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Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

Fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 2002.

Countries: Germany (22%), (19%), United Kingdom (14%)

Main connections: Bugatti, Geneva Motor Show, Parmigiani Fleurier

Linked to: Volkswagen Group, BBC, BorgWarner, Bugatti

 

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2002

The standard Bugatti Veyron won "Top Gear"'s Best Car Driven All Year award in 2005 add something

 

Bernd Pischetsrieder - On 16 April 2002, Pischetsrieder succeeded Piëch as chairman of Volkswagen AG. At Volkswagen, he directed Bugatti Automobiles SAS to reengineer the Bugatti Veyron 16,4, delaying an expected launch


2003

The first roadworthy prototype was completed in August 2003 add something


2005

Koenigsegg CCR - However in April 2005, not long after the CCR claimed the record, a prototype of the long awaited Bugatti Veyron took the crown with a top speed over with the production model reaching

 

In the development to series production, however, considerable technical problems had to be addressed, so that the start of production was delayed repeatedly, until September 2005 add something

 

Koenigsegg - The record was held until September 2005 when the long awaited Bugatti Veyron broke the record again at , proven by Car and Driver and BBC Top Gear

 

Jeremy Clarkson - In a November 2005 "Times" article, Clarkson wrote on the Bugatti Veyron, "On a recent drive across Europe I desperately wanted to reach the top speed but I ran out of road when the needle hit 240 mph", and "From the wheel of a Veyron, France is the size of a small coconut


2006

Parmigiani Fleurier - In 2006, Parmigiani produced the Bugatti 370, a driving watch which won the 2006 "Watch of the Year Award" from the Japanese press, supposedly based on the Bugatti Veyron supercar

 

Parmigiani Fleurier - In 2006, Parmigiani produced the Bugatti 370, a driving watch which won the 2006 "Watch of the Year Award" from the Japanese press, supposedly based on the Bugatti Veyron supercar

 

Autocar - It was the first magazine to produce independently recorded performance figures for the Bugatti Veyron, which were published in the 31 May 2006 issue

 

This top speed was verified by James May on "Top Gear" in November 2006, again at Volkswagen Group's private Ehra-Lessien test track add something


2007

Launched on 11 September 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show the "Pur Sang" is a limited run of five cars add something

 

Shelby SuperCars - On September 13, 2007, the "Ultimate Aero" took the title of fastest production car from the Bugatti Veyron


2008

In 2008, Bugatti then-CEO Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen confirmed that the Veyron would be replaced by another high-end model by 2012 add something


2009

A celebratory model unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show for the 100th anniversary of the Bugatti brand add something

 

Also at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show, the car was unique because of its galvanised side windows add something

 

Exclusively for the Middle East, the Soleil de Nuit was unveiled at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show add something

 

First shown at the 2009 Dubai Motor Show, this one-off is finished in matte silver and polished aluminium add something

 

Production began in the second quarter of 2009 add something

 

The chassis 001 of the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16,4 Grand Sport was sold at the 58th annual Pebble Beach Auction presented by Gooding & Company for , benefiting the Pebble Beach Company Foundation add something

 

The & Bugatti 16C Galibier concept is a prototype of a luxury sedan which was presented officially in September 2009 by Bugatti before the IAA 2009 add something


2010

Like the Grey Carbon, the Royal Dark Blue was a show car at Geneva 2010 add something

 

The Grey Carbon was first shown to the public at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show add something

 

The Veyron won the award for "Car of the Decade" in "Top Gear"'s end of 2010 award show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 The Quail, followed by 2010 Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance add something

 

Shelby SuperCars - On June 26th 2010 the title was again lost to the upgraded Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that now holds the world speed record for production cars - 268 mph

 

On 4 July 2010 James May, a television presenter on BBC 2's television show "Top Gear", drove the Veyron Super Sport at add something

 

In December 2010, Bugatti began offering prospective buyers the ability to customize exterior and interiors colours by using the "Veyron 16,4 Configurator" application on the marque's official website add something


2011

As the standard Veyron 16,4 sold out in 2011, this was the last special edition for the "normal" Veyrons add something

