Here’s a rumour from GoAuto that has grabbed our interest, according to its report Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to Auto Union. A possible theory for the change would be to establish greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella company. […]
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Like us you probably haven’t had a chance to duck over to Europe to check out the Geneva Motor Show. So here’s the first of a two part series bringing you a selection of the cars on show. Here we start with Alfa Romeo and go through to Lexus.
Following an earlier report in January Volkswagen Group boss, Dr Martin Winterkorn has confirmed the four-door luxury Bugatti Galibier won’t be going into production. Winterkorn went on to add the company will instead focus on a replacement for the Veyron. “The Galibier is officially dead. We won’t do it. In its place will be a […]
Bugatti president Dr Wolfgang Schreiber has revealed there are no longer plans to turn the 2009 Galibier concept into a production model. Further, there will be no four-door Bugatti at all. Buyers at the extreme top end of the market are too thick, apparently. “We have talked many, many times about the Galibier, but this […]
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is once again the world’s fastest production car, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Last week Guinness stripped the record from Bugatti after complaints from rival hillbillies carmaker Hennessy claiming the Veyron Super Sport had its speed limiter removed and was therefore not “production” spec. A statement from […]
Unperturbed by their recent admonishment from the Guinness Book of Records and the competition from the cowboys at Hennessey, Bugatti say they’re ready for another crack at a production record of some sort. The car will be a special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, which is tipped to carry the extra tag World […]
Hmm, something’s not quite right here. Just days after Hennessey reckoned that their Venom GT should be acknowledged as the world’s fastest production car Bugatti, who set the record almost three years ago, has had their title rescinded. In effect, Hennessey accused Bugatti of cheating because the Veyron Super Sport used to set the record […]
The Geneva Motor Show is still underway over in Europe and while we’re sure almost all of our readers would love to be there we’re doing the best we can to bring you a little closer to the action. Here is the first installment of over 250 pictures from the show, from Alfa Romeo to […]
Renowned French conceptual artist and sculptor Bernar Venet has helped to create Bugatti’s most recent work. It’s the one-off Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Bernar Venet and features the artwork of the 71-year-old. It’s been described by the carmaker as “the fastest artwork ever.” Venet, who has experimented with logic and mathematical equations in his artwork […]
While poking around for extra info on yesterday’s R8 e-tron story we came across an interview with Wolfgang Dürheimer from late August, when he was still with Bugatti and just before he started with Audi. He’s been quite the mover and shaker in the Volkswagen Group, especially if we cheat a little and count his […]
These days the Bugatti Veyron is almost the forgotten hypercar. Bugatti addressed this back in March by revealing the Grand Sport Vitesse at the Geneva Motor Show. Now they’ve reminded us of their creation by releasing a new video to YouTube, with the accompanying intro: Watch the revised video of Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport […]
Want to build your own Bugatti Veyron? Well, thanks to the official configurator on the Bugatti website you can. We’ve shown you a few images of our Veyron 16.4 carbon grey/gray green combo here, but really, you should let yourself run wild. You can even make your own Grand Sport or Super Sport if you […]
If you checked out our Geneva Motor Show photo galleries you will have noticed Bugatti is still pumping out new versions of its now seven-year-old Veyron platform. This time it’s the Grand Sport Vitesse. With 1200hp sourced from its 7.9 litre W16 quad-turbocharged engine it proudly carries the label of the world’s most powerful roadster. […]
After a couple of days for press previews the doors to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are about to be opened to the public. Figuring you probably can’t make it we’re bringing you our biggest photo gallery ever. That’s right, there’ll be over 200 images from the floor of Geneva for you to enjoy. We’ve […]
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is a stupidly quick car; we know this. It has a top speed over 431km/h and can reach 100km/h in just 2.5 seconds. Here, in this short teaser video, Chris Harris explains what that speed feels like.