Bugatti Veyron – Wikicars

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The Veyron 16.4 was the fastest and expensive street-legal production car in the with a proven top speed of 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 and a base price of $1,700,000. It full production in September The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Automobiles SAS and is sold under the Bugatti marque.

It is named after racing Pierre Veyron. who won the 24 hours of Le in 1939 while racing for the Bugatti firm. The design of ressembles the classic Bugatti such as the Type 35 .

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G5 Development of the vehicle with the 1999 EB 18/4 concept car. Introduced at the Motor Show. it was similar in and appearance to the final Veyron car. One major difference was the EB use of a W18 engine with three of six cylinders.

The Veyron was designed by Hartmut of Volkswagen rather than Giugiaro of Italdesign who had handled the prior Bugatti concepts.

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VW Ferdinand Piëch announced the Veyron at the 2001 Geneva Show. It was promised to be the fastest, powerful, and most expensive car in Instead of the W18, the production would use a VR6 /WR8 -style W16

First seen in the 1999 Hunaudières concept car, the W16 get four turbochargers. producing a 1001 horsepower (see section for details on the power Top speed was promised at 403 km/h mph), and pricing was announced at €1 (US$1.3 million at the time).

Development continued throughout and the EB 16/4 Veyron was promoted to concept status. In late Bugatti announced that the officially called the Bugatti 16.4, would go into in 2003. However, the car experienced problems during development.

the required high-speed stability was – one prototype was destroyed in a and another spun out during a demonstration at the Monterey Historics in Mazda Raceway at Laguna Production of the Veyron was delayed resolution of these and other

Piëch retired that as chairman of the Volkswagen Group and was by Bernd Pischetsrieder. The new chairman sent the Veyron back to the board for major revisions. was replaced as Bugatti president by Bscher in December of 2003, and modifications were made to the under the guidance of former VW Bugatti Engineering head Schreiber.

In the case of the Veyron, it will be years before Volkswagen be able to see if their investment in ground-breaking technology has paid One key measure is how much (if any) of the developed for the Veyron finds use in cars.

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