In the case of supercars even with sales prices over one million euros is not always possible to make money. The problem is that technical development costs are very high and very small production runs. In recent decades all Italian manufacturers traditionally led this car segment have lost their economic independence and today continue his career as premium brands of large automotive groups like Fiat with its brands Ferrari and Maserati. Since 1998 the Volkswagen Group ranks second in the market of superlatives just behind automotive dynasty Turin. With its entry into Lamborghini where VW subsidiary Audi ruled the roost the manufacturer of Lower Saxony also won the naming rights of the Italian-French car Bugatti legend. VW established a new factory in the historic Alsatian plant production Molsheim. In 2005 that is after nearly a century of parón- Alsace witnessed a new sports presentation with the old name brand: the Bugatti Veyron.
With the Bugatti VW project seeks new records
When naming the new model the VW engineers and designers decided to honor the former racing driver Pierre Veyron who in the 1930s had achieved many successes for the Bugatti brand. The choice of name and reference to motorsport made evident intentions of the new owners. With the Bugatti Veyron would arise an automobile exception able to set new records at all levels and positively affect the image of Volkswagen. The only concession that the house was allowed to be performed by the technical conditions necessary to obtain approval to allow him on the road because although the Bugatti project was exemplary character preferably the Wolfsburg also sought to bring small series of 300 units scheduled to ordinary people.
The Bugatti Veyron is one of the fastest coupés in the world with a speed of 407 km / h
While the Bugatti Veyron seemed unsuitable to become a technological reference exchange this two-seater coupe showed that without Porsche Volkswagen was also able to develop suitable techniques for racing. The heart of this stunning racing car and rounded front wheel drive was a 16-cylinder engine in W and 8 liter engine that developed 736 kW (1001 hp) and had been designed exclusively for it. Thus the Bugatti Veyron reached a top speed of 407 km / h. With this figure the Veyron became one automobile manufacturing world's fastest series. His drive came from four turbochargers with help of which this car manufactured in carbon fiber was able to accelerate from 0-200 km / h in 7.3 seconds. No more than 2.5 seconds passed until the driver of a Bugatti Veyron exceeded the mark of 100 km / h. Special tires a retractable rear spoiler and a hydraulic allowing reduce the height of the Veyron at high speeds contributing the necessary security for extreme driving situations. Instead ecological aspirations of this racing machine were rather scarce. With CO2 emissions of 960 g / km in city driving and a consumption of 100 liters per 100 km / ha full load the Bugatti Veyron established a new record this time negative.