Archive for the ‘Bugatti’ Category

Who knew rhubarb and custard drove so well?!

When I was a young lad my lovely grandmother introduced me to the delights of rhubarb and custard. And now, some decades later, Chris Harris has given me a whole new appreciation. I always thought the Bugatti EB110 was a bit fugly and so it never really resonated with me; I was too busy going […]

2016 Bugatti Chiron rendered

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While I was driving around Germany in April Car magazine published this rendering of the new Bugatti Chiron. It will be the replacement for the iconic Veyron. What can we expect from the Mk2 Veyron? Let’s start with a reworked version of the 16-cylinder engine found in the old car. Power is expected to peak […]

Louis Chiron to inspire Veyron replacement

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As the all-conquering Bugatti Veyron begins to drive off into the distance word has come through that its replacement will be called the Chiron. According to the Bugatti website, Louis Chiron helped forge the company’s strong racing heritage, as well as being a bit of a player: Women had always been responsible for the most […]

Bugatti Veyron successor too fast to test?

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According to new information from Autocar the successor to the almighty Bugatti Veyron could be so fast it could be almost impossible to test its full potential. The Mk2 Veyron—it’s actual name is not known at this stage—is expected to be powered by a hybrid powertrain. The heavy lifting will be done by a derivative […]

Volkswagen Group tipped to rebrand as Auto Union

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 a greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella […]

“The Galibier is officially dead”

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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 buyers too thick for Galibier saloon

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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 […]

Bugatti 1 – Hennessy nil

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 […]

Is Bugatti about to unveil the world’s fastest convertible?

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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 […]

Bugatti stripped of landspeed record

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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 […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 1

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 […]

Bugatti Grand Sport Bernar Venet revealed

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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 […]

Galibier: “The best luxury sedan in the world”

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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 […]

VIDEO: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

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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 […]