Bugatti develops $2.1M car just in time for the recession
OMG this thing is gorgeous. I think you're supposed to call it "Sir".
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is apparently it's the fastest convertible around - they engineered it to be able to sustain high speeds even with the top down. So now you can really get your money's worth.
How did they do it? According to Wired, "They had to bolster the floor, doors and B pillars (where the back edges of the windows rest) with acres of carbon fiber. They had to turn the topside air scoops into structural supports for protection during a rollover. Then they had to sacrifice 100 virgins and have the production facility in Molsheim, France, blessed by druids." Needless to say, I love that last line!
Did I mention it's a 7-speed? I think the top speed is "Warp". In case you don't believe me, Wired goes on to say: "The acceleration is so immediate you can feel your eyeballs deform under the G-forces."
Oh, and just in case you're wondering: yes, the CD player will continue to operate just fine when you pass 250 mph.
Check out the article in Wired. It's actually a product review about the car, you know, for all of us who want to do a little comparison shopping before we buy our multi-million dollar second vehicle. ;)