast, how is it on mpg.
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nice article...

but for this afternoon- I'm heading into a long weekend start to my vacation and my and Jeep are going places where getting there at all, is more fun than getting there fast....BTW there is a track near here that I would love to put that car on, if you want me to arrange it- I'll trade you for two laps!
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rich boys toys
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Not for me.
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What a car.
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Very impressive but unfortunately only about 0.01% of drivers have the skill to operate this kind of vehicle. And an even less percentage can afford to own one.
Unfortunately, those who can afford it, with few exceptions, don't have the skills to operate it.
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COOL! and the tcket was $$...?
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auto nirvana for me ius cgreat mileage...with minimal maintenace costs....that and a good AC and sound system... ;-)
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sure
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Will Obama decry carbon footprint and ban from US like coal?
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WOW
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Cool
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It will pass everything except a gas station.
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NICE
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Another story about the Prius C?
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A rich person's toy!
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not for me and my budget...
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