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One of a kind $2.5m Bugatti Veyron disaster crash caught on camera

Published: 8/Sep/2020 11:35

by Kieran Bicknell

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Racing high-price hypercars is always a risky business, but racing a one-of-one Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Blanc is akin to racing an original Picasso or Warhol: if it breaks, it cant be replaced. Unfortunately for this driver, it did indeed break, and in spectacular fashion.

Taking part in the Supercar Owners Circle Club, a drag racing event which was held at Swiss Airport Gstaad, the Veyron was one of many multi-million-dollar hypercars that were in attendance.

Flanked by the likes of Koenigseggs, Zondas, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis, the Bugatti was in good company. Unfortunately for the driver, in this one-off special edition Bugatti, they will always be what the event is remembered for.

Many videos posted to Instagram show the Bugatti being pushed to the limit racing head-to-head with other attendees, but this is when disaster struck for the Veyron.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse LOr Blanc
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The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Blanc is a one-off special Veyron.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Blanc crash

As the $2.5 million hypercar flies across the finish line and past the cameras, the sound of screeching tires fills the air. The crowd can practically be heard holding their breath as the Veyron careers towards a make-shift track boundary built from hay bales.

The driver applied the brakes so hard in fact, that the Bugatti’s airbrake deploys as he heads towards the bales. Sadly despite slamming on the brakes, the one-off Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse slams into the hay bales at the end of the runway.

No serious damage

According to an attendee at the event (as reported by CarScoops) the Veyron did manage to escape serious damage, though one of the fins on the right air intake was cracked in half.

Since it is non-repairable, a whole new front bumper (complete with the one-off L’Or Blanc paint scheme) will need to be sourced and painted, which will be a hefty bill indeed for a few moments of Insta-fame.

Despite the steep repair bill and dramatic ending, the most important thing is the driver is unscathed. Cars can be repaired, people can not. Though the driver’s ego is probably suffering from some pretty incurable damage at this point.

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The Weeknd’s $3m car collection is fitting for a music icon

Published: 29/Oct/2020 16:59

by Kieran Bicknell

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The Weeknd is one of the standout musicians of this generation, with several number-one hits. It turns out true to his music, he loves fast cars, and his car collection is enough to make anyone jealous.

One of the standout lines from Abel Makkonen ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye’s number-one single ‘Starboy’ is “we don’t pray for love, we just pray for cars.” It seems that the Weeknd got what he was asking for, as his garage reads like an A-list gathering of exotic cars.

From supercars to luxury vehicles, the Weeknd’s car collection is certainly one to be jealous of; We’ve picked out some of the highlights for you to enjoy.

The Weeknd McLaren P1
YouTube: The Weeknd
It turns out his P1 is cleaner than your church shoes.

The Weeknd’s supercar collection

Many fans wondered if the McLaren P1 he sings about in Starboy is his. Well, it turns out he does indeed own the orange McLaren P1 seen in the video. This $1.2 million, 903hp hypercar forms part of the ‘holy trinity’ of hypercars, along with the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918.

Clearly, the P1 is Abel’s favorite of the trio, as it found a place inside his incredible custom-built, mirror-floored garage.

Alongside his P1, he also owns another outlandish supercar – a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. This extravagant Lamborghini packs 690hp from its naturally-aspirated V12 engine. Costing over $517,000 the SVJ is one of the most extreme road-going Lamborghinis ever made.

The Weeknd Driving
YouTube: The Weeknd
Clearly The Weeknd is a big fan of his cars, as he references them often in his music.

Abel Tesfaye’s exotic cars

As well as his enviable garage of supercars, The Weeknd also has a number of luxurious ‘exotic’ vehicles to complement his brash, visceral performance car collection.

One particular highlight is his Bentley Mulsanne. This ultra-plush ride is equally suited to driving and being driven in. Costing just over $300,000, it is likely that The Weeknd’s Mulsanne is blue, judging by the line “I’m in the blue Mulsanne bumping New Edition” in the song Starboy.

Alongside the Bentley, he also reportedly owns an AMG G63. A typical celebrity’s car, the G63 blends off-road performance with incredible power from its twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 577hp.

He also apparently has a love for the more ‘retro’ things in life too, as Abel reportedly owns a classic 1980’s Porsche 911. While exact details on this car aren’t clear, there’s no doubt it looks stunning sat next to his modern collection.

While his collection isn’t the biggest, nor the most expensive at around the $3m mark, it’s fair to say anyone would be envious. He clearly loves his cars, as he sings about them often enough!