2008 Bugatti Veyron | new car review

Posted on Sep 17, 2008 by

Arguably one of the finest names in automobile history, the current iteration of this rear-engined super sports car is the first contemporary creation by Volkswagen Group after it took after over the trademark in the late Nineties. The Veyron introduced commercially in 2005 is an impressive platform of top end automotive technology and remains strictly loyal to ’s heritage ‘nothing is too expensive, nothing is too beautiful’.

Only a handful of Veyron have been delivered to customers worldwide since 2005 including Middle East. After four concept studies in 15 months involving famous Italian design studios such as Guigiaro and Italdesign, the final version of the production was penned by Volkswagen Centre of Excellence Design which ensured that the Veyron was strictly patterned on the heritage and legacy of Bugatti as it was in its heydays in the 1930s.

The 2008 uses monocoque construction while its cabin is a unique place to be in. It may be unconventional outside, but the ergonomics and layout of functional gadgetry and instrumentation is purely conventional, practical and extremely luxurious.

The Bugatti Veyron belts out a staggering 1,001bhp from its 8-litre, 16-cylinder, W-architecture quad-turbo engine. Its torque of 1,250Nm comes at 2,200 rpm to propel this low slung missile to a top speed of more than 400km/h. Power is transmitted through an unique seven speed-sequential-DSG-double-clutch-gearbox built by Ricardo in the UK. To harness all this power, the Veyron uses permanent four-wheel drive.

Bugatti now offers a stylised version in the form of the Veyron Pur Sang. The car is instantly identified from its paintless aluminium polished body. A recent joint venture with luxury goods maker Hermes has resulted in a dual tone Hermes edition with ultra high standards of custom handcraftsmanship.

In the world of modern, series-production automobiles, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is positioned as a dual character car that’s easy to drive in day-to-day traffic while offering breathtaking performance on a closed circuit.

Technical Specifications
Engine8.0-litre W12 16-Cyl
Transmission7-Speed Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 4500000 onwards*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local
dealer for current prices and offers.


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