Top Speed: 248.5 mph / 400 km/h
0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds
Engine: Quad Turbo W-16
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 joined the league of supercars with a series of superlative modifiers such as the ´fastest, most powerful and most expensive´ street-legal production cars in the world. The ever powerful Veyron engine is capable of yielding 1020 to 1040 metric HP, and so the Veyron 16.4 supercar is now better known as the ´1001 horsepower´ car.
The famous sports car manufacturer, Bugatti Automobiles SAS, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, owns the prestigious title for manufacturing the super performer of the world. The name ´Veyron´ is attributed to the French racing driver Pierre Veyron who won the title ´24 hours of Le Mans´ in 1939 for Bugatti. Bugatti, with its long years of experience in making the traditional racing cars since the early ´90s, tries the track in the modern era with a well-advanced version of their technology applied in the Veyron 16.4.
Bugatti Veyron is an exclusive sports car for the 21st century. It exemplifies the perfect blending of design with technological concept.
Offering a high performance with serious measures to ensure safety was the major concern at Bugatti while yielding a maximum performance speed of 252.3 mph (406 km/h) to this leader of the modern era racing cars. Thanks to the single-piece carbon-fiber monocoque technology that absolutely suited the Bugatti Veyron supercar and scored the maximum points at various crash tests. Adding to this perfect body structure are other safety measures such as the airbags and the PAX system applied on the wheels and tires.
Another innovative safety measure applied is the rear spoiler of this sports car that performs double action – it provides the necessary downforce at high-speed driving, and it acts as a ´parachute brake´ during sudden braking. It helps to add additional air resistance to the brakes and thus reduces the braking distance of this supercar to great extent.
The W16 alloy engine is an important feature of the Veyron 16.4. The 16 cylinders are arranged in 4 banks of 4 cylinders. The engine uses four turbochargers that are capable of a displacement of 8.0L with an 86X86 mm bore and stroke. The dual-cultch DSG computer controlled manual transmission system sets the Veyron sports car to have full automatic transmission. The system is provided with seven gear ratios through the shifter paddles situated behind the steering wheel, and they offer 8ms shift time.
The wheels and tires are also modified to facilitate an improved performance of the new supercar. The all-wheel-drive helps to transfer the power efficiently to the road while speed driving. The Michelin run-flat tires used in the Veyron meet all the safety standards and suit the adventurous driving situations and racing conditions.
The brake system consists of a cross-drilled and turbine-vented carbon rotors. Each caliper is provided with eight titanium pistons. The braking system of Veyron supercar is so effective that it can produce a deceleration of 1.3g on road tires.
The interior of the Veyron 16.4 sports car features an exceptional design that exhibits the creativity and the aesthetics of the designer. The superb quality leather, the metallic trim, and the ergonomically set instrument panel add to the touching cockpit experience.
2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 sets itself an example to the luxury car world in terms of its design, technology, and the performance.