That's one of the first things I'm gonna buy if I win a Jackpot Lottery :lol:Tell me about it. Obviously there were rules, James May's pilots license didn't allow him to fly at night, but even so. Jeremy Clarkson kept getting stopped by the local gendarme because they wanted to check the car out. Lol. I mean, you would wouldn't you. Let's face it, you're a copper, and you see that beast go by, on come the flashing lights, and you pull him over for a gander at the mans motor.
That's one of the first things I'm gonna buy if I win a Jackpot Lottery :lol:
If I'm in one of those... and I see a blue and red flashing bubble machine behind me ... Believe me... I'll be laughing... saying: "...yeeeaahhh rrriiiiggghhhttt".
I can think of a few highways out in Utah/Nevada where that car would be screaming.
Absolutely awesome machine to be sure. You know they're going to make that a 007 Bond car in one of the new films.
To go that zippidy do dah fast would be awesome... but oh my laws if you screw up just that || much, or something is in the road where you have to swerve to miss it... might as well have your will updated and (life) insurance premiums paid off in full before you get behind the wheel.
That guy test driving the car has an AWESOME job!
Ohhhhhhhhhh baby..Paint that sucker black and white and give me some blue and red blinkie lights...Then some punk of his crotch rocket try to outrun me ....
wow! maybe silly but i was actually scared for him when he hit the top speed...
the fastest i've ever driven is 225km/h then the engine cut out even though the spedometer went up to 260.
On a test track I was able to get a car up to 160+ mph or just over 260 kph.
Do the conversion to feet or inches or cm per second and it gets to numbers most people think of in terms of space travel.
And yes it can be scary.
I just did a conversion for the veyron and you're right, the numbers are insane. If you could get it to top speed you could manage around 113m per second! The length of a football field in a second. :erg:
By the way the first thing I thought when I saw the veyron was, "Its the batmobile!"
On a recent bike trip while doing 90 mph I did the conversion in my head to just "see" what it would be. Makes you wonder why people would fo 300 kph in a bike once they figure out how fast they are going in a second.
Mind you I was on a "test Track" with no one else in the lane I was in. The track was over 4 miles around so lots of room to play.
You got me thinking about distances travelled by these supercars. I figure, 'cause we've got some seriously long straight roads down here, that you could theoretically drive the veyron all the way across Australia in maybe sixteen or seventeen hours.
Of course, I've seen the TopGear program it was on and know about its fuel economy. You basically have to stop every half an hour to refuel. But you do go a long way in half an hour.