At last weekend's Prescott hill climb, the driver of a targa-topped Bugatti Grand Sport saved his car and a massive amount of money when he almost spun into a grass embankment. For that, we salute him.

According to Autocar, a set of four of those tires alone costs $36,495 (£23,500) to replace. Crunching some bodywork would be in another league. These are the kinds of risks you take when you actually drive a Veyron, and not just pussyfoot around the south of France trying to look cool.