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Old 06-27-2007, 10:25 AM
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Get to work on a Bugatti Veyron next week.

I got a call from my brother in law.

I used to work for him installing gadgets and equipment on highline cars.

He calls me when he needs help on the exotics because I have a knack for taking tight things apart and getting them put back together right.

A good, longtime customer of his just picked up a Veyron and wants radar/ laser gun protection installed.

This should be fun.
I will definitely post pics, video if I can get a good camera.

He said he will takes us for a ride in it so I've gotta get a good video camera.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:31 AM
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Freakin' SWEEEET!!! That's an awesome car. I saw the Top Gear episode featuring it and it is an incredible piece of machinery.

Some stats they threw out - (I might be a tad off on the numbers, but close enough)

- You can line up a Veyron and a Maclaren F1, let the Maclaren get a headstart to 120 mph and the Veyron will beat it to 200 mph.

- The Veyron will empty its entire fuel tank at top speed in 12 minutes.

With all the talk of high-end cars around here, and with this bunch, you will not only require direct video evidence, time-stamped, you will also require DNA certification. A sample of the Veyron paint with your DNA on it, confirmed by a Mercedesshop-approved third party lab will suffice.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:33 AM
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Take some pictures while you have it and post them here for the rest of us. Please.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:37 AM
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Definitely.

The car is not going anyhwere though.
We are doing it at his home like we have in the past with his other exotics.

I want to get video of the test drive.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:40 AM
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I want to get video of the test drive.
"Well, of course Mr.X, you see, I need to get the vehicle up to maximum cruising speed in order to properly test the responsiveness of the radar/laser detection system. I also thought a drive along the beach might be appropriate in order to test for exposure to salty air..."
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:43 AM
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This vicarious participation thing ain't working for me. Please drive the car over to my house.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:43 AM
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We joked around with him before about installing anti chick equipment on his car to beat off the swarms of honeys that will stick to it while cruising along the blvd.
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:45 AM
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That scene from Ferris Bueller is coming to mind...

"Relax, I'm a professional...ZOOOM!"

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Old 06-27-2007, 10:49 AM
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We joked around with him before about installing anti chick equipment on his car to beat off the swarms of honeys that will stick to it while cruising along the blvd.
Yeah, that car must surely create a "babe vacuum" in its wake!
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:46 AM
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Top Gear's James May takes a Bugatti Veyron to top speed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfFAZ5-P04I
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:18 PM
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...A good, longtime customer of his just picked up a Veyron and wants radar/ laser gun protection installed...
...like that's gonna deter the local troopers!
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Old 06-27-2007, 05:32 PM
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- You can line up a Veyron and a Maclaren F1, let the Maclaren get a headstart to 120 mph and the Veyron will beat it to 200 mph.

- The Veyron will empty its entire fuel tank at top speed in 12 minutes.

That is really, really, funny, an actual case of a race between the needles of the gas gauge and the speedometer, to see which one will get to the end first!!!

That fellow who wants to install a radar detector, well, I hope he remembers what the Police always say about that kind of thing

You can't outrun:

1. Bell

2. Motorola

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:04 PM
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That is really, really, funny, an actual case of a race between the needles of the gas gauge and the speedometer, to see which one will get to the end first!!!

That fellow who wants to install a radar detector, well, I hope he remembers what the Police always say about that kind of thing

You can't outrun:

1. Bell

2. Motorola

3. Fido
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:17 PM
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I need to uncrate the model that is my barn, I can't remember what color it is.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:20 PM
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Very cool. A drive of a lifetime. Def get in on video!
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