Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyron

  The Bugatti Veyron is an 8-litre, mid engine grand touring car. The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal production car in the world with a top speed of 267mph and was designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group. It was launched internationally in 2005.

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Mot of you expected the 2011 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon " to be the last movie of the "Transformers" franchise. After all it ended with Michael Bay reigning as robot king, but it looks like the blockbuster director decided to continue the series with an yet unnamed "Transformers 4" series.

The new Transformers 4 series will start shooting this summer and it looks like it will offer quite an impressive amount of surprises. The first of these series of surprises will be the addition of two new Autobots: a 1,200-horsepower Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse and a C7 Corvette Stingray . No other details were released on the two vehicles, but rumors suggest that the Veyron will be the new vehicle form for Drift and the new C7 Corvette Stingray will be the new form of Slingshot.

Next to the new Autobots, Transforms 4 will also bring redesign for Optimus Prime and a new addition to the cast: Mark Wahlberg, who agreed to join the franchise while working with Michael Bay on "Pain & Gain."

The new Transformers 4 will be released on June 29, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the two new Autobots.

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In the past few weeks, the Dubai Police expanded its fleet with the craziest supercars out there, ranging from a Camaro SS up to some of the most exclusive models in the world, like the Aston Martin One-77 and Bugatti Veyron .

Before you get too impressed though, it looks like the Veyron is not actually part of the crazy Dubai fleet.

This comes from an email we received from our friends at Kahn Design who realized that the image of the Veyron police car looked an awful lot like one of their cars. From what we can see, this is, in fact, a bad Photoshop applied to one of Kahn’s images. We thought something looked a little strange about that image.

So, what about the rest of the lineup? Are the police officers really driving an Aston Martin One-77, or is it another fake?

We’re not too sure what the Dubai Police force was thinking when it released this image, but we think it is time for an admission if this is truly a fake. And if so, shame on them!

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron and see the two images put face to face.

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Imagine the Lamborghini Aventador , Ferrari FF , Aston Martin One-77 and Chevrolet Camaro SS all in one place. No, we are not talking about the cars that would occupy our dream garage; we are just talking about the cars from the insane Dubai Police fleet. To make it even crazier, another supercar has just joined the lineup: the Bugatti Veyron .

So, let’s figure out how many horsepower the fleet now has at its disposal to catch bad guys. there’s 700 from the Aventador; 660 from the FF; 750 from the One-77; 426 from the Camaro SS; and 1,001 from the Veyron. That gives the Dubai police force a total of more than 3,500 horsepower! Hopefully it has a very large stable and a stacked bank account to go along with it.

The problem with the Veyron is that the police officers could be forced to end a chase early, considering the huge gasoline appetite the Veyron has.

We’re just wondering what’s next on the force’s list; can you guess?

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron.

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A few days ago, Bugatti dropped a teaser image of what we thought would be the company’s long-rumored 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron . However, it looks like the teaser image was in fact for a special Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition built to celebrate the company’s latest record.

A Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel scored a new record for the company: it managed to hit a top speed of 254.04 mph. The result was achieved at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien and was officially confirmed by German organization for Technical Inspection and Certification TÜV.

The special edition Veyron Vitesse WRC will be limited to only eight units and will be priced at €1.99 million (or $2.6 million at the current exchange rates).

Updated 04/26/2013: Bugatti has unveiled a first official video for the Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition that was unveiled a few days ago in Shanghai. The video offers a few shots from the car’s record-breaking exploits and offers a few more details on the supercar. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse WRC.

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These past few weeks have been full with Bugatti Veyron news, with the most important one being its new 254 mph record established by a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse . Today it’s time to see the Veyron in action one more time, but this time in its Gran Sport variant.

The supercar was pushed to the extremes by 2004 Le Mans winner, Seiji Ara, at Fuji Speedway. The great part of this video is that it presents not only the car in action on the racetrack, but it also offers some of the Ara’s impressions.

The Grand Sport is powered by the same 8-liter W-16 engine that develops a total of 1,001 horsepower and 921 pound-feet of torque. The supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 252 mph, but it is limited to 217 mph with the roof down.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

The Guinness Book of World Records has done an about-face and has reinstated the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s top speed time as the official world record.

Wait, what?

In an embarrassing reversal that no one saw coming, Guinness decided to reinstate the Veyron Super Sport’s 267.8 mph top speed record after further investigation revealed that the deactivated speed limiter, the apparent reason for all this trouble, did not fundamentally alter the design and engine of the Veyron Super Sport.

This after it announced that the deactivated speed limited was against official guidelines, which did not qualify the supercar as a "production car.”

Well, make up your mind, Guinness...

