The Bugatti Veyron is considered the second most fastest car that is being manufactured, which means for those that follow the racing world, this is the car that they watch. The car has been in production for quite a while, the most notable achievement that the car has received was winning the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939. The car is built by Bugatti Automobiles SAS, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, meaning that the car does utilize German engineering, some of the best in the world.
Another notable aspect is that the car is considered one of the most powerful cars on the market as well. The car can reach sixty miles per hour in 2.6 seconds, which as many point out far bypasses those cars that promise the fastest acceleration that are on the market. The top speed of the Bugatti Veyron is around 253.2 miles per hour, which is an amazing speed for any car to reach. The reason for this performance statistics is simply due to the sheer size of the engine. The engine is a 16 cylinder engine that has four turbochargers which help add to the speed that the car can reach. Because of the extensive size of this engine, there are ten radiators on the car that are working to keeping it cooled down and from overheating. This is an immense number of radiators, however are necessary in order to make sure that the car runs as it should. However, not all of these radiators are dedicated to the engine cooling aspect. For example, there are two radiators for the cooling system, one radiator for the spoiler, as well as one radiator for the transmission oil.
Since this car is pretty unique, it is not surprise that the car has specifically designed tires in order to accommodate the fast speeds that it can reach. These tires are designed by Michelin, and are flat run tires. According to The Bugatti Blog, these tires are supposed to be able to not wear down due to driving these fast speeds, however, street wise, most people will never reach the speed that the Veyron can actually rise.
Price wise, the Bugatti Veyron is going to run around $1.7 million dollars, which means that this is not the car that you are going to see driving around on many roads in the United States. There may be a few of these located in Hollywood, where movie stars do drive the car. Which gas mileage wise, it is understandable while only the rich and famous drive these since it is estimated that the Veyron only gets eight miles per gallon driving in city mode.
Those who have had the privilege of test driving these vehicles often comment on the ease of turns that the car makes. Most people expect that due to the sheer weight of the car that it would be incredibly hard to turn, however, it makes turns effortlessly. In addition, most comment on the superior braking performance that the car exhibits. However, this braking is needed since the car can reach such incredible speeds.
The car is very popular with those that are in the world of Hollywood. The company originally planed to make 300 of these cars in the span of five years. However, after the initial release of these vehicles, they sold out. Due to popularity, they have increased the number of Veyron’s that they make every year.