Bugatti Veyron vs. BMW Road Rage Crash in China Is Bad Merging 101

We’ve all seen people struggling to merge at times and it’s no secret that most of these episodes can be easily avoided. However, when failing to merge properly turns into a road rage crash that involves a Bugatti Veyron and a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, the accident isn’t going to remain unnoticed.

The Bugatti Veyron road rage crash in question took place earlier this week in China’s Jiangsu Province. Based on dash cam footage captured by the BMW that collided with the French hypercar, the Bugatti driver repeatedly tried to cut in front of the 2 Series Gran Coupe that was on the right-side lane. And with the driver of the latter not having any of that, the two ended up crashing at low speed—the BMW hit the side of the Bugatti that had forced its way onto the former’s lane.

Nobody was hurt in the accident and no airbags appear to have been triggered. However, the driver of the BMW couldn’t use his door and remained inside the vehicle, at least at the time when the photos in the gallery, which surfaced on Instagram, were snapped.

The accident was enough to leave visible damage on the Bugatti’s (right) side skirt and door, which could cost a small fortune to fix. By the way, here’s what is cost to rebuild this salt water flooded Bugatti Veyron. As one could expect, the BMW was also damaged.

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Rouge that crashed in China is a bit of a mystery

We’re dealing with a mysterious hypercar the internet calls the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Rouge, which we estimate has a price of well over $2 million. The Grand Sport part tells us this is a targa top (check out the roof for confirmation), while the Vitesse means we’re looking at mechanical upgrades including an output bump from 1,000 to 1,200 hp (the bumpers tell this story).

However, the L’Or Rouge part is more complicated. The story kicked off with Bugatti releasing the Grand Sport Vitesse L’Or Blanc back in 2011. Unlike other special editions of the Veyron that simply offered stuff like different colors, this one-off was inlaid with porcelain and cost a pretty $2.3 million.

Naturally, other Bugatti customers noticed, so two examples of the L’or Rouge were produced, replicating the famous paint job, albeit in red instead of whit, and reportedly skipping the real porcelain bits made by Berlin-based Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. However, there’s no official mention of these cars.

Only two examples of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’or Rouge are known to exist. One of them lives its days in the US sporting the Hellbug number plate. As for the other, which seems to be the unit we have here, this has been spending time in China, where it was first documented in 2014, as stated in some of the sources of this Jalopnik article.

The most recent pre-crash photos of the Chinese Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse L’or Rouge we could find are these glamour shots on Instagram and they date back to March this year.

You can check out the aforementioned dash cam footage of the Bugatti Veyron road rage crash in China via the clip below, which YouTuber Will C seems to have grabbed from local media.

As for the photos of the Bugatti Veyron road rage crash in China, this is the kind of situation where zooming in will only raise more questions. For one, the guy standing at the rear left corner of the hypercar in the last image—who doesn’t seem like he is the driver based on the other photos—has a t-shirt with a message that’s ironic to say the least, reading “No man with a good car needs to be justified“.



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