Bugatti cars

  Bugatti is a French car manufacturer and was founded in 1909. The company was known for its engineering in automobiles and for the artistic designs with the Type 57SC Atlantic being a fine example. The manufacturer has also has a lot of success on the race track and won the Monaco GP in 1930 for the first time. The manufacturer went into financial trouble after the death of its owner and after the WWII and only after it was bought by Volkswagen did it come back into prominence.

Rumors of McLaren’s 1,000-horsepower F1 successor making an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been out on the wire for the past couple of days. But while nothing on this matter has been substantiated, we do know that one other exotic car will be in attendance: the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport .

More than just that, this particular Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport is being groomed by Bugatti Beverly Hills to be the kind of one-off exotic that will blow just about any other supercar that parks near its presence completely out of the water.

We don’t expect a wholesale of aesthetic changes, but Bugatti Beverly Hills has been keeping everyone updated through their Facebook page regarding the progress the one-off Veyron is having before it makes its Pebble Beach debut this coming August.

Check out the photo of the one-off, Veyron Vitesse Grand Sport that’s still under development. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to more than just one supercar at Pebble Beach now.

In case anyone is wondering if the name of the car is spelled wrong, it’s not. This particular Bugatti Veyron has been rechristened the Bugarti Veyron and was unveiled by the organizers of the Wilton House Classic and Supercars. Despite carrying all the performance credentials of a Veyron - 1,000 horsepower under that hood, baby! - this Veyron is well and without question one of the most unique Veyrons we’ll ever see, thanks in large part to the design made by noted English artist Ian Cook, which was turned then wrapped onto the supercar’s body.

Cook, known for his works involving remote-controlled cars as his paint brush of sorts, was commissioned by the Wilton House organizers in partnership with the artist’s PopBangColour design studio and the owner of the supercar itself, Lord Pembroke. The Bugarti Veyron will be on display at the Wilton House in England until next Sunday, which means that if you’re in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to get up close and personal with one of the most unique Bugatti Veyrons you’ll ever see, as well as 200 other cars following the "Best of British" theme.

Tickets are on sale and cost £12 (about $15 at the current rates) in advance and £15 (about $18 at the current rates) on the day.

Last year, rapper Flo Rida was charged with driving under the influence while in his $1.7 million Bugatti Veyron . Back then, he had his license suspended, but it seems that now the rapper is getting ready to get behind the wheel again. His Bugatti Veyron has just been wrapped in chrome by Metro Wrapz. The chrome wrap has been combined with a silver stripe going from the black hood to the back of the vehicle. This one small modifications probably just increased the price of his car to about $2 million. Must be nice.

The Bugatti Veyron probably didn’t need this update in order for it to be noticed, but it looks like Flo Rida really likes shiny things. Let’s just hope he won’t be tempted to test the car’s top speed on the streets!

Hit the jump to watch a little tease of the Chrome Bugatti Veyron by Metro Wrapz!

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Summer in London, England just wouldn’t be complete without a selection of insane supercars cruising through the busy streets with herds of ‘car spotters’ following their every move. Thanks to Shmee150, we can bring you what is arguably the most unique Bugatti Veyron Centenaire you’ll ever see.

As a standalone car limited to just four units, the Bugatti Veyron Centenaire was produced in a range of four colors to help celebrate the racing histories of four different European nations. Despite the fact that the Centenaire looks incredible completely stock, the lucky owner of this example actually fitted it with a blue-chrome wrap and blacked-out wheels to help create the incredible work-of-art you see.

On top of that, the side windows and windscreen have been heavily tinted to help accentuate the beautiful blue wrap. As a result of this, we’d argue that this is quite a tasteful color choice and not overkill in anyway, unlike this gold-wrapped Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

So would you cruise the streets of London in this beast?

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When the Bugatti Veyron was first launched, the world was left awe-struck and it’s little wonder why. Not only did the original Veyron pack 987 screaming horsepowers, but it’s advanced all-wheel drive system and millimeter perfect aerodynamics all played large roles in helping to create the legend which is bound to be talked about decades down the road.

However, as the years have flown by, Bugatti has been forced to continually update the car in order to remain at the forefront of automotive technology and the recently launched Grand Sport Vitesse is the epitome of that statement. In a recent road test, EVO magazine was lucky enough to get their hands on what promises to be the world’s fastest convertible, if the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder doesn’t reach its top speed claim.

Before you watch the video, just keep the following figures in mind. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse features the same 8.0-liter W16 engine as its coupe brethren and also pumps out 1200HP and 1106lb-ft of torque helping to launch the car to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds and onto a top speed in excess of 250 mph.

With the Bugatti Galibier all but fading into the shadows, Bugatti has been left with nothing to show the auto market apart from different Veyron variants in the past year.

But not it appears that the French automaker is getting ready for their latest offering, the long-awaited successor to their mighty super car.

According to a report from AutoExpress, Bugatti is currently developing their new super car, and coming as a bit of a surprise to us is that the car could very well be a hybrid.

