Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 – The return of a legendary super sport car

By Julia Roberts Monday, August 14, 2017
Meta: The most storied name in the super car market – Bugatti - has come back with Veyron EB 16.4. Check this post to know more about this new super car.


Volkswagen purchased the right to use the name Bugatti from a French company to invent and build vehicles since 1998. VW then established Bugatti Automobiles SAS in 2000 and the first time in the history VW introduced the Veyron 16.4 in 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. This super car has an 8.0-liter W16 engine consisting of 16 cylinders configured in four banks of four cylinders respectively.

Two V8 engines joined at the crankshaft enables the Veyron 16.4 to use less than four turbochargers to create around 1001 horsepower. As a result, this super car is capable of reaching the speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 2.5 seconds. The Veyron 16.4’s top speed is 253 mph. The price makes it the most expensive new super car in the world, i.e., about $1.5 million.
For the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 super car, things are superlative. Let’s have a closer review about the Veyron 16.4 via the following facts and features.

Exotic super sport car

When you look into this Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in person, it is quite confusing to judge the size of this car. When it comes to the car dimensions, the Veyron 16.4 is a little bit shorter than a 9ff GT9-R Porsche. To reduce the car weight, VW has utilized carbon fiber and aluminum in the car’s structure and bodywork though the Veyron weighs around 4,500 pounds.


To reach the top speed of 253 mph, a quad-turbo is specially designed and researched carefully. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 refers to the cylinder and turbocharge count with the 8.0-liter W16 engine. To say it simply, the W layout in the engine includes two Volkswagen narrow-angle V8s combine together. This layout is rated at 1,001 hp and 922 pound-feet of torque.

Via an F1 style and 7-speed automated manual gearbox, power is sent to four wheels. With the support of all-wheel drive and massive tires and wheels, this Veyron 16.4 is crazily quick. It can reach the speed of 60 mph from 0 mph in about 2.5 seconds.

In the condition of a special top-speed mode which facilitates the car with minimum aerodynamic drag, this Veyron super sports car can reach the top speed of 252 mph. In fact, Bugatti restricts its car normal top speed to 230 mph.

Second key for upper limits of performance and braking system

A diagnostic checklist decides if the Veyron car and its drivers are well prepared before enable top speed mode. That is when the second key gets engaged. Once the owners put the key in the lock, the rear spoiler retracts, and the front air diffusers close. Furthermore, the Veyron’s ground clearance drops to 2.6 inches for added aerodynamics.

Luckily, the car’s flat tires and suspension are designed to maintain its stability and monitor the speeds which are out of motorist’s comprehension. Besides, the car brakes are built for maximum traction and grip. When the car runs at 124 mph, the rear wing plays as an air brake and can stop the car in less than a second once the brake is depressed.

Driving experience

For those who have had the wonderful experience of sitting inside the Veyron 16.4, it is an easy car to drive. The handling, though not visceral or engaging like exotic super sports cars, is still impressive. In the meantime, the interior is in fact quite spacious. The car is facilitated with leather upholstery and aluminum trim to satisfy the most demanding customers. The overall design of the interior might remind you of the classic Bugattis thanks to stylish cues.

However, the outward, forward visibility is quite a disappointment because of this Veyron’s thick A-pillars.

Quick facts about the Bugatti Veyron super car

Overall length: 175.7 in.
Height: 47.4 in.
Width: 78.7 in.
Engine: 8.0 Liter W16
Transmission: 7-Spd Auto Manual

To sum up

Feeling high about this Bugatti Veyron 16.4? Well, as the saying goes “The rich are different,” this super car is superlative. It delivers something that is very different and unique for super rich individuals. This model amazes us with much better and more highly qualified levels of performance that you have ever expected and desired.

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