check out what makes the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 as quick as Lightning Speed
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a rear mid-engined supercar. It is the most expensive modern car in the world at $1,600,000. The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal car in the world, with a top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph). The original version has a top speed of 408.00 km/h (253.52 mph).
It is the most expensive modern car in the world at $1,600,000.
It beat the record of the kOenigsegg ccr in the same year of 2005.
The car is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti company. It was named Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4’s home is in Molsheim-Dorlisheim, the French town where, almost 100 years ago, Ettore Bugatti began to realize his lifelong dream of being a car manufacturer. The new workshop is not just where the engine and vehicle are assembled and tested, it is also the place where customers collect their Bugattis and drive them out onto the streets for the first time.
The Veyron features an 8.0-litre (488 c.i.d.)W16 engine with sixteen cylinders in four banks of four, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a W configuration. Each cylinder has four valves for a total of sixty four, but the narrow staggered V8 configuration allows two overhead camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only four camshafts are needed. The engine is fed by four turbochargers and displaces 7,993 cubic centimetres (487.8 cu in), with a square 86 by 86 mm (3.4 by 3.4 in) bore and stroke.
This gives the Bugatti veyron a horsepower of 1001 and a level of acceleration unheard of in the sports car segment, propelling it from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds and past the 200 mph mark in a mere 14 seconds.
Also unique is the power transmission via an innovative directshift gearbox. Without any interruption in the power flow, the sequential seven-speed gearbox transmits the engine’s power to the wheels via permanent four-wheel drive. Put simply, this means uninterrupted acceleration from a standing start to maximum speed: a feeling previously known only to jet pilots.
It uses special Michelin PAX run flat tires, designed specifically to accommodate the Veyron's top speed, which reportedly cost $25,000 U.S. per set. The tires can be removed from the rims only in France, a service which reportedly costs $70,000.
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 has a total of ten radiators.
* 3 heat exchangers for the air-to-liquid intercoolers.
* 3 engine radiators.
* 1 for the air conditioning system.
* 1 transmission oil radiator.
* 1 differential oil radiator.
* 1 engine oil radiator.
The Veyron seats two in lavish style. The interior is swathed almost completely in leather the dash, seats, floor and sides are all leather.
The instruments are the traditonal ones found in the era when Bugatti cars were winning in the 1920's giving it a very ageless and elegant design.
A number of special variants have been produced namely:
Super Sport edition
The Veyron Super Sport features an engine power increase from the standard 1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp) to 1,200 metric horsepower (883 kW; 1,184 bhp)and torque of 1,500 N·m (1,100 ft·lbf) and a revised aerodynamic package. It was shown publicly for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2010.
This version of the Veyron has just taken home the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car. Bugatti's very own test driver, Pierre Henri Raphanel, was the man tasked with taking the Veyron Super Sport up to it's maximum velocity. The average speed of his two-run, Guinness-approved drives was an insane 267.81 mph!
The car's everyday top speed is listed at 350 km/h (220 mph). When the car reaches 220 km/h (140 mph), hydraulics lower the car until it has a ground clearance of about 9 cm (3.5 in). At the same time, the wing and spoiler deploy. In this handling mode the wing provides 3,425 newtons (770 lbf) of downforce, holding the car to the road.
Bugatti has limited the top speed to 257.9 mph (415 km/h). This is because anything higher than that they can't guarantee the tires won't disintegrate.
The first five examples of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will be painted up in luminescent orange and black color scheme of the record breaking car.
Launched on 11 September 2007 at the Finnish Motor Show the "Pur Sang" (thoroughbred) is a limited run of five cars. They have high-gloss bronze roadwheels with a diamond-cut glass-like finish and a clear body finish revealing the Veyron's Silver-oxide finish carbon fibre body, but are otherwise standard finish.
A targa top version unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on 15 August 2008, with production beginning in spring 2009. The model has extensive reinforcements to compensate for the lack of standard roof, and small changes to the windshield and running lights. There are two removable tops, the second a temporary roof fashioned after an umbrella. The top speed with the hardtop in place is the same as the standard coupé version, but with the roof down is limited to 369 km/h (229 mph)—and to 130 km/h (81 mph) with the temporary soft roof. The first (chassis 001) was sold at auction, raising approximately $900,000 for charity.
Grand Sport Sang Bleu
Blue carbon fibre with polished aluminium, rims inspired by the Grand Sport Roadster highlighted in a Midnight Blue and Diamond Cut two-tone finish.
Bugatti veyron 16.4 held the ,world record for about two years until it was beaten by the SSC Ultimate Aero TT.
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