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Bugatti: Veyron News **Grand Sport Vitesse 'La Finale' Version (page 12)**







VW's secret 400km/h cars:
Exclusive spy pics!
14/02/2003 08:03


At last! After almost a week of speculation and sightings of VW's super Bugatti Veyrons in the Western-Cape, Wheels24 obtained exclusive spy photos of these exciting cars. It also seems that these supercars are being tested in South Africa, and are not here for a photographic shoot.

A Southern Cape family took photos of the three sensational Bugatti Veyrons. The Greeff family, Marianne, Derick and Annette, spotted these cars on the scenic coastal route between Betty's Bay and Gordon's Bay.

The photos also show that there are special stickers on the Veyrons, which read: "High speed test vehicle - Approved by Government." This indicates that the cars are in South Africa for test purposes.

The Veyrons was first spotted earlier this week on the Cape's West Coast and then a day later another Wheels24 reader saw them in the Overberg district on the N2 near Grabouw.

There are no badges on the three test vehicles but it is unmistakably Bugattis Veyrons.

The Bugatti Veyron is the hottest car in Volkswagen's arsenal. It features an 8-litre W16 (2xV8) muscle engine with a power output of 736kW at 6 000 rpm. Torque is a mighty 1250Nm.

The car has a top speed of 406km/h and accelerates from 0-300km/h in less than 14 seconds!

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Holy Moly!!! 14 seconds to 186 mph!
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It will still be owned by the McLaren F1. It is a terrible example of excess.
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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
It will still be owned by the McLaren F1. It is a terrible example of excess.
I think you have it the other way around. Per Evo, it should have a top speed of 252 mph, 922ft-lb's of torque between 2200 and 2500 rpm, 1g acceleration up to 70mph and reach 186mph in 14 seconds. The old McLaren F1 takes 20seconds to reach that number.

Furthermore, the amenities and design look far better to me than the McLaren F1. While I loved the F1, the Bugatti is far more compelling. As far as excess, anything can be defined as excessive. Most people think my car is excessive for my needs, and I own an entry level luxo coupe.
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That car looks pimp! btw is that a retractable spoiler?
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forgot to ask. Does anyone want a sticker like this:

The photos also show that there are special stickers on the Veyrons, which read: "High speed test vehicle - Approved by Government."
just ask and i will get out my box or crayons and get cracking
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Originally posted by nandowong
That car looks pimp! btw is that a retractable spoiler?
Yes it is retractable.
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Check the EVO issue of last month. They pictures of the spoiler up and down. Pretty impressive.
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Maybe if im a good boy santa claus will bring me one for chrismas. That or I will just be naughty and hope to hit the lotto. hmmm

I guess my chances are better with the second option
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damn, that's what i'm talking about. btw how do use the stick thing?
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quite nice ineed.
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I love the rear but the front is kinda ugly to me. The interior blows all other competition away.
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wow. seksi. I love the vintage interior thing going on inside an exotic.
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i wonder if they'll all be two tone?
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Looks pretty cool, but I'm not too crazy about the front.

Is this supposed to be a sports car, luxury car, or a mix? I can't really tell what it is trying to be.
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cant wait till mine comes in. w00t!
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Hottest car ever made for the street.
wow.

I think my dream car has shifted from a CLK-GTR to the Veyron.
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holy shit
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W engine two supercharged V8 blocks producing 1001 hp at 6k
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Originally posted by Bobbydoedoe
holy shit
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W engine two supercharged V8 blocks producing 1001 hp at 6k

Yes sir.

On another note, looks like a Lexus-lover family you got there.
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Bugatti's president [fired] in wake of continued Veyron delays

By GREG KABLE

Storm clouds are gathering over the Bugatti EB16.4 Veyron. Word out of Germany is that Bugatti president Karl-Heinz Neumann has received his walking papers from parent company Volkswagen's chairman Bernd Pischetsreider as a consequence of the supercar's launch delay.

Originally due to go into limited production earlier this year, the Veyron now appears unlikely to reach customers until this time next year -- some 12 months behind schedule. Nothing's official just yet, though Volkswagen sources say moves are already afoot to replace Neumann, who has headed Bugatti since plans for the Veyron were first announced in 2000.

German press reports suggest Bentley and Volkswagen Motorsport boss, Franz-Josef Paefgen, may be brought in to steer the new car's final development, although an official announcement is unlikely to be made until the Frankfurt motor show in early September. Problems with the reliability of the Veyron's complex 8.0-litre, W-16 engine and seven-speed gearbox are said to be behind the launch delay.
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I love seeing Europeans fail when they go after high standards. Sorry.
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damn, I had my cash in hand ready to buy one too.
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I love seeing Europeans fail when they go after high standards. Sorry.

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Rolling eyes may make sense in this case, though you have no idea what I have gone through in Europe.
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what have you gone through in europe?
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I love seeing Europeans fail when they go after high standards. Sorry.
lol i sense some animosity. I wana see the numbers this car puts out, then maybey I'll buy it.

I am deciding b/t it and the Ferrari Enzo Ferrai, but if the Veyron doesn't come out soon I am going to have to settle for the Italian.
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Too much. W-16 and 4 turbos. Too much.

Take the McLaren route, less weight, no turbos.
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yes. simply amazing. i bet driving one is the closest anyone can get to nirvana.
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Amazing, but did they change the front and the rims from the concept? Doesn't look quite as good.
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interior looks COMPLETLY cramped...i just generally dont like the shape sorry
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