Bugatti Veyron: A Car For The Royals
Bugatti termed as the fastest car
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S manufactured (in Molsheim, France) based on a design by the Volkswagen Group, the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4. It was developed as a mid-engine grand touring car. The fastest deemed street legal car in the world is the Super Sport Veyron, which has a top speed of 431.072 km/h or 267.856 mph. The original version was named the Car of the Decade, 2000-2009 by ‘Top Gear’ in the BBC television series. It had a top speed of 408.47 km/ or 253.81 mph. In 2005, the ‘Top Gear’ conferred the Best Car Driven All Year award to the standard Bugatti Veyron. They Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse with an average top speed of 408.84 km/h or 254.04 mph became the highest top speed roadster in the world. The record was set on April 6, 2013.
Gradual Evolvement of the Bugatti
The design and concept of the Bugatti Veyron was done under the trained eyes of engineering Chief Wolfgang Schreiber. The car’s chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss. Exterior of the car was designed by Jozef Kaban of Volkswagen. The Bugatti Veyron also has a number of variants brought out over the years. They went a step forward in December 2010. They gave their customers the option of customizing the exterior as well as interior colours, using the Veyron 16.4 Configurator application which is available in their website.
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Technical Characteristics of Bugatti Veyron
Technical Characteristics of 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport produced by Bugatti (DE).
|Body Type||Fixed-head coupe 2 doors|
|Fuel Capacity||100 liters|
|Drive Wheels||All wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||n/a|
|Max Power||1200HP (883 kW) @ 6400 rpm|
|Max Torque||1500Nm @ 3000 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||539 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Tyres||265-680 ZR 500A 99Y / 365-710 ZR 540A 108Y|
|Transmission||7 speed semi-automatic|
|Number of gears||7|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||2.5 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|