Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: The Ultimate Luxury Gadget
Many of us will probably never get to experience the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport or its mind-boggling 1,001-hp. The ultimate machine from Bugatti was released back in April, but a few lucky journalists are taking the hand-built beast that showcases design and engineering at its best for a test drive. But what you probably don’t know is that the new ride from luxury automaker Bugatti features the most advanced technology to create the roadster version of a lightweight car that’s faster than most helicopters.
Losing its roof took away from the hardtop model’s rigidity and protection, so Bugatti reinforced the monocoque structure with more carbon-fiber components, using technology similar to what Boeing used in the 787. It features wide pieces of carbon-fiber in the large air scoops above its engine, giving them strength to provide more rollover protection (and it’s even used in the accompanied umbrella that the company says is usable up to 62 mph, with a warning label on it saying it can be taken up to 100 mph). The $ 2-million sports car, according to the lucky test-driver journalist, creates a “mechanical symphony” with its 16-cylinder turbocharged engine that provides amazing sounds as its limits are tested on the open road. We’re going to have to take his word for it…lucky bastard!
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