Video Action: Bugatti Veyrons Going All Out On Public Roads

It is fun to see photos of hyperbeasts like the Bugatti Veyron and perhaps even the occasional video clip of them tooling about their various habitats—it is quite another to see them parade out slowly and then get clocked reaching max speeds on public roadways! Check out the 3 minute clip below showing 3 Bugatti Veyrons doing what they were intended to do: Show off!
The clip shows 3 Bugatti Veyrons, including the masterpiece Vitesse L’Or Rouge revving around and then hitting speeds of 230+ miles per hour as someone clocks them from the side.  read more

How It Is Made: The Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

Now that the production run of 450 Bugatti Veyron supercars has come to a halt with the very last unit sold, let us take a look at how the car is made. With a price range starting at a cool million USD–some considerable steps are taken to ensure the perfect beast. How the 1,001 horsepower, 263+ mile per hour Bugatti Veyron monster is made:

  • The Veyron has a production process that is unique to the model, with many steps designed and engineered specifically for a prescribed and unprecedented result.
  • While some parts are made in Germany and elsewhere, the car is built in Volkswagen’s Salzgitter plant. It is among the largest factories on the planet, but the Veyron is handcrafted in but a small space.
  • The magic begins with the special 16-cylinder engine, which is a pair of V8 engines mated together.
  • Each titanium, aluminum and aerospace-grade stainless steel component is hand delivered in custom sealed containers to prevent damage.
  • The carbon fiber cockpit surrounds passengers for strong protection—which is important when you consider that just 14 bolts hold the front and rear of the hypercar together. Each bolt is hand crafted and takes up to 5 weeks to complete. With any hope, even Chuck Norris could not break one.
  • With so much screaming power, it takes a full 10 radiators to keep the Veyron cool. Each unit is meticulously Dyno tested and driven 300 miles to ensure success and safety before meeting their owners.
  • But how to make all that speed stop? The Veyron boasts handmade carbon ceramic brakes capable of withstanding up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. The brakes alone are no match for the car, however, so the rear wing activates to slow the car.

Time:

  • It takes a full week and a full force to make just one Bugatti Veyron supercar engine.
  • Aside from the many man-hours spent elsewhere on the assembly front, it takes 3 days to make the 250-part fuel tank.
  • Because no existing tires were a match for this monster–Michelin created some. They made a set for the road and one for the track, but that was not going to cut it for VW, who asked for a set capable of performing on both.
  • While a regular old tire can be made in a minute, it takes about an hour to make a Veyron tire…and far less to burn one up! Each set of wheels costs around $18k.
  • Overall: The Bugatti Veyron gets an impressive 3 miles per gallon and runs completely out of gas in 12 minutes. Hey, she is a thirsty lady.

Let’s wrap this up with some fun facts: Every Veyron is then driven 300 miles to ensure that the work was done properly.

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Only 8 Bugatti Veyron Supercars Remain from 450 Production Run

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron supercar has had a long and phenomenally successful run…aside from the financials. Now just 8 Veyrons remain available to order from the 450 unit production run that began way back in 2005. The brand was initially going to build just 300, but bumped that number up to 450 to make way for the convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports and such.

Just 8 Bugatti Veyron supercars are available! It is the bittersweet end to a powerful run.

All of the 8 Bugatti Veyrons left to order are coupes. Every single convertible Bugatti Veyron that will ever be built has already been sold. Many are hoping the final few Veyrons sell rather quickly, so that the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France will be freed up to finally create the Veyron’s mysterious successor. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time about the Bugatti Veyron successor, with many settling their bets on a superhybrid with even more power. Because so many angles have been tossed around and nixed, it will be a surprise indeed when it eventually emerges in concept form.
Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer revealed the news of how few units remain in recent interviews about the forward direction of the company. read more

Just 50 Bugatti Veyron Examples Remain Available

Bugatti Veyron

If Santa is planning to surprise someone with a Bugatti Veyron this year, he had certainly better hurry! Just 50 Bugatti Veyron examples remain, and no more will be created (so they say). Clever marketing ploy, or saddest news ever? 

Bugatti is in its final lap with the Veyron series. Where will the last 50 units end up?

