2009 Bugatti Veyron | new car review

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 by

Well, here it is, the Veyron, probably the most written about, photographed and iconic cars of recent times.

The very fastest, the most expensive, the most exclusive. The tall, curve-topped front grille evokes memories of Bugattis of bygone days, but this modern day mega-car bares only this resemblance to the cars of old, and it is only this grille that keeps us in touch with the past, as the rest of the Veyron lives very much in the present day, or even the future.

The 2009 is all about curves, aerofoils and air intakes – the curves direct the airflow around the car as cleanly as possible, keeping the car stable, while the aerofoils slam-down as much downforce as the most serious of racecars and the air intakes feed the huge, hungry engine that thrusts the Veyron onto incredible speeds.

2009 Bugatti Veyron

Over 400kph is the mind-blowing top speed of the big Bugatti, and you could count on the fingers of one hand the number of other ultra-cars that can match this amazing pace, but there are none other than the Veyron that can propel you to such a velocity in such luxury and comfort.

But you won’t have much time to take in the stunning bespoke leather and metal interior when sprinting on a full-power launch to 100kph – a dash that takes just 2.5-seconds, time and time again, and that’s another amazing Veyron feat – its constant and unstoppable pace, that is always on tap. Just make sure that if you are driving hard that you are driving near to petrol stations, because at full flight, the Veyron has an unbelievable thirst! However, that is entirely understandable considering the vast power-plant taking up the entire space behind the fortunate driver.

2009 Bugatti Veyron

You will only find this monster engine in the Veyron, and it is safe to say that there is no other car that could handle it, anyway. Two, 4-litre, V8 VW-derived petrol engines have been effectively ‘bolted together’ to form what is now called a ‘W16’ motor, and if the 8-litre capacity wasn’t enough, then quad turbochargers attached two either side add even more than enough grunt. 1001bhp and 1250Nm of torque were once performance figures of fairytales, until the Veyron was launched in 2006, and now they are very much a reality for