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Bugatti Veyron brings its two record-holding Veyrons to the Nürburgring

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The Bugatti Veyron may be out of production, but it isn’t going away. Bugatti needs to keep interest in its superlative supercar up until a successor arrives, and it seems likely the public will oblige.

Because how could you forget a car with 1,000 horsepower, a $1 million price tag, and a record-holding top speed?

At the Nürburgring 24-hour race this past weekend, Bugatti with its two record-holding Veyrons: the Veyron Super Sport that holds the Guinness World Record for fastest production car, and the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that holds the record for fastest open-top production car.

Decked out in their trademark black-and-orange livery, both cars took a parade lap of the Nürburgring Nordschliefe course before the start of the race. Not a bad way to kick things off.

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Mayweather and his toys includes a Bugatti Veyron!!!

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Floyd Mayweather definitely has a passion for cars. He has a pretty impressive list of white ones. His hobby is to purchase, keep fresh and reselling them after a short period. The American boxer’s current rotation in his Las Vegas home houses ten different cars, in addition to his collections in Los Angeles and Miami. Included in this series is a Mercedes-Benz S600, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead, Bentley Mulsanne, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Ferrari 458 Spider, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 599 GTB all in white, as well as a white and grey Bugatti Veyron and a black Cadillac Escalade.

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The Mini Cooper that is quicker than the world’s fastest Bugatti Veyron car!

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I don’t believe it. But, I guess people will do what they can to make the headlines!

A GEARHEAD has tinkered with this modest Mini to turn it into the world’s fastest car.

The modified run-around is now quicker than the Bugatti Veyron over 1/4 mile.

Tom Barnes, 31, has spent the past decade pimping the red Mini which does a quarter of a mile in 10.2 seconds compared to the Bugati’s 10.4 seconds

The drag-racing champion’s car is now beating super cars like the Ford Mustang on the race track despite still having all its original windows and doors.

Mr Barnes, from Cambridge, said: “I would hate to think how many hours I’ve out into it.

“Just the most recent upgrade was probably 150 man hours between the three-man team of me, my brother Scott and my friend Jack.

“We pledged to stay at the garage every Thursday night, sometimes until two in the morning.

“It’s really been a labour of love.

“It’s such a good feeling knowing that we’ve done it in a Mini, that looks like a mini, it is a mini.

“We even think it can go a lot faster with a bit more work.”

The modified Mini has a top speed of 142mph – which is almost 20mph faster than the original factory built car.

However, despite being quicker over a quarter of a mile it pales in comparison to the Bugatti’s top speed of 267.856 mph.

The 2002 registration Mini came to mechanic Mr Barnes and his team ten years ago as a fire damaged wreckage.

But instead of putting it on the scrap head they turned it into a test car for their specialist mini garage in Cambridge.

It wasn’t long after that Mr Barnes and garage owner Paul Webster decided they could increase the Mini’s power by turbocharging the engine.

The original Bugatti Veyron set the record for the fastest street-legal production car in the world in 2005 with a top speed of 253.81 mph.

That was then eclipsed in 2010 when the Super Sport version of the Veyron set a world record top speed of 267.856 mph.

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SPIED: FIRST Spy Shots Of Bugatti’s VEYRON Replacement Spotted

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Arguably one of the world’s best automobiles is the currently existing Bugatti Veyron.

Sure, it’s not a lightweight attempt as speed, it’s actually a more well-rounded approach. That’s because there’s an emphasis on luxury.

Everything on the Veyron is incredibly overthought. I recall that the wiper is manufactured out of aircraft grade magnesium and cost somewhere in the five figure area to replace. And that’s just the start, my friends.

The Veyron’s replacement is going to have some seriously big shoes to fill, that’s guaranteed. That’s not just because the Veyron has such a strong legacy, but more so, because the competition has upped itself significantly — just look at the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder on paper.

That said, the initial word around the next-gen Bugatti is that it will focus on being lighter and MAY use the aid of a hybrid set up to get more juice out of its motor. According to Auto Express who has spoken with people closely related to the matter, it will definitely be “significantly more powerful.”

If there’s one thing Bugatti is known for it’s pushing boundaries. We don’t expect the Veyron replacement to be any different.

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The 5 cars Captain America should drive

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There’s a great moment in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where Cap adds Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man soundtrack to the list of things he needs to catch up on in 2014. While I too endorse that album, I noticed that something hugely important is conspicuously absent from his list: cars.

See, here’s Captain America’s deal, in case you don’t know: He was turned into the world’s first super soldier as part of a World War II experiment, sent off to punch Hitler in the face, and then frozen in a block of ice for decades after sacrificing himself to save the world. After seven decades as a Cap-sicle, he’s got a lot of history and culture to get acquainted with.

