The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most incredible production sports car ever built. It is by far the fastest and most agile, and can reach 96.7 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds. It also has the highest top speed (407.7 km/h) of any sports car presently in production.
The unconventional Bugatti Veyron laid claim to more than 1,000 brake horsepower representing a colossal technological accomplishment. The veyron consists of 16 cylinders, which was basically the joining of two conventional V8 engines at the crankshaft.
The W16 powerhouse boasts over 8.0-liters of brute force, and the car has 10 individual radiators for the cooling of the massive engine and even for the cars air conditioning system.
The very first Bugatti Veyron off the assembly line (which incidentally is 100% hand built) 16.4 Coupe sold for over $1 million dollars, and could reach a top speed of 407.7 km/h. The veyron is cable of maintaining the high speed for a total of twelve minutes before all of its high octane gasoline is completely exhausted. The raw and immense power is channelled to the road below through a very sophisticated four-wheel-drive system. Interestingly, the Bugatti Veyron boasts a seven-speed double-clutch completely automated manual transmission. View the veyron's engine in the gallery.
To be able to take the car to its top speed the driver must insert a specialised key to virtually enable the car to reach its maximum road speed. The unlocking process allows the car to hunker-down lower to the ground with only a 100mm clearance of the road surface. In addition, a special hydraulic rear spoiler extends automatically at a super increased speed. Most interestingly, it also acts as an extremely effective air brake. It’s said that it provides the equivalent stopping power as a small car.
Although a sports car the Bugatti Veyron isn't by no means a light car. It weighs a hulking 1886kg; however its road holding ability and handling is astonishingly without dispute. The designer of the McLaren F1 (Mr. Gordon Murray) recognised as the world's best sports car of its time, was very doubting the development and production of the Bugatti Veyron, but after personally test driving the completed automobile, he confessed that the car maker (Bugatti) had achieved the impossible.
The car maker Bugatti has discontinued output of the original coupe edition of the Bugatti Veyron, but keeps on building the limited edition open-air Bugatti Veyron models. The very up-to-date model being the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Unlike its predecessor it features even greater horsepower. In standard form it boasts an incredible 3222720000 Newton meters and an astonishing 1,106 lb-ft of torque.
The way Bugatti was able to increase the Newton meters of the Vitesse model was simply by fitting it with 4 massive turbochargers together with the very latest in high performance intercoolers. Nevertheless, because of the veyron's open style roof, supplemental chassis reinforcements were fitted to the Vitesse model to manage the increased power.
The Bugatti Veyron is simply, the most powerful and quickest spots car in the world today. Its closest rivals are the Pagani Huayra, the Koenigsegg Agera R, and the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.