The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car. The Super Sport version is the fastest road-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.07 km/h (267.85 mph). The original version has a top speed of 408.00 km/h (253.52 mph). It was named Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.
Designed and developed by the German Volkswagen Group and produced by Bugatti Automobiles SAS at their headquarters in Château Saint Jean in Molsheim (Alsace, France), the Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen, with much of the engineering work being conducted under the guidance of former Peterbilt engineer and now Bugatti Engineering chief Wolfgang Schreiber.A number of special variants have been produced, including two targa tops. In December 2010, Bugatti began offering prospective buyers the ability to customize exterior and interiors colours by using the Veyron 16.4 Configurator application on the marque's official website.
|Layout and body style||Mid-engine, four-wheel drive, two-door coupé/targa top||Base price||€1,225,000 (GB£1,065,000/US$1,700,000)Super Sport:
|Internal combustion engine||8.0 litre W16, 64v DOHC quad-turbocharged petrol engine||Engine displacement
and max. power
|7,993 cc (487.8 cu in)1,001 metric horsepower (736 kW; 987 bhp)|
|Top speed||408.47 km/h (253.81 mph) (average)
Super Sport: 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph) (average)
|0–100 km/h (0–62.1 mph)||2.46 seconds||0–240 km/h (0–149.1 mph)||9.8 seconds|
|0–300 km/h (0–186.4 mph)||14.6 seconds||0–400 km/h (0–248.5 mph)||50 seconds|
|Standing quarter-mile (402 m)||10.2 seconds at 230 km/h (142.9 mph)|
|EPA city driving||8 miles per U.S. gallon (29 L/100 km; 9.6 mpg-imp)||EPA highway driving||13 miles per U.S. gallon (18 L/100 km; 16 mpg-imp)|
|Top speed fuel economy||3 miles per U.S. gallon (78 L/100 km; 3.6 mpg-imp), or 1.4 U.S. gal (5.3 L; 1.2 imp gal) per minute|