Monday, June 25, 2012

Bugatti EB 164 Veyron Review

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful production car, more expensive, the fastest street-legal in the world with a proven top speed of over 400 kmh (407 km / h or mph 253). Reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the brand Bugatti. It is named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939 for the original Bugatti firm.




Vehicle development began with the 1999 EB 18 / 3 cars "Bugatti" concept. Presented at the Tokyo Motor Show, which was similar in design and appearance of the final production of Bugatti cars. An important difference is the use EB 18 / 3 of a W18 engine with three banks of six cylinders. The Veyron was designed by Hartmut Warkuss Volkswagen instead of Italdesign Giugiaro, who had treated the three concepts before Bugatti.

VW Ferdinand Piech said the president of the Veyron production in the Geneva Motor Show 2001. It was promised to be the fastest, most powerful car and most expensive in history. Instead of the W18, the production model using a W16 engine VR6/WR8-style. First seen in 1999 Bentley Mulsanne straight concept, W16 would get four turbochargers, producing a quoted 1001 horsepower (see engine section for details on power). Top speed was promised about 403 km / h (250.4 mph), and the price has been announced for € 1 million (U.S. $ 1,300,000 at the time).

Development continued throughout 2001 and the EB 16 / 4 Veyron was promoted to "advanced concept" status. In late 2001, Bugatti announced that the car, officially called the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, which will enter production in 2003. However, the car had major problems during development. Achieving the necessary high-speed stability was difficult - one prototype was destroyed in an accident and another shot in a public ceremony in the Monterey Historics event in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Production of the Veyron was delayed pending the resolution of these and other issues.


Piech retired this year as chairman of the Volkswagen group and was replaced by Bernd Pischetsrieder. The new chairman promptly sent the Veyron back to the drawing board for major changes. Neumann was replaced as Bugatti president by Thomas Bscher in December 2003 and significant changes were made to the Veyron under the direction of former VW engineer, Bugatti Engineering head Wolfgang Schreiber.

After leaving the car, it was reported that while each Veyron is being sold for £ 840 000, the car's production costs are around £ 5 million per vehicle. As Bugatti, Volkswagen and therefore are a waste, which has been likened by automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson to Concorde, which are benchmarks of progress in technology and developed as exercises in engineering.

In the case of a Veyron, it will take several years before Volkswagen will be able to see if their investment in the development of innovative technologies have been successful. An important measure is how much (if any) of the technology developed for the Veyron finds use in cars.

The first Veyron personal property made its debut in front of the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo during the Grand Prix 2005.

Specifications

The Veyron features a W16 engine-16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders, the equivalent of two V8 engines mated in narrow-angle V-configuration Each cylinder has four valves, for a total of 64, but the narrow V8 configuration allows two camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only need four camshafts. The engine is fed by four turbochargers and displaces 8.0 L (7993 cc/488 in ³) with a square of 86 by 86 mm bore and stroke.

Put this power to the ground is a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission with paddle shifter 7 speed driving time to enjoy a round of 8 ms. The Veyron can be driven by a fully automatic transmission. The Veyron also features full-time all-wheel drive developed by Haldex helping to transfer power to the road. Uses special Michelin run-flat tires designed specifically for the Veyron to accommodate the speed of the vehicle.


step of the car is 2700 mm (106.3 in). The total length is 4,466 mm (175.8 in). It measures 1,998 mm (78.7 in) wide and 1206 mm (47.5 inches).

Curb weight is estimated at 4160 pounds (1890 kg). power of this car to weight ratio of 529 hp / ton.

Performance

According to Volkswagen, the final production Veyron engine produces between 1020 and 1040 metric hp (1006 to 1026 SAE net hp), then a car advertised as producing "1001 horsepower", and U.S. and European markets. This makes it the most powerful standard road car in history. Torque of 1250 Nm (922 lbf ft ·).

Top speed was initially promised to be 252 mph (406 kph), but test versions were unstable at that speed, forcing a redesign of the aerodynamics. In May 2005, a prototype Veyron tested at a Volkswagen track near Wolfsburg, Germany recorded an electronically limited top speed of 400 km / h (249 mph). In October 2005, driven a car and driver magazine's editor Csaba Csere testing of the final production of the Veyron to the 2005 edition in November. This test, the test track Ehra-Lessien Volkswagen, reaches a maximum speed of 253 mph (407 kmh).

Veyron is the fastest production car to reach 100 km / h (62 mph) and the estimated time of 2.5 seconds. It also makes the 200 and 300 km / h (124 and 186 km / h) and 7.3 and 16.7 seconds respectively. It should also be noted that the Veyron is a time 0-200 mph (0-322 km / h) is faster than the McLaren F1's 120-200 mph (193-322 km / h) time. This makes the Veyron the fastest-accelerating vehicles in history. It also consumes more fuel than any other production car, using L/100 40.4 km (4.82 mpg) in the urban cycle and 24.1 l/100 km (10 mpg) combined with the course. At full throttle, it uses more than 125 l/100 km (2.1 mpg)-at full throttle at full speed Veyron would empty its 100 L fuel tank is only 12.5 minutes. Cars and everyday top speed is listed at 234 mph (377 km / h). When the car reaches 137 mph (220 km / h), hydraulics lower the car until it has a height of about 3 1 / 2 inches (8.9 cm). Meanwhile, the use of the wings and spoilers.

This is a form of "management", in which the wing helps provide 770 pounds (3,425 newtons) of downforce and the car on the road. The driver has a key switch on the left side is to use the maximum speed of 253 mph (407 km / h). Theoretically, you can go faster, but is limited electronically to 253 km / h (407 mph) to prevent tire damage. Key functions only when the vehicle is stopped, when a checklist then establishes whether the car and the driver is ready to "top speed" mode. If all are in motion, withdraw from the rear spoiler, front valves closed and the ground clearance, normally 4.9 inches (12.4 cm) drops to 2.6 inches (6.6 cm).

The Veyron uses unique cons-drilled and vented carbon rotors of turbines for braking that draw in cooling air. Each caliper has eight titanium pistons. Bugatti claims maximum deceleration of 1.3 g on road tires. Prototypes have been subjected to repeated 1.0 g braking from 194 to 50 km / h (312 to 80 km / h) without fade. With formidable acceleration of the car from 50 to 194 km / h (80 to 312 km / h), tests may be performed every 22 seconds. At speeds above 124 mph (200 kph), including the rear wing acts as an airbrake, snapping to a 70 degree angle in 0.4 seconds when the brakes are applied, providing up 0.6 g (6 m / s ²) deceleration. Bugatti Veyron claims will slow from 252 mph (406 km / h) to a stop in less than 10 seconds. The braking is also applied uniformly so that the car will not deviate from a straight path if the driver released the steering wheel, even with the brakes fully applied starting from the top speed close.

History

The development of the vehicle began with the 1999-EB 18 / 3 cars "Veyron" concept. Presented at the Tokyo Motor Show, it was similar in design and appearance of the final production Veyron car. A major difference is the use EB 18 / 3 of a W18 engine with three banks of six cylinders. The Veyron was designed by Volkswagen's Hartmut Warkuss rather than Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign, who had treated the three concepts before Bugatti.

VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech announced the production Veyron at the Geneva Motor Show 2001. He pledged to be the fastest car, most powerful and most expensive in history. Instead of the W18, the production model using a W16 engine VR6/WR8-style. First seen in the concept car's 1999 Bentley Mulsanne straight, the W16 would have four turbochargers, producing a quoted 1001 horsepower (see engine section for more details on the production of energy). Top speed was promised at 403 km / h (250.4 mph), and announced the award of € 1 million (1.3 million U.S. dollars at the time).

Development continued in 2001 and the EB 16 / 4 Veyron was promoted to "advanced concept" status. In late 2001, Bugatti announced that the car, officially called the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, would come into production in 2003. But the car has experienced significant problems during development. Ensure stability at high speed was difficult - one prototype was destroyed in an accident and another shot in a public event at the historic Monterey Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Production of the Veyron was delayed pending the completion of these and other issues.

Piƫch year-old retired chairman of the Volkswagen group and was replaced by Bernd Pischetsrieder. The new chairman promptly sent the Veyron back to the front of significant changes. Neumann was replaced by the chairman of Bugatti Thomas Bscher in December 2003, significant changes Veyron headed by former VW engineer, Bugatti Engineering head Wolfgang Schreiber.

After leaving the car, it was reported that while each Veyron is being sold for £ 840 000, production costs of the car is about £ 5 million per vehicle. As Bugatti, Volkswagen and therefore, to take such a loss, it was compared to the automotive journalist Jeremy Clarkson to Concorde, in that they are test-beds for advancements in technology and developed as engineering exercises.

In the case Veyron, it will be several years before Volkswagen will be able to see if their investment in developing advanced technology has paid off. One key measure is how much (if any), the technology has been developed Veyron need for production cars.

