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    Default Pics from inside the Bugatti factory

    The place is soo clean and sterile looking. Looks like final assembly section.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/in...ti-factory/#/7

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    Yes sure looks clean, however did you look at the engine just imagine what it would take to do a valve set with all those pipes etc in the way.
    Obviously the bill doesn't stop at the purchase of it.........

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    I wouldn't buy one even if I had unlimited money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Welden View Post
    I wouldn't buy one even if I had unlimited money.
    Rest assured they wouldn't even let you in the showroom....

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    I was hoping it was photos of the Bugatti factory in the 1920's- 30's. That would be more interesting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    Rest assured they wouldn't even let you in the showroom....
    If I had unlimited money, I'd buy the company and shut it down.

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    If I had that kind of money I'd be spending it here ...

    TransAm Depot : Hurst Shifters : Classic Trans Am Firebirds : Custom Muscle Car 215 : Trans Am GTO

    ... or at auction on the "real" thing.

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    As I've always said, whether you're rich or poor, it's nice to have money.

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    One of the things I both respect, and dislike, about Bugatti is that they're as much of a marketing machine as they are a car manufacturer. Just like Ferrari became more about selling $200 Ferrari branded hats and $50 Ferrari branded keychains, Bugatti has the ability to overcharge like crazy for their product because they have successfully put themselves at the top of the list of cars to own for people who crave exclusivity (and it's also fast and luxurious - but so are a lot of expensive cars.)

    So it's "Wow, look how cool and clean the Bugatti factory is!" But if you guys got to charge a 10,000% markup on what you made, you could make your shop look like that to. They're just a lot better at marketing than we all are.

    So yes, cool pictures, cool car - but I tend to be a lot more interested in things that are practical, especially if they're very clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny SolidWorks View Post
    One of the things I both respect, and dislike, about Bugatti is that they're as much of a marketing machine as they are a car manufacturer. Just like Ferrari became more about selling $200 Ferrari branded hats and $50 Ferrari branded keychains, Bugatti has the ability to overcharge like crazy for their product because they have successfully put themselves at the top of the list of cars to own for people who crave exclusivity (and it's also fast and luxurious - but so are a lot of expensive cars.)

    So it's "Wow, look how cool and clean the Bugatti factory is!" But if you guys got to charge a 10,000% markup on what you made, you could make your shop look like that to. They're just a lot better at marketing than we all are.

    So yes, cool pictures, cool car - but I tend to be a lot more interested in things that are practical, especially if they're very clever.
    Harley Davidson may be the kings or marketing and making more money off of clothes and accessory shit than core product of bikes.


    As far as Bugatti and other super cars, they've always seemed stupid to me. You can only use about 2% of the performance on the street so you might as well just get a real race car if you're going to drive on a race track. (Yes, I know most super car buyers are buying a status symbol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Welden View Post
    Harley Davidson may be the kings or marketing and making more money off of clothes and accessory shit than core product of bikes.


    As far as Bugatti and other super cars, they've always seemed stupid to me. You can only use about 2% of the performance on the street so you might as well just get a real race car if you're going to drive on a race track. (Yes, I know most super car buyers are buying a status symbol)
    at least a Harley you can actually use, but they are selling a lifestyle or the illusion of one.

    Begatti, Ferrari, McLaren and the like really shouldn't even be imported,
    they don't meet proper emission standards, you shouldn't drive them like they are sold to be driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Welden View Post
    Harley Davidson may be the kings or marketing and making more money off of clothes and accessory shit than core product of bikes.


    As far as Bugatti and other super cars, they've always seemed stupid to me. You can only use about 2% of the performance on the street so you might as well just get a real race car if you're going to drive on a race track. (Yes, I know most super car buyers are buying a status symbol)
    You're 110% right about HD, and that's a company I dislike and respect even more than Bugatti. HD hasn't spent any money on engineering in about 100 years, and proudly sell some of the worst performing motorcycles in the world at roughly the price of a small passenger vehicle, because their marketing is just that good. (But honey, if I spend an extra ten grand on Screamin' Eagle stuff, I get a free skull and crossbones bandana and leather chaps!)

