2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Review
The Most Luxurious & Fastest Car
of the fastest and most expensive production car ever made, the $1.1
million Bugatti Veyron 16.4 had its world premiere at the
Motor Show in October, 2005. Hand-produced in Molsheim,
this super sports car was also shown from October 11 to 18,
2005, in Madonie, Sicily, famous for the renowned Targa Florio
race where, in the 1920s, the company’s founder Ettore
Bugatti achieved the most racing victories.
To say that the Veyron is impressive would almost be an insult, considering just how unbelievable this car really is. The luxurious, classic interior is reminiscent of the brand’s racing past while the outside is striking with dual color enameling, chrome-plated radiator shutter and protruding back fenders which enhance the car’s sleek, athletic look. With some cars, looks can be deceiving, but here any performance expectations you might have by just looking at the car are sure to be exceeded.
Reaching 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds, the Veyron has a seven-speed DSG twin-clutch transmission, a direct-injection 8.0-liter W-16 engine with 64 valves and 4 turbos and a top speed of 250 mph. This means that if you want to grab dinner in Los Angeles and a show in Las Vegas, the Veyron will get you there in one hour! The car's speed capabilities are enhanced by aluminum and magnesium components, which help keep it light. Its power output tops at 987 horses (1,001 metric horses) at 6000 rpm with 922 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,200 rpm. Toggle switches on the steering wheel sequentially switch transmission, and power is evenly distributed with continuous four-wheel drive.
demons will gladly trade their souls for the chance to drive
this car, which not only reaches unprecedented speeds but
also does so with refined technological class. Once the car
reaches almost 140 mph, the normal 4.9-in. ride height is
lowered to 3.1 in the front and 3.7 in the rear, while the
rear spoiler rises and the wing extends nearly a foot. Then,
at 230 mph, the driver is required to turn a key in a lock
located near the driver’s seat, lowering the car even
more to a miniscule 2.6 inches in front and 2.8 in the rear.
The front underbody flaps close and the rear spoiler and wing
retract, as the car zooms to its top speed.