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2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:53 am    Post subject: 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Reply with quote

Also from the Concours, a 2008 Bugatti Veyron.

8.0 Litre - 16 Cylinder
1001 Horsepower - Quad Turbo
Mid Engine - All-Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH - 2.5 Seconds
Top Speed - 253 MPH
Base price - Approximately US $1.4 Million Shocked Shocked

I was lucky: I approached the area of current exotic supercars at the
end-time of the show, while the ropes were being dropped in preparation
for moving the cars out of the display area. This allowed me to get rather
up-close and personal to a supercar I never expected to see in person,
and I never expect to have the opportunity again.















PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer it in red, that's what mine is. Rolling Eyes
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Nice pictures, all three sets. Yes, a show of this kind is a challenge to shoot.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to you, Greg.

The challenge certainly diminishes when the ropes fall and the crowds head for the exits, as was the case with this Bugatti. Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one ugly mother of a car, but that engine...
I'd take that engine and just sit it in my lounge and gaze at it.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it is actually two engines (I would certainly expect at least two for that price). Top Gear did a great review of it a few months ago. It seems to uphold the great old Bugatti name.


patrickh


PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
I believe it is actually two engines (I would certainly expect at least two for that price). Top Gear did a great review of it a few months ago. It seems to uphold the great old Bugatti name.


patrickh

It's a single unit, a W16. Conceptually it can be envisaged as two V8s, but once you put a common crankcase and crankshaft in it bears as much relation to a V8 as a V8 does to a single-cylinder lawnmower.
W-configuration engines aren't new, indeed they go way back to the 20s/30s in aviation, but they weren't too successful back then.