Archive for the ‘Bugatti’ Category

Veyron Super Sport sets new Top Gear track record

The 1200bhp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport recently set a new world record for the fastest production car ever made. The average top speed recorded during the record run was an astounding 431km/h. But what is it like around the Top Gear track? Watch the clip from episode 15×05 below and see just how the Super […]

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport sets new landspeed record

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On 26 June 2010 this lairy orange and black Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, with 1200hp (882kW) if you don’t mind, set a new landspeed record for production vehicles. The bar has now been set at 431km/h. Astonishing! Following normal protocols for such records the top speed is calculated as an average of two runs in […]

Son gets daddy’s Bugatti Veyron impounded

A 20-year-old Dutchman has had his father’s Bugatti Veyron impounded after doubling the posted speed limit in Rotterdam last month. The Veyron belongs to wealthy businessman Michel Perridon, who is a director of Trust International, former sponsors of the Red Bull Racing and Spyker Formula One teams. His son, Thomas, was caught doing 160km/h in […]

Bugatti Veyron documentary – part 2

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This is the second and final part of the Bugatti Veyron doco. As noted in part 1, the Veyron provides some epic numbers, but it also brings with it some horrific over expenses, too. How does $17,000 for a set of replacement tyres grab you? It’s okay, though, because your tyres should be good for […]

Bugatti Veyron documentary – part 1

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The Bugatti Veyron is an engineering masterstroke made simply because it could be. Or perhaps it is a vulgar exercise in excess at the expense of financial discretion. The only certainty is that the Veyron polarises opinions. Indeed, McLaren Automotive boss Ron Dennis reckons the big Bugatti is “pig ugly”. Dennis didn’t stop there, either, […]

Holy outlandish Veyron rendering Batman!

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The images you see here are the work of John Mark Vicente, a recent Communication Design graduate at the Emily Carr University in Canada. Using a Bugatti Veyron as a base Vicente has penned a creation that would sit very nicely in the Batcave. The exercise formed part of the student’s university work and as […]

Dumb & Dumber

You’ll remember yesterday’s sad story of the Bugatti Veyron taking a dip. Amazingly, the incident has been captured on video and can be seen below after the jump. Adding some humour to the tragedy is the expert commentary provided by the guys behind the camera. Let’s call them Lloyd and Harry: Lloyd: [murmurs] That will […]

In the drink

Now kids, this is why you shouldn’t talk on your mobile phone while driving, okay. It has been reported the anonymous owner of this Bugatti Veyron was having a yak on his phone when a pelican flew in front of the car’s windscreen. Startled by Mr Percival‘s fly-by, the driver dropped his phone, filled his […]

For sale – Bugatti Veyron #001

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With the Global Financial Crisis and all that hyper cars are selling for a mere portion of their true worth. Naturally, the exceedingly and obscenely wealthy are not even fazed by a minor correction like the GFC. And so it follows that the exceedingly expensive cars do not have their values affected by such trivial […]

Autostadt counts 18 millionth visitor

Car enthusiast heaven, otherwise known as the Autostadt, in Wolfsburg, Germany, recently saw its 18 millionth visitor through the turnstiles. Visitor numbers are nine years ahead of schedule. The Autostadt opened its doors on 1 June 2000, with predictions of 1 million visitors per annum. A figure which, in reality, has turned out to be […]

NGV International – Bugatti exhibition

A quick reminder for Melbourne readers not to miss the Bugatti exhibition currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria. Entry to the exhibition is free and it is open until 26 April. The blurb from the NGV website states: “For most people the world of Bugatti is associated with cars. However, the Bugatti […]

Geneva 2009 – Timelapse footage

The crew at Image Engineers have provided us with a nifty timelapse clip from the floor at the 2009 Geneva Auto Salon. For some more really cool stuff, that is gigapan imagery, click HERE for a closer look at the Geneva show floor, or HERE for a much closer look at the Bugatti Veyron Bleu […]