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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.

 

Simple.

They want to keep or improve the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle well still conforming to whatever federally mandated safety standards are in place.

 

These cars have to be crash tested; imagine having to crash test a million dollar car, then making some structural changes that bring it out of spec, then having to do it all over again. It's easier to stick with a proven design. You know the old saying "don't fix what isn't broke."

This leaves little room to make a hugely drastic change in design.

 

I'm sure there are exemptions in place for cars of extremely limited production, but, it still costs a ton of money to design a car.

 
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post #62 of 167
That limited top speed scares the living beejesus outta me and fascinates at the same time.
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post #63 of 167
i wanna go that fast one day, in a car. definitely a bucket list item.
post #64 of 167
To put it in perspective, 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds is faster than a BMW S1000RR and would probably be doing 30-40mph faster at the 1/4 mile mark than that 450lb motorcycle. It'd be fun to see what the 100-200mph numbers are!
post #65 of 167
Congrats to Bugatti. Wasn't expecting the announcement today but it looks amazing. Personally I'm more of a Pagani fan but fantastic work from Bugatti.
Also really excited to hear what this thing sounds like devil.gif
post #66 of 167
So many noble species of fauna have gone extinct to bring humanity unnecessary drivel like this.

I'll take the Australian ground parrot over this piece of kiddie nonsense but guess which one still exists.
post #67 of 167
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So many noble species of fauna have gone extinct to bring humanity unnecessary drivel like this.

I'll take the Australian ground parrot over this piece of kiddie nonsense but guess which one still exists.

My car shoots fire and goes BRAP BRAP BRAP.

We do not all care about the same things. Your parrot is about as low on my list as this car is on yours.
 
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post #68 of 167
I am thinking of upgrading from my mazda 3 2009.
Two things stop me though its fuel economy and whether the company would accept peanuts instead of cash.
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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.

The suspension is likely significantly better than any homemade monster. The body is likely much more aerodynamic and stable at high speeds. Braking, cooling, interior design, transmission, etc. There's a lot more engineering that goes into these cars than just the engine.
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post #70 of 167
The Chassis and body is likely worth a pretty penny considering its all made out of carbon fiber.
An AWD driveline that can hold that kind of power is also fairly expensive.
Not to mention the fit/finish and overall polished appearance and ride of the car. (its not going to crush your spine over a cracked/grooved expressway.)

Then there is the fact that it just works. No tinkering with ECU maps, no accidental blown head gaskets or engine blocks, just 100% turn the ignition on and go drive at 250+ MPH on your own private racetrack/airstrip/etc.
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