This is a bit of a weird one, isn’t it? Shot by YouTuber LK Horizon from the passenger seat of a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, it shows the moment the driver - for whatever reason - failed to slow down after a 208mph trip down a closed runway. The incident happened last year, although this footage has only just been released.
The man behind the wheel attempted to turn at the end - rather than proceed into the run-off area - and understeered straight into a set of barriers. By that time plenty of speed had been scrubbed off so the impact wasn’t the most severe, but even so, the Vitesse is seen wearing damage on its front bumper and wings. Since this is a Bugatti, the cost of fixing even minor damage like this is going to be horrifically expensive.
The uploader had the following to say about the crash:
“The owner just didn’t brake enough. I don’t know what was going through his mind, but he just didn’t use the runoff area. Honestly I don’t think he realised how fast he was going when he began to turn.”
Perhaps the sheer acceleration of the Veyron just warped the driver’s perception - hitting 208mph in such a short distance has the potential to do that, after all. And anyway, it could have been worse - listen to this Bugatti test driver describe having a tyre blowout at 245mph…