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2007 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (LHD)
- Only 14,200 miles from new
- Excellent Service history
- 8.0 litre, quad-turbo charged W16 engine
- Original Bugatti handbooks included
- Presented in Black with Black hide and contrasting Red stitching
As perhaps the most anticipated and groundbreaking car of the 21st century, the story of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is well known by any supercar enthusiast. Perhaps lesser known are some of the ridiculous facts and figures that go along with engineering a road car capable of producing 1,000 brake horsepower and topping out at 250 mph.
– The most technologically advanced car in history.
– In order to achieve the levels of power and top speed that Piëch was after, the engineers had to marry two V-8 engines together to create a W-16 of nearly eight litres. Then, for good measure, they added four turbochargers. The result was, to say the least, powerful. An engineer recalled to National Geographic that the first time the Veyron’s engine was run at full throttle at Volkswagen’s Salzgitter, Germany, facility in 2001, the engine produced so much power, over 1,000 horsepower, that the heat it produced completely overwhelmed the building’s exhaust system on the roof, nearly burning the building down in the process.
– To manage that massive amount of heat, the car is fitted with 10 radiators, with three used to cool the engine, two for the car’s air-conditioning system, and one each for cooling off the transmission oil, engine oil, differential oil, the hydraulic oil used by the spoiler, and the air-to-liquid intercooler cooling system.
– During high-speed testing, bird strikes shattered the aluminum grille, damaging several components behind it. To combat this, engineers redesigned the grille in titanium to withstand any impact with a small animal, resulting in no damage to the car or its components.
– The Veyron’s airbrake alone is claimed to provide nearly 0.7 G of braking force, which is roughly the same amount as the brakes on an ordinary passenger car.
– At its top speed of 253 mph, the Bugatti Veyron breathes in 47,000 litres of air per minute, just as much air as one man breathes in four days.
The car we are honoured to present to you today comes from the collection of the lead guitarist for Coldplay, not to mention major petrolhead and founder of Road Rat Magazine, Guy Berryman, to whom we sold this magnificent piece of engineering several years ago. Since then it has been carefully maintained and serviced by Bugatti and has proudly sat in a garage with stablemates including icons from a Bizzarini 5300GT and a Ferrari 275GTB Short Nose to a Citroen SM and an Alpine A220 Le Mans.
The example offered for sale at DD Classics is in superb condition, presented in Raven Black over a Black hide interior with contrasting red stitching. With Polished Bugatti wheels, which hark back to the wheels found on the Bugatti Type 35, and Polished Titanium grille, this Veyron is a menacing yet beautiful example. Having covered just 14,200 miles from new, it is a fantastic low mileage example that will shine in any collection as it certainly has before.
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