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Video: Bugatti Veyron, Lexus LFA, McLaren MP4-12C and Lambo Aventador in 1/4-mile shootout… who wins?
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Automobile Magazine scribe Jason Cammisa was sent into the desert to referee four carbon-fiber-bodied wild animals fighting it out over the quarter mile: the V8 McLaren… Continue reading
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Looking to kill some time? Online car configurators are sure to do the trick, and one of our favorites is Bugatti’s. The ultra-luxe exotic automaker lets you specify from a staggering array of colors and option… Continue reading
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
Rumors of an even more powerful version of the Bugatti Veyron have been around almost as long as the Veyron itsel… Continue reading
Is there anything more environmentally friendly than recycling? Well, perhaps not using so much raw material in the first place, but at least recycling is a major step in the right direction. In any case, students from Xi’an University in China decided it was high time to do something constructive with all those used cigarette packs that clog the world’s trash heaps… and construct something they did.
Using a total of 10,280 empty cigarette packs, the students assembled something that kinda sorta looks like a Bugatti Veyron. It reportedly weighs in at over 660 pounds and is powered by an electric motor. Though the machine doesn’t really appear to have much purpose in life, it was used to raise awareness for the World No Smoking Day, which apparently came and went on May 31st. Check it out in the image gallery below… we’d say the project was – *ahem* – a smoking success!
[Source: Eco Friend]
A car as powerful as the Bugatti Veyron can do a great many things. Crest the 400 km/h mark. Burn through fuel and rubber faster than a jumbo jet on take-off with the parking brake engaged. But how about stop time? Maybe if you lay down all that twist in the opposite direction off the earth’s rotation. Or bring back a rumor that first reared its head some four years ago.
We’re talking about the long-rumored 1,200-horsepower “super Veyron.” Its arrival has been anticipated for years, and now accounts from Germany are bringing it back to life. According to the reports, Professor Ferdinand Piëch – the former Volkswagen chairman, Porsche heir and father of the Veyron – recently delivered a lecture at the Vienna University of Technology, wherein he briefly alluded to the emergence of the 1,200-hp Veyron, but revealed no further details.
That the quad-turbocharged, sixteen-cylinder Bugatti engine is capable of more than its stated output of 987 horsepower is no secret. And if such a car is in the works, surely Piëch would be among the few in the world who’d know about it, even if he’s not sitting in the big seat these days. With the existing Veyron’s production run winding to a close, if there were ever a time to make it happen, surely that time is approaching at Veyron-esque velocity.