 

First shown at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, the Black Carbon was built for a customer in China add something

 

First shown at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, the Matte White, as its name suggests, features a matte white paint finish, with the lower section of the car finished in blue carbon fibre add something

 

In 2011, Derbyshire-based exotic car dealer Tom Hartley sold the Sang Blanc, with 448 miles on the odometer, for add something

 

In 2011, Wolfgang Dürheimer stated that the company was committed to producing the world's fastest car, and would respond to any competitors that produced a faster car add something

 

Shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, this special edition features the whole car painted red add something

 

Unveiled in December 2011, the Edition Merveilleux was presented by Bugatti to a car collector from China known only as "Simon", commemorating the 40th birthday of the buyer add something


2012

Base price of the Vitesse costs , with the 2012 Geneva Motor Show car costs , São Paulo Motor Show 2012 car costs add something

 

First shown at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, the Wei Long was built by Bugatti to commemorate the Chinese year of the Dragon add something

 

In 2012 Gemballa Racing unveiled their Sang Noir wrapped in Gemballa blue with glow-in-the-dark lightning flashes to be used as a promotional vehicle for Gemballa Racing add something

 

In 2012, Bugatti invited Bernar Venet to create a one-off artwork to be applied to a Veyron Grand Sport add something

 

The standard version costs , while the Qatar Motor Show 2012 car costs add something

 

Ferdinand Piech - Educated as an engineer, Piëch influenced the development of numerous significant cars including the & Audi Quattro, Volkswagen New Beetle, Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo, Volkswagen Phaeton, and notably, the Bugatti Veyron, which as of 2012 is the fastest, most powerful and most expensive road legal automobile ever built

 

On 25 August 2012, the Sang Blanc was involved in a crash near to Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France add something

 

In early September 2012, a Super Sport with the same exterior design as the L'or Blanc was seen driving around Molsheim add something

 

In late September 2012, a Pur Blanc Super Sport was built for a customer in Boston, Massachusetts add something

 

In October 2012, Automobile Magazine reported rumours of a new variant called the SuperVeyron which was due to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 add something


2013

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Dubai International Motor Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Monterey Auto Week, followed by 2013 The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in Shanghai Motor Show 2013 add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in Shanghai Motor Show 2013, and went on sale for add something

 

At the beginning of April 2013, driving add something

 

On 6 April 2013, Bugatti set the record for having the highest top speed of any roadster in the world with the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, reaching on average a top speed of add something

 

On 9 April 2013 the Title of "Fastest Production Car in the World" was revoked due to the deactivation of the electronic speed limiter which makes the car non stock, going against the rules of the title add something

 

McLaren F1 - The F1 remains one of the fastest production cars ever made; as of July 2013 it is succeeded by very few cars, including the Koenigsegg Agera R, the Bugatti Veyron, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

 

In September 2013 Bugatti announced that it will be dropping the Galibier Project to focus solely on the successor to the Veyron add something

 

Bugatti 16C Galibier - In September 2013, Bugatti announced that it will be "pulling out" of the Galibier project to focus solely on the successor to the Bugatti Veyron


2014

In 2014 Dr Schreiber said that the next Veyron will have no more power and no higher top speed than the current model add something

 

In July 2014, the head of VW group design revealed that the new Bugatti model will be launched in 2016 add something

 

As of 6 August 2014, 405 Veyrons have been produced and delivered to customers worldwide, with orders have already been placed for another 30 add something


2015

Bugatti was reported to produce 300 coupes and 150 roadsters up to the end of 2015 add something

 

Only 450 Bugatti Veyrons were made over the decade and the last production vehicle will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show 05-15 March 2015 add something


2016

Originally the new model due in 2016 was meant to be no faster or more powerful than the Super Sport add something

 

The car will debut in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show add something


2017

Production will start in 2017 and will be limited to 500 units add something


2018

McLaren F1 - The F1 remains one of the fastest production cars ever made; as of October 2018 it is succeeded by very few cars, including the Koenigsegg Agera RS, Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg CCR, the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport