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From its landmark 2005 introduction, the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 redefined the ‘Supercar’ concept in one stroke with its shocking performance, totally unique looks, and magnificent engineering, not to mention its sticker price approaching $2 million. Perfectly bridging the rich heritage of Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, and his son Jean Bugatti, with the amazing technological achievements of the present day, the Veyron 16.4 was named in honor of Pierre Veyron, who achieved the historic marque’s last great win by co-driving a Type 57C to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939.
Exquisite race-bred engineering, cutting-edge styling, bespoke luxury, and exclusivity continue to define Bugatti today. Following the acquisition and revival of the famous Bugatti name by Volkswagen AG in July 1998, Automobiles Ettore Bugatti would re-establish itself in Molsheim, France, its original and spiritual home. VW’s Ferdinand Piech boldy announced that it would commence development of the world’s ultimate series-production automobile, with a radical engine developing 1,000 horsepower and capable of top speeds in excess of 400 kilometers per hour (240 mph).
Based on the Bentley Hunaudières concept and built at the Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim, the radical Veyron design was directed by Hartmut Warkuss, with Jozef Kaban handling the body and Wolfgang Schreiber the engineering. They certainly delivered, with the Veyron achieving 253.81 mph at Volkswagen’s test facility, a shocking top speed track that was famously confirmed on TV by the UK’s Top Gear.
The Veyron’s engineering is simply incredible, with the supercar fitted with no less than 10 radiators – three to cool the quad-turbocharged, 8.0-liter, 1,001-horsepower W-16 engine, three for the car’s heat-exchangers, and the remainder for the air conditioning, gearbox, differential, and engine-oiling systems! A cutting-edge seven-speed DSG dual-clutch sequential gearbox transmits the massive power output of the W-16 engine. Weighing in at nearly 4,200 pounds, the Veyron has achieved road-test results including acceleration from rest to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and the quarter-mile in 10.2 seconds at 143.6 mph. This blinding performance is even more amazing considering the Veyron’s purposeful yet sumptuous interior and comprehensive suite of passenger amenities and safety features including air bags. While a “series production” automobile, only 300 examples were planned and built.
Absolutely striking in its Italian Red livery over Beluga Black leather upholstery, this 2008 Bugatti Veyron was sold new at Bugatti Dallas and it remains completely factory-original with the sole exception of a 3M clear bra, which protects the surface of the entire vehicle. In addition to its virtually endless features, this Veyron is further equipped with such options as a navigation system, Burmester sound system, and Red stitching, which exquisitely contrasts with the leather upholstery. An unqualified tour de force on all conceivable levels, there simply is no better example of the world’s fastest and finest sporting machine, an historic and unqualified tour de force on all conceivable levels.