In the drink

Bugatti Veyron gets that sinking feeling

Now kids, this is why you shouldn’t talk on your mobile phone while driving, okay.

It has been reported the anonymous owner of this Bugatti Veyron was having a yak on his phone when a pelican flew in front of the car’s windscreen. Startled by Mr Percival‘s fly-by, the driver dropped his phone, filled his pants then put his hypercar in the drink after losing control and hurtling into this saltwater lagoon in Galveston County, Texas.

I’m guessing the plank’s first words after the incident were quite a lot stronger than, “Oops! Did I just do that?”

The astonishing Veyron has as many admirers as it does detractors. For every person that gets off on the car’s engineering prowess is another one who claims the car is too heavy and too pointless.

The latter, then, who probably think the car is better suited as a boat, will enjoy the description of the car’s final moment given in Galveston County’s local rag, “The Veyron’s powerful engine gurgled like an outboard motor for about 15 minutes before it died.”

You can see an unexciting, but still very sad video of the Veyron being towed out of the lagoon after the jump.

[Source: Galveston County Daily News]