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Watching This Priceless Bugatti Concept Get Loaded Onto A Trailer Was Completely Terrifying

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance concept lawn is a chance to see a multitude of one-of-a-kind vehicles in the flesh, but what you don’t see is how these vehicles actually get on and off the lawn. As I left the Concours I caught the Bugatti Vision GranTurismo Concept—the only one in existence!—doing just that. It was one of the most nerve-wracking and suspenseful things I’ve ever seen in my life.

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As the right rear wheel began to slip on the metal flatbed the Bugatti was trying to climb up, I put myself in the driver’s position and imagined what was going through his head.

Apply too little throttle, the dual-clutch transmission won’t engage, and the car won’t move. Apply too much throttle, and the priceless concept gets slingshotted into the cab of the hauler. By the way, somebody actually owns this thing, and he’s a Saudi prince, which means there is absolutely zero room for error.

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I’ve been in a similar situation—loading our McLaren 570S on and off a U-Haul trailer for that video we did a few months back—but the stakes here were much, much higher.

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Michael Roselli is Jalopnik's Video Creative Director.

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DISCUSSION

Meh. They have the money to fix it. It could fall off onto a land mine and it would still be fixed lickety split.

As I get older I’m having a harder time appreciating these cars with astronomical price tags. Might as well be oogling the space shuttle, I have the same chance of seeing / interacting / driving with it.