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Bugatti Veyron

Sports car by Bugatti (2005–2015) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engine sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and Bugatti and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by French automobile manufacturer Bugatti. It was named after the racing driver Pierre Veyron.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
ManufacturerBugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
  • 2005–2015 (450 produced)
  • 2005–2011 (Veyron 16.4; 252 produced)
  • 2009–2015 (Grand Sport; 58 produced)
  • 2010–2011 (Super Sport; 48 produced)
  • 2012–2015 (Grand Sport Vitesse; 92 produced)
AssemblyFrance: Alsace, Molsheim[1]
DesignerJozef Kabaň[2]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style
  • 2-door coupé (16.4, Super Sport)
  • 2-door targa top (Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse)
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel drive
RelatedAudi Rosemeyer
Bentley Hunaudières
Engine8.0 L (488 cu in) quad-turbocharged W16
Power output
  • Standard (Coupé), Grand Sport (Roadster): 736 kW (987 hp; 1,001 PS)[3]
  • Super Sport (Coupé), Grand Sport Vitesse (Roadster): 883 kW (1,201 PS; 1,184 hp)[4][5]
Transmission7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Wheelbase2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Length4,462 mm (175.7 in)
Width1,998 mm (78.7 in)
Height1,204 mm (47.4 in)
Kerb weight1,838–1,990 kg (4,052–4,387 lb)
PredecessorBugatti EB 110
SuccessorBugatti Chiron

The original version has a top speed of 407 km/h (253 mph).[6][7] It was named the 2000s Car of the Decade by the BBC television programme Top Gear. The standard Veyron also won Top Gear's Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005.

The Super Sport version of the Veyron is one of the fastest street-legal production cars in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph).[8] The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse was the fastest roadster in the world, reaching an averaged top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) in a test on 6 April 2013.[9][10]

The Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut Warkuß and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen, with much of the engineering work being conducted under the guidance of chief technical officer Wolfgang Schreiber. The Veyron includes a sound system designed and built by Burmester Audiosysteme.[11]

Several special variants have been produced. In December 2010, Bugatti began offering prospective buyers the ability to customise exterior and interior colours by using the Veyron 16.4 Configurator application on the marque's official website.[12][13] The Bugatti Veyron was discontinued in late 2014, but special edition models continued to be produced until 2015.