Since its launch in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron has secured its place as one of the greatest technological achievements in automotive history. With projected performance figures of over 1,000hp and a top speed of 250 mph thought to be impossible on the road, engineers at Bugatti had to deliver a whole new approach to automotive design. To deliver the monstrous 1,000hp figure, two Audi V8 engines were coupled together to create a W16 engine. As if that wasn't already enough, then engine was then dressed with four turbochargers for good measure. The result ensured the 1,000hp mark was reached and more.
It wasn't just power that would deliver the tremendous top speed however. After initial testing at Sauber's F1 wind tunnel, the Veyron was coming up shy of the 400kph target but again the Bugatti engineers would take a different to approach to overcoming the problem. Rather than compromise the visual design of the car, Bugatti introduced active aerodynamics and suspension. At 137mph the nose of the car is lowered by 2 inches and the rear spoiler adjusted to slide into the slip stream. To achieve the monstrous top speed you must first insert the "Top Speed Key" lowering the car further still and allowing the rear wing to retreat back into the lowered position thus reducing drag.
Today over 10 years after its launch the Bugatti Veyron still continues to set benchmarks in the automotive industry and when compared with the latest run of Hybrid Hypercars, it is no slouch. A true triumph for both Bugatti and Volkswagen alike the Veyron redefined what is physically possible in a road car. Just 300 Coupe Veyrons were produced and delivered to customers worldwide.
This unique example was manufactured in 2008. Supplied in the handsome combination of Silver Grey Metallic with a Silver Gold Metallic centre section. Inside the interior is appointed Beige Hide and with a Grigio Hide dashboard, steering wheel, centre instruments panel and Grigio carpets.
The first owner would keep the car until December 2012 when it was purchased by its second owner. The most recent owner bought the car in August 2014. Today this example has covered under 11,700 Miles from new and its condition is exceptional having been cared for with no expense spared by each of its meticulous 3 owners. To ensure its paint remains in superb condition it has recently been fully PPF paint protected in two tone Matte and Gloss PPF. Accompanied by its original spare key set (with case), very thorough service history and PDA equipment this Veyron is available for viewing immediately at our showrooms based just outside London and has just received a full and major service including 4 new tyres at Bugatti London.