Auto News for May 24 – $3.3 million for the fastest car!

Bugatti #100
Bugatti celebrated the delivery of its 100th Chiron, the fastest car on Earth. The buyer is said to be located in the Middle East and the lucky owner was able to afford $3.3 million for the new custom made wheels. That for a 1,479 horsepower vehicle with an 8.0 liter 16 cylinder engine with 1,180 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 261 mph. The speedometer goes to 310! Only 500 Chiron models will be produced.

Chicago is the number two destination city for U-Haul trucks with an 11 percent increase year over year. The number one city will be announced later.

The rest of the top 10 Destination Cities are: Columbus (10); Charlotte (9); Philadelphia (8); Austin (7); Las Vegas (6); San Antonio (5); Brooklyn (4); and Orlando (3).

If we are not moving, where are we going? Hankook, the tire people, took a look and found that Miami and Denver are this year’s most popular summer destinations for those taking road trips. Other popular cities are New York, Palm Springs and Atlanta.

And as drivers hit the road, what will be the first song on their travel playlists? “Life is a Highway” takes the number one spot for top road trip songs this summer.
Those who do travel face the highest Memorial Day gas prices in four years according to AAA. The national average for a gallon is now at $2.93. If that sounds like a lot of cash, we paid $3.65 a gallon over the same holiday in 2014.


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