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.
The design of the Veyron honors a great heritage without drifting off into retro style. Every detail of the classic two-tone color scheme, a quote from the 1920s and 1930s, has been carefully thought out, resulting in the typical Bugatti profile with the classic, contrasting ellipsis – the stylistic element used by Ettore Bugatti himself. The “crest line”, which runs uninterrupted from the hood to the only 1.21-m-high roof, is a proud homage to the Veyron’s forebears. Thus, the Veyron’s classic paintwork and harmonious design connect this state-of-the-art super sports car to the glorious heritage of Bugatti automobiles.
With its classic look, the large radiator grill –
adorned with the hand-enameled Bugatti emblem – represents the
grandness of the Veyron. The sports car’s distinctive front is defined
by the harmonious contrast of its broad headlights and majestic grill.
The rear end, 1.99 m wide, features the formidable retractable spoiler
and generously designed fenders. The Veyron perfectly fulfills the main
design objective governing the development of the new Bugatti: an
uncompromising combination of highest elegance and state-of-the-art
its 16-cylinder four-wheel drive, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 may well be
the most sophisticated production vehicle of all times.
Most of the components tucked beneath its hood are ingenious innovations that were formerly only deemed possible by visionaries like Ferdinand Piëch.
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.