With its 16-cylinder four-wheel drive, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4*) may well be the most sophisticated production vehicle of all times.
Most of the components tucked beneath its hood are ingenious innovations that were formerly only deemed possible by visionaries like Ferdinand Piëch.
Technical Specification Veyron 16.4
|Cylinder capacity||7993 cm|
|Power output||736 KW (1001 hp) at 6000 U/min|
|Max. torque||1250 Nm at 2200–5500 U/min|
|Gearbox||7 Gear DSG|
|Top speed||407 km/h|
|0–100 km/h||2.5 sec|
|0–200 km/h||7.3 sec|
|0–300 km/h||16.7 sec|
|In town||960 g/km|
|Fuel type||Super lead free 98 RON/ROZ|
|In town||40.4 l|
|Out of town||14.7 l|
The Veyron 16.4* is the fastest production vehicle of all times. The car documents state a maximum velocity of 407 km/h, but that’s an understatement. On April 19, 2005, inspection officials recorded a top speed average of 408.47 km/h. For years, the Bugatti engineers had worked diligently in order to push the 400 km/h boundary. No wind tunnel can simulate this velocity, which is why after each of a long series of improvements, the different ground clearance levels and the modifications of the rear fenders, spoiler and underbody were tested separately on high-speed test ranges. This ambition and diligence paid off, as the official speed measurement proves.
The Veyron’s high velocity is due to the perfect combination of engine technology, consistent lightweight construction, specially developed tires, and the complex balance of propulsion and downforce. For not only the aerodynamic drag is a crucial factor at very high speeds, but also the precise adjustment of the downforce that holds the car to the road surface. And in addition to all this, the Veyron production vehicle meets the highest safety, reliability and maneuverability standards of even the most discerning drivers.