Boom. That just happened. What has about 1,000 HP, 4WD, two seats, and unlimited off-road potential? Why, most trucks in the Baja 500. With that in mind, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 already has some off-road potential stock. It’s only some ride height and brush guards away from being an off-road killer. Sure, we already turned a sports car into a Baja vehicle this week, but one thing leads to another, and pretty soon all sorts of vehicles look good with tubing over the bumpers.
Look, turning a million-dollar Bugatti Veyron into an off-roader isn’t a great idea on the surface. Leather interiors, finicky electronics, and tight tolerances don’t traditionally go well with dirt and mud. However, the idea is alluring. 1,001 horsepower being created with quad turbos and sixteen cylinders, powering all four wheels? That ought to make any mountain into a molehill.
Wouldn’t it be fun to get Bugatti involved? They have already broke the top speed record. Now it’s time to show the world something really crazy. We don’t have the resources to buy a Bugatti, but I bet every magazine cover in the country would have this on the cover if Bugatti showed up at the next car show with this on the stand.
It really wouldn’t take too much effort above and beyond the “basic” Veyron. Lift it up via some taller shocks and re-worked suspension, add some fancy titanium brush guards, maybe some fender flares – you get the idea. And, of course, that two-tone paint job has to be in muted tones – tan and brown ought to work. If Bugatti wants to go overboard, they could always do a rugged-yet-supple interior.
C’mon, Bugatti. Build this. Just let us drive it once you do.