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Old 02-09-2022, 06:46 PM   #1
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Not sure if you heard about the guy who recently drove his Chiron on the Autobahn at 260mph and posted a vid of it. German govt is thinking about hitting him with 2 yrs in the gray bar hotel for driving at an unsafe speed (even tho there was no limit where he was driving). Whether they have the right to charge him is up for debate, so we'll see where this goes.

Ran across this vid and chances are it's the one that got the guy in trouble. It's amazing how fast he accelerates from 125mph (200kph) to 260mph (417). Unreal. The trees go zipping by.



Regardless that it was the Autobahn, it was not safe to pull that stunt. If the guy can afford a Chiron ($3mil), he could afford to rent that track in eastern Germany that has an 8 mi straight. Kill yourself, not innocent bystanders. And if you're going that fast, a helmet may or may not matter, but neither occupants were strappin a helmet.

Cool, but not cool.

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Old 02-10-2022, 06:56 AM   #2
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There is one, simple word for this: STUPID.

If the DE government wants to do something useful to prevent self-important morons like this from repeating the stunt, they don't need to lock him up and make him a ward of the state, just give him a life ban on his driving license, and a second one preventing him from owning any vehicle capable of moving under its own power.
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There is one, simple word for this: STUPID.

If the DE government wants to do something useful to prevent self-important morons like this from repeating the stunt, they don't need to lock him up and make him a ward of the state, just give him a life ban on his driving license, and a second one preventing him from owning any vehicle capable of moving under its own power.
Mic drop. I couldn't agree more, JFP.
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Don’t Formula One Cars only go 200 mph?
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Old 02-25-2022, 08:00 AM   #5
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Valtteri Bottas hit 231.5 MPH in 2016 in a race during the Mexican Grand Prix, 235 mph during practice at Azerjaijan that same year.
A retired F1 Honda race car went 256.75 MPH at the Bonneville salt flats. I got all this from motorbiscuit dot com. I had to look it up when I saw your question, lol.

That Bugatti is insane. The driver is more insane doing that on an open highway.
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Cool, but not cool.
Yeah, that's about right.
"STUPID" works too.

Not much room for error there. Especially since people, including those thinking about changing lanes, aren't expecting someone to be approaching that fast from behind. Yes, EVEN ON THE AUTOBAHN.

Coulda been disastrous.
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A better way to do it...

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a39626746/z06-hits-242-mph/

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A better way to do it...

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a39626746/z06-hits-242-mph/

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Exactly. There are plenty of ways to do something like this safely. With his money, he could've rented that track is eastern Germany that has the 7 mi straight - the one that Capt Slow used for his Bugatti record runs.

This jerk acted like he had it all carefully planned, like prepping for a moon shot - early morning and some cars ahead doing recon work. And started it off with a prayer session. Don't think he prayed for the innocent ppl that would be in his way. And tops it off wearing a driver's suit (I suppose to look official) but no helmet.

Take it to the track.

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