Is it possible to dream yourself into your dream car? That's what Carl Runefelt believes happened to him, and he paid for it with Ethereum cryptocurrency. Ride along through the streets of Dubai as Shmee and Carl discuss Carl's new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Carl's other dream cars, and the Law of Attraction.
Carl's Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Convertible
Twenty years ago, the introduction of the Bugatti Veyron ushered in a new era of production supercars available to the general public. A true daily driver with 1,184 horsepower and 1,106 lbs-ft of torque capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 268 mph boggles the imagination. In fact, the Bugatti Veyron is the first production car available with over 1,000 hp, it set the Guinness Book of World Records mark to beat for top speed, and helped create the hypercar term because supercar didn't seem to capture the car's essence.
Carl's Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is a sleek package with its removable targa roof panel, cream-colored paint scheme, and red leather interior. As they drive through the streets of Dubai, the sound of quad turbochargers feeding the 16-cylinder engine hints at the power available at any time. At the same time, even with the top off, the two occupants carry on a conversation while casually negotiating city traffic. According to Carl, the only downsides to having a Bugatti Veyron as a daily driver are the lack of storage space, the wide turning radius, high maintenance costs, and the amount of attention it draws, even in Dubai.
What's Next on Carl's Dream Car List?
Carl says that he has several cars on his dream list, including a Koenigsegg, mainly because he's Swedish, a Porsche Carrera GT, a Ford GT, or a Lamborghini Murcielago which is a favorite Lambo from the past. He also loves the SLR McLaren's unique look and thinks "they are undervalued and will increase in price." As he considers his list he adds a Ferrari Enzo but notes that it would be more of an art piece than a daily driver like the Bugatti. After passing a 300 SL on the street, he adds it to the list as well.
The Law of Attracting a Dream Car
From a young age, Carl dreamed of owning a Bugatti Veyron. He had Bugatti posters on the walls of his childhood bedroom, Veyron pictures on his phone screen, and could see himself driving one for the past 15-plus years. Even working as a supermarket cashier just three years ago, he convinced himself that his dream was real, and it was just a matter of time. He says that once he believed his dream he began taking the steps to make that dream a reality, and his reality is truly his dream.