The Veyron that we know today lit up the supercar scene when production began in 2005. The brand announced that there would be a run of 300 coupes and 150 roadsters, and all but 50 of the roadsters are officially sold. Yes, it takes that long to sell hundreds of million-plus dollar hypercars. read more

Does it Cost Bugatti $6 Million to Sell a Veyron?

Bugatti Veyron

No one has ever thought of the Bugatti Veyron as a steal with its $1 million plus price tag. New research released suggests that it actually costs the brand roughly $6.24 million for each Veyron it sells. This is according to data from the Wall Street research firm Bernstein Research. So why would a company take on such a catastrophic loss and continue to produce?

The estimated loss figures are said to be “very approximate” for the Bugatti Veyron money pit. Bugatti has responded that the figures released are “not plausible”. The numbers are derived from a large R&D cost of $1.62 billion USD and low sales volume. With around 40 Bugatti Veyron cars sold annually since 2009, that does not begin to make a dent. The Veyron is a specialized supercar, however, and was never intended for the masses. The company knew their market limits when creating the beast, and likely planned accordingly. read more

Bugatti Brings on the Heartbreak: No Super Veyron

Super Veyron

Hopes have been soaring lately for Bugatti to produce the fabled Super Veyron. This mythical beast will sadly remain a pipe dream–as the brand has announced that they have no current intentions to build a Bugatti Super Veyron. Le sigh…at least we can look forward to seeing the rest of the Bugatti Legend Series in the near future. They will be slowly taunting us with each one, and they will likely all be as gorgeous as the Jean-Pierre Wimille car.

Bugatti sinks Super Veyron rumors

Bugatti president Wolfgang Schreiber personally put the brakes on the rumors of a Super Veyron. He released a statement at Pebble Beach recently to dispel the larger than life rumors. This means that Bugatti’s clientele must continue to be satisfied with the 1,200 horses released by the fastest model, the Veyron Super Sport. The Super Veyron was rumored to rip loose 1,600 horses with a top speed exceeding all competitors on the planet. We should have known it was too good to be true! read more

A One Day Fling with a Bugatti Veyron: $25,000+

Bugatti rental

The most powerful production car on the planet is not a cheap date. In fact, the privilege of spending just one day with the Bugatti Veyron from certain sources in the UK will cost around $25,000. Is the Bugatti Veyron the most expensive rental car? For that price, one could rent a different luxury car from Imagine Lifestyles 10-20 times, depending on the model. There could come a day when Imagine offers a Bugatti rental, should our clients desire that option. 

Would you drop $25,000 USD to rent a Bugatti Veyron for a day? read more

A $7.5 Million Dollar Bugatti Veyron?

Bugatti Veyron

With the production of the blisteringly fast Bugatti Veyron drawing to a close, rumors continue about a possible Super Veyron. While the guestimated specifications and even some renderings may be out there for all to drool over, Bugatti made the following statement on the matter: “Only after that can we see if there is time and appetite for such a program. It would be expensive and time-consuming, so we must be sure it is worth it.”

A turbocharged Bugatti Veyron with 1500+ horses is definitely worth it sir read more

Top 10 Fast Bugatti Veyron Facts

Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most-loved and most-powerful hypercars on the planet. Below is a top 10 list of some of the most interesting facts about the car.

10. Since production began in 2006, less than 400 Bugatti Veyrons have been created. The marquee will produce just 300 coupes and 150 convertible Veyrons.

9. The fastest model is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport coupe. The car held the title of “Fastest Production Car in the World” until recently. The title was stripped due to a breach in official Guinness rules. (Follow link for full details). read more

Video Action: Bugatti Veyron Hitting 233mph

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest production car, as everyone knows. The Bugatti Veyron is not to shabby, either! A lucky and adventurous Veyron owner decided to secure a spot to test the speed limits of his own car, and awesomeness ensued. Watch the clip below to see the driver hit 233 miles per hour! If the Bugatti Super Veyron becomes a reality, it would require even more balls to accelerate up to full speed.

The short clip above shows what a Bugatti Veyron looks like blasting past you at 233 MPH!  read more