Bugatti Veyron 16.4 enters production

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Bugatti Veyron enters production

November 3, One very significant event to under the radar in recent has been the commencement of series of what is now unquestionably the world’s most powerful and over-the-top automobile ever to be produced – the specifications are unique in automobile 987 bhp – 16-cylinder engine – 1,250 Nm at rpm – top speed 407 km/h – four – permanent four-wheel drive. before has such a concentration of innovations and top specifications been in a series vehicle. Production of super sportscar began at the of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. in near Strasbourg in France, a few ago. We have previously the Veyron, the history of the world’s production cars and Ettore remarkable achievements here. and here .

The production Veyron was at the recent Tokyo Motor signifying the importance of the Japanese to elite luxury vehicles. explained Dr. Thomas Bscher, of Bugatti Automobiles, “is one of the most markets for luxury automobiles in and for Bugatti in particular. We know the marque Bugatti enjoys respect in Japan and we are very that this is where we are for the time presenting the series of the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4.” has been the scene of a Bugatti world premiere before – in when the Bugatti Veyron EB with an 18-cylinder engine, but then with the unmistakable, Veyron design, was revealed to the public.

50 years down the a car manufacturer once again

In the final attempts had failed, in the of the … of the company’s founder in – preceded in … in 1939 by his son with whom he collaborated – to the substantially weakened company After 47 years’ production, in the of which 7,950 Bugattis of 13 through 251 had been manufactured, the to the Bugatti factory in Molsheim forced to close

Today, nearly 50 years to the day, the production of Bugatti is resuming, making Molsheim again the hub of the Bugatti world. As a for reminiscence, this picturesque, city near Strasbourg has lost its significance. The area’s Bugatti Alsace”, together their friends in the various clubs throughout the entire are in large measure responsible for the brand alive over the – even in the absence of the product This is an experience in which other prestigious automobile with melodious names not shared

It is in this fact the strength of the Bugatti brand is expressed most clearly. The for “art on wheels”, the cool of the aesthetic tenacity of Ettore was a man who was first and foremost an artist, not a The grandeur of the victories in the glorious of dirt-encrusted heroes on the racecourses of world and, not least, the of these racing cars for driving – the latter is what Bugatti cars accessible to a clientele. The prestige of inspired and the exclusiveness of individual models helped catapult certain models into the astronomical classes

1998 through four design studies in 15 time

In April 1998, the Group took over the trademark, presenting the brand to the for the first time at the International Show in Paris with a for a two-door coupe it had commissioned to create: the Bugatti EB 118. A few later, in March 1999, at the Motor Show, a design of the EB itself also created at caused a sensation with a saloon using the same 6.3 litre engine with 555 hp. was followed, the same year, at the IAA in by the centre-engine design, the Bugatti EB Chiron; once again was responsible for the design

And shortly thereafter, in Tokyo, the EB 18/4 Veyron celebrated its premiere, a model designed at the Centre of Excellence Design” the directorship of Hartmut Warkuss. No than nearly a year in autumn 2000 in Paris, the 16.4 was shown for the first The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 the ultimate in performance features, the hp, 8-litre, 16-cylinder engine and its specifications – 1,250 Nm at 2,200 peak speed of more 400 km/h, four turbochargers and four-wheel drive – features have remained in place to day, celebrated its debut at the IAA in in September of 2001

2003: New – new objectives

In 2001, the decision was to go into serial production of the Veyron 16.4 with a lot not to 300 cars. In December of the following “Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.” was a subsidiary of “Volkswagen France” headquarters in Molsheim. And nearly a to the day thereafter, at the end of 2003, Dr. Thomas took overall charge of the project as the new President of “Bugatti S.A.S.”.