    They were, what, 50 years behind BMW on motorcycle ABS? 30 years behind Honda on a reverse gear for the 1,000 pound land yachts they pass off as motorcycles? I rode a Road King a couple of years ago, and it was alarming at what HD considers "braking" and "shifting".

    But hey, they make Dentists and Math teachers feel like they're in the Wild One (Sons of Anarchy, for the younger crowd) and that's what it's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny SolidWorks View Post
    You're 110% right about HD, and that's a company I dislike and respect even more than Bugatti. HD hasn't spent any money on engineering in about 100 years, and proudly sell some of the worst performing motorcycles in the world at roughly the price of a small passenger vehicle, because their marketing is just that good. (But honey, if I spend an extra ten grand on Screamin' Eagle stuff, I get a free skull and crossbones bandana and leather chaps!)

    They were, what, 50 years behind BMW on motorcycle ABS? 30 years behind Honda on a reverse gear for the 1,000 pound land yachts they pass off as motorcycles? I rode a Road King a couple of years ago, and it was alarming at what HD considers "braking" and "shifting".

    But hey, they make Dentists and Math teachers feel like they're in the Wild One (Sons of Anarchy, for the younger crowd) and that's what it's all about.
    That really made me laugh.

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    The thing I liked most about the factory were the cool lifts holding everything up.. They are all probably computer controlled...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny SolidWorks View Post
    One of the things I both respect, and dislike, about Bugatti is that they're as much of a marketing machine as they are a car manufacturer. Just like Ferrari became more about selling $200 Ferrari branded hats and $50 Ferrari branded keychains, Bugatti has the ability to overcharge like crazy for their product because they have successfully put themselves at the top of the list of cars to own for people who crave exclusivity (and it's also fast and luxurious - but so are a lot of expensive cars.)

    So it's "Wow, look how cool and clean the Bugatti factory is!" But if you guys got to charge a 10,000% markup on what you made, you could make your shop look like that to. They're just a lot better at marketing than we all are.

    So yes, cool pictures, cool car - but I tend to be a lot more interested in things that are practical, especially if they're very clever.
    Reports from analysts are that Bugatti loses money on each Veyron they sell, to the tune of $6.25 million , and they sold 450 Veyrons. Sound unbelievable so who knows how accurate the reports are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Welden View Post
    Harley Davidson may be the kings or marketing and making more money off of clothes and accessory shit than core product of bikes.


    As far as Bugatti and other super cars, they've always seemed stupid to me. You can only use about 2% of the performance on the street so you might as well just get a real race car if you're going to drive on a race track. (Yes, I know most super car buyers are buying a status symbol)
    People buy them as much for the looks and feel. No one really needs an S Class Merc either, since a mid range Merc or BMW or Lexus will waft one anywhere in luxury.

    If I was rich I would be buying this ; $650grand street legal Raptor trophy truck. Lots of fun to be had on the dunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Welden View Post
    If I had unlimited money, I'd buy the company and shut it down.
    -Good christ man, is there any punchbowl you won't shit in?

    Doc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swatkins View Post
    The thing I liked most about the factory were the cool lifts holding everything up.. They are all probably computer controlled...
    Or computer photoshopped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocsMachine View Post
    -Good christ man, is there any punchbowl you won't shit in?

    Doc.

    It's on order, but the material is unobtainium...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranium View Post
    Or computer photoshopped...
    No, the fancy lifts work, they were on Dream Factories or How it's Made or one of those shows. The floor shields open and close sequentially, like waving your fingers, as they push the car sections together. It's such an over-the-top, jaw-dropping waste of engineering it has a snob appeal equal to the burning of the Augean stables...which was clearly the intent.

    John Welden's verbal curl of the lip is, equally clearly, sour grapes. While the design of the Chiron is overall a bit awkward with its blunt nose and the downward front-to-rear strake, especially compared to a true piece of art like the Pagani Zonda, I would still buy one. Except I'd have to live in it...


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