Simply put, oh yeah.
I got the chance to drive around in Bugatti's all-new convertible, the Grand Sport in the Hamptons today as the car stopped in the New York region on its inaugural U.S. tour.
Even among New York's glitterati, where other super cars like Porches, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis are a common sight, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport received enough attention from a gathering crowd on Main Street, that two police officers felt compelled to "monitor the situation."
Well what they "monitored" was a lowly Newsday writer getting the star treatment for simply standing next to the world's most expensive production vehicle. It got to the point, where people actually wanted to not just take pictures of the car, but pictures of ME. Why, you ask?
This vehicle gives you instant sex appeal. Think of it as a juiced-up spray-on tan. Gollum would look like Paul Walker next to this thing.
So how much will this instant sex appeal cost you? Two million dollars -- enough that even one observer who pulled up in a Porsche Carrera GT sporting a Hawaiian floral print shirt accessorized with four gold rings and a diamond encrusted platinum chain gave a blank stare when told the asking price.
But the Bugatti Grand Sport will do more than give your ego a boost, driving this 1001 hp machine also give you a shot of grade A natural adrenaline. The Veyron accelerates to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, and its massive carbon-ceramic brakes bring it back to a standstill in just 2.3.
The Veyron's top speed is 253 mph compared to a "paltry" 229 mph official record time of a Formula 1 race car. It's a borderline violent fast car, but it as easy to drive as a family sedan.
Stay tuned for details on my ride experience and some qualms (no real GPS on a $2M vehicle??). In the meantime check out the videos below and witness how this car can put you on the "fast track."