Craig Jackson's Bugatti Veyron: More aircraft than car

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 18 at 1:07 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Car collector Craig Jackson normally does not bid on cars at his own auctions, but when a bidder came up short at his Vegas event, Jackson bought a Bugatti Veyron, which is the world's fastest car.

More aircraft than car, the Bugatti Veyron's 1,000 horsepower can take it up to 253 mph. It can or from zero to 62 mph and back to zero in less than five seconds.

It has four turbos and 10 radiators to keep the engine cool.

With a sticker price of $1.7 million, the list of Bugatti Veyron owners is short and elite.

"Bugatti built this to relaunch the brand," Jackson explained. They're losing money on every car they build, but their goal was to sell them across the world to the wealthiest people in the world. If you look at the list of owners, it truly is the who's who."

Jackson actually took Scott Pasmore for a ride in the Bugatti Veyron, although he didn't let him drive.

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