50901 Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron Limited Edition


Scale: 1:43
Make: AutoArt
Model #: 50901
Year: N/A
Name: Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron
Description: Rouge and Ventoux noir (Red and Black), Limited Edition

This was presented to me on my last birthday by Bhai Log from my office. As of writing this post, it is the fastest street-legal production car. My all-time unbeatable favourite still remains the McLaren F1.

From AutoArtModels.com: “The Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron was named after the last man to win the Le Mans 24-hour race in a Bugatti, Pierre Veyron. Bugatti wanted to build a street car that would have the world’s most powerful engine with possibly a 4-digit horse power figure and be the world’s fastest car at over 400 km/h. The result is a sleek, exciting sports car promising enormous power from an all-aluminium 7993 cc W16 engine mounted longitudinally ahead of the rear axle on a separate aluminium subframe and running four KKK turbochargers producing 987 bhp at 6000 rpm. The top speed is estimated to be 252 mph (406 km/h), although owners wanting to test this for themselves will have to contact the factory who will dispatch a mechanic to check the car over, fit high-speed tyres and remove the electronic speed limiter especially for the purpose. Zero to 186 mph should take just fourteen seconds. The Veyron’s 7-speed sequential gearbox is unique in that it boasts a dual clutch transmission whereby one clutch controls gears one, three, five and seven whilst the other controls gears two, four and six, the result being a constant surge of power when accelerating. Special run-flat capability Michelin PAX tyres in 265 front and 365 rear, the largest tyre sizes ever fitted to a production car, are mounted on 20.5 in (520 mm) diameter 12-spoke wheels. The car’s external colours “rouge and ventoux noir” (red and black) are those originally applied to the 1937 T57 Bugatti.”

Photo courtesy AutoArtModels.com.


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