2003 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron Study II review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 6 January 2007 , 12:01:36 byEmil

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Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron Study II

Bugatti is the creator of one of the most powerful cars in the history. Veyron wanted to create a supercar that is closer to a Grand Tourer in its comfort and amenities. We know it is about a model that will produce 1.001 horsepower, but this is all so far. Some reports indicate that the model will be in the mid-900 range. Rumors referring to the performance of the car said that it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, but with this amount of power, this might be underestimation. There is no doubt the Veyron will manage to exceed any series production cars ever made. This study has side vents in the fenders that were put there to help cooling the down-force and even increase it. Nobody outside of Bugatti will know the final figures for some time.

At this date (November 21, 2003), all official Bugatti sources still reflect the original projections for 1,001 horsepower, so I carried over the stats from coverage on the earlier Veyron study. Nobody outside of Bugatti will know the final figures for some time. At or near launch, I'm looking forward to adding the latest photos as well as updated information on one of the most extreme cars ever. Until then, enjoy our latest photos
The Bugatti Veyron, one of the most ambitious sports car projects in history is facing with some rather understandable last-minute delays. The handling demands of a road car intended to top 250+ mph are understandably an area for almost endless fine-tuning. . VW Chairman Bernd Pischetsrider has confirmed that the company is not yet satisfied with the steering, and will be working to improve it prior to launch but in the same time dismissed the notion that there were any problems with the engine or transmission.
One of the goals of the Veyron was to create a super car that is closer to a grand tourer in its comforts and amenities, in contrast with such venerable contemporary exotics like the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT, which are more akin to race cars for the street. This is in keeping with the historical legacy of the Bugatti marque as a manufacturer of both sports and luxury cars. The different approaches taken by the Enzo, Carrera GT, and other extremely capable super cars like the Pagani Zonda and Koenigsegg will make for some very interesting comparisons in the days ahead.
In Novermber 21, 2003 , all official Bugatti sources still reflect the original projections for 1,001 horsepower, so I carried over the stats from coverage on the earlier Veyron study. Nobody outside of Bugatti will know the final figures for some time.
In april of 2004 we still have not exact figures for the final Veyron's horsepower and projected performance. Some reports indicate that the planned 1,001 horsepower will be somewhat lower, in the mid-900 range. At the same time, many feel that earlier projections of the car's performance, such as 2.9 seconds from 0-60 mph, may even prove conservative. There seems little doubt that in at least some performance benchmarks, the Veyron will far exceed any series production car ever made.
This latest study has side vents in the fender, intended to help cooling and possibly increase downforce.