Bugatti Veyron

Topics: Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti, Volkswagen Pages: 18 (5384 words) Published: October 11, 2012
Bugatti Veyron
Bugatti Veyron|
aka| Type aka here, not up there|
Production| 2005 - present
300 Coupes / 150 Grand Sport Targas
450 units total|
Class| Hypercar|
Body Style| 2-door Mid-4WD coupé|
Length| 4,462 mm|
Width| 1,998 mm|
Height| 1,159 mm|
Wheelbase| 2,710 mm|
Weight| 1888 kg|
Transmission| 7-speed Manual w/ Automatic mode, AWD|
Engine| 8.0 litre quad-turbo W16|
Power| 987 bhp @ 6000 rpm
1250 N·m of torque @ 2200 rpm

Super Sport
1183 bhp @ N/A rpm
1500 N·m of torque @ N/A rpm|
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Lamborghini Reventon|
Designer| Hartmut Warkuss|
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was the fastest and most expensive street-legal production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 mph) and a base price of $1,700,000. It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. It is named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. The design of Veyron ressembles the classic Bugatti models such as the Type 35. Bugatti once again claimed the land speed record for production cars on July 4, 2010 with the Veyron Super Sport prototype. At the hands of Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel, the Super Sport managed runs of 265.9 and 269.8 mph for an average terminal velocity of 267.81 mph on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien track. The much awaited 'super-Veyron' sees the car's power output jump from 987 bhp to 1183 bhp and torque from 1250 to 1500 N·m. According to Bugatti, though, production models will be electronically limited to 257.9 mph to protect the tires. Contents [hide] * 1 Recent Changes * 2 History * 3 Specifications * 4 Performance * 5 Previews * 6 Reviews * 7 Official unveiling * 8 Sales and service * 9 Owners * 10 Final numbers * 11 Gallery * 12 Trivia * 13 Awards * 14 See Also * 15 References * 16 External Links| Recent Changes

* For the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Bugatti unveiled a new special edition variant, based on the open-top Veyron Grand Sport, dubbed the Sang Bleu. It is finished in Royal Blue and naked aluminum (with the rear scoops also finished in body color) and available with a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut finished wheel design. Only 20 of these special Veyrons are set for production with a price tag of a cool US$2 million. [1] | | | |

* Following up the Bleu Centenaire's debut just a month previously, the 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este played host to the unveiling of the Veyron 16.4 Centenaire Special Edition Series. As the name implies, Bugatti's 100 year birthday present to itself is a quartet of uniquely liveried Veyrons that pay homage to one of the company's pre-World War 2 Grand Prix drivers including Jean-Pierre Wimille (France, 1908-1949), Achille Varzi (Italy, 1904-1948), Malcolm Campbell (England, 1885-1949) and Hermann Zu Leiningen (Germany, 1901-1971). Each car is color coded to each driver. Otherwise the car remains mechanically the same. [2] |

* At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti celebrated its centennial anniversary with the release of the limited edition Veyron Bleu Centenaire. The most obvious distinction from other Veyrons is the stark traditional blue paint scheme, a mixture of "sprintblue matt" and "sprintblue gloss", in honor of the iconic Bugatti racing cars of the 1920's and 30's who sported similar paintwork as per grand prix rules. Not so easily obvious are new multispoke wheels and LED headlights first seen in the Veyron Grand Sport. Pricing for this piece of history starts at 1.35 Million Euros. [3] | | | |

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