Appointed to assist him was Dr. Schreiber, serving as technical and simultaneously as head of “Bugatti GmbH” in Wolfsburg, where all of the work for the new Bugatti is co-ordinated in part, carried out. His mission was to put the Bugatti Veyron on the road

The new team subjected the entire to a technological and financial feasibility commissioned, among other to develop a realistic timeframe for the of production of the new Bugatti

Shortly the 2004 Geneva Motor the Executive Board at the Group plans for the “new” Veyron scheduling production to begin in 2005. This schedule has met to this day

The Veyron: An unrivalled of top performance with the everyday

is made all the more remarkable by the that the Bugatti Veyron despite its very limited is called upon to meet all of the of the Volkswagen Group in their This means innumerable trials and tests throughout the world, all devoted to the fulfilment of a objective: to measure up to the strict, relentless quality and quality-assurance the company has laid down.

ensures that this sportscar will be suitable for driving as well, to a degree before witnessed in any other vehicle of this type. In the of modern, serial-production automobiles, the which has been brought to in the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is a between easy and problem-free in day-to-day traffic and breathtaking in the high-performance area. A reference would be music to the ears of Bugatti, whose early themselves were rooted in unique combination

Extensive work in Molsheim

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Tandem to the activities in the product area, construction work has been at the location in Molsheim. To begin the Château Saint Jean – an that Ettore Bugatti used as a residence but rather as a form of what, in today’s would be termed a customer centre, was completely renovated.

The two stalls located to the south and the of the castle, which in Bugatti’s day as stables, were telemetrically dismantled and, using as of the original elements of the structure, as wall segments and woodwork, as still usable, reconstructed in a copy of the original structures. In new “Bugatti Era”, these will for the most part an administrative character; in one of the spaces, will also be able to their Bugatti Veyron in an setting

The core of the investments in Molsheim is the “Atelier” in which of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is in September 2005. In its architectural this modern production has been given stylistic dipping back into the of the automotive brand.

With a exposure, the light- filled, main hall is only evocative of an automobile-manufacturing operation in the sense of the term – it reminds the more of a “Formula One laboratory”. The is dominated by clinical cleanliness and workmanship with highly component parts.

And yet the “Atelier” can hold its own against the “major A runway for the measurement of relevant data and a generously proportioned system for testing vehicle tightness are to be found here, a light chamber under the lamps of which the slightest in a car’s paintwork mercilessly the eye. A small test has been laid out in the green in front of the building.

It can be used to supplement the road-test compulsory for all Veyrons and which the vehicle’s production process. A centre erected next to the rounds out the complex of buildings in

Historic location

Thanks to Molsheim has been elevated anonymity to find its own place on the map – not of the automotive world. And this is justified, both for the location of Bugatti’s production facilities and his residence, which is located adjacent.

With the purchase of the Saint Jean and the property it, comprising some 140,000 m2 and the of all other modern-day Bugatti as well, this has changed in purely geographic terms. To be the property is situated in Dorlisheim while within sight of the Bugatti factory, is nevertheless on the other side of the Bruche This has been the source of for a “postal sleight of hand” on the of the new management at Bugatti.

To be able to the historic value of the location in into the Bugatti future at the same time satisfying the regulations of the Land, a compromise was with local authorities. A solution was arrived at with the – who took a very favourable of the entire Bugatti project from the beginning, providing active support throughout its The correct and complete address of “Cru 2005” is: Bugatti S.A.S. 1, Château Saint Dorlisheim, F-67120 Molsheim

is on the threshold of a new era. Its location is The company is international. Ettore was born in 1881 in Italy.

He his technological instruction in Germany, with De Dietrich in Niederbronn in – at the time still a part of – and then at Deutz in Cologne, he built his first automobile in in Molsheim. Since 1998, has belonged to the Volkswagen Group as a company with a French

The modern-day Bugatti team – bit as international as the company itself – the legacy of Ettore Bugatti as a challenge and an obligation. Thus, Dr. concluded his remarks to the assembled in Tokyo with these “The Bugatti Veyron will find its devotees in Japan, we are sure of that”, Dr.

Thomas Bscher. “We have this fascinating super on to the roads of Japan, transforming it a visionary sketch into the of today‘s automobile world. In so, we have laid the cornerstone for one of the most renowned and reputable of automobile from the virtuality of the into the hard competition of the The Bugatti brand will to this competition.

The Bugatti is the best sports car in the world, a car the of which the world has, in form, never seen Its technical data are second to The Veyron closes the gap between and vision. We believe that we interpreted Ettore Bugatti’s in the 21st century in much the manner as he himself may have

Whether we have succeeded in remains to be shown. But one thing is The Bugatti Veyron is just the This automotive brand is – and will live on”

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