…Makes Top Speed of Over 400km/hour
Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini have all tried very hard to win the race, but up till date, Volkswagen’s Bugatti Veyron has held on to the wrestling belt of being the fastest street legal production car in the world, reports ROTIMI ASHER
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ugatti Veyron is a mid-engine sports car, which is designed as well as developed by Volkswagen Group and manufactured by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. in Molsheim, France. It has got s super sports version, which as at the time this report is being put together, remains the fastest production car on the planet earth. Veyron’s Super Sport version is said to be the fastest street legal production car in the entire globe, with a high speed of 431.072 km/h (that is 267.856 mph).
408.47 km/h (that is 253.81 mph) is the speed for original version of the car. It was titled as Car of the Decade (2000-2009) by BBC TV program, Top Gear.
Bugatti Veyron’s standard version also won the Best Car Driven All Year award of Top Gear for the year 2005. Bugatti had set the record for having the fastest speed of any roadster in the globe on 6th April 2013 with Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which has an average top speed of 408.84 km/h (that is 254.04 mph).
Hartmut Warkuss was the chief designer of Veyron. Whereas Jozef Kaban designed the exterior of Volkswagen under the engineering work guidance of Chief Wolfgang Schreiber.
There has been a production of several special variants. During the month of December, 2010, Bugatti offered its prospective buyers an ability to customize the colours of exteriors as well as interiors of the car, with the help of Veyron
16.4 Configuration application, which is available on the official website of marquee. In the year 1998, Volkswagen Group bought the trademark rights on former car manufacturer Bugatti so that the brand could be revived.
Beginning with Bugatti EB118, the company presented its four 18 cylinder concept cars at different international auto shows. At Tokyo Moto Show of 1999, the first Veyron study was presented. During that time, the concept car’s name was “Bugatti Veyron EB 18.4,” and it had 3 bank W 18 cylinder engine and not the 2 bank W 16 cylinder engine that the product ion version consisted of. Although the previous three prototypes had been designed by Giugiarom, Veyron was designed by the stylists of Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Group decided to start with the production of the car in 2001. During August 2003, there was a completion of the first roadworthy prototype. It is similar in performance as well as appearance, except for a few details added to the later series. However, during the development process of series production, a lot of technical problems had to be taken care of, that caused a delay in the beginning of production until September 2005.