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I want this piece of "Junk" - The Bugatti Veyron

By SYF77 on 17 Apr 2010

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When you are responsible for many Formula One World Championships and devastatingly fast supercars such as the new McLaren MP4-12C, you're entitled to speak your mind. The executive chairman and part owner of the McLaren Group, Ron Dennis, has earned a reputation for his outspoken opinion and this time directed his criticism toward the venerable Bugatti Veyron by calling it a 'complete piece of junk'.

The 63 year-old was being interviewed by Arabian Business when he said he could not even find a single aspect of the Bugatti Veyron that makes him feel good and called it 'pig ugly'. He also commented that the Veyron can't handle very well.

Dennis then went on to refer to a BBC Top Gear comparison of his previous supercar, the McLaren F1, against the Bugatti's technological tour de force. He described how the V12-powered F1 trounced the 16-cylinder Veyron so many times off the line that the filming crew got frustrated because his car was supposed to be beaten. Eventually the Veyron stopped dropping its clutch on take-off and was able to catch up to the McLaren F1. The Bugatti Veyron is powered by an 8.0-litre, quad turbo engine making 736 kW. In contrast, the McLaren F1 had a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre kicking out 468kW.

It will be interesting to see Bugatti's response to these comments made by Ron Dennis.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Rigval Apr 17 2010 09:33 AM

One important fact was left out. Richard Hammond was driving the Veyron. The Stig was in the Macca. Being a 'tame racing driver' he knows how to launch cars more cleanly than Hammond. Put Stiggy in the Veyron and things may have been different. The Maccca may have been the one stalling off the line. Ron Dennis is a spoilsport.

Dh6211 Apr 18 2010 01:28 AM
Your argument could be true about the drag race although I couldn't see the driver as an important factor because the Veyron has a DSG gearbox with launch control.

Besides didn't the Veyron win the race in the end?

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