Forget the 660-bhp Ferrari Enzo, the 605-bhp Porsche Carrera GT, the 617-bhp Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, or even the mighty 627-bhp McLaren F1. These supercars are simply slugs compared with the new 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (16.4 for 16 cylinders, 4 turbochargers). This $1.2 million "hyper-exotic" boasts 987 bhp (1001 metric horsepower) and 922 lb.-ft. of torque, enough to propel the 4160-lb. beast to a top speed of over 250 mph. And according to the factory, a 0-62-mph acceleration run (0-100 km/h) can be done in 2.5 seconds, 0-124 mph can be reached in 7.3 sec., nd 0-186 mph in 16.7 sec., faster than you can re-read and comprehend the astonishing stats.

Climbing aboard the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, you are intimidated initially by the car’s impressive specs. In the instrument cluster — beyond the usual tachometer, fuel level and coolant temperature gauges — sits a special dial on the lower left that shows how much horsepower is being used at any moment, up to 1001 metric horsepower. And on the lower right is the speedometer that has 280 mph as the last marker.

Twist the key and turn on the ignition. All you can hear is a quiet murmur, giving no hint of the engine’s enormous potential. The interior is furnished in premium leather accentuated by aluminum. The seats are supportive, though the driving position is low and slightly canted toward the center due to the intruding left front wheel well. This also doesn’t help the vision forward, which is partially blocked by thick A-pillars.

Unlike other high-horsepower supercars where there’s a risk of stalling the car because of high horsepower and a hard-to-use clutch, or the gut-wrenching sound and feel of a hydraulic-actuated clutch slipping, the Bugatti scoots away with minimal fuss. In the first 100 ft., you can already tell the Veyron is very civilized. Loaded with the luxurious amenities such as a stereo with CD player, navigation system, air conditioning, etc., combined with a docile low-speed driving character, the Bugatti could be used to drive to the store or run errands.

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badestofthebad  (608) posted on 12.12.2006

look flick n alias u both sound like lil ies how bout u go take ur load of crap cuz u kno nothing bout the buggatti an shove it up ur ma’s ....i’m tired of the in ricers who think they know bout cars DAMN it!!!!

badestofthebad  (3) posted on 12.11.2006

Alias if you really think about it any car can kill anyone if you use it like it shouldn’t be doesn’t have to be a super car to kill you.........hell if you wanted to you could killl yourself riding a bycicle but you don’t seee people doin that do yah.......its not just the car its the person that drives it. And just for the record the Veyron goes 280 for topspeed not 250 where its been governed. Granted i am a dodge guy and would probably take the venom viper over the Buggatti but its not a production car its been rigged supremly

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 11.27.2006

just cause the tach goes up to 280 doesnt mean it can go that fast
Also, their info is correct. 0-60 in 2.5 and a top speed governed at 253 MPH
Yes, the Hennesey Viper is faster (and about a quarter of the cost) but it isn’t a production car, and the Vayron is.

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 11.10.2006


badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 10.15.2006

Yes i agree with Viv, flick is a dumbass! cause the topic of this article is fastest PRODUCTION car in the world, the hennesey Viper 1000 isn’t a production car, it’s highly modified, if they modified the Veyron it would toast the venom viper!!

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 10.7.2006

Flick is a dumb ass. The Bugatti goes faster than 255, it goes 280. So there. And Dodge .

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 10.3.2006

the car was a bad idea i like to sue the creator or the productor of the car a car this powerful and fast can injure or kill an individual.

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 09.28.2006

this is my most best car in the world and it is the best text about the car

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 08.23.2006

your information is out-dated. According to my research, the Dodge Viper hennesey venom 1000 has a higher top speed than the veyron. The Viper Venom 1000 hasa top speed of 255 MPH, making your info WRONG

badestofthebad  (6023) posted on 08.2.2006

thats the kind of car i want i am a malitiey billionair er

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