Racing success Bugatti cars were extremely successful in racing, with many thousands of victories in just a few decades. The little Bugatti Type 10 swept the top four positions at its first race. The 1924 Bugatti Type 35 is probably the most successful racing car of all time, with over 2,000 wins. Bugattis swept to victory in the Targa Florio for five years straight from 1925 through 1929. Louis Chiron held the most podiums in Bugatti cars, and the 21st century Bugatti company remembered him with a concept car named in his honour. But it was the final racing success at Le Mans that is most remembered— Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron won the 1939 race with just one car and meagre resources.
design With its luxurious length of 4.47 m, the Veyron is a perfectly balanced combination of high-powered performance and sleek, racy design. Even at complete standstill, the car’s enormous power is made visible by its impressive mid-engine, elevated majestically beneath the chassis. Simultaneously, the Veyron’s bold proportions, well-balanced surfaces, and clear line structures give an impression of pure, sleek elegance.
With its 16-cylinder four-wheel drive, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 may well be the most sophisticated production vehicle of all times. Boasting a maximum speed of more than 400 km per hour, the Veyron is unmatched in the super sports category. It offers a total of 1,001 HP, and its ample power reserves even at high speeds are the fabric of dreams for luxury-class limousines: for a constant speed of 250 km/h, the Veyron only needs 270-280 HP. This means that the seven-gear clutch transmission works with a torque of up to 1,250 Newton meters. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ensures the necessary flexibility and maneuverability at any speed. The Veyron reaches velocities that would literally lift the car off the ground – if it weren’t for its ingenious aerodynamics, which keeps it firmly on the road even at full speed. Adjusting the back spoiler, reducing ground clearance, opening and closing the lids – it all adds to the perfect balance between propulsion and downforce. Such a super sports car may not seem to be brought to a halt easily, but the Veyron’s ceramic brakes slow it down faster than it can accelerate. While it takes this exceptional car only 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h, it needs even less time – a mere 2.3 seconds – to come to a standstill from 100 (reference point). To reduce the risk of injuries in accidents, Bugatti had a Formula 1 safety concept adapted for the Veyron. All these technical details combine to make the Veyron a truly exceptional super sports car.
The Bugatti Veyron Bleu Centenaire Edition The Bleu Centenaire represents 100 years of history. It has the same 8.0 litre 16 cylinder quad-turbocharged engine as the 'standard' Veyron. The one and only special edition comes in Bugatti signature two-tone "sprintblue matte" and "sprintblue gloss" paint. This edition is priced at 1.35 million Euro, and was debuted at the 79th International Auto Show in Geneva Switzerland
The Bugatti 16C Galibier In September 2009, Bugatti introduced the 16C Galibier concept car, the first modern four- door Bugatti. The Galibier name is taken from the original designation for the four-door saloon model of the Type 57. As with all concept cars, the final version may differ from the initial preview, but it is expected to be powered the same 24 cylinder multi-fuel engine capable of speeds similar to (and with a pricetag in the range of) the Veyron. The W16 engine will use two superchargers , instead of the four turbochargers used on the Veyron.