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.