Comment Of The Day: You Don't Get To Make The Rules Edition

Photo: Bugatti

If you spend millions of dollars on a car, you should be able to do whatever the hell you want with the thing. Those are the rules, right?

Today, my brilliant coworker Raphael described the shitshow that is Bugatti’s PR department, which decided to retract a statement from the company’s head of engineering— a statement that said the supercar could do 285 MPH.


But no, Bugatti has put a governor on the car, limiting top speed to only 261 MPH. Why? We’re not sure. It could be a safety concern, but Voice of C. Montgomery Burns doesn’t give a damn about safety-shmafety. With a car that expensive, Bugatti doesn’t get to make the rules:

As a gift for your fine comment, here’s a ballad from a guy who also does whatever the hell he wants:

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David Tracy

Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio