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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, World’s Fastest Car, to Commence Production This Fall

Published by on Aug 19th, 2010, No Comments

The Concours d’Elegance had a sneak peek at the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which is being dubbed as the world’s fastest car. All decked up in blue, the carbon fiber body panels boasted of touching speed levels to the tune of 431.072 km/h. The car has its speed electronically limited to 415 km/h.

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SSC Ultimate Aero To Launch On August 8; Will It Defeat The Bugatti Veyron?

Published by on Jul 27th, 2010, No Comments

The second generation Aero, called the Ultimate Aero, from Shelby Sports Cars will be unveiled by the company on August 8th at the Boeing Flight Museum in Seattle. The Ultimate Aero is SSC’s attempt to regain its title of “fastest road car in the world” from current title holder Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

The Bugatti Veyron had achieved its title after breaking the 255.83 mph record set by the previous model of the Aero called the Ultimate Aero TT. The new Ultimate Aero will require more than the 1,183 hp present in the Aero TT to become faster than the Veyron Super Sport, which has a 1,200 hp-engine and has set a record top speed of 268 mph.

The designer of the new Ultimate Aero, Jason Castriota, will also have to make sure that the design does not cause aerodynamic drag, besides ensuring better power features for the car.

So does the Veyron Super Sport have a reason to be scared? The answer will be revealed on August 8.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Smashes Speed Record

Published by on Jul 5th, 2010, No Comments

Who is the fastest on the tarmac? If you thought it was the Shelby SuperCars’ Aero SSC TT that fits the bill as the fastest production car in the world, think again!

Bugatti has climbed on to the top position, post a June 26 drive when test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel drove an orange-and-black Veyron 16.4 Super Sport to an average top speed of 268 mph (431 kph).

The event that got underway at the VW Group’s test facility at Ehra-Leissien saw the Veyron Super Sport tumble all high-speed records. The question as to who is the fastest has been remaining unanswered for quite a while now.

The Veyron Super Sport is a much higher version that the usual Veyron we usually get to see. The company has thrown in additional power and has increased it to 1,200 hp, while the quad turbo W16 would return torque at 1,106 pound-feet.

The car has ensured this via its enlarged turbochargers and intercoolers. The company has also incorporated in the Veyron Super Sport a redone suspension that is capable of managing aero downforce at speeds about 260 mph.

Bugatti 16C Galibier Spotted in France

Published by on Jun 3rd, 2010, 1 Comment

Bugatti 16C Galibier

Bugatti freaks will be pleased to know that the Galibier which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show has been recently spotted in Molsheim, France. This implies that Bugatti is working on the future of the super luxury sedan however a certain production nod-ahead cannot be confirmed at this point in time. The Galibier spotted in France was either outed for a photo shoot or some kind of private unveiling. The product rumors have however been ripe and it is believed that Bugatti will confirm the production status when the Veyron production is phased out. There is absolutely no other reason why Bugatti will have the design trademarked if the 2013 production rumors of the $1.31m sedan were not true.

Bugatti 16C Galibier Saloon May Begin Production in 2013

Published by on Mar 26th, 2010, No Comments

Bugatti 16C Galibier 1

It is no hidden fact that brand Bugatti is the smallest yet the most exclusive name in the VW group which has number of special concepts lined up for approval. The 16C Galibier Saloon (hyper sedan) also belongs to that list of concepts and the production chances were meager until now because of the financial constraints. The 16C Galibier may hit the production floor as early as 2013 (despite the financial problems) as it has received rave reviews during motor shows and specific customer events. Once rolling, the Galibier production will be limited to 300 units only and each unit might cost around £900,000.

1925 original Bugatti submerged in a lake for over 70 years to auction

Published by on Jan 11th, 2010, 2 Comments

A 1925 original Bugatti Brescia Type 22 Roadster, which was submerged in a lake for over 70 years, is most likely to fetch at least around €70,000 when as soon as it hits the auction block later this month. The Bugatti was submerged in Switzerland’s Lake Maggiore since the year 1936 following an argument between the owner of the cars and a government official.

1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 Roadster 1

The auction proceeds will benefit the Fondazione Damiano Tamagni charity, which works on reducing violent crimes amongst juveniles. The last owner of the car was Marco Schmuklerski, an architect who’s buildings very famous around the country. Experts estimate suggest the real true value of the car could top around €90,000. The vehicle can very potentially be restored, or could be easily be used as a display piece.

The car’s identity was tracked through its engine number and chassis number, 879, 2461 respectively, and gearbox number, 964.

It consists of a Chausson radiator, Zenith carburetor, and a twin ignition from SEV.

Middle East Customers get a Bugatti Treat

Published by on Dec 15th, 2009, No Comments

Bugatti could have chosen no better place than the Dubai Motor Show to celebrate its 100 years of existence, and as a favor to hosting the event, the Middle East natives got lucky with three specific models not to be sold elsewhere. While a couple of products will be one-off models, the Bugatti Nocturne model will have five siblings. The other two models will be the Sang d’Argent and the Grand Sport Soleil de Nuit.

Bugatti Veyron Sang d’Argent special edition

With deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2010, Nocturne will be the highest priced model at $1.65 million followed by the Soleil de Nuit at $1.55 million and the Sang d’Argent at $1.45 million. Nocturne, the highest priced variant will feature a polished aluminum bonnet well complimented by galvanized side windows and special polished custom rims and aluminum upper body parts at the rear. Magnesium and Platinum dominate the interior of the car. The Sang d’Argent will feature silver metallic paintjob on the outside while the Havana interior will glorify the car on the inside. Last but not least, the Soleil de Nuit is finished in a polished aluminium and Black Blue metallic surface while the bold burnt orange color scheme dominates the interior.

Bugatti Veyron crashes into lake!

Published by on Nov 16th, 2009, 2 Comments

1112_LOC_Soggy-Bugatti

The Bugatti Veyron driver has been identified being Andy House, the owner of Performance Auto Sales in Lufkin, a company that restores wrecked exotics.

Couldn’t spot the pelican he claimed causing him to swerve as he said earlier. The man’s handphone had slipped out of the car’s centre console and he reached to retrieve it from the floorboard, Houston Chronicle reported.

When he sat up, he was startled by a pelican flying low alongside the Bugatti and the front tyre subsequently strayed onto the shoulder of the road.

The man couldn’t regain control, the police told Houston Chronicle. There were no indications that the driver was speeding. (He should still be arrested)

After the crash – trying to fish the Bugatti out of the lake

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