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

Photo: Bugatti
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:

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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Congratulations, Mr. Voice of C. Montgomery Burns, on COTD! My award to you is a Bugatti which this lovely lady will deliver after she eats a few cheeseburgers.