Many car enthusiasts and collectors dream of the day that they can finally get their hands on a brand new Bugatti – the fastest, most expensive, and most coveted sports cars on the market. With each new release comes a limited amount of manufactured Bugatti’s making them extremely exclusive and hard to get their hands on. However, even if you can afford it, buying a Bugatti isn’t just as simple as going to the dealership and signing the papers. You must be worth at least $60 million dollars and have owned a certain number of high-end luxury sports cars prior to even be considered for purchasing one.
After years of hard work and a much-rewarded career, American actor Tracy Morgan, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1996 – 2003 and 30 Rock from 2006 – 2013, purchased a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport in June of 2019. Choosing to buy a Bugatti is a rush all in itself, and only the who’s who go with the Veyron, one of the fastest Bugatti’s you can buy. However, it wasn’t even an hour after he drove his new luxury toy off the lot that he was hit with every sports car owner’s ultimate nightmare: he was hit by a distracted driver. That’s right. Tracy Morgan was unfortunately side swiped by a distracted Honda CR-V driver who attempted to make a right turn out of the left lane while on her phone (1).
The Surprising Accident
After Tracy Morgan signed the papers and handed over the $2 million dollars for his new Bugatti Veyron, he popped behind the wheel of the car and drove it off the lot. Not even a mile down the road in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, the star of ‘The Last O.G.’ was side swiped by a woman driving a Honda CR-V while distracted on her phone. She attempted to make a right turn out of a left hand lane, hitting Tracy Morgan right as he drove by – an accident traumatizing for everyone.
Not only were bystanders in shock, taking in the whole thing through their cell phones, but the woman who hit Tracy Morgan said she may be traumatized forever. This may not be an accident she will ever forget, and let’s hope she puts down her cell phone while she drives now! Actor, Tracy Morgan, however, handled the trauma a little differently. Thankfully, everyone involved in the accident was not injured in any way, and the only damage was to Morgan’s new Veyron. However, the SNL star was very upset about the accident, but who wouldn’t be? After spending $2 million on his dream car only to get in an accident not even a mile down the road would be upsetting to anyone, a true nightmare.
As any exotic sports car owner knows, repairs are not cheap and value is always at risk when an accident is involved. So how much of a hit did Tracy Morgan take exactly? Well, he may be looking at an upwards of $250,000 for the small fender bender. Here is a breakdown of why the luxury sports car will cost the price of a small house to repair (2).
The first thing to consider is the market value of the Bugatti after the accident. Although it was only minor with slight scratches on the front bumper and front left fender, the French supercar will instantly drop a steep $200,000. This is because Morgan was treated by an ambulance after the accident, even though he did not receive any medical attention or actual healing. Because of this, the small accident will be added to the Veyron’s history thus depreciating the value quite a bit.
The Honda CR-V driver’s insurance was able to cover a small portion of the damaged Veyron. However, most commercial insurance plans aren’t set up to cover accidents with luxury cars to the caliber of the Bugatti. Unfortunately, Tracy Morgan may have had to spend an upwards of $50,000 out of pocket on the repairs to get the Bugatti back to top shape since the super car requires specialized French mechanics and training in order to repair. A pretty big financial hit for a small fender bender accident.
The Bugatti Veyron
Today, however, the Tracy Morgan Bugatti is as good as new with scratches fully removed and repairs completed. Now the American comedian can enjoy his new ride in style and luxury, and hopefully no more car accidents. The Bugatti Veyron, Morgan’s ultimate dream car, is the peak of luxury for most celebrities, and for good reason. This French super car is built for speed with the ability to go 0-62mph in only 2.5 seconds with top speeds of 257mph.
With quick speed and great handling, the Veyron zoomed its way into the Guiness Book of World Records in 2010, the year it was released, for setting the records of the fastest street car in the world at the time. Now, the Veyron is completely sold out, only in the hands of the most elite celebrities and car enthusiasts around the world. What’s more is each Veyron has been completely customized with different paint finishes, color options, and matching interiors to make each Veyron unique to its owner. While many may be lucky enough to have a Veyron in their possession, no two cars are the same.
With 1,200HP, 1,500Nm, and 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds, the Veyron proves to be one the most sought after Bugatti’s in the market. Aside from its incredible performance and reliability, the Veyron is fit for comfort with its hand stitched interiors, quality materials, and comfortable seat designs. While Tracy Morgan may not be able to reach speeds of 100mph through the urban streets of New York, they Veyron offers comfort, class, and a reputation that is unbeatable compared to other sports cars.
The surprising Bugatti accident with Tracy Morgan is an extremely unfortunate event, one that would have any car enthusiast living the ultimate nightmare. Thankfully, however, Morgan and the Honda CR-V driver both came out ok with no injuries. It was only the Bugatti who took the fatal hit. With only minor scratches, the impressive Veyron is fully repaired and back on the road like never before, and although Tracy Morgan encounter the slight setback, he is still overjoyed to finally be driving his ultimate dream car.