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Bugatti Veyron that took a bath in Texas Lake now up for sale

The Bugatti Veyron that crashed in into a lake off Interstate 45 near Omega Bay, Texas, is being sold under an insurance salvage auction. The gray 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 coupe with 1,869 miles on the odometer has a listed cash value of $1,500,000 but will most likely fetch much less due to the car’s water damage. Noticeable damage from the salt-water lagoon includes extensive interior damages and rusty bolts on the vehicles undercarriage. You can compete against four other bidders at Insurance Salvage Auctions. If you are not interested in the Veyron, you can bid on a $350,000 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago with $300,000 worth of damages, a ready-for-the-compactor 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo with extensive rollover damage, a 2000 Ferrari F360 Spyder in need of repairs worth half its value, or a 2007 Bentley Continental Flying Spur in need of a new front clip.

Salvaged 2006 Bugatti Veyron

Salvaged 2006 Bugatti Veyron

Salvaged 2006 Bugatti Veyron

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Bentley has announced biofuel compatibility across the Continental line

First Bentley made a promise in early 2009 to have its entire line E85 capable by 2012. Then it introduced its biofuel-compatible Continental Supersport not too much later; a car that could not only run on the environmentally friendly fuel but was also the fastest Continental in the Bentley line. With the unveiling of Bentley’s new Continental Supersports Convertible, the company has announced that its entire Continental range will be capable of running on regular petroleum, E85 bioethanol, or any combination of the two for 2011.

Currently most petroleum at the pump comes with a small amount of bioethanol mixed in, usually less than 10 percent. E85 fuel is 85 percent bioethanol (ethanol can also be produced via petroleum, the term bioethanol means it is only produced from organic materials) and 15 percent petroleum. The petroleum is only added to ensure that the car is cold-start capable.

E85 biofuel has a very high octane rating of 105 but a lower energy content that requires a 30 percent increase in the fuel-flow rate. This means Bentley had to do a complete review of the fuel system to identify and, if required, replace components deemed to be insufficiently resistant to the properties of ethanol. A sensor detects the blending ratio of E85 and petroleum and varies the engine mapping to ensure power, torque, and emissions remain at the same levels whatever fuel is used.

[via Bentley]

Bentley Continental Supersport


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Posted on: 2/17/2010 at 5:21 AM
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Another ultra-luxury clone shown in China

A few weeks back we brought you the Chinese-produced Geely GE that looks like a long-lost twin brother to the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Despite Rolls-Royce’s claims to be seeking legal action, another Chinese company has unveiled a car that is clearly inspired by a rival ultra-luxury manufacturer. Even some Bentley Flying Spur owners may confuse the Huatai C4 with their own car, nonetheless, the Huatai will cost hundreds of thousands less.

[via ChinaCarTimes]

 

 

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Posted by: Benjamin Greene
Posted on: 5/13/2009 at 4:14 AM
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