New Times Takes a $2.5 Million Bugatti Veyron Vitesse for a Spin (and a Burrito)
"Um, no," Leitzinger says. "Sorry." The woman's boyfriend hangs back, a bit embarrassed. Maybe he could buy her a Bugatti for a birthday gift? "If I win the Powerball tonight," he says.
As I drive us back to New Times HQ, I have one last request.
|The author pretends to be a Bugatti owner for a day, and ends up at Taco Bell|
"Are you sure that's all you want?" the dude at the cash register asks when I pull up. "Damn, that's a nice ride!" the teenager says as he hands me a steaming tube of trans-fat-filled lard. "I'd have to sell a lot of tacos to buy that thing!"
Moments later, I step out of the Bugatti and back into my life as a professional journalist whose only flirtation is with poverty.
As Leitzinger pulls away in the car I never knew I always wanted, I count my change. Taco Bell Boy stiffed me 9 cents. I guess he figured that if I was driving that car, I didn't need it.
I shake my head and shuffle inside to fill out an expense report for $1.06.
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