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Bugatti Veyron accident


, Texas: A luxury sports car that used to be the fastest car in the world with the base price of $1.55 million went into a swamp on last Wednesday (11 November 2009). The owner, a matured man blamed a low-flying pelican and a dropped cell phone for his veering his million-dollar sports car off a road while he driving and went into a salt marsh near to Galveston.

This rare accident happened around 3pm on the frontage road of Interstate 45 northbound in La Marque, about 35 miles southeast of Houston. The reason that this super exotic sports car went into the swamp is because the pelican bird fly low and distracted him seriously. Coincidently the driver dropped his cell phone and the luxury car veered off the road and ran into the swamp while he reached to pick up the cell phone. This may sounds like a car prank but that is how it happened for a million-dollar French-built Bugatti Veyron went into the salt marsh.

The Bugatti Veyron was half-submerged in the salt water about 20 feet from the road when police from La Marque arrived. The police officer said he does not know if the car was salvageable. This may scratch the million-dollar car body but the brine is definitely not good for any cars. Luckily, the driver was not injured at all.

Bugatti Veyron is a well-known luxury French-built sport cars that are produce through late 2008. It is known that around 200 cars have been built and sold to the world. It is running with 8.0 litre W16 engine with 64v DOHC quad-turbocharged petrol engine. The top speed of this car can go until 408.5 km/h with the performance of 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds.

Maintenance fee for a Bugatti Veyron

First scheduled service on a Veyron is $22,322.

Tires replacement has to be done every 4,000 kilometers at $10,347 a set.

Bugatti labour cost is at $9,815 including checking the many complex systems on the car.

Cost to extend the original two-year new car warranty is $62,164 for 1 year and $103,062 for 2 years.


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