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Buyanga’s Bugatti causes mayhem in Sandton


JOHANNESBURG – Businessman Frank Buyanga’s multimillion-dollar Bugatti on Wednesday afternoon rolled around Sandton, drawing sizeable crowds and massive reaction on Twitter.

The 38-year-old British born businessman was spotted driving his German supercar around South Africa’s most affluent area. His short adventure behind the wheel was enough to cause a mayhem, even if he was being quite civilised the entire time.

The Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès, one of the only 20 in the world, was seen being offloaded at the Robert Mugabe International airport in September.

The road beast is one the top range of luxury cars with a price tag of over $3m and is a product of a collaboration with the renowned Parisian luxury brand Hermès.

The car was subject of discussion in South Africa on Twitter with over 600 people commenting on it and over 1000 people tweeted about the car.

Below are some of the tweets

Motor Magnet @Motor Magnet Oct 30More

It is so great to see this epic machine in such a familiar setting. The Bugatti Veyron Hermes Edition Pak.

Morne Steyn Smit @Morneod15 Oct 30 More

That’s a great car!

Audrey @AudreyChimwanda Oct 30 More

Replying to @Motor Magnet

It belongs to Frank Buyanga. A Zimbabwean businessman also based in South Africa.

Kaizer@Kaizer57043515 Oct 30More

Replying to @Motor Magnet

Hi plz send me this video on WhatsApp

With the car, Buyanga, is among the list of some of the richest actors, musicians, sports stars and entertainers who own some of the world’s most expensive cars.

His  Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès in the world with a $2m price tag, with this car, he joined a list of world stars who drive an expensive car, including Kim Kardashian who drives a $325,000 Ferrari and Simon Cowell’s $863,000 Jaguar.

Buyanga told his close associates that the car will remain in Zimbabwe as he did not buy it for regular travel, instead, he treats it as a ‘collector’s item’.

Below are some interesting facts about Buyanga’s Bugatti.


***Oil change costs between US$$20 000 to $25 000 due to the exclusivity of the Bugatti.

***Four tyres cost around US$$38 000

***The 16-cylinder “W” configuration engine is fed by four turbochargers and features 64 valves, generating 1001 horsepower at 6000 rpm.

***The engine draws on its 8-litre displacement to deliver a maximum torque of 1250 Newton-metres between 2200 and 5500 rpm.

***With full-time all-wheel drive, the car’s phenomenal power produces breathtakingly dynamic handling, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds.

***The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 benefits from aeronautical and aerospace technologies, making it the fastest production car ever made.

***The car also features a braking system designed to deliver unprecedented powers of deceleration, establishing a new industry benchmark.

***The carbon-fibre discs provide brake pressure of up to 180 bars, combined with eight-piston monobloc callipers and titanium pistons fitted with fine steel heads and ceramic heat protectors.

***The airbrake increases negative lift at the rear of the car to 300 kg, enhancing the braking torque on the rear axle. At 400 km/h, emergency braking will bring the sports car to a complete halt in less than 10 seconds.

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