Bugatti Veyron 

  • $1.50M built in France
  • 2005
  • 987 HP 8.0L
  • 253 mph
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)
At its top speed of 253 mph [as tested by C/D, November 2005], it is traveling 371 feet per second and will empty its 26.4-gallon tank in 19 minutes.
by Car and Driver (Dec, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bugatti Veyron


2.7 s
Ford GT
3.6 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

253 mph
202 mph
Ford GT
205 mph


5.1 s
Ford GT
8 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

Top Gear track time

Ford GT
Venom GT

1/4 mile

10.2 s
Ford GT
11.7 s
9.72 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1
Venom GT

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Veyron


Ford GT

Number built

300 cars
Ford GT
4,038 cars
4 cars

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


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)


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)


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)


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.


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


Brand Bugatti
Price $1,500,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2005
Highest auction price 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, $898k, October 2012
City mileage 6 MPG
Highway mileage 13 MPG
Number built 300 cars


Chief designer Jozef Kaban
Chief engineer Wolfgang Schreiber
Platform Diablo VT
Generation First Generation
Body style Fastback coupe
Top type Hard fixed


Transmission make Bugatti DSG 7-speed
Drivetrain 4x4
Normal front torque 2,200
Max front torque 5,500
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Continuously-variable
Axle ratio 3.64:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Rear suspension Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar, Independent
Front brakes 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport
Front wheels 265/22 20
Wheel material Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport
Rear wheels 365/25 21
Wheel material Forged Aluminum

road tests

Top speed 253 mph
1/4 mile 10.2 s
0-60mph 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.1 s
0-200kph 7.3 s
Distance 103 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.4 g
Top gear time 1:18.30
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0
Drag coefficient 0.35
Downforce Downforce

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,600 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 44%/56%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Bugatti 8.0L W16
Displacement 7,993 cc
Cylinders W16
Air compressor Quad turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Block material Alloy
Cylinder head material Alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Bugatti VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,162 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 47.4 in
Length 175.6 in
Front track width 67.5 in
Ground clearance 4.9 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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