Bugatti Veyron

Interesting facts — the worlds fastest sports car.

The EB W16 exotic supercar named after Pierre Veyron the renowned French race car driver and motor mechanic.

Pierre was a auto engineer responsible for the development of the prototype for the car maker, a formula 1 racing driver, road and track test driver.

The super sports car is developed and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles in Molsheim, France. Bugatti was sold to the Volkswagen Group in 1998 that redesigned the car naming it the Bugatti Veyron. The Grand Super Sport is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production roadster and hardtop ever built and produced in a street legal, soft top convertible version. However, reinforcements were made because of not being a hardtop. Minor changes were also done to the windshield and the front and rear tail lights for strength and durability.

Specs, Details & Blueprint

The Veyron EB 16.4 is named after the legendary racing car driver Pierre Veyron held in high esteem for winning the Le Mans 24 hours car race in 1939. The "EB" stands for the car manufacturer's inventor and designer "Ettore Bugatti". The symbol of "16.4" is the precise number of (16) engine cylinders. It features a technically advanced 8.0-litre, 16 cylinder, and quad-turbocharged engine. The unique twin V8 style configuration allows for 2 overhead powerful camshafts that drive 2 separate banks of cylinders. There are 4 valves for each cylinder making 64 in total. You change gears with magnesium paddles located directly behind the steering wheel. The shift time is super fast 150 milliseconds. You can select to drive the motor vehicle in either semi-automatic or full automatic mode. This modern design in engineering means that only four camshafts are needed. Any car buff in the motor industry would agree it's a massive power plant. Its powerhouse performance is to say the least extraordinary.

Price, Cost Of Spare Parts

Bugatti
Bugatti

Technologically advanced in every way, the motorcar can accelerate to a top speed of 431.072 km/h. The EB 16.4 price is USD$1.4 million and higher for the various models. The performance figures are staggering to say the least. It has a seven-gear DSG dual-clutch transmission gearbox with 7 gear ratios, ceramic brakes, a rear spoiler that deploys in micro seconds generating 3,425 newtons of down force that maintains the stability of the car at high speeds, a 16.4 litre engine, four turbochargers, eleven radiators, while producing a massive amount of torque. It has revolutionary advanced Michelin PAX run-flat tyres, and to replace a full set of road tyres costs USD$17,000. To replace a radiator is USD$90,000. What's under the hood or bonnet consumes high octane petrol with diesel fuel not an option.

Manufactured mainly from titanium unlike most other sport cars that are assembled around a carbon fibre body.

The power train of the car engine capacity is 487.8 cubic inches (7,993 cubic centimetres) with 3.39 X 3.39 inches (86 X 86 millimetres) bore and stroke. For a heavy on road vehicle it's not a gas guzzler, the petroleum consumption cruising in the city is 41.9l/100km, and highway fuel use is around 15.6l/100km. The fumes and vapour CO2 emission is only 596g/km.

Cars rolling off the production line are equipped with standard interior leather upholstery. Headrests, centre console, footwell, outer door trim panels, side skirting are finished in high grade leather. Aluminium body panels are fitted on special editions. Air scoops, air brake, fenders and roof area are reinforced. The Speedo or odometer is a luminous dial, floor mats are made from a dense sound proof material.

Radially Vented Brakes

Veyron
Veyron

Each wheel brake mechanism is radially vented, composite style reinforced silicon carbide and cross drilled providing much greater resistance to normal "brake fade" compared with typical cast iron cylinder discs. The minimal weight of the monobloc brake callipers is due to the development and utilisation from super strong aluminium highly polished alloy with 8 titanium pistons in the front of the vehicle, and 6 pistons for the rear.

Proving ground, race track tests show the veyron can come to a screeching halt decelerating from 250 miles per hour (400 km/ph) in less than 10 seconds. It's a world smashing record, and this standstill function is done in one third of a mile, or in metric terms, half a kilometre. It means it's no heap, junker, and wreck, bucket of bolts, clunker, lorry, rattle trap, buggy or slow jalopy. Its unequalled transit speed, comfort travel, and leisure transport at its best.

This makes braking, accelerating, quarter mile and lap speed times smashingly fast mover. Technical data and vector car specs are sound. The cars electronic stability control mechanism stabilizes the veyron, providing the necessary balance and compression, body flexibility and manoeuvrability at a maximum speed. An anti-lock braking safety is built-in to the handbrake system, giving both the automobile and driver more control and stopping power. The ride, handling and stability is world class for a sedan or limousine of its type.

There have been several prototypes, models, and coupes in the auto range. It's truly a supercar of epic proportions. There are special edition models such as: "Pegaso" first released in 2007, "Pur Sang" forged in 2007, "Fbg Par Hermes" launched in 2008, "Sang Noir" built in 2008, "Grand Sport Vitesse" made public in 2009, "Bleu Centenaire" built in 2009, "L'Edition Centenaire" assembled in 2009, "Sang d'Argent" fabricated in 2009, "Nocturne" produced in 2010, "Sang Bleu" constructed in 2010, "Grey Carbon" created in 2010, "Sang Blanc" made in 2010, "Royal Dark Blue" completed in 2010, "Soleil de Nuit" put together in 2010, "L'Or Blanc" finished in 2011, "Bijan Pakzad Edition" designed in 2011, "Matte White" fabricated in 2011, "Middle East Editions" fashioned in 2011, "Red Edition" formed in 2011, "Wei Long" machined in 2012, "Grand Sport Vitesse" shaped in 2012, "Bernar Venet tooled in 2012, "Meo Costantini" invented in 2013, and the "Jean-Pierre Wimille" also unveiled in 2013.

Top Gear BBC 2's Television Show

On an episode of Top Gear on the 4th of July 2010 the TV presenter James May, drove the Veyron Super Sport at a max speed of 259 mph (417 km/h). The co presenter also on Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson, stated emphatically that the all-wheel drive Super SS Veyron was "the greatest touring car made that we will ever see in our lifetime".

The street legal Bugatti EB110 is not a typical mass-produced or mass production sports car and concept cars. It is rare to see a brand-new supercar sitting in showrooms. In most cases, each car is presold with the owner waiting several months before it can driven and ownership of the machine is handed over to the owner. You can find motor specs, prices, photos and videos of the bugatti veyron on this and many other websites.

16.4 Grand Super Sport

The registered 16.4 Grand Super Sport version was steered, road tested and photographed in Cannes, in the Napa Valley in California, Rome, Sardinia and many other parts and roads of Europe. It is capable of reaching a top speed of 405.7 km/h in its standard form, and 358.9 km/h when its roof is removed. Bugatti announced that it will build only 150 of the Grand Sport (SS) version.