First shown as a concept at the 2000 Paris motor show, the long awaited (and delayed) Bugatti Veyron has now become a production reality.
Using a revolutionary 'W' layout, the Veyron's 8 litre 16 cylinder Quad Turbo engine generates the highest power output ever seen in a full production car. Around 1000bhp is delivered to all four wheels via a 7-speed twin-clutch gearbox, enough to propel the Veyron to a then world record top speed of 254mph! Acceleration is equally astounding with 60mph arriving in a scarcely believable 2.4seconds and 300kmh arriving from standstill in a claimed 17 seconds (cf. 22 sec for a McLaren F1).
The project has been plagued by a series of infuriating delays but the first of a projected 300 cars over a six year production run started arriving at the end of 2005, each priced at an eye watering 1 million Euros!
The greatest supercar of all time - bar none!