Bugatti Veyron – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Bugatti Veyron

The Super version of the Veyron is the fastest production car in the world, with a top of 431.072#160;km/h (267.856#160;mph). [ 4 ] The original has a top speed of 408.47#160;km/h (253.81#160;mph). [ 5 ] It was Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television Top Gear . The standard Bugatti won Top Gear ‘ s Best Car All Year award in 2005.

On 6 2013, Bugatti set the record for the highest top speed of any roadster in the with the Veyron Grand Vitesse, reaching on average a top of 408.84#160;km/h (254.04#160;mph). [ 6 ] [ 7 ]

The Veyron’s designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and the was designed by Jozef Kabaň of with much of the engineering being conducted under the of engineering chief Wolfgang

A number of special variants been produced. In December Bugatti began offering buyers the ability to customize and interiors colours by using the 16.4 Configurator application on the official website. [ 8 ] [ 9 ]


of the car [ edit ]

In 1998, the Volkswagen purchased the trademark rights on the car manufacturer Bugatti in order to the brand. [ 10 ] Starting with the EB118. they presented at international auto shows a of four 18-cylinder concept At the 1999 Tokyo Motor the first study of the Veyron was [ 11 ] At the time, the name of the concept car was Veyron EB 18.4, and it was equipped a 3-bank W 18-cylinder engine of the 2-bank W 16-cylinder engine of the version. While the three prototypes had been styled by the Veyron was designed by the Volkswagen

The decision to start production of the car was by the Volkswagen Group in 2001. The roadworthy prototype was completed in 2003. It is identical except for a few to the later series variant. In the to series production, however, technical problems had to be addressed, so the start of production was delayed until September 2005. [ 12 ]

origin [ edit ]

The Veyron EB is named in honour of Pierre a Bugatti development engineer, driver and company race who, with co-driver Wimille. won the 1939 24 hours of Le while driving a Bugatti. [ 13 ] The EB to Bugatti founder Ettore and the 16.4 refers to the engine’s 16 and four turbochargers. [ 14 ]

World record controversy [ ]

At the beginning of April 2013, (also known as Sunday Driving) began an investigation claims from US car maker that its 928#160;kW (1,244#160;bhp) Venom GT was the new world’s fastest car. taking the crown the Guinness World Record-holding Veyron Super Sport. a recorded speed of 427.6#160;km/h the Hennessey was 3.4#160;km/h (2.1#160;mph) than the Veyron but Hennessey Bugatti’s official record that the Veyron Super was restricted to 415#160;km/h (258#160;mph) in form and that for it to achieve its top speed of 431.0#160;km/h (267.8#160;mph), the car was in a state of tune not available to Hennessey said its Venom GT, on the hand, was road-ready and unmodified and was a production car in the strict sense of the [ 15 ] requested clarification Guinness World Records, investigated this claim and that indeed the modification was the official guidelines of the record. finding this, Guinness Records voided the Super record and announced it was reviewing category with expert consultants to ensure our records reflect achievements in this [ 16 ]

After further review, the producers of the Ultimate Aero TT, that they had reclaimed the [ 17 ] However Guinness World later said they had the Super Sport’s record, coming to the conclusion that a to the speed limiter does not the fundamental design of the car or its engine. [ 18 ]

Bugatti Veyron (2005–2011) [ ]

Specifications and performance [ edit ]

U.S. Bugatti Veyron on in April 2006

The transmission is a direct-shift gearbox computer-controlled with seven gear with magnesium paddles the steering wheel and a shift of less than 150#160;milliseconds, by Ricardo of England rather Borg-Warner. who designed the six speed DSG in the mainstream Volkswagen Group The Veyron can be driven in either or fully automatic mode.

A transmission for the Veyron costs over US$120,000. [ 19 ] It also has all-wheel drive using the Traction system. It uses Michelin PAX run-flat tyres. specifically to accommodate the Veyron’s top and cost US$25,000 per set. [ 19 ] The can be mounted on the rims only in a service which costs [ 19 ] Kerb weight is 1,888 (4,162#160;lb). [ 20 ] This gives the car a ratio, according to Volkswagen figures, of 530#160;PS (390#160;kW ; ) per ton.

The car’s wheelbase is (106.7#160;in). Overall length is (175.7#160;in) which gives (69.0#160;in) of overhang. The width is (78.7#160;in) and height 1,204#160;mm The Bugatti Veyron has a total of ten [ 21 ]

3 heat exchangers for the air-to-liquid

3 engine radiators.

Bugatti Veyron

1 for the air conditioning

1 transmission oil radiator.

1 differential oil

1 engine oil radiator

It has a drag of 0.41 (normal condition) and (after lowering to the ground), [ 22 ] and a area of 2.07#160;m 2 (22.3#160;sq#160;ft). [ 23 ] gives it a drag area – the of drag coefficient and frontal represented as C d A – of 0.74#160;m 2 (8.0#160;sq#160;ft).

to Volkswagen Group and certified by TÜV the final production Veyron produces 1,001 metric (736#160;kW ; 987#160;bhp ) of motive and generates 1,250 newton (922#160;lbf·ft ) of torque. [ 2 ] [ 24 ] The nominal has been stated by Bugatti to be conservative, with the real being 1,020 metric (750#160;kW ; 1,006#160;bhp ).

German officials recorded an average top of the original version of 408.47#160;km/h [ 5 ] during test sessions on the test track on 19 April

This top speed was verified by May on Top Gear in November 2006, at Volkswagen Group’s private test track. May noted at top speed the engine consumes litres (9,900#160;imp#160;gal) of air per minute (as as a human breathes in four The Veyron at the time had the highest top of any street legal production

Back in the Top Gear studio, Jeremy Clarkson commented most supercars felt they were shaking at their top speed, and asked May if was the case with the Veyron at (253#160;mph). May responded that no, the was very controlled, and only a tiny bit when the air brake [ 25 ]

The car’s everyday top speed is at 343#160;km/h (213#160;mph). When the car 220#160;km/h (140#160;mph), hydraulics the car until it has a ground clearance of 9#160;cm (3.5#160;in). At the same the wing and spoiler deploy. In handling mode . the wing 3,425 newtons (770#160;lbf) of holding the car to the road. [ 21 ]

For top speed the driver must, while toggle a special top speed key to the of the driver’s seat. A checklist establishes whether the car and its driver are to attempt to reach 407#160;km/h If so, the rear spoiler retracts, the air diffusers shut, and normal (4.9#160;in) ground clearance to 6.5#160;cm (2.6#160;in).

The Veyron’s brakes use cross radially vented carbon reinforced silicon carbide composite discs. manufactured by SGL which have a much resistance to brake fade compared with conventional iron discs. The lightweight alloy monobloc brake are made by AP Racing ; the fronts eight [ 21 ] titanium pistons and the calipers have six pistons. claims maximum deceleration of on road tyres.

As an added feature, in the event of brake an anti-lock braking system has also been installed on the

Prototypes have been to repeated 1.0#160;g braking 312#160;km/h (194#160;mph) to 80#160;km/h without fade. With the acceleration from 80#160;km/h to 312#160;km/h (194#160;mph), that can be performed every 22#160;seconds. At above 200#160;km/h (120#160;mph), the wing also acts as an snapping to a 55° angle in 0.4#160;seconds brakes are applied, providing an 0.68#160;g (6.66#160;m/s 2 ) of deceleration to the stopping power of an ordinary [ 21 ] Bugatti claims the Veyron brake from 400#160;km/h to a standstill in less than though distance covered in time will be half a (third of a mile). [ 21 ]

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