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Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron.  The most powerful, fastest, and most expensive production car to date.

It’s made by Volkswagen.
Bugatti Veyron
For those who aren’t gearheads, here are a few details of the Veyron 16.4:

  • 1001 horsepower (five times as much as Audi’s standard 2.0L turbo engine)
  • 8.0L quad-turbo W-16 engine (that’s essentially two V8 engines)
  • 0-60mph in two and a half seconds (in first gear!)
  • 0-150mph in about eight and a half seconds (so, it gets to 150mph in the time most cars take to get to 60)
  • Top speed: 252mph, or 407km/h

Besides these stunning figures, it has a stunning figure:
Bugatti Veyron

At top speed the tires will last only 15 minutes.  Here’s a look at the hydraulic spoiler that comes up at high speeds to hold the car on the road better:

Bugatti Veyron

And of course, the W-16 engine, which at top speed will use up 25gal (100L) of fuel in 12 minutes:
Bugatti Veyron

Only one exhaust?  Hehe.  Rear view:
Bugatti Veyron

Looks a wee bit menacing from this angle.  And one wonders, how does the driver see the road?

Bugatti Veyron

The Wikipedia article had me laughing a few times, for example: first scheduled maintenance costs $22,000 and the tires are over $10,000 a set.

Don’t worry about fuel economy: there isn’t any.  City driving will set you back a bit, at 8mpg (29L/100km).  At current gas prices, that’s about 31 cents a mile in the States.  Just drive it for business, you’ll be reimbursed about that amount, so what’s the worry?

Bugatti Veyron

Oh, yeah, the price tag of this Veyron at the Auto-Konig expensive-car-dealer in Munich: EUR 1,374,450.00.

Maybe that’s why Auto-Konig was (sadly) gone when I went by there to look at the fancy cars this week.  In this economy, even luxury car buyers can’t afford to shell out almost $2 million for a car.  But I’m glad I had the chance to look at it and take photographs!

Posted 12 years, 3 months ago at 1:00 pm.

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