Since its launch in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has been regarded as a supercar of superlative quality. It was a real challenge for developers to fulfil the specifications that the new supercar was supposed to meet: over 1,000 hp, a top speed of over 400 km/h and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 in under three seconds. Even experts thought it was impossible to achieve these performance specs on the road. But that was not all.
The Veyron features an 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines bolted together.
The Veyron's brakes use cross drilled, radially vented carbon fibre reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite discs, manufactured by SGL Carbon, which have a much greater resistance to brake fade when compared with conventional cast iron discs.
For the Veyron, Bugatti worked in partnership with Michelin to develop the world’s first mass-produced tyre that can withstand speeds in the region of 400 km/h. The production tyres can be used for all speed ranges.
At speeds above 200 km/h, the rear wing provides additional optimisation of braking performance. The wing flips up to an angle of 55 degrees in less than 0.4 seconds, with important consequences.
The Veyron 16.4 harmoniously combines athletic performance and elegant form, bringing the proud history that is part of the Bugatti-DNA into the present. The classic two-tone design creates the characteristic side view with the signature Bugatti line. The centre line and horseshoe-shaped radiator grille also bridge the gap between the early Bugatti models and the present day. The broad rear section features an imposing retractable spoiler and prominent wings, while the horizontal headlamps and radiator define a striking front.
|Cylinder capacity||7 993 cm³|
|Power output||736 kW ( 1 001 HP) at 6 000 rpm|
|Max. torque||1 250 Nm at 2 200-5 500 rpm|
|Top speed||407 km/h|
|0 – 100 km/h||> 2.5 sec|
|0 – 200 km/h||7.3 sec 0 - 200 km/h|
|0 – 300 km/h||16.7 sec 0 - 300 km/h|
|In town||999 g/km|
|In town||41.9 l|
|Out of town||15.6 l|
|Fuel type||Super unleaded 98 RON/ROZ|