Petroleum tycoon, Carlton Beal Jr., just recently made the trade of all trades at the All American Chevrolet dealership in Midland, Texas.
Beal traded his 2008 red-on-black Bugatti Veyron for a Corvette ZR1!
With 20,307 miles on the odometer, the seemingly new Bugatti Veyron actually matches up well to the ZR1. The Veyron clocks 0-to-60MPH in just 2.4 seconds, reaching high speeds of 253 miles per hour. The ZR1, on the other hand, reaches the 0-to-60 MPH mark in 3.3 seconds and high speeds of 205 miles per hour. Not too shabby.
The only strong difference: cost. A new Veyron runs for $1,600,000, a ZR1 only $107,000. With such a huge cost gap, the dealership wouldn’t accept the Veyron trade-in until they lined up a buyer, which they did.
Overall, in my opinion, Beal was smart in this trade… Not only did he regain some cashflow, but he is also the proud owner of an American-made vehicle that performs nearly as well as his former European ride.
[ Jalopnik ]