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Bugatti Veyron Has a Nasty Crash in Austria

This black and blue Bugatti Veyron was seeing stars the other week when it lost control and crashed off a highway in Austria. Fortunately, the damage doesn't look too severe and the driver is fine.
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According to Autofilou, an Austrian blog, the crash happened late on Friday night. At about 10 PM, the 1,000 hp Bugatti Veyron slid off the A2 highway while headed towards Graz.

The heavy car went past the guardrail and slid another 40 meters before coming to a full stop under a highway bridge. It looks like the car took out a tree which then had to be cut in order to free the car. The damage to the front bumper looks bad and at least one of the suspension arms is broken at the back. However, considering the severity of the crash, this is only light damage. Had the Bugatti turned over, it could have been a total write-off.

Normally, we'd blame the driver for going to fast, but it doesn't look like he was. A better explanation is that the extra-wide rear tires of the Veyron aquaplaned due to the road conditions. Just look at the nonexistent tread on the rear tire, the one which popped out.

The driver was able to communicate the exact location of the crash in GPS coordinates, but it took another one and a half hours before rescue services arrived on the scene.

 
 
 
 
 

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