Last Wednesday we was on our way to Malacca since my hubby had some work there. It was a boring journey since that wasn't the first time we went there. The hot weather also made me sleepy. Hmmm, you must be wondering now what is the connection with this post and Bugatti Veyron right?
Well, right before reaching Malacca, there was a siren and followed by some policemen with their bike asking the other cars including us to give a way. While we were busy wondering to whom they were escorting, there was a luxurious car in white and light blue colours passed through us.
Then my hubby was like 'that was the Sultan Johor's car! So sad we didn't take picture of it'. Then I was like 'What is the big deal about it?' hahahaha but I only answered it on my mind though. Hubby kept mumbling about had not taken picture and I just ignored it. In fact I know nothing about that car. That is why I don't know why it is such a big loss for not taking picture of it. Poor of me, so naive about car, hehe.
Friday, we was on our way home, when suddenly we heard the siren again. This time hubby asked me to get ready to take picture and said 'take the picture if I said so'. So I just grabbed my phone and get ready, hehe. Here is the picture! Sorry if this picture is not in a good angle, that was the only angle I have, hehe.
Hubby asked me to make a post about it, so while searching info for that car, I feel so lucky for having the chance to see that luxurious and the most expensive car in the world as well as the fastest one with my own eyes. Hubby! I want Bugatti Veyron!!! :D
Some details about Bugatti Veyron that you need to know:
1. The Veyron is powered by a compact 8.0-litre, 16-cylinder, W formation (basically two 4.0-litre V8s sharing a common crank), engine developing an astonishing 1001PS and 1250Nm of torque.
2. The 16.4 refers to the 16 cylinders and 4 turbos that the Veyron’s mighty engine boasts. Combined consumption is expected to be around 18mpg - but few will ever match that.
3. That powerplant is expected to enable the Veyron 16.4 to breach 400kph - or around 250mph - 10 mph more than the official record set by the Koenigsegg CCR at the Nardo track in Italy recently.
4. All that power is distributed through a four-wheel-drive transmission featuring a sequential paddle-shift, seven-speed, double clutch, DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) that pre-selects the next gear allowing for instantaneous shifting. A similar gearbox can be seen on the new Golf GTI and other cars in the Volkswagen group, that today owns Bugatti, Lamborghini and Bentley, as well as more down-to-earth marques like Skoda and Seat.
5. Braking is taken care of by carbon disc brakes and supplemented by the rear wing that doubles as an airbrake at speeds above 200kph. In addition the Veyron 16.4 has a separate calliper for its handbrake which features ABS – it can be used to stop the car safely in the event of a main brake failure.
6. Bugatti claims that the Veyron 16.4 can stop from 250mph to standstill in ‘considerably less than 10 seconds’.
7. The first cars are expected to be delivered to customers in the second half of 2005 - somewhat later than its anticipated 2003 debut.
8. Performance figures have yet to be verified, but the Veyron 16.4 is expected to reach 62mph (100kph) in three seconds, and 186mph (300kph) in less than fourteen. The Ford GT, which is one of the fastest accelerating current road cars, does 0-60 in around 3.6 seconds.
9. Michelin has had to produce unique tyres to handle the Veyron 16.4’s unique performance. They feature the PAX run-flat system and can driven on flat for around 125 miles at up to 50mph. The rear tyres at 14.4-inches (540mm) in width are the widest fitted to a production car.
10. With only 300 planned for production and priced around $1,000,000 the Bugatti is an expensive and exclusive toy. Despite that huge list price the Veyron 16.4 is never likely to recoup its massive development costs.
All info was taken from here.