The Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is a high-performance sports car that was produced by the French car manufacturer Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. from 2005 to 2015. It was named after the French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939 while driving for the Bugatti team.
The Veyron was developed and designed by a team led by the Volkswagen Group's former Chief Designer, Hartmut Warkuss, and the Chief Technical Officer of Bugatti, Wolfgang Schreiber. It was powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine that produced 1,001 horsepower and 1,250 Newton meters of torque. The Veyron was capable of reaching a top speed of over 250 mph (400 km/h), making it one of the fastest production cars in the world at the time.
The Veyron was also known for its impressive acceleration, with a 0-60 mph time of around 2.5 seconds. It featured an advanced all-wheel drive system, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and a sophisticated suspension and chassis setup.
The Veyron was produced in several different versions, including the original Veyron 16.4, the Veyron Super Sport, and the Veyron Grand Sport. It was a highly exclusive and expensive car, with a price tag of around $1.7 million for the base model. Despite its high price and limited production run, the Veyron was widely praised by critics and car enthusiasts for its impressive performance and engineering.
This one is currently up for auction on BaT:
Doug DeMuro describes why the Veyron is the coolest car of the ought’s:
Finally, watch the human orangutang thrash about in one: