2009 Bugatti Veyron 

  • $2.031M built in France
  • 2009
  • 1,001 HP 8.0L
  • 253 mph
Despite a curb weight of 4,162 pounds, Bugatti's Grand Sport is capable of blasting to 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds with the help of launch control.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
It's been made clear to us that the Super Sport isn't strictly about top speed runs around a banked circuit.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Veyron

0-60mph

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
2.6 s

Top speed

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
253 mph
Roadster Base
119 mph
Roadster Sport
124 mph

0-100mph

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
5.7 s
Roadster Base
11.1 s

1/4 mile

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
10.3 s
Roadster Base
12.7 s

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Veyron

Price

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
$2.031M
Veneno
$4.106M

Horsepower

Veyron Fbg par Hermès
1,001 HP
Roadster Base
284 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

The two banks are essentially twin, narrow-angle Volkswagen VR8 blocks fed by a quartet of turbochargers and direct injection to produce 1001 horsepower (now rumored closer to 1100) at 6000 rpm and 922 pound-feet of torque between 2200 and 5500 rpm.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 2006)
On good gas (say 93 octane or better), it is rated at 1,001 horsepower and 922 pound-feet of torque.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
The car is equipped with huge carbon-ceramic brakes: 15.7 inches in front with eight-piston, four-pad calipers, and 15.0 inches in back with six-piston, two-pad calipers.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)

Powertrain

According to the engineers it’s easily capable of even greater outputs, but the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox couldn’t reliably handle them.
by EVO
The Veyron's seven-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission - developed and built by British engineering company Ricardo - is more accomplished, and the ride is more compliant.
by MotorTrend
You might think you're a purist, and prefer the uncorrupted induction and exhaust note of a naturally aspirated engine, but I defy you not to love this noise and not to sacrifice the smooth progress the Grand Sport is perfectly capable of making in favor of a little gentle, deliberate kangarooing to get the engine sounding like a riled cobra.
by MotorTrend (Jun, 2009)

Engine

The energizer in the Veyron is a WR16 displacing 7998cc and turbocharged with 15.8 psi of boost.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
But the Bugatti engine has more cylinders, more displacement, more power per liter, and more output overall than any other engine in the WR family tree.
by Car and Driver (Nov, 2005)
You have just ignited a quasar (which is a much more accurate term for the 16.4 engine).
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)

Handling

The result is phenomenal: We felt none of the nervous front-end vibration during full throttle that afflicts the Super Sport coupe’s steering.
by Car and Driver (Apr, 2012)
Despite weighing almost 4400 lbs and power being sent to all four wheels, the steering is light and weights up nicely as the angle increases.
by AutomobileMag
The power-assisted hydraulic steering is superbly reassuring in its actions and perfectly weighted, allowing a change in direction with the immediacy of a much smaller car.
by www.autoweek.com

Interior

The B-pillars get carbon fiber hoops and the intake faces get their own carbon fiber hoops as well.
by AutoBlog (Jul, 2009)
The air intakes double as roll over protection with 10 cm wide carbon fibre inserts and the doors have been swapped with carbon fibre along with an added beam to transfer any side impact to the A- and B-pillars.
by AutoBlog Canada (Jul, 2011)
The blue carbon fiber finish also seemed to amplify the Super Sports smooth hewn-from-a-block look, a characteristic best gazed on from the rear.
by AutoBlog (Nov, 2010)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bugatti
Price $2,030,500
Type of car Production car
Year 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.5 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,001 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 922 ft-lb @ 3,300 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 7,993 cc
Cylinders W16
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 253 mph
1/4 mile 10.3 s
0-60mph 2.6 s
0-100mph 5.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.18:1
  2. 2: 2.26:1
  3. 3: 1.68:1
  4. 4: 1.29:1
  5. 5: 1.06:1
  6. 6: 0.88:1
  7. 7: 0.8:1
Axle ratio 3.64:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 284
Rear wheels 533/? 366

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,500 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 47.7 in
Length 175.7 in
Front track width 67.5 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in
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