Bugatti Veyron is a mid-engined sports car, conceived and designed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Exotic cars like the Veyron has always attracted great interest, after the first version of Bugatti Veyron had been released, Top Gear named it “car of the decade 2000-2009” and it also won Best Car award. The Super Sport version was named the fastest street-legal production car in the world by Guinness World Records with a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph).
Over the years, several variants have been produced, and only 450 Bugatti Veyrons were made. The last production vehicle (Bugatti Veyron laFinale) was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015.
Bugatti Veyron Exterior
In 2010, a variety of customized trims of Bugatti Veyron were produced and the customers were given to the choice of customizing the interior and exterior colors through the Veyron 16.4 Configurator application on the official website. The available options are Bugatti Veyron, Grand Sport, Super Sport and Vitesse.
The vehicle is 4.47 meters long and it looks really sleek and racy. Elegant mid-engine along with nice proportions and symmetry, make it look classy.
The trademark of Bugatti Veyron is the huge radiator grille with the Bugatti emblem and the double color scheme accompanied by impeccable paintwork.
Interior of Bugatti Veyron
Interior-wise, Bugatti Veyron has all the elements of a luxury car. The cabin has been designed and planned in quite a detailed manner. The seats have been upholstered with premium leather.
The steering wheel made from light alloy has been skillfully equipped with the aluminum spokes and covered in leather.
A lot of work was invested in giving the interior a sophisticated look from seat heating to the GPS, by incorporating them in a way that would not make them look out of place. The integrated Burmester sound system offers an amazing sound experience and complements Bugatti’s high standards.
Engine and Specs
Bugatti Veyron is powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 cylinder engine, which is actually equivalent to two connected narrow-angle V8 engines. Each of the cylinders has 4 valves for a total of 64. The engine is powered by 4 turbochargers and displaces 7,993 cm3, with a 86X86 mm square bore and stroke. According to Volkswagen Group, the engine produces 1,001 horsepower of motive power and 922 pound-feet of torque. We have already mentioned that the maximum measured speed Bugatti Veyron 431 km / h which reaches in 42.3 sec.
While the best acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) recorded Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Convertible 2.4 sec, accelerates 0-300 km/h in 16.7 sec. Braking is perhaps more important than acceleration and top speed, this great supercar from a speed of 250 mph stops in just 10 seconds.
Interesting fact is and fuel consumption, which in the city is 41.9 l/100 km (5.6 mpg), on the highway 15.6 l/100 km (15 mpg) and an average of 24.9 l/100 km (9.4 mpg).
As for the transmission, the vehicle is equipped with a dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox computer-controlled automatic with 7 gear ratios, magnesium paddles behind the steering wheel and a less than 150 s shift time. The Veyron can be driven in either semi-automatic or fully automatic mode.
In case a customer wants to replace the transmission, it would cost them about $120,000.
The Veyron also has permanent all-wheel drive using the Haldex Traction system.
It uses special Michelin PAX run-flat tyres, so as to accommodate the Veyron’s top speed. These cost $25,000 per set.
Price and release date
Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Bugatti engineering chief, stated in 2014 that the next Veyron will have no more power and no higher top speed than the current model.
Prices vary, but for this unique car that belongs to the expensive cars should be set aside about $ 1,700,000 for the “cheaper” version, up to a staggering $ 3,600,000.
In July 2014, Volkswagen group revealed that the new Bugatti model will be launched in 2016 under the name Bugatti Chiron.