Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

posted Oct 20, 2009, 12:01 PM by Quentin Ballard Tremeer   [ updated Oct 26, 2009, 11:12 AM ]
When I have a million pounds to spend on a car I won’t spend it on something as ugly as a Bugatti Roadster...... Those chrome wheels are just HORRIBLE..... The original Veyron is more my style.

Most motor journalists will languish on about the carbon fibre reinforced monocoque that makes it stiffer than any other roadster….. the carbon fibre doors and roll protection…. how the better design allows for more dissipation of impact energy…….BUT despite all of this and the amount of money you pay you still can’t even take your roof with you, if you want to go topless..... they give you an umbrella capable of doing 130km/h……………

150 number will be hand assembled in Molsheim, Alsace. The first 50 will go to registered Bugatti owners. The first car is to be donated to charity……. And sold to the highest bidder at the Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company

Mid engine. Moisture resistant leather seats. Reversing camera. “Puccini” sound system with digital signal processor. 360km/h top speed with the roof off......... and when it rains a folding “umbrella roof” in the luggage compartment that allows 130km/h.

......... look out for my previous article on the newest Ferrari killer the McLaren MP4-12C

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Specifications:

Top speed: 407 km/h

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: < 2.7sec; 0-200 km/h: 7.3 sec; 0-300 km/h: 16.7 sec

Braking distance (100-0 km/h): 31.4 m

Motor: W16; 7 993 cm3
Power: 736 KW (1,001 hp) @ 6,000 rpm; Max. torque: 1,250 Nm @ 2,200-5,500 rpm
Length: 4,462 mm; Width: 1,998 mm; Height (Normal Position): 1,204 mm; Wheel base: 2,710 mm
Curb Weight: 1,968 kg; Max. permitted laden weight: 2,280 kg

Tank capacity: 100 l

Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG

Drive: 4WD (Power distribution: Front axle differential with Haldex clutch; rear axle with transverse differential lock)

Wheel suspension: Double wishbone front / rear

Tyre, front: 265-680 ZR 500A Michelin Pilot Sport Pax

Tyres, rear: 365-710 ZR 540A Michelin Pilot Sport Pax

Tyre pressure: 3.1 bar front, 3.1 bar rear

Suspension Heights (front / rear)

Standard: 125 mm / 125 mm - For town traffic and speeds up to 220 km/h. From 220 km/h, automatic configuration switches from Standard to Handling

Handling: 80 mm / 95 mm - For fast driving on country roads or motorways, or manually selectable for race tracks

Top Speed: 65 mm / 70 mm - For V-max driving (over 375 km/h), manually selectable with separate key

Brake disk diameter: 400 mm front, 380 mm rear (Carbon / ceramic front / rear)

Number of wheel brake cylinders: 8 front, 6 rear

Number of brake pads: 4 front, 2 rear

Aerodynamics: CW Values : Standard: 0.39; Handling: 0.42; Top Speed: 0.36; Airbrake: 0.68

Wing/Spoiler Angle

Standard: Retracted / 2° cool-down position
Handling with roof: 6°/27°
Handling without roof: 20°/27°
Top Speed: 407km/hr
Brake setting: 55°/27°

Special features: Central hydraulics

Fuel Consumption :
In town: 41,9 l/100km
Out of town: 15,6 l/100km
Combined: 24,9 l/100km
Fuel type: Super lead free 98 RON / ROZ

CO2-Emission: In town: 999 g/km; Out of town: 373 g/km; Combined: 596 g/km
Gearbox shift time: < 150 ms

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