Bugatti’s chief vehicle engineer, Jens Schulenburg, was quoted by the UK car magazine saying that while the Veyron successor will remain the company’s flagship model, it will be packaged a little bit differently than its predecessor.

“The big challenge on the next car will be reducing weight," Schulenburg said. "We are looking at some incredible technologies, such as wheels made entirely from carbon fiber. Hybrids are definitely something we are looking at too."

While no official details have been released, we know how Bugatti takes these things seriously. So we expect nothing less than a model that can put even the supremo of all super cars, the Veyron Super Sport , in its place.

Source: Auto Express

James May, one of the three stars from Top Gear, had the chance to drive the amazing Bugatti Veyron SuperSport recently. Nicknamed "Captain Slow," May is anything but slow as he took the SuperSport on the Volkswagen Group’s private Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany where he managed to hit an incredible top speed of 417km/h or the equivalent of 259mph.

So how does the world’s second fastest man celebrate?! Check out his great victory dance!

The Bugatti Veyron SuperSport is powered by a 16-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 1200 HP and a peak torque of 1106 lbs-ft. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph is just 2.5 seconds and goes to an impressive top speed of 267 mph. However, this impressive supercar comes with a huge price: $2.4 million. So you can imagine that not many people will be able to drive one, let alone own it.

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Wolfgang Durheimer to leave Bentley and Bugatti for new role at Audi

Not too long ago, we reported on how Wolfgang Durheimer, the former head of Bentley and Bugatti, would be leaving his role as CEO of these two companies under the VW branch and instead moving onto bigger and better things at Audi as part of a reshuffle to help reduce the average age of VW’s board members.

Just a couple of weeks later, we can confirm that an individual has been found to take over Durheimer’s old role as the boss of Bentley and Bugatti Bugatti , with Wolfgang Schreiber recently being selected. This role change will put Schreiber into a vastly different role than his previous role in the VW group, as he’s currently the head of Volkswagen Volkswagen ’s commercial vehicles unit, so it’s clear that the speed and luxury of Bentley and Bugatti will test him.

The changes will take effect on the 1st of September this year, meaning that Durheimer will remain at Bentley and Bugatti for the coming three months where Bugatti is said to be developing the new Galibier sedan, while Bentley is busy at work turning its EXP 9 F SUV concept into a production reality.

These changes co-inside with Volkswagen’s ambitious ‘Strategy 2018,’ where the group hopes to surpass General Motors and Toyota Toyota for the coveted title of ‘World’s largest automobile manufacturer’, leading the VW’s head Martin Winterkorn to say, “Our clear goal is to continue our successful course of recent years with great momentum and stability. I am convinced that now more than ever, the Volkswagen Group has the right people in the right positions to make our Strategy 2018 a success.”

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Acceleration is one of the key components which create a supercar. Getting that perfect launch requires a combination of an extensive list of factors, namely finding a car with perfectly suited horsepower and torque figures. Finding a supercar with enough grip and a fast enough transmission to whip through the gears is also extremely important in getting off the line and continuing through to the quarter mile.

In the latest episode of Head2Head on the Motor Trend YouTube channel, they pitted the latest generation of carbon fiber constructed supercars against the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron over the quarter mile to see just how close the competition has come and if the Veyron can finally be knocked off its seemingly everlasting pedestal.

Motor Trend gathered the Lexus LFA , the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 , the McLaren MP4-12C , and a beautiful blue Bugatti Veyron Grandsport and took them to an abandoned runway in the depths of the U.S. They then conducted the review through two knockout rounds in order to find the Veyron’s closest competitor before pitting the remaining car against the Veyron.

So who won, you ask?

Well, we won’t ruin that for you as this video is definitely worth the 7 minutes it lasts.

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One could argue that Wolfgang Durheimer has the best job in the world as he runs two of the most prestigious and recognizable car companies in the world; Bentley and Bugatti . As we’re sure you know, both of these companies fall under the Volkswagen brand, but if Automotive News Europe is to be believed, changes are afoot within the mega-company.

Prior to being in charge of Bugatti and Bentley, Durheimer was Porsche ’s development chief, and ANE believes that in a re-shuffle of Audi ’s management board to reduce the age of its seven-board members, Durheimer will leave his current positions and take up the role as Audi’s development chief. He is said to be superseding Michael Dick, aged 60, in the role.

A selection of other positions throughout the Audi brand are expected to be replaced also, such as the brand’s sales chief and purchasing managers to again reduce the average age of the firm’s management board.

We’re not sure as to why Audi and Volkswagen are so keen to have young board members, as employees should be solely chosen on their abilities rather than their ages, but it’s likely Audi believes some of its current board members are losing their grasp on the ever-changing automotive industry, and perhaps believes bringing some youth to the team will help.

In saying that however, the new members aren’t exactly youthful as Durheimer is 53 and will be replacing a man just 7 years his senior, while Luca de Meo is 44 and expected to replace Audi’s sales chief, 60-year-old Peter Schwartzenbauer. As a result of this switch-up, the position as CEO of Bentley and Bugatti will be up for grabs but it’s unclear who’ll be promoted to that position in the near future.

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