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 |  Feb 14 2012, 7:00 AM

Arizona police can do little more than throw a hissy fit over a video garnering YouTube fame where someone pilots a Bugatti Veyron to 225 mph on a public road over the course of seven runs.

Although we have to believe the video’s uploader because the speedometer isn’t shown during the runs, it’s evident from how quickly objects whip by that they’re probably hitting their stated speed.

Mind you, the Veyron’s 8.0-liter W16 engine – in all of its quad-turbo glory, is capable of higher speeds, though probably not on unmanicured pavement. Were that the case, the driver might have touched the 253-mph top speed it’s capable of in Top Speed mode.

Regardless, we’re treated to seeing one of the world’s most notorious bad boy cars shooting past the camera several times, as well as a cabin shot during their max-speed run. The video caps off on a cheeky note, with the car pulled over by a member of the Arizona highway patrol, though not during any of their eyelid-peeling runs.

Watch the video after the jump.

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 |  May 28 2010, 3:59 PM

Thieves in London, England tried make off with the wheels from a $266,000 Aston Martin DBS, but appear to have given up after taking 3 of the 4 wheels.

The dim-witted criminals left the car with bricks under the rocker panels, and a jack wedged under the rear quarter panel, both of which mangled the delicate aluminum bodywork. Total damage is estimated at an eye-watering $43,000, with the wheels costing $6,500 alone. The DBS is famous for its role in James Bond movies, like Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

[Source: The Daily Mail]