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Old 03-31-2007, 12:25 AM
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16 cylinders and 4 turbo chargers?
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My hat is off to the engineering department... however... the cars styling has yet to grow on me...

What do you think we could do with a ZR-1 and a $130,000 ? Or, said another way, 1/10 the cost ?

The Buggati is to complex... A F1 Mc Laren would be a much better choice imho... and it weighs almost 2000 lbs less and holds 3 people... as in a babe on each side !
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My hat is off to the engineering department... however... the cars styling has yet to grow on me...

What do you think we could do with a ZR-1 and a $130,000 ? Or, said another way, 1/10 the cost ?

The Buggati is to complex... A F1 Mc Laren would be a much better choice imho... and it weighs almost 2000 lbs less and holds 3 people... as in a babe on each side !
hey with your way of thinking and the Mc Laren is a much better looking car!!!
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hey with your way of thinking and the Mc Laren is a much better looking car!!!

I have lusted over the McLaren since they were first released.
At a cool $1M dollars each, I'd need to win the lottery just to buy insurance for it.
*sigh*
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Butt ugly at any speed.

Looks like a 350Z with an old Alfa grill.
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Bans25,
Read the history, read about Callaway sledgehammer C4 Chassi as Zr1 chassi, Still Buggati didnt break the Callaway Sledg. 350 cid , and only 2 turbo Top speed record> 254.76 MPH!!.. which i am sure if callaway wanted beyond this speed thEY could done it and it was GM block not even Mercury LT5 !
from my side, i will TAke Sled.callaway C4 not Buggati . SORRY!
new tech car still didnt beat old car tech Callaway Hammer vette .
GO GO VETTE
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I wonder how many miles he had to cover from start to finish...

And I'd be happy if I could fine even ONE mile of road that nice in the US
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Originally Posted by Bigvmaxx View Post
The Buggati is to complex... A F1 Mc Laren would be a much better choice imho... and it weighs almost 2000 lbs less and holds 3 people... as in a babe on each side !
The Bugatti is an expression of a singular accomplishment (top speed). The F1 is an expression of overall performance.

I think Jay Leno once made a statement comparing the McLaren F1 to a gymnast, and the Bugatti to a girl with big *****.
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I have lusted over the McLaren since they were first released.
At a cool $1M dollars each, I'd need to win the lottery just to buy insurance for it.
*sigh*
You will win the lottery when you believe you can.
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I have lusted over the McLaren since they were first released.
At a cool $1M dollars each, I'd need to win the lottery just to buy insurance for it.
*sigh*
I'm with you Tom, I still have the Autoweek, C&D, and MT magazines from the early 90's with that bad boy featured....that, the F40, and the ZR-1 were my dream rides...with the F1 at the top of the list.

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I wonder how many miles he had to cover from start to finish...

And I'd be happy if I could fine even ONE mile of road that nice in the US
Mikey, if you ever get out here to the boonies I can show you several stretches of road to get your ya ya's out...it's even better further West and North. If only Sturgis had a ZR-1/vette week.
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16 cylinders and 4 turbo chargers?

10 Radiators? how many heater cores ?

A butt ugly car but mega fast but for 1 Million dollars 1001 HP? Hmmm

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the first one in Netherland has just been sold to the director of Trust electronics for 1.8 million euro's (2.4million dollars).
700000 euro goes straight to the tax
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