Only ten weeks left and I'll have to think of another schtick for the Friday car pic...
"Bugatti Veyron 16.4 – Frontansicht (1), 5. April 2012, Düsseldorf" by M 93. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 de via Commons.
2005 Bugatti Veyron. Recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest production car in the world. Also Top Gear's "Best Driven" car award. And of course, it's a Bugatti - Italian-sounding name, French manufacturer designed by a German firm. EU!
Probably the most amazing thing is how, inside of a year or two, the Veyron managed to eclipse cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and other exotics. A brand that went extinct in the 1940s was resurrected fifty years later and, in less than decade, produced a vehicle that quickly became *the* supercar di tutti supercars.
It'd be similar to someone bringing back the Duesenberg marque and having it be a luxury car that out-shined Rolls-Royce, Maybach and Bentley. And it would be doing so with a Chevrolet power plant, to boot. Given the Veyron's ubiquity in video games and popular culture, I'd be surprised if it were surpassed in the near future.
That it's top speed is somewhere north of 250 MPH out of a 1,200 HP engine doesn't hurt, either...
That is all.