Veyron 16.4 is the fastest street legal car in the world today.
Produced by a subsidiary of Volkswagen, this thing can go up to
274 miles per hour. Watch out for gas though. The engine is a
monstrous W16 (like two V8 melded together), and you will get
only 6 mpg. Only 300 Bugatti Veyrons will ever be made. With a
price tag of $1.3 million, that isn't surprising at all.
of the Bugatti Veyron comes in at well over 1,000 hp, and will
be advertised at "1,001 horsepower." That is a record
for most powerful production road-car engine in history. The Bugatti
Veyron was never thought to be such a powerful car as it was being
built and tested. In fact, it was getting many negative reviews
and car experts were claiming it couldn't be done.
the Bugatti Veyron though, many experts are now proclaiming it is
one of the most sought after supercars ever made. With it's sleek
design and great engineering, the Bugatti Veyron was proclaimed
Top Gear Magazine Car of the Year. The first ever sale of a Veyron
was at the 2005 Dubai Motor Show, which collected 6 sales. Where
can you pick one of these up? The Bugatti Veyrons will be sold to
customers from at 20 Bentley dealers worldwide.
Make sure you
don't crash this beast either. While maintenance can be performed
at the dealership, you'll need a mechanic flown in to get Veyron
repaired. However, if you're shelling out $1 million plus for the
car, cost isn't really a factor, only convenience. So how fast can
this thing accelerate? Apparently, it can go from 0 to 60 in just
2.5 seconds. That is whiplash speeds, my friends.
It's an air
hog too. If you're going 230 mph in the Bugatti Veyron, it'll consume
10,000 gallons of air. This is about as much as the average person
inhales in 4 days. The odd thing about the Veyron is that at full
speed, the tires will burst into flames after just 15 minutes of
driving. However, its an ironic blessing that you can only drive
it for 12 minutes if you have a full tank of gas.
is a very safely made car though. In fact, there has only been one
reported crash of a Bugatti Veyron, which happened on March 4th,
2007. So, the only question left is whether or not it's worth it.
Quite simply, the answer is yes. If you've got $1 million to spend,
the Bugatti Veyron would be a phenomenal investment.
So far, the
Bugatti Veyron is the highest performing supercar ever made. As
far as top speed and quickest acceleration among all the benchmark
speeds, it's the fastest. Just imagine what it'd feel like to be
going 253 mph and never leaving the ground.
The car was
named after Pierre Veyron, the French racing driver who won the
Le Mans in 1939. If you like putting the pedal to the metal and
like your cars fast and cool, you can't go wrong with a Bugatti