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Old 12-23-2003, 06:22 AM   #1
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Popular Science 2004-Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Has anyone read the latest edition of popular science with the article about the 16.4 Veyron?

All i have to say, is I want one!...then reality kicks in, and I think...naw!
But seriously...1001 HP???can u say HOLY SHIT! And its a beautifull car! Here's the specs: Top speed of 252 MPH, 0-60 in 3, 0-186 in 14, 1000hp @6,000rpm, Torque 922 lb.-ft @ 2,200-5,500rpm...weighs a massive 4,300lbs . Its got a seven speed sequential manual transmission that dosen't have a clutch pedal, but paddles in front of the steering wheel control dual automatic clutches.Ones always engaged, the other waits attatched to the next gear. When u shift the next gear engages almost instantaneously! The engine is 16-cylinder based on the W design from the VW Passat.But the veyron's version has two 90-degree V8s offset by 15-degrees,and four turbos as with the EB110! I could go on, and im sorry if most already know about this, but im impressed! the 16.4 is also very luxurious! "Swathed in heavyweight leather, and has a stadium-filling stereo, navigation,electronic everything.", which tells u why its 4,300 lbs. I mean its heavy enough without all that, but its added in anyways.Its so heavy, when u hammer the throttle, theres no wheel spin it just accelerates...i mean, strap some wings on this baby why don't ya. its still bound to be beat around a dry track by say a Ferrari Enzo mind you!but the thought that ataining to 1000hp is possible, blows me away! Mabye one day i'd like to test drive one(in my dreams), but even if i could, i don't think i'd get one!
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:31 AM   #2
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Yeah, it was a great article, I liked how they also focused on the problems in company that it had. What surprised me too was the weight, and the skidpad of 1.3. I know the skidpad isn't the only factor in handling, but 1.3g has to say something.

As for the weight, it saddened me greatly. If Bugatti didn't make Bugattis but instead real track cars, this Veyron would provide ample competition ofr the TVR Speed 12. As is, I think Bugatti missed a real opportunity to create the ULTIMATE road car.

Hey, maybe they'll make a Veyron later that is trimmed down, a real racing car for consumers. HEHE...drool.
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Rated at 987 hp at 6000 rpm, the W16 also boasts 922 lb-ft of torque from 2200 to 5500 rpm. Bugatti admits it missed the initial target weight of 1550 kilograms (3417 pounds) to meet the latest crash legislation in Europe and the United States. Bugatti officials say cars will tip scales at about 1600 kilograms (3527 pounds). This should give the Bugatti a motorcycle-like 3.6 pounds per horsepower.


From an article I read. about 800 pounds under what pop. mechs. said. I wonder which is right. I hope the 3500 is.... incredible .
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Re: Popular Science 2004-Bugatti Veyron 16.4

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FOUR TURBOS as with the EB110! !
I'm just curious, since when did eb110's have four turbos? I'm pretty sure it's only two, but I could be wrong. Also, the Veyron is an absolutely sick car but you have to wonder how much would it cost if they did produce it?




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Re: Popular Science 2004-Bugatti Veyron 16.4

The EB110 (all 139 of them) had four turbos on its 3.5L DOHC 60-valve V12. The Veyron will be priced right around a million dollars US.
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whats the big deal!?!?!

this car actually isnt very impressive. the koenigsegg is the most impressive. Its a v-8 super charged. the bugatti is a w16 and it has 4 turbos. Now which car is more advanced? U tell me. A v8 that does 245 mph or a w16 that that needs 4 turbos to go 20 mph fater. Kinda sad actually. koenigsegg all the way!!! They have single turbo toyota supras that produce close 1000hp on a v6 motor and the bugatti needs 4. hmmmmmm
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Re: whats the big deal!?!?!

"A v8 that does 245 mph or a w16 that that needs 4 turbos to go 20 mph fater. "



......good point there!
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