The first privately owned Veyron was debuted in front of the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo during the Grand Prix 2005 Gran.

Specifications

The Veyron features a W16 engine-16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders, the equivalent of two V8 engines mated in narrow-angle V-configuration Each cylinder has four valves, for a total of 64, but the narrow V8 configuration allows two camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only need four camshafts. The engine is fed by four turbochargers and displaces 8.0 L (7993 cc/488 in ³) with a square of 86 by 86 mm bore and stroke.

Put this power to the ground is a dual-clutch DSG computer-controlled manual transmission with paddle shifter 7 speed driving time to enjoy a round of 8 ms. The Veyron can be driven by a fully automatic transmission. The Veyron also features full-time all-wheel drive developed by Haldex helping to transfer power to the road. Uses special Michelin run-flat tires designed specifically for the Veyron to accommodate the speed of the vehicle.

car's wheelbase is 2700 mm (106.3 inches). The total length is 4,466 mm (175.8 inches). It measures 1,998 mm (78.7 inches) wide and 1206 mm (47.5 inches) tall.

The dry weight was estimated at £ 4160 (1890 kg). This gives the car a power to weight ratio of 529 hp / tonne.

Performance

According to Volkswagen, the final production Veyron engine produces between 1020 and 1040 metric hp (1006 to 1026 SAE net hp), then a car advertised as producing "1001 horsepower", and U.S. and European markets. This makes it the most powerful standard road car in history. Torque of 1250 Nm (922 lbf ft ·).

Top speed was initially promised 252 mph (406 kph), but the test versions were unstable at that speed forces the redesign of the aerodynamics. In May 2005, a prototype Veyron tested Volkswagen track near Wolfsburg, Germany, and recorded an electronically limited top speed of 400 km / h (249 mph). In October 2005, Car and Driver editor Csaba Csere test drove the final production version of the Veyron in the November 2005 issue. This test is Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien test track, reached a top speed of 253 km / h (407 mph).

The Veyron is the fastest production car to reach 100 km / h (62 mph) the estimated time of 2.5 seconds. It also reaches 200 and 300 km / h (124 and 186 km / h) in 7.3 and 16.7 seconds respectively. It is also noted that the Veyron 0-200 km / h (0-322 km / h) is faster than the McLaren F1 120-200 mph (193-322 km / h) time. This makes the production of Bugatti automobiles faster acceleration of history. It also consumes more fuel than any other production car, with 40.4 km L/100 (4.82 mpg) city and 24.1 l/100 km (10 mpg) in combined cycle. At full throttle, which uses more than 125 l/100 km (2.1 miles per gallon), at full throttle, the Veyron will empty the tank of 100 liters of gasoline in just 12.5 minutes. every day of the car's speed is listed more than 234 mph (377 kmh). When the car reached 137 mph (220 km / h), hydraulics lower the car until you have a ground clearance of about 3 1 / 2 inches (8.9 cm). At the same time, the wing and spoiler deploy.

This is the "handling" mode, in which the wing helps provide £ 770 (3425 newtons) of downforce, keeping the car on the road. The driver must, using the button, move the latch to the left of his seat to use the maximum speed of 253 mph (407 kph). Theoretically, you can go faster, but is limited electronically to 253 mph (407 km / h) to prevent tire damage. The main functions when the vehicle stops when a list then determines if the vehicle and its driver-are ready to activate the speed. "If all systems are in operation, the rear spoiler retracts, the air in front near diffusers and ground clearance, normally 4.9 inches (12.4 cm) is reduced to 2.6 inches (6.6 cm).

The Veyron uses unique cons-drilled and vented carbon rotors of turbines for braking that draw in cooling air. Each caliper has eight titanium pistons. Bugatti claims maximum deceleration of 1.3 g on road tires. Prototypes have been subjected to repeated 1.0 g braking from 194 to 50 km / h (312 to 80 km / h) without fade. With formidable acceleration of the car from 50 to 194 km / h (80 to 312 km / h), tests may be performed every 22 seconds. At speeds above 124 mph (200 kph), including the rear wing acts as an airbrake, snapping to a 70 degree angle in 0.4 seconds when the brakes are applied, providing up 0.6 g (6 m / s ²) deceleration. Bugatti Veyron claims will slow from 252 mph (406 km / h) to a stop in less than 10 seconds. The braking is also applied uniformly so that the car will not deviate from a straight path if the driver released the steering wheel, even with the brakes fully applied starting from the top speed close.

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