Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu 

  • $2.10M built in France
  • 2009
  • 1,001 HP 8.0L
  • 252 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


Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
2.7 s
Venom GT
2.5 s

Top speed

Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
252 mph
202 mph
McLaren P1
217 mph


Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
5.3 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
10.1 s
9.72 s
McLaren P1
9.8 s

Data points Key details of the Bugatti Veyron


Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
Venom GT


Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu
1,001 HP
600 HP

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 $2,100,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
City mileage 8 MPG
Highway mileage 14 MPG


Chief designer Hartmut Warkuss
Chief engineer Wolfgang Schreiber
Body style Coupe
Top type Hard removable


Transmission make Ricardo Ricardo 7-Speed e/Dual-Clutch
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Semi-automatic
Is dual clutch Yes
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.25:1
  2. 2: 1.61:1
  3. 3: 1.19:1
  4. 4: 0.92:1
  5. 5: 0.75:1
  6. 6: 0.62:1
  7. 7: 0.55:1
Axle ratio 3.64:1
Paddle shifters Standard

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Multi link, Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.8 in Disc
Rear brakes 15 in Disc
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport Pax
Front wheels 265/23 20
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport Pax
Rear wheels 365/23 21
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 252 mph
1/4 mile 10.1 s
0-60mph 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.3 s
Drag coefficient 0.39

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 1,001 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Volkswagen W16
Displacement 7,993 cc
Cylinders W16
Air compressor Quad turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.4 in / 3.4 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Bugatti VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,339 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 47.4 in
Length 175.7 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in
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