In just four years goldRush Rally has established itself as a premiere automotive lifestyle Rally attracting prominent guests and the international public as well. As the Bugatti Veyron is always one of the eye-catchers of this event we wanted to share this album with you. Thanks to goldRush Rally and Mo Satarzadeh for these stunning pictures.
The first Bugatti Legend Edition commemorates the racing hero Jean-Pierre Wimille. In 30`s he drove a classic Type 57G Tank and won Le Mans twice. The contemporary Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is finished in the same blue colour as the vintage car. The special edition is made out of clear-coated carbon fibre.
About Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse could be described with a variety of superlatives – the fastest, the quickest and breathtaking. The name of the model Vitesse means “speed” in French. The supercar sprints from 0 to 60-mph in only 2.4 seconds with a top speed of 255 mph. The extreme power comes from an 8.0-liters W16 engine. It helps the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse to pump out the amazing 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque.
Bugatti always prides itself on offering its customers the best service using the most advanced technologies. Today Bugatti awarded its Dubai dealership “Al Habtoor Motors” as “Service Partner of Excellence”. Al Habtoor Motors is now one out of five Bugatti dealerships worldwide offering the highest seal of quality. To celebrate this we took out this beautiful Vitesse in a “Diamond White” /”Light Gold” colour split cruising the desert roads of Dubai
New information about the long-rumored 1600hp Bugatti Veyron have been released suggesting that it’ll be launched sometime next year with a price tag nearing 5 million pounds and will feature more than 1500hp.
Previous reports that the new Bugatti Super Veyron could produce around 1600hp seem to be accurate with these latest reports citing similar performance figures with a 288mph top speed still likely. While speaking to Autocar, a Bugatti insider revealed that while Bugatti is in no rush to develop and produce such a car, sending the Bugatti Veyron out in style would be the perfect end to a near perfect hypercar.
The insider said, “We are looking at several options. The reality is that we are not under time pressure because we are confident of selling out the full Veyron production run regardless.
“Only after that can we see if there is time and appetite for such a programme. It would be expensive and time-consuming, so we must be sure it is worth it.”
In addition to increasing horsepower of the new range-topping supercar, Bugatti will likely dramatically decrease its overall weight by stripping about 200kg from the 1888kg kerb weight of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. To achieve these weight savings, carbon fiber will be used extensively.
The 400hp+ extra is then expected to be achieved by increasing the capacity of the 8.0-liter, quad-turbo W16 engine to around 9.6-liters while also increasing the turbochargers and tweaking a selection of other engine components.
The exterior and the interior of this Bugatti supercar is dominated by Bijan’s trademark logo. It can be seen on both sides of the rear wing and on the nose. The exclusive Veyron Grand Sport features a broad stripe running up the center of the polished aluminum bodywork to the wheels and interior. The supercar is equipped with a two-tone set of diamond-cut wheels.
Inside, there is an iPad installed in between the seats.
BUGATTI SPECIAL EDITION
In early 2011, Bijan completed his design for a series of 10 individually bespoke Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport automobiles.
Many design elements of this edition have never been produced before. The magnificent two-toned exterior is made of Bijan yellow super imposed on polished aluminum. Keeping in line with Bijan’s flair for eccentric, the bonnet also flourishes in ‘The Mouth of Truth emblem, a trademark for the House of Bijan. The front grill was recreated to illustrate the Bijan logo repeatedly.
The Bijan logo also appears underneath the rear airbrake, and is only visible when the airbrake is deployed. The clock on the dashboard is also another one of Bijan’s latest designs…’The Royal Way’ similar to the face of the latest black titanium watch design-the bezel of the clock is surrounded by hundreds of pave white diamonds. In between the driver and passenger seats, Bijan integrated an iPad, which could display pictures chosen for each individual client. The center console was configured to house two his and hers, bottles of pure Bijan cologne and perfume!
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 coupé Grand Sport is world famous for being the paradigm in automobile speed and luxury. The automobile, which is produced in Molsheim, France, boasts a 1001 horsepower 16-cylinder engine and is equipped with four turbo chargers. The Veyron can achieve a top speed of 253 mph (408 km/h) in less than one minute.
The Veyron features an 8.0 litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines. Each cylinder has four valves for a total of sixty four, but the narrow staggered V8 configuration allows two overhead camshafts to drive two banks of cylinders so only four camshafts are needed. The engine is fed by four turbochargers and displaces 7,993 cubic centimetres (487.8 cu in), with a square 86 by 86 mm (3.4 by 3.4 in) bore and stroke.
The transmission is a dual-clutch direct-shift gearbox computer-controlled automatic with seven gear ratios, with magnesium paddles behind the steering wheel and a shift time of less than 150 milliseconds, built by Ricardo of England rather than Borg-Warner, who designed the six speed DSG used in the mainstream Volkswagen Group marques. The Veyron can be driven in either semi- or fully automatic mode. A replacement transmission for the Veyron costs just over US$120,000. It also has permanent four wheel drive using the Haldex Traction system. It uses special Michelin PAX run-flat tyres, designed specifically to accommodate the Veyron's top speed, which cost US$25,000 per set. The tyres can be removed from the rims only in France, a service which costs US$70,000. Curb weight is 1,888 kilograms (4,162 lb). This gives the car a power-to-weight ratio, according to Volkswagen Group's figures, of 446.3 metric horsepower (328 kW; 440 bhp) per ton.
- 3 heat exchangers for the air-to-liquid intercoolers.
- 3 engine radiators.
- 1 for the air conditioning system.
- 1 transmission oil radiator.
- 1 differential oil radiator.
