It simultaneously held the records as both the most expensive road legal car in the world (at $1,500,000 each) and the fastest road legal car in the world (top speed 267 mph). Its a 16 cylinder monster that puts out almost 1000 brake horsepower and generates 922 foot lbs of torque. Its innovative design requires 10 radiators to cool both the engine and various other drivetrain components.
This is not a Bugatti Veyron.
Its actually a 2002 Mercury Cougar Coupe. A guy in Florida turned it into a cosmetic replica of the Veyron. My first impression is that he did an awesome job. Laying up fiberglass to create the body kit takes a ton of skill and the result shows all the effort that he put into it. Apparently he did a bang up job on the interior as well. He's got it for sale at $89,000 - if you're in the market for something that can talk the talk but not walk the walk.
I say that because, of course, this is still in essence a 9 year old Mercury Cougar. I guess it all comes down to what you expect. What you put importance on. Is the flash more important than the substance? Are appearances more valuable than results? Is it more important to give the illusion of desirability and competence - or is it more important that you be able to take care of business and get the job done?
Those are important decisions to make in life - well beyond the consideration of cars and engines, too.