This should never have happened.

One of the world's most iconic cars, the Bugatti Veyron, known to many as one of the only cars you can legally drive on the road, but still pack a punch of over 1,200bhp – has unfortunately been on the end of a rather crude attempt at graffiti.

Spotted in Seattle, Washington, there's naturally been a mixed reception to the penis graffiti, and since the photo recently emerged on Reddit, many have condemned the act: "that's not a prank. That's vandalism and destruction of property" whilst others have seen the more humorous side of things.

The owner of the vehicle is yet to make a comment.

Update at 16.30 GMT 8th October

It appears the photograph was taken as part of a prank. We can all rest easy.

[via Reddit]