Monday, June 28, 2010

Formula 1 Car

If you are one of those people who think that cars are merely gas guzzling, polluters on wheels; an unnecessary luxury that mankind would be far better off without, then this is absolutely not the auction for you...

If, on the other hand, you're the sort of person who gets a thrill just from the sound of a distinctive engine note, or who revels in the idea of gut-wrenching, mind-numbing speed, then you be slightly more interested in the idea of purchasing a 1993 Benetton B193b Formula 1 Car that was driven by Michael Schumacher...

With a 3.5 litre Ford Cosworth engine developing 730bhp dropped into a car that weighs only 505kg, you have a car with a simply frightening 1446bph per ton (to put that in perspective, a Bugatti Veyron has 446bph per ton). There are only a very small number of cars (short of a dragster) that would have a chance at the traffic lights; a number that drops to zero once the first corner arrives.

So, if you want to be the fastest thing on the road, it could be yours for about half the price of a Bugatti Veyron at $580,000. Now, of course, I realise that a Formula 1 car can't be legally driven on the road. However, if you think about it, who's going to be able to catch you if you do?

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