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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1001 horse under the hood

Bugatti Veyron - the most expensive and fastest serial car in the world. Although it cost over 1.5 million Euros, on each individual car "Volkswagen" lost at least three times as much.

Back in 1909 in Alsace in the village Molshajm (France), Italian designer and engineer, Ettore Bugatti decided to "show the world how to make a car". He founded the factory "Bugatti", which made most expensive and fastest vehicles of the time.

Among the many successes "Bugatti" stands out triumph in the first "Grand Prix of Monte Carlo" and few victory’s at the legendary "24 Hours of Le Mans."

Not that with "Bugatti" was milk and honey, the ups and downs are alternated, the company changed hands and passed from hand to hand, until 1998, when it takes over the German " Volkswagen".

Assembled a team of professionals, from designers to engineers and 2005 represented the "Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron". EB is the mark in honor to Ettore Bugatti, and has 1001 hp. Base price is about 1.5 million euros, but depending on the model and special requirements can reach 2.5 million euros.

In "Volkswagen", however, say that the production even in this cost is - unprofitable. Namely, making this car costs at least 5 million euros. This means that the loss of the four-something million each, " Volkswagen " knowingly entered. There is no better advertising than "Bugatti Vejron"!

The engine has a capacity of 8 liters, 16 cylinders and 64 valves and four turbochargers. To reach the 100 kmh, it needs only 2.3 seconds. Maximum speed, the model "Bugatti Veyron Supersport" with 1200 hp,  reach 26 June 2010 - 431.072 kmh.

Despite all that, this is not a car for the runway, but for everyday driving. The Germans have requested from engineers to "Veyrin" goes to the regular services, like any other car, that can easily get over "speed bump". It is designed as a way to cool the engine, find tires that will not burn up when the gas pedal is pressed. For all this, it has taken four years and 750 million euros.

Only replacement of transmission costs about 120,000 euros. On wheels are "Michelin pixels tires", and change all four costs 70,000 euros.

The brakes are made of carbon-fiver, reinforced with silicon-kerbed, there are titanium to, with the task of stopped car that chasing over 400 kmh in less than 500 meters.

"Bugatti Veyron" uses, in urban conditions, about 29 liters per 100 kilometers, in the open road about 18 liters. If you press gas to the floor, consumption increases to 78 liters on 100 kilometers.



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