In Dec. 12 IssueRussell County NewsBy Ron Cowell, Columnist
Are you wondering what to get your son or daughter for Christmas? You say they want a car? Well maybe the Bugatti by Volkswagen may be just what you are looking for! ———- Yea Right!!!
A 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for $8,700,000 in 1987. It is hard to imagine someone would actually spend 8 million dollars on a car instead of using it for something more productive. However, if you have the money and the opportunity, you will definitely spend a small fraction of it to place this super car in your garage.
In 2000, Volkswagen AG founded Bugatti Automobiles as a subsidiary of Volkswagen France. They introduced the EB 16/4 Veyron concept, a 16-cylinder turbo charged car with a speed of 0 to 62 in 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 252.9 mph. Development continued throughout 2004, the EB 16/4 Veyron was promoted to “advanced concept” status. In July 2005 Bugatti Automobiles announced that the car would officially be call the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. It was said that the car built as a brand new Bugatti would be delivered to clients in October 2005. In fact, the Veyron finally entered production in late 2005, the first cars being delivered in early 2006. Maximum speed claims have been met in several high speed tests, where the car slightly exceeded its target, reaching 253.81 mph. According the Veyron’s fuel consumption at 253 mph was 3.0 miles per gallon. At full throttle, its 26.4 fuel tank would empty in just 12 minutes 46 seconds. After 15 minutes at a continuous 253 mph, the tires would melt.
Independent press tests have reported many failures in the cars testing, three out of five cars available for testing in November 2005 were already out of service. The Veyron prototypes were put through the same grueling tests as other Volkswagen Group models, with each pre- production car logging over 50,000 miles. This car comes in many different color combinations, including red and black, blue and dark blue, gray and black, and so on.
The Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès is the latest limited edition version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4. It costs $2.3 million, not including tax, and has an interior designed and crafted by the French leather. The Bugatti Veyron was designed by the head of Volkswagen Groups Skoda, and Auto Design Department, Joseph Skoda.
The Bleu Centenaire represents 100 years of history. It has the same 16 cylinder quad-turbo charged engine as the ‘standard’ Veyron. The one and only special edition comes in Bugatti signature two-tone “sprintblue matte” and “sprintblue gloss” paint. This edition was debuted at the 79th International Auto Show in Geneva Switzerland.
In September 2009, Bugatti introduced the 16C Galibier concept car, the first modern four-door Bugatti. The Galibier name is taken from the original designation for the four-door model of the Type 57.
As with all concept cars, the final version may differ from the initial preview, but it is expected to be powered the same 24 cylinder multi-fuel engine capable of speeds similar to and with a price tag in the range of the Veyron. The 16 W engine will use two super chargers instead of the four turbo chargers used on the Veyron.
The Veyron Bougatti sells for$1,700,000. This is by far the most expensive street legal car available on the market today. If you get one please give me a call so I can see it in person.. That’s as close to having one I’ll ever get.