Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Some stats on the Bugatti Veyron

According to Volkswagen, the final production Veyron engine produces between 1006 to 1026 hp, so the car will be advertised as producing "1001 horsepower" in both the US and European markets, despite the fact that the actual amount of horsepower produced is 986 - making it the second most powerful road production car - second only to the Koenigsegg CCXR, which it is claimed develops 1004bhp, although further testing in the Koenigsegg laboratories has proven it can hit 1064bhp.

(253.2 mph). The top speed was verified once again by James May on Top Gear, again at Volkswagen's private test track. When getting close to the top speed during the test he said that "the tires will only last for about fifteen minutes, but it's OK because the fuel runs out in twelve."

The Veyron is the quickest production car to reach 62 mph with an estimated time of 2.5 seconds, according to the manufacturer. It reaches 60 mph in approximately 2.46 seconds.

And according to the February 2007 issue of Road & Track Magazine, the Veyron accomplished the quarter mile in 10.2 seconds at a speed of 142.9 mph.

This makes the Veyron the quickest and fastest production car in history.

It also consumes more fuel than any other production car, using 5.82 mpg in city driving and 10 mpg in combined highway / city.

At full throttle, it 2.1 mpg, which would empty its 26.4 gallon fuel tank in just 12.5 minutes.