Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport launched in Dubai
The soft-top Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport was launched at a press event today in Dubai. I already reported on it before, so look it up for details. But I learned a few new things.
There is a geeky square-shaped umbrella that is stored in the front luggage compartment, and you can walk around with this in the rain. This cloth umbrella is what snaps onto the top of the open Veyron Granny and becomes the roof. It is also the reason why top speed is limited to only 130 kph with the flimsy top on.
That was about as much as I learned before my day was ruined. As I snapped a few photos, I lightly touched the rear bumper with my hand. A big European security thug started shushing at me, like how you’d call a pet dog, to get my attention, and then gestured that I take my filthy brown hand off the shiny white car. That humiliation was so bad that I wanted to leave, but my buddy convinced me to stay for the free lunch.
Bugatti officials said this car was a prototype. I am guessing that is why they brought in their own team of (French?) security thugs from Europe too. It would’ve been better if they brought some etiquette along too, on how to treat guests. Or maybe it was just because I looked lame in my cheap suit, because many of the more respectable reporters actually got to sit in the car too. Serves me right, trying to mingle with high society.