Thursday, 1 December 2011

Spin in a Bugatti Veyron

We went for a spin in a Bugatti Veyron.  And a Rolls Royce Ghost.  And a Bentley - a Mulsane I believe.
They were awesome.

A prince owns the cars and very kindly gave permission for them to be provided so a small, select group of people could try them out.   The blokes could take the cars for a spin themselves, while we ladies were chaffeur driven - the prince also sent along drivers. 

I'd like to say I'm on chummy, chatting terms with Saudi princes, though a fellow Kiwi who has lived in Saudi for twenty odd years is.   We were all very grateful to her for organising this day.

What did I think of the Veyron?    It's a sports car so isn't designed for an ambling ride on supersoft suspension.  You feel the road beneath you.  Obviously, this car is not designed for the gravel roads up to the farm in Kaeo.  But, I'm sure if I was given free reign of the Bugatti on straight, flat good quality roads, you wouldn't see me for dust. 

My favourite car was the Ghost.  Oh soooooo nice.  Super soft seats, roomy.  And unbelievably quiet.  Definitely a classy car.  Hubster gave an enthusiastic response to my request that we get one of these.  It's so nice when he says, 'Yes Gae, Sure' even though I know he means 'Dream On Baby'.

If hubster were to buy me a Bently, instead of the Rolls I wouldn't be averse to it's ownership either.  (More Dreamin').

We thought of suggesting that the New Zealand government obtain a Bently for the Ambassador because he looks positively at home next to one.  Me thinks we were all dreamin with that idea.

Agreement was unanimous that we would be highly unlikely to see these three cars in the same place in NZ, much less get to tutu (Maori word for 'play about') with them.  Living in Saudi Arabia isn't all bad and our day having a spin in the Bugatti Veyron, the Rolls and the Bentley really was awesome.

Ka Kite,

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