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For Three Days Only: Bugatti Veyron At Motor Show

 

 

22nd February, 2008

Bugatti Veyron

The fastest and most expensive production car ever built - the Bugatti Veyron - will make an appearance at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show for just three days only.

With a top speed of more than 400 km/h and an estimated Australian price of $2.7 million (plus on-road costs - Editor), the Veyron makes all other super cars look slow and inexpensive by comparison.

This special car has been brought to the Motor Show in collaboration with the organisers of the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and Trivett Bespoke Automotive, the Australian importer/dealer for Bugatti.

It will appear at the Motor Show from 5 PM to 10 PM on Friday, then from 10 AM to 10 PM on Saturday and Sunday, 29th February to 2nd March.

Veyron's specifications and performance are breathtaking, with a top speed of 407 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 2.5 seconds - it can do the 0-200 km/h run in just 7.3 seconds, a good time for a powerful family car to reach half this speed.

Its 16-cylinder, 8-litre engine produces a massive 736 kW (1001 horsepower in the old measure) which it transmits to all four wheels through a seven-speed sequential automatic transmission.

Bugatti Veyron

Luxury and performance details abound, with a cockpit that recaptures the glory days of hand-built classic Bugattis and features such as a large spoiler that deploys above 200 km/h.

The pop-up spoiler doubles as an air brake at higher speeds, adding to the tarmac-tearing power of the massive carbon ceramic disc brakes to stop the car from 100 km/h in just 31.4 metres.

Veyron is built around a carbon fibre monocoque body shell and features magnesium, titanium and aluminium components to keep its weight down to just under 1,900 kg.

To put the Veyron into perspective in a world of more "everyday" super cars, the Bolwell Nagari to be launched at the Motor Show also features a carbon fibre monocoque, but is half the weight and likely to be one-tenth the cost.



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