Bugatti set the benchmark even higher with the plan of turning the supercar into a luxury road car suitable for everyday use. The development of the Veyron was one of the greatest technological challenges ever known in the automotive industry.
The Veyron 16.4 harmoniously combines athletic performance and elegant form, bringing the proud history that is part of the Bugatti-DNA into the present.
The classic two-tone design creates the characteristic side view with the signature Bugatti line. The centre line and horseshoe-shaped radiator grille also bridge the gap between the early Bugatti models and the present day. The broad rear section features an imposing retractable spoiler and prominent wings, while the horizontal headlamps and radiator define a striking front.
The heart and soul of the Veyron is the eight-litre W16 engine with four turbochargers, which initially generated 1,001 hp, and an incredible 1,200 hp in later models. The 16-cylinder mid-engine is 710 mm in length, no longer than a conventional V12 engine, and weighs just 490 kg due to its lightweight construction. The engine is fully capable of operating under a continuous full load, a feat that engines designed for use in motor racing, for example, cannot achieve. Its compact dimensions are due to the unique arrangement of its cylinder banks in a W configuration. Two VR8 blocks, each with a 15-degree bank angle, are joined in the crankcase to form one engine. Both eight-cylinder blocks are set at an angle of 90 degrees to each other and are aspirated by a total of four exhaust gas turbochargers.
The materials chosen for the interior uncompromisingly fulfil the highest of standards in every last detail. A specially developed aluminium alloy and pristine leather dominate the spacious interior design. The light metal steering wheel with a leather cover is a work of art in its own right. The handcrafted centre console has an appealing brushed aluminium look and suggests a horseshoe shape, echoing the exterior.
Designers and technicians worked together to harmoniously integrate all functions in the cockpit, giving the Veyron the unique atmosphere and quality of a Bugatti.
|Max power||736 kW ( 1 001 HP) at 6 000 rpm|
|Engine||8.0 L W12|
|Estimated MPG||8 City / 14 HWY|
|Maximum torque||1250 Nm at 2200-5500 rpm|
|Max speed||254 mph / 407 km/h|
|Fuel type||Super Unleaded 98 RON/ROZ|
|Bore x Stroke||86 mm x 86 mm|
|Gross vehicle weight||2,200 Kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||100 l|
|Curb Weight||5776 lb|