When you can afford...
When you can afford...
Certain cars are best kept and driven outside of Singapore
So most likely Peter Lim is the owner of this new toy.
Take for example the Bugatt Veyron again, a motor journalist wrote that it usual takes a special kind of wealthy person to appreciate a car like this or they will sell it off quickly once the thrill of owning this does not boost their ego or they wreck it. VW never cared about the price, the Veyron was about wanting to make the fastest and most exclusive car the world has ever seen.And be the first to have a 1000+ HP engine (Their first model was 1005 HP) It was about prestige and racing heritage of the brand. Like Kit wrote there is no doubt along the way VM learned a lot of very useful and interesting things they can pass down to other cars and brands in their stable of car brands they own, an absolute bonus of the project like this. But like the F1 technology it is anyone's guess how much that tech does come down to cheaper lower performance car's and how soon that might be if ever in some cases.
Also, it's interesting that Veyrons depreciate incredibly fast, which is not common for similar cars. Some of that might be donw to it's maintenance cost. The journalist wrote, the Veyron running / ownership costs for example, the first auto service on it costs £13,645 – and then they get more expensive. The bulk of that cost is labour at about £6000 which includes the checking of the many complex systems on the car. The Veyron has 10 radiators which tells you how much cooling it needs to run normally. Then there’s the monumental cost of replacing the Veyron’s bespoke tyres, something Bugatti insists is done every 2500 miles. They cost £6325 EACH and to make matters worse only Bugatti can fit them. Also all 4 wheels need to be replaced every third tyre change ( after 7500 miles tops ) and that will set you back £29,900.
At least you get a 2 year warranty with a Veyron but if you want to extend it then you’ll be asked for an extra £38,000 for a year or £63,000 for 2 years. Just 4 years of ownership, 3000 miles and £275k of depreciation would cost £38.51 per mile. That's still not counting many other things that needs changing or maintaining or FUEL. By the way, in a Veyron if you are going to race it on a racing track say the VM's private test track in Ehra-Lessien (Germany), from the time you start off and never took your foot off the accelerator pedal, you will empty the fuel tank in 12 minutes for a general Veyron model.
The world's fastest production car record was set by a 1,183-hp Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport in July 2010 but this year was beaten by a Henessey Venom GT (small boutique sport car maker in the US) at a speed of 270.49 mph over Veyron's 267.8 mph. Just a little bit more "car porn" trivial to add about wonderful speed machines we human beings are ever so capable of making and fascinating our dreams even when we can't all afford them.
Last edited by sammy888; 6th September 2014 at 01:33 PM.
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