Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Crashes Into Barriers After 208 MPH Run

Here’s a tip to all Bugatti Veyron owners out there: just because your hypercar can accelerate unlike almost anything else, that doesn’t mean it can defy the laws of physics.

Sounds like stating the obvious, right? Well, it appears as if the owner of this Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse could do with a reminder – or a little tutorial on how to use the brake pedal.

Last year, YouTuber LK Horizon jumped into the passenger seat of an eye-catching Vitesse at the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in the UK for some drag racing.

Throughout most of the run, everything appeared to be fine as the Bugatti reached roughly 208 mph (334 km/h). However, when it came time to brake, the owner appeared to think the car could take a 90-degree corner at roughly 100 mph (160 km/h). Guess what: it couldn’t.

Consequently, the multi-million-dollar Bugatti understeered straight into heavy crash barriers filled with water. On first impressions, the damage sustained appears rather minor thanks to the strength of the carbon fiber across the nose.

Still, scratches and dents forced the owner to replace numerous parts, including the headlights. As you can imagine, replacement Vitesse parts don’t come cheap and probably cost the owner more than the sticker price of an entry-level hot hatch.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    That’s a little bit of understeer right there. 😉


  • benT

    sound barrier ??

  • pcurve

    I would hazard to guess we’re looking at $50k repair bill..

  • Bo Hanan

    “She” should not be driving that car. And her explaining why doesn’t help either.

    • Matt

      The guy explaining how it happened was in the passenger seat filming.

      • Bo Hanan

        There were two females in that car. That was the problem.

    • SteersUright

      Because you don’t ever make any mistakes of your own either, right?

      • Bo Hanan

        The entire event was filmed. And NO, I don’t make stupid mistakes like this in million dollar cars on film.

  • Vassilis

    There was just so much run-off area right in front of him!

  • Christian
    • Hans_Remore

      For a second, I was thinking NSFW. haha.

  • Well that’s the risk of doing those kind of stuff, if he doesn’t have track day insurance, pretty sure he can still afford it.

  • SteersUright

    From the camera’s perspective, the car accelerated so fast it seemed like he was filming from the inside of a airliner taking off of a runway. Crazy speed.

  • BetelgeuseOrion

    why isnt anyone blaming autopilot for crashing?

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