The Legendary Bugatti Veyron

This legendary mid-engine grand touring car was dubbed as Car of the Decade for the year 200-2009, the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is designed by a Volkswagen group. Bugatti was produced in France by the Bugatti Automobiles SAS. Jozef Kabana designer of the Volkswagen group created the exterior part of this automobile, while the rest of its components were crated by Hartmut Warkuss. This automobile was named after Pierre Veyron, a French racer who rode for the Bugatti Company. Pierre Veyron won the 1939 Race of 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Several specially designed variants of this vehicle were created. And in December 2010, Bugatti featured variants where prospective buyers can customize their vehicle. The exterior and interior colors of the automobile can be changed according to the owner’s preferences through the use of the Veyron 16.4 configurator application

Unique Features

Veyron is considered as the highest top speed automobile. With other super engines, the ride became wobbly and shaky at top speed. But with the legendary veyron, the speed was very well controlled and there was minimal shaking. In July 2010, a special edition of the Bugatti Veyron was created, the Super Sport Edition. This new version was put to the top test as it holds the Guinness Book of Record’s fastest road legal production car in the entire globe. One of its test drivers, James May set a new speed record for Veyron at 417-km/ hr (259 mph). But the vehicle lived up to its name, as later that same day, another one of its drivers managed to surpass the earlier speed record that was met. At 431.072 km/hr (267.856 mph) a new speed record was attained by Pierre Henri Raphanel.

Buggati Veyron’s braking system is more sophisticated compared to other super cars. It is quite resistant to brake fades. The materials are made of radially vented carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide that makes it more durable.  It even includes additional safety feature. In the event of a brake failure, the car’s anti-lock braking system feature lessens the driver’s risk for accidents. Owners can opt to drive the veyron either in semi or fully automatic mode. This automobile’s top speed is perfectly accommodated by the car’s special Michelin PAX run flat tyres. In France, owners can choose to have the rims of the cars removed, which could sum up to 70,000 US dollars.

The Bugatti Veyron continues to be the greatest car that was ever built by man. It is indeed an amazing engineering piece.