- 1 engine oil radiator
It has a drag coefficient of 0.41 (normal condition) and 0.36 (after lowering to the ground), and a frontal area of 2.07 square metres (22.3 sq ft). This gives it a drag area – the combination of drag coefficient and frontal area, represented as CdA – of 0.74 m2 (8.0 sq ft). Engine output
According to Volkswagen Group and certified by TÜV Süddeutschland, the final production Veyron engine produces 1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp) of motive power, and generates 1,250 newton metres (922 lbf·ft) of torque. The nominal figure has been stated by Bugatti officials to be conservative, with the real total being 1,020 metric horsepower (750 kW; 1,006 bhp) or more. Super Sport edition
The Veyron Super Sport features an engine power increase from the standard 1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp) to 1,200 metric horsepower (883 kW; 1,184 bhp) and torque of 1,500 N·m (1,100 lbf·ft) and a revised aerodynamic package. It was shown publicly for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August 2010.
Bugatti's official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel drove the Super Sport version of the Veyron on Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien high-speed test track to establish the car's top speed. With representatives of the Guinness Book of Records and German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) on hand, Raphanel made passes around the big oval in both directions achieving an average maximum speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). Once produced for sale, the first five Super Sports will sport the same black and orange finish as the first production car, which was used to set the speed record, and all production models will be electronically limited to 415 km/h (258 mph) to protect the tyres. Top speed
This top speed was verified by James May on Top Gear in November 2006, again at Volkswagen Group's private Ehra-Lessien test track. May noted that at top speed the engine consumes 45,000 litres (9,900 imp gal) of air per minute (as much as a human breathes in four days). The Veyron has the highest top speed of any street legal production car. Back in the Top Gear studio, co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson commented that most supercars felt like they were shaking apart at their top speed, and asked May if that was the case with the Veyron at 407 km/h (253 mph). May responded that no, the Veyron was very controlled, and only wobbled a tiny bit when the air brake deployed. May further commented, “Absolutely yeah, it’s totally undramatic. But I would give you a bit of a warning: It’s a bit disorientating doing that sort of speed, because after I came off the banking, I was slowing down to stop, and you know how you get a bit impatient and think ‘I’ll just open the door’; fortunately I looked back at the speedo, and I was still doing seventy.”
On 4 July 2010, Bugatti's official test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel piloted the Super Sport edition and was clocked at an average of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) on the same track, taking back the title from the SSC Ultimate Aero TT as the fastest production vehicle of all time. The 431.072 km/h mark was reached by averaging the Super Sport's two test runs, the first reaching 427.93 km/h (265.90 mph) and the second 434.20 km/h (269.80 mph). The record run was certified by the German government and the Guinness Book of World Records.
The car's everyday top speed is listed at 350 km/h (220 mph). When the car reaches 220 km/h (140 mph), hydraulics lower the car until it has a ground clearance of about 9 cm (3.5 in). At the same time, the wing and spoiler deploy. In this handling mode the wing provides 3,425 newtons (770 lbf) of downforce, holding the car to the road.
For top speed mode the driver must, while at rest, toggle a special top speed key to the left of the driver's seat. A checklist then establishes whether the car and its driver are ready to attempt to reach 407 km/h (253 mph). If so, the rear spoiler retracts, the front air diffusers shut, and normal 12.5 cm (4.9 in) ground clearance drops to 6.5 cm (2.6 in). Braking
The Veyron's brakes use cross drilled, radially vented carbon fibre reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite discs, manufactured by SGL Carbon, which have a much greater resistance to brake fade when compared with conventional cast iron discs. The lightweight aluminium alloy monobloc brake calipers are made by AP Racing; the fronts have eight titanium pistons and the rear calipers have six pistons. Bugatti claims maximum deceleration of 1.3 g's on road tyres. As an added safety feature, in the event of brake failure, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) has also been installed on the handbrake.
Prototypes have been subjected to repeated 1.0 g braking from 312 km/h (194 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph) without fade. With the car's acceleration from 80 km/h (50 mph) to 312 km/h (194 mph), that test can be performed every 22 seconds. At speeds above 200 km/h (120 mph), the rear wing also acts as an airbrake, snapping to a 55° angle in 0.4 seconds once brakes are applied, providing an additional 0.68 g (6.66 m/s2) of deceleration (equivalent to the stopping power of an ordinary hatchback). Bugatti claims the Veyron will brake from 400 km/h (250 mph) to a standstill in less than 10 seconds, though distance covered in this time will be half of a kilometer (third of a mile). Specifications Basic Specifications Layout and body style Mid-engine, four-wheel drive, two-door coupé/targa top Base price €1,225,000 (GB£1,065,000/US$1,700,000)
€1,912,500 (GB£1,665,000/US$2,700,000) Internal combustion engine 8.0 litre W16, 64v 2xDOHC quad-turbocharged petrol engine Engine displacement
and max. power 7,993 cc (487.8 cu in)
1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp)
1,200 metric horsepower (883 kW; 1,184 bhp) Performance Top speed 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph) (average)
431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) (average) 0–100 km/h (0.0–62.1 mph) 2.46 seconds 0–240 km/h (0.0–149.1 mph) 9.8 seconds 0–300 km/h (0.0–186.4 mph) 16.7 seconds 0–400 km/h (0.0–248.5 mph)[not in citation given] 55 seconds Standing quarter-mile (402 m) 9.8 seconds Fuel economy EPA city driving 8 miles per U.S. gallon (29 L/100 km; 9.6 mpg-imp) EPA highway driving 13 miles per U.S. gallon (18 L/100 km; 16 mpg-imp) Top speed fuel economy 3 miles per U.S. gallon (78 L/100 km; 3.6 mpg-imp), or 1.4 U.S. gal (5.3 L; 1.2 imp gal) per minute