There’s apparently a lack of understanding of what constitutes the rules over at Guinness. That, or they have a pretty trigger-happy decision-making board that did not err on the side of meticulous investigation before they stripped the Veyron Super Sport of the top speed record.

But we don’t think Bugatti is fretting this a little bit. It’s been an eventful week for them and they’ve accrued enough media mileage to last them a while.

From the record stripping, to the release of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport WRC, to the reinstatement of the aforementioned record, you can’t say that Bugatti didn’t earn the media attention it’s received in the past week.

And at the end of the day, it still owns the top speed record. All’s well that ends well, apparently.

Click past the jump to read about the Guinness World Record’s official statement regarding the reinstatement of the Veyron Super Sport’s top speed record.

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Yesterday, Bugatti unveiled the special-edition Veyron Vitesse WRC Limited Edition to celebrate its latest record: a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) achieved with a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse with Chinese racecar driver Anthony Liu behind the wheel.

Today, British magazine EVO released the first video featuring Bugatti’s new record. Harry Metcalfe took a trip to Ehra-Lessien, Germany to be a witness of this major event. Luckily for us he was kind enough to share the event with us, before Bugatti will decide to finally offer an official video of its new record.

In this video, he mentions the Veyron SuperSport’s “world record” top speed; well, that has since been stricken from the Guinness Book due to its disabled speed limiter. We can only hope that the WRC Limited Edition will also have its limiter disabled from the factory, as from what Metcalfe tells us, the record-setting model does, in fact, have its limiter off. If not, we can surely expect to see the same drama as unfolded earlier in the week.

As a plus, at the end of the video, Harry Metcalfe gets behind the wheel of the new Veyron Vitesse WRC and pushes it to the limit. Our advice to you is to be patient and watch the full 10 minutes video, it totally worth it!

Bugatti may have officially lost the fastest production car record, but it certainly appears that the French automaker isn’t too bummed out about it.

Nope, Bugatti’s got more important things to think about these days and just today, it gave us an idea of what important things it’s up to with the release of a mysterious teaser on its Facebook page.

The automaker’s keeping mum on details, opting only to say that "It’s almost time for us to share the latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".

Immediately, we thought about the 1,600-horsepower Bugatti SuperVeyron , a vehicle that first made headlines last year and has since become one of the most eagerly anticipated supercar debuts of the year.

Bugatti’s message on the social media site also included a little piece of nugget, telling us to "keep a close eye on Facebook over the next few days".

Something tells us that we’re all in for a pretty interesting week if Bugatti lives up to its word of showing us the "latest example of exceptional Bugatti performance".

In the meantime, click past the jump to check out what we think of the Bugatti SuperVeyron.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Some pretty shocking news came out recently involving the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport . According to Driving.co.uk, the Guinness Book of World Records has stripped the Veyron Super Sport of its "fastest production car" record on grounds that it had breached the rules in its record-setting attempt.

The record, which has stood for three years, was re-investigated after an enquiry by Driving.co.uk regarding a speed restrictor that Bugatti deactivated to achieve its top speed. After an investigation by the Guinness World Records, the 267.8 mph the Veyron Super Sport was nixed from the record books because the deactivated speed restrictor did not qualify the supercar as a production model.

“It has come to the attention of Guinness World Records that there was an oversight in its adjudication of the ‘Fastest production car’ which was set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport,” said Jaime Strang, PR Director of the Guinness World Records.

“As the car’s speed limiter was deactivated, this modification was against the official guidelines. Consequently, the vehicle’s record set at 431.072 km/h is no longer valid. Following this, Guinness World Records is reviewing this category with expert external consultants to ensure our records fairly reflect achievements in this field.”

Click past the jump to read more about this story, including Bugatti’s response to having its holy grail record wiped off the record books.

The third - and last - special edition developed by Bugatti for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Fire Finch Bronze Carbon . As its name suggest, this special edition is painted in a nice "Fire Finch" tone - a color composition called "Ying & Yang" – used here for the first time.

Bronze-colored carbon was used for the car’s rear, the cowlings, the roof frame and on the A-pillars. A complementary brown "Fire Finch" has been used for the side panels, the rear air intake grilles and the exterior mirrors. The ventilation grilles and brake calipers are offered in a neutral black.

For the interior, Bugatti combined a powerful orange ("Burnt Orange") and a dark brown ("Coffee"). The steering wheel spokes, steering wheel center and 12 o’clock ring are in a polished-aluminum finish. To help set the interior off, Bugatti used Orange highlight stitching on the Coffee-colored leather center tunnel.

This one-off edition will be priced at €1.95 million - around $2.5 million at the current exchange rates.


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