The Bugatti Veyron was the most powerful car of the 2000s and defeated several champions like the historical McLaren F1 (https://thesupremecarinitiative.com/2020/01/25/the-mclaren-f1-is-the-greatest-supercar-ever-made/). Even today when supercars are reaching an excess of 300mph, the Bugatti Veyron still stands high on the leader board at 253mph. The Bugatti Veyron was and still is not cheap, costing brand new at $1,500,000, and used at $1,200,000. This car was produced with an ultra rare V16 engine that gave off 1,200hp and 1,106 lb feet of torque with a 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds.
This car is most famous for bringing the Bugatti name back. Bugatti has traded many hands throughout its history, but finally ended up with the Volkswagen group. Up until that point Bugatti had been known for their big luxury cars, but Volkswagen decided to change that all. When Bugatti announced their Veyron prototype in 1995, it easily became one of the most popular cars out there. When it was first produced in 2005 Bugatti got a countless amount of orders and fame for their amazing car that achieved the title of fastest car. This car was produced in limited numbers of only about 450 total units.
The Bugatti Veyron is composed of many curves that almost make the car look like an oddly shaped oval that kind of makes the car look like a bug. This car’s exclusiveness also means extreme maintenance costs. For example, Bugatti has custom tires for all of their vehicles so that you cannot buy them from anywhere else. The custom Bugatti tire set costs around $40,000 and is suggested to change them every 2,500 miles. This car also has no accessibility to the engine compartment because Bugatti believed that only a trained professional should have access to it. The outcome of this means that you cannot do a simple oil change without them. An oil change cost around $20,000 and takes around 27 hours to complete. Along with this cars ridiculous costs for maintenance, the transmission exceeds them all. The transmission is one of the hardest places to access in the entire car and will cost you about $300,000 for a new one. That price tag can buy you a brand new Lamborghini Huracan.
This car also has some insane statistics. The Bugatti Veyron has huge air intakes that can suck up as much air as a human breathes in four days in just a matter of minutes to cool down the engine temperature. This car also comes with a giant fuel tank that carries 26.4 gallons. At the cars top speed, it will finish that entire fuel tank in just 10 minutes. Also, this cars design aspect was to make the car seem timeless. The timeless aspect of this car meant that Volkswagen still wanted this car to seem impressive and new in the years to come, so they eliminated the use of any screens. Bugatti knew that by having a screen, this car would seem outdated in just a few years so they just eliminated it.
The Bugatti Veyron is just as impressive as a 15 year old car gets. Its insane features and statistics are still all marveled at in today’s society of car manufacturers and enthusiasts. Though this car comes with a hefty price tag, they are definitely worth getting if you have the money because they are already starting to rise in value, meaning that it can potentially become an investment car (https://thesupremecarinitiative.com/2020/01/23/what-is-an-investment-car/), bringing in millions and millions of dollars.
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Awesome article! It’s a beautiful car.