Search This Blog

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Buggati Veyron - World's fastest car

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engine super car produced by Volkswagen Group subsidiary Buggati Automobiles SAS and introduced in 2005 as the fastest production car in the world. It is currently one of the fastest accelerating and decelerating production cars in the world, with a 0 -100- 0 time of 8.6 seconds and, at 1.1 million Euro (1.5 million USD) , it is also one of the most expensive cars in the world.
Powered by a 736-kilowatt (1,001 PS; 987 hp) W16 engine it can reach 408.47 km/h (253.81 mph).The car reached full production in September 2005, and is handcrafted in a factory Volkswagen built near the former Bugatti headquarters in Château St Jean in Molsheim (Alsace, France). It is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Buggati company. Two examples of the Veyron are known to have been wrecked since production began.