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High cost for a car that Ugly IMO. tongue.gif

Plus I would take Acceleration over top speed any day, for real life driving. But even 0-60 in 2.5s is more than fast enough.
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Can't the tyres simply be made from tougher material? I mean if they're going to design a car worth millions, might as well give it tyres made of...dunno, some ultra-modern stuff that can withstand the friction!

It's not just friction, they've got to maintain shape at very high centripetal forces, and still work at low speed. There was a youtube vid of the Veyron factory (nat geo doco I think) that showed part of Pirelli's tyre development for it.
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typo? 250kph isn't very fast

It is very fast if you use stock tires.
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Is $2.6MM all that much for a super-sweet car? I heard of much more expensive cars... or at leas I think I did.
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It is very fast if you use stock tires.

250kph is only about 155mph, stock tires that came with my car can do it and my car isn't anything special
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I know a few people who've built monsters at their homes/work with modest tools and money and its impressive, when vw do it and charge 2m+, not so impressive.
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It is very fast if you use stock tires.

It's only 155ishmph. That is a speed attainable by many cars. You don't even need a lot of power to get there. With reasonable drag of most cars built in the last decade or two you can get there with about 250hp. It's not impressive at all. And as far as tires go, any decent performance tire can do that and then some.
 
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Is $2.6MM all that much for a super-sweet car? I heard of much more expensive cars... or at leas I think I did.

 

You're looking at $38 million.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/15/1962-ferrari-250-gto-38-million-monterey-2014/

 

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Originally Posted by delboy67 View Post

I know a few people who've built monsters at their homes/work with modest tools and money and its impressive, when vw do it and charge 2m+, not so impressive.

 

Indeed. There are a few companies out there that will sell you plenty of speed for no where near $2 million. And that's excluding all the talented builders (like Nelson Racing Engines) who can get absurd horsepower out of just about anything.

 

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/GTR/Intro

http://www.factoryfive.com/kits/gtm-supercar/

 
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Why do these hypercars look almost exactly like facelifted versions of their predecessors? What happened to coming up with new? Family hatchbacks these days go with more aggressive redesigns.

Examples
Koenigsesegg CC > Agera > One 1
Pagani ZOnda > Huayra

Now this.
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Why do these hypercars look almost exactly like facelifted versions of their predecessors? What happened to coming up with new? Family hatchbacks these days go with more aggressive redesigns.

Examples
Koenigsesegg CC > Agera > One 1
Pagani ZOnda > Huayra

Now this.

Doesn't it have to do with making the shape as aerodynamic as possible?
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