I have to assume that Cap is at least a little bit of a gearhead. He rides around on a Harley-Davidson in the movies he’s in, and he strikes me as the kind of guy who would have been into hot rods had he actually come back from the war un-frozen.

I feel like he really needs to add some sweet cars to his list of things to do. The Captain missed out on 70 years of advancements in automotive technology! Now he exists in a world where ordinary street cars can hit what were race car speeds in his time.

As such, I have compiled this helpful list of cars that I think Captain America really ought to drive. (I know he isn’t real, jackass. Play along.) You’ll notice they’re all American cars because of course they are. What do you think the A on his head stands for? France?

The Five Cars Captain America Must Drive:

Tucker 48
A rear-mounted engine! Shatter-proof glass! A directional headlamp on the nose! A shockingly forward-thinking set of safety features! Preston Tucker’s marvel was decades ahead of its time in many ways and is a shining symbol of American innovation. Sadly, it was doomed by a financial scandal, bad publicity and the harsh realities of getting a new car company off the ground. I think Cap would appreciate this car and the tale behind it.

Ford GT40
Captain America is a guy America sent off to Europe to kick ass and take names. The Ford GT40 did pretty much the same thing, except instead of taking down Hydra, it crushed Enzo Ferrari’s hopes and dreams. I love the GT40 and its glorious Le Mans victories because it shows America can mop the floor with people any time we damn well please. Try and stop us! 34

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
These days the Camaro Z/28 is back as a high-tech, stripped-out, hunkered down, unfathomably awesome track destroyer. Its original predecessor from 1967 was much the same. The first 302 cubic-inch Camaro Z/28 was known for being practically race-ready from the showroom floor, and today it remains one of the rarest and most valuable classic Camaros out there. Captain America needs to experience the golden age of American muscle, and this is one of its finest examples.

1992 Dodge Viper

The first Dodge Viper was a nasty, snarling, evil, 400 horsepower V10 beast. To say it was a handful to drive is pretty much a huge understatement — it’s more accurate to say it will kill you, find your family, and then kill them too. While it’s an incredible machine, it’s probably best in the hands of a guy with superhuman strength and reflexes like Cap. I bet he could handle it just fine.
Hennssey Venom GT

The case could be made that the Texas-built, 270.49 MPH Hennessey Venom GT is the ultimate evolution of American speed. It recently topped the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as being the fastest car in the world. Let the haters hate — the Venom GT seems unstoppable, a David that smashes Goliaths on the regular. I think that would be up Captain America’s alley for sure.

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These Bugatti Veyron Car Crash Photos Will Make You Want to Cry

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Think you’re life is tough? Cheer up, by realizing there are folks out there having a much worse day than you.

The owner of this million dollar Bugatti Veyron wrecked his beautiful exotic last night in Austria, losing control of the car in wet conditions on the A2, smashing through a guard rail and sliding over 100 feel down an embankment.

Surprisingly, the accident doesn’t look as bad as it could have (you can thank German engineering – or perhaps French engineering – for that). In fact, according to reports, the driver walked away from the accident.

As for the car, it’s future is less certain.

So if you’re having a rough day, just think of this guy who wrecked his million dollar supercar and walked away, likely back to his mansion, piles of money and supermodel girlfriend. There… don’t you feel better already?

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19th Annual Keels & Wheels – Bugatti Veyron

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An impressive docket of vehicles spanning 90 years of automotive history will make its way to the 19th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance through its official auction house, Motostalgia. The collector car auction will feature several distinguished classics on Friday, May 2 at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. Auction attendees will have the opportunity to purchase rarities such as:

1960 Maserati Birdcage ‘Tipo 61/60′ Racing Car
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In the early 1950’s, one of Italy’s premier racing brands, Maserati, wanted to be at the front of creating light cars with smaller, more powerful engines and great performance. It was under these conditions that the legendary “Birdcage” was born. Sir Stirling Moss would later establish a number of track records with this car at Nurburgring and be quoted as saying of the early Tipo 60, “A fabulous car – light, very nimble, fantastic brakes, super steering, enormous torque and good power.”

1965 Shelby GT350 #048 Homologation with Competition History

One of the earliest Shelby GT350’s produced at the historic Venice, CA facility. This is the 24th Shelby delivered of approximately 30 Mustangs built among Cobras and GT40s before they moved production. This car has an unbroken chain of ownership back to Shelby American. A wonderful early GT350 homologated by the legendary Carroll Shelby with documented competition history.

2008 Bugatti Veryon With 1,001 horsepower from a quad-turbo 16-cylinder engine, the Bugatti Veyron, a mid-engine sports car, is one of the fastest super cars in the world – clocking in at speeds upwards of 253 mph. The Veyron sets the bar for super cars, with magnesium paddles behind the steering wheel and a shift time of less than 150 milliseconds, making the term “zero to sixty,” seem obsolete. “With a value of approximately $1.5 million, this car is nothing short of amazing, and will be one of this auction’s most talked-about consignments”.

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet Continental

One of only 299 Pre-A Cabriolets built in 1955. An exquisite concours quality restoration, this vehicle has matching serial numbers on both its drivetrain and body panels. The car comes with its original Certificate of Origin, Kardex, Tool Kit and Owner’s Manual to complete the package.

1965 Shelby Cobra CSX 4000 Series 427 S/C Aluminum Body

The ultimate American classic competition sports car. This genuine Shelby continuation CSX 4000 series Cobra comes complete with the most desirable classic blue with signature white “Shelby Stripes”. Its 7.0 Liter 427 S/C side oiler engine is rated at 425hp, and its unmistakable all-aluminum body makes it a highly sought-after crown jewel for serious collectors.

Auction attendees can view these and other consignments of the rarest and finest collector cars at the Preview Cocktail Party beginning at 12 p.m. on May 2, prior to the official auction which begins at 3 p.m. Guests will have the chance to bid on collector dream cars until 9 p.m. Guest passes are available for $20; bidder packages available for $50 (bidder plus guest) and $200 for VIP bidder plus guest. To purchase tickets and bidder packages, visit www.motostalgia.com/houston-event-details

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Bugatti pays tribute to classic Type 18 sports car w special edition

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It seems the only constant at international auto shows these days is a new Veyron special edition. Bugatti has been unloading these Veyron cosmetic packages one by one, in an effort to keep attracting buyers to the decade-old model. The latest such special edition brings a little more intrigue than the average, recalling what Bugatti calls “one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.”

The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse “Black Bess” is the fifth of six Les Légendes de Bugatti (Bugatti Legends) models. What makes this one particularly interesting is that it honors the Bugatti Type 18, a pre-WWI model that featured a 90-hp 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine and chain drive. Founder Ettore Bugatti raced the car himself and seven examples were built, of which only three exist today. According to the automaker, the car was the fastest road car of its time, reaching speeds of 100 mph (160 km/h).

Bugatti sold the VIN 474 Type 18 to famous French aviator Roland Garros in 1913. The model was sold to Ivy Cummings in 1922, several years after Garros died in WWI. She nicknamed it “Black Bess,” after the English racehorse, a nickname that has stuck until this very day. Black Bess was auctioned in 2009, selling for US$3.3 million. Today, it’s on display at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, Netherlands.

The “fastest road car” of the early 20th century finds its way into the look and spirit of the fastest road car of the early 21st century. The convertible’s carbon fiber body gets a black paint job with a 24-carat horseshoe grille surround and gold-painted highlights, mimicking the black-and-gold look of the original Type 18. The tank and oil caps have “Black Bess” engraving and gold paint.

Inside, the Vitesse Black Bess has a mixture of light beige and “Havanna” leathers. The crimson steering wheel is a reference to the bright-red steering wheel of the Type 18 Black Bess, a color that’s repeated in the contrast stitching. The interior also includes gold accents and a rosewood shift knob and center console panel. There’s also the typical special edition badging.

Easily the most interesting detail of the Vitesse Black Bess’s interior is the artwork depicting the original Black Bess and Roland Garros’ Morane Saulnier Type H airplane. These pictures are meticulously hand-painted in the leather of the door panels, using a special ink and impregnation process designed to hold up to the tests of time. Each of the six door panels on the three Black Bess editions is unique from the others.

“We have developed a new process for individually hand-painting the leather in the vehicle’s interior, the like of which has never been used before in the automotive industry,” explains Achim Anscheidt, Bugatti head designer. “The leather and the ink applied by the designer have been technically developed and processed so that they can withstand the stresses inside the vehicle and fulfill the valid quality requirements demanded by modern day production.”

As tends to be the case with Veyron special editions, there are no mechanical enhancements, and the Black Bess relies on the standard Grand Sport Vitesse 1,200-bhp 8.0-liter W16 engine. The Grand Sport Vitesse is capable of attaining 100 mph (62 km/h) in just 2.6 seconds and set a world convertible speed record last year.

Bugatti revealed the Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess at this week’s Beijing Motor Show, where it appeared with the original 1913 Black Bess on loan from the Louwman Museum. Only three examples will be made, each running the standard Legends price of €2.15 million (US$3 million).

(Source: Bugatti)

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The 5 Best Engineered Cars – Bugatti Veyron

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While the cars we drive to work and to the shops are themselves fine examples of automotive engineering, for the pinnacle of technical excellence you need to turn to racing and sports cars in their many forms. Check out five examples of the very best.

The Red Bull RB7 racing car. In the 2011 Formula One season, this was the dominant car, by far the best racing car on the circuit, winning both the individual driver’s title and also the constructor’s championship.

The RB7’s achievements were the result of continual development and innovation such as the introduction of its exhaust-blown diffuser, the addition of floor holes and special electronic engine maps that squeezed every ounce of power from the car’s 2.4 litre engine. Often these technical improvements had to be refined in the one to two week window between races.

The Bugatti Veyron Supersport. In just a few short years, with its stunning styling and awesome performance, this magnificent road car has become a legend. For those brave enough and with the space to do so, the Veyron can unleash a top speed of no less than 267mph, reaching the 60 mile an hour mark in just 2.4 seconds from a standing start. Recognised as the fastest road car ever made, to buy one of these phenomenal vehicles you would have to part with £1.6 million!

The McClaren F1 road car is widely regarded as the ultimate super car, eclipsing the likes of legendary names such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. It first went into production some twenty years ago and some say it is still the most beautiful car ever built. With a top speed of just 241mph it may not match the Veyron for pace, but with a price tag as high as £2.5 million, when it comes to cost it leaves the Veyron standing.

The Audi R18 e-tron Quattro is the first of a new breed of hybrid that is making inroads into the world of motor sport, this year winning the world’s most famous endurance car race – the Le Mans 24 Hour. To achieve success in a race that can last for over 3,000 miles, Audi engineers and drivers have to balance the quest for speed with the careful management of fuel, tyres, engine, transmission and brakes.

The Citroen DS3 WRC may be the nearest amongst this list to the vehicle that you and I drive, but in the hands of its driver, eight time world rally champion, Sébastien Loeb, it’s anything but. Unlike the other cars, which are designed to be driven on the road or flat race circuits, the DS3 has to combine speed, endurance and robustness to withstand the battering it gets from hurtling along narrow unmade forest tracks, being flung round hairpin bends, and the impact of landing after taking off over hump-back bridges!

And while these high performance cars may seem far removed from the family saloon, the engineering effort that goes into them ripples back to make the cars that we drive, safer, better and more efficient.

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Bugatti Veyron – The Fastest Street-Legal Sports Car in the World

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Bugatti automobiles, known for the production of sports cars, manufactures the luxury car named Bugatti Veyron. Bugatti Veyron is a mid-engine car designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group. It is the fastest car in the world, which is legally permitted to be driven on public roads. Bugatti Veyron was named the Car of the Decade by BBC Top Gear. It has also won the Best Car Driven All Year Around in 2005. Bugatti also set the record for being the fastest car to be driven on public roads.

The super sports car is powered by a standard coupé grand sport roadster engine which is 8.0 liter quad-turbo charged with W16 cylinder. It has a dual clutch direct shift gearbox for transmission. This is automatic and is computer controlled with seven gear ratios. The steering wheel has a magnesium paddle behind it to make the shift time considerably less. The coupé can be driven either in semi-automatic or fully automatic mode. Since it is a sports car, it has about ten radiators. The tyres and gearboxes are equipped accordingly.

The braking system incorporated in the vehicle is highly advanced and is not conventional. In case of any brake failure, which is very unlikely, the manufacturers have taken care to install an anti-lock braking system on the hand brake. Bugatti claims that the vehicle can come to a standstill from a speed of about 400 km per hour, in less than 10 seconds. The super sport version of Bugatti Veyron is a two-door coupé, which can accommodate only two people. The Grand Sport Version is a two-door targa top, which can also accommodate only two people.

The fuel efficiency of this sports car is 29 l per 100 km. The price ranges from 12 crore rupees to 25 crore rupees for the different variants. This car does not have any competitors so far.

To launch this kind of a car for public use is a great technical achievement made by Volkswagen and Bugatti automobiles. The real production cost of this car is higher than the market price. The carmakers have taken this challenge to make this car available to the sports car lovers so that they can drive it on the roads.

Bugatti Veyron on the Indian roads is sure to receive an awe-inspired look from the common man. It is a luxury sports car, which is a very rare sight on the Indian roads. It is definitely appreciated by the sports car lovers for its look and speed, and will be a dream car for many people in India.

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