Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

One of the world’s most expensive and fastest cars is now on display: a 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.

 

The Bugatti Veyron is an extraordinary feat of automotive engineering. Complete with seven gears and special run-flat tyres that cost up to $20,000 each it is designed specifically to handle top speeds. The Veyron can reach 100 km/h in 2.46 seconds and has a special spoiler that deploys to lower the vehicle when it hits 220 km/h.

Only 71 were sold in 2008 so having one on display at the Museum is a rare treat.

Other facts about the car:

  • The brakes use carbon fibre reinforced composite discs, not metal.
  • At full speed, it consumes 78 litres of fuel per 100kms travelled.
  • The vehicle’s handbrake has an ABS antilock braking system.
  • Around 450 Veyron’s were produced before production ceased in 2015.
  • The car has all-wheel-drive (permanent drive to all four wheels).
  • It has an 8-litre engine capable of producing 987bhp/736Kw.
  • The weight of the vehicle is 1,888 kilograms.
  • Its top speed is believed to be 408.47 km/h (race performance). However, its regular top speed is 343 km/h.
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