Bugatti Veyron is a mid engine grand touring luxury coupe designed by French car maker Bugatti.Bugatti is a subsidiary of German car maker Volkswagen.Volkswagen spent the money for the development of the Veyron.Only 300 units were made the production of Veyron was first started in 2005 and the production of Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 was stopped in 2011.The EB means Ettore Bugatti and 16.4 means 16 cylinders with 4 turbos.The car was made with the ambition to make this car the world’s fastest production car in the world.Bugatti Veyron became the world’s fastest car when it was launched thus satisfying the objectives set for the car by the manufacturer.The price of the Bugatti Veyron starts at $ 1. 4 million.The car an attain a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).However in 2007 SSC Utimate Aero TT with a Limited production run of 10 cars took the crown as the ” World’s Fastest Production Car ” which attained a top speed of 412 Km/h.The later in 2010 Ultimate Aero TT was defeated by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport to become the World’s fastest production car by achieving 431 km/h (268 mph).
The car design is a two seater coupe with Longitudinal mid mounted engine.The front grille is made from Titanium and the the grille also acts as air intake.There are air vents on the side of the doors.The car looks muscular with its two piece design which make it feel like the front end and the rear end are fixed together.There are air intakes on top of the roof which makes the design unique.The car has projector headlamps and the alloy wheels are made from Forged Magnesium which are light weight.
The car was to become the worlds fastest production car so the emphasis of the car’s design was to keep the weight of the car at minimum and keeping drag coefficient at minimum.The car uses carbon fibre where ever possible and uses light weight aluminium where carbon fibre application is not so suitable.The chassis is made from carbon fibre and uses Monocoque design seen on modern-day racing cars.The chassis is connected to a highly sophisticated frame structure at front and rear.The frame structure made the torsional rigidity value from axle to axle to a new high of 60,000 Newton metres per degree.The car has a massive 100 litre fuel tank attached to chassis.The kerb weight of the car is 1,888 kg.
The normal ground clearance of Bugatti Veyron is 12.5 cm.The top speed of the car is restricted to 350 km/h for every day use and the ground clearance of the car when it reaches 350 km/h is 9cm.To go beyond the 350 Km/h the car driver needs to activate the speed key which is positioned on the left side of driver’s seat and then the computer monitor in the car checks whether the car and driver are ready to reach top speeds of 407 km/h.The rear spoiler as we see in sports cars of this century provide braking force.But when the speed key is activated the rear spoiler closes itself to reduce aero dynamic drag and not only the spoiler the car also sits at a lower position to reduce aerodynamic drag.The ground clearance of Bugatti Veyron after the speed key is inserted is only 6.5 cm.Hydraulics play a very key role in lowering the suspension of this car there by reducing the ground clearance.The Bugatti Veyron has a wheel base of 2,710 mm slightly less than that of Porsche 911.
The Veyron has a 16 cylinder engine with a ” W ” type configuration.The W16 engine is formed by combining two Volkswagen V8 engines.The engine has 8.0 litre massive displacement with four turbo chargers.The engine produces a maximum horse power of 1006 hp ( 750 KW) @ 6,000 rpm and 1,250 Nm ( 922 lb-ft) @ 2,200 rpm.Each cylinder has 4 valves summing to 64 valves in the engine.The valves are controlled by computer controlled DOHC unit.The engine red lines at 6,500 rpm.With so much torque at the lower end this makes the car drive able in all conditions.
With the high amounts of horsepower generated from the engine with the use of 4 turbo chargers makes the engine to heat in a very short interval of time and can even melt the car at high speeds so the engine has ten radiators to keep the engine cool.
The car is a permanent four-wheel drive with 7 speed DSG Sequential Gear Box with automatic shifting and dual clutch.The shifting time of the gears is less than 150 ms.The Lubrication is dry sump
1 st Gear: 3.176
2 nd Gear: 2.263
3 rd Gear: 1.667
4 th Gear: 1.290
5 th Gear: 1.057
6 th Gear: 0.878
7 th Gear: 0.795
Wheels,Tyres and Brakes:
The wheels 20 inch and he wheels are made from Forged Magnesium and are powder coated.The wheels have a silver color finish and have 10 spokes.In the centre of the wheels EB logo is present.
The tyres used on this car are specially made by Michelin.The tyres are called Michelin Pilot Sport Pax System.Each set of tyre’s approximately cost $ 20,000.
245-690 R520 A (front) and
365-710 R 540 A (rear) tyres.
With a car that can reach a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph) the brakes must be powerful to stop the car.So Bugatti had made cross drilled brakes with very large diameters.The front brakes are of 400 mm diameter each and the rear brake is 380 mm each on either wheel.The front brake has 8 piston caliper and the rear has 6 piston caliper the pistons are made from Titanium.The brakes use Carbon Ceramic material which is less weight and more efficient than steel brakes and are also used in racing.The front brakes have 4 brake pads and the rear brakes have 2 brake pads.the rear spoiler acts as Air brake.
100-0 Km/h – 31.4 m
200-0 Km/h – 126 m
300-0 Km/h – 283 m
400-0 Km/h – 540 m
0-100 Km/h – 2.5 sec
0-200 Km/h – 7.3 sec
0-300 Km/h – 16.7 sec
0-400 Km/h – 55.6 sec
The car was launched in 2005 with 1001 hp and a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) it beccame the ” World’s Fatest Production Car in the World ” the title was with veyron for 2 years.In 2007 SSC Ultimate Aero TT took the crown later in 2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport model reclaimed the title as the ” World’s Fastest Production Car”.
There are 5 special editions in the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.
- Pur Sang
- Fbg Par Hermes
- Sang Noir
- Bleu Centenaire
- L’ Edition Centenaire
Review of Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 ” Special Editions”
The car is available in infinite number of combinations as the buyer can select the color of the car from exterior to interior using the Bugatti Veyron Configurator.Bugatti also says that all the 300 cars will be unique.