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.