First Bugatti Veyron crash (Motorauthority.com)
Posted on Sunday 4 March
Update: More details surrounding the
Veyron crash have emerged, including the identity of the driver and its
unfortunate owner. The Mail reports the vehicle was registered to
41-year old businessman Kumar Soni, but it’s believed the person behind
the wheel at the time of the accident was his younger brother, 39-year old
Ajay Soni. The crash occurred near the owner’s £3 million Surrey home in
the UK, and neighbors claim it had caused a heated argument between the
It’s also thought that the £830,000 ($2million Cdn)
supercar was only delivered last week and is one of only a dozen such
models in the UK. Onlookers claim the car was travelling in excess of
100mph before the driver lost control, hit a Vauxhall Astra driven by a
seven-month pregnant woman, and spun three times before crashing into
trees beside the road.
Local police have taken details, and the driver is
currently being investigated for driving without due care and attention.
Fortunately, no-one was injured during the accident. The Soni family run
several car hire and property companies based in London.
Previous: We’ve seen plenty of smashed
Ferrari Enzos but this is the first time we’ve come across images of a
wrecked Bugatti Veyron. Information is sketchy, but it’s thought that a
pool of water on the road caused the AWD supercar to lose traction and
then spin out of control, sending it head first into a ditch near
Shepperton in the UK. Most of the cabin section and engine compartment
look relatively undamaged, however, it’s hard to determine what internal
damage to the drivetrain there is if any. Hopefully the driver got out
According to the source, this is the first time a
private customer has actually crashed a Veyron. Engineers reportedly
destroyed two prototype examples during testing, which was part of the
reason for the long delays during the vehicle’s development.