Driving a super car is something that we all would love to do. Unfortunately, for most of us hard working individuals, such luxuries seem just too far out of reach. Well now you can set the bar a little lower; instead of fantasizing about owning a $1.5 Million Bugatti Veyron, having to mortgage your home for insurance and emptying out your check book for oil changes, for 24 hours and $25,000, you can enjoy the 250 MPH lifestyle.

This is all made possible by the UK based leasing company, Holders Vehicle Contracts, because they have just received Jensen Button’s favorite streetcar into their fleet and are making it available to whomever is willing to pay a little over $1,000 per hour to command the world’s fastest production car. If even renting the Bugatti is way out of your price range, but you still want to keep it in the family, HVC will rent you a VW Golf for only £45 per day. Imagine that, if you get four 2.0 Liter TFSI powered cars, you’d have the equivalent of the W16 in Veyron’s 8.0 Liter quad-turbo set up, kind of.

Don’t worry; they have more than just one million dollar super car and a few econoboxes. These guys deal in everything from yachts to planes to you guessed it high performance street machines, like Ferrari Enzos, McLaren SLRs and all sorts of Audi R8s, all for hire.

More after the jump.

Official Statement

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (408 km/h or 254 mph).

The Veyron features a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders, or the equivalent of two narrow-angle V8 engines mated in a vee configuration. Each cylinder has 4 valves, for a total of 64, but the narrow V8 configuration allows two camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only 4 camshafts are needed. The engine is fed by four turbochargers, and it displaces 8.0 L (7,993 cc/488 in³) with a square 86 by 86 mm bore and stroke.

Putting this power to the ground is a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission with 7 gear ratios via shifter paddles behind the steering wheel boasting an 8 ms shift time. The Veyron can be driven by full automatic transmission. The Veyron also features full-time all-wheel drive developed by Haldex helping to transfer power to the road. It uses special Michelin run-flat tires designed specifically for the Veyron to accommodate the vehicle’s top speed.

Source: Holders VC

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  (33) posted on 06.12.2009


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