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Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron



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Bugatti Veyron the world fastest car ever
Bugatti Veyron the world fastest car ever

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Bugatti Veyron
16.4 is amid-enginegrand touringcar produced byVolkswagen GroupsubsidiaryBugatti Automobiles SASand introduced in 2005. It is currently the fastest accelerating anddecelerating production car in the world and, at 1.1 million Euro, it isalso the most expensive car.
Powered by a 736-kilowatt (1,001 PS/987 hp)W16 engine,
 it canreach 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph). 
  The car reached full production inSeptember 2005, and is handcrafted in a factory Volkswagen built nearthe former Bugatti headquarters in Château St Jean inMolsheim(Alsace, France). It is named after French racing driverPierre Veyron, who won the24 hours of Le Mansin 1939 while racing for the original  Bugatti firm. Two examples of the Veyron are known to have beenwrecked since production began. 
 Development of this vehicle began with the 1999
EB 18/4 "Veyron"
 concept car which itself had a chassis based on that of theBugatti 18/3Chironconcept car. Introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it was similar in design and appearance to the final Veyron production car. One majordifference was the EB 18/4's use of aW18 enginewith three banks of sixcylinders. The Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss withexterior designed by Jozef Kabaňof Volkswagenrather thanGiorgetto Giugiaroof ItalDesignwho had handled the three prior Bugatti  concepts too.Volkswagen chairmanFerdinand Piëchannounced the Veyron at the2000 Geneva Motor Show. It was promised to be the fastest, mostpowerful and most expensive production car in history. Instead of theW18, it would use aVR6/WR8-styleW16 engine. First seen in the 1999 Bentley Hunaudières concept car, the W16 would have fourturbochargersand produce a quoted (metric) 1001 horsepower (seeengine section for details on the power output). Top speed waspromised at 407 km/h (253 mph), and the price was announced at1million.Development continued throughout 2001 and the EB 16/4 Veyron waspromoted to "advanced concept" status. In late 2001, Bugattiannounced that the car, officially called the "Bugatti Veyron 16.4",would go into production in 2003, but significant problems cropped upduring development. Achieving the required high-speed stability wasdifficult: one prototype was destroyed in a crash and another spun outduring a public demonstration at theMonterey Historicsevent inMazda Raceway atLaguna Seca. Production of the Veyron was delayedpending resolution of these and other problems.
A silver and black pre-production Veyron on display at the 2004 ParisMotor Show.Piëch retired that year as chairman of the Volkswagen Group and wasreplaced byBernd Pischetsrieder. The new chairman promptly sent theVeyron back to the drawing board for major revisions. Neumann wasreplaced as Bugatti president by Thomas Bscherin December 2003,  and substantial modifications were made to the Veyron under theguidance of former VW engineer, Bugatti Engineering head WolfgangSchreiber. The Veyron costs €1,100,000 (net price without taxes); prices vary byexchange ratesand local taxes (likevalue added taxes). Prices for the UK or the US are over £880,000, or around $1,400,000.
Special editions
Pur Sang
On 10 September 2007 a special version of the Veyron called the "PurSang" (French for thoroughbred) was unveiled at the Frankfurt MotorShow. The only difference from the standard Veyron is the bodyfinishing: the Pur Sang has none, revealing the Veyron's purealuminium-carbon fibre body. Production of the Pur Sang will be limitedto five cars, which will have high-gloss aluminum wheels with adiamond cut finish. 
Fbg par Hermès
At the Geneva motor show in 2008 Bugatti announced a partnershipwith the French fashion house Hermès, resulting in the "Fbg ParHermès" trim. This has several new features as well as a redesignedfront end. The interior is trimmed in Hermès leather and it comes witha specially designed Hermès suitcase to fit in the trunk. Built forRodrigo Cañizares. 
 Bugatti later made four new color schemesavailable for order with the Hermès Veyron: called "Indigo Blue andVermilion", "Indigo Blue and Lime Green", "Black and Garance Red",and "Prussian Blue and Blue Jean". The cars will also come with thebespoke luggage, special 8-spoke rims and an H-pattern grill. 
Grand Sport
Bugatti announced the production of atarga topversion, called GrandSport. The car was unveiled atPebble Beach Concours d'Eleganceon

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