Monday, October 24, 2005

Bugatti (1.2 Million) Veyron

The Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron is an awesome sports car. 1001bhp (987 horses in U.S. Spec) is capable of 0-60 runs of sub 3 seconds, 0-124 in 6 seconds, and 0 - 186 in 14.0 seconds.
The Engine is a Direct-injection 8.0-liter W-16 has 64 valves and four turbos. Power output has been confirmed at 987 horses at 6000 rpm, with 922 pound-feet of torque at just 2200. Engine drives all four wheels (with a fixed 30/70 front/rear torque split) through a seven-speed DSG twin-clutch trans.

Interior is simple, but luxurious and fully equipped. "Boast gauge" next to tach indicates engine power output. Veyron is intended to be a comfortable two-seater that can be driven long distances; several of the 11 prototypes built so far have completed more than 50,000 miles, each following the same grueling test regimen as that of regular VW models.

Unique cross-drilled and turbine vented carbon rotors draw in cooling air. Each caliper has eight titanium pistons. Bugatti claims maximum deceleration of 1.3 g on road tires. Prototypes have been subjected to repeated 1.0 g braking from 194 to 50 mph without fade. With the car's fearsome acceleration from 50 to 194 mph, that test can be performed every 22 seconds.

Now to come up with 1.2 million dollars. If I sell my car I would owe $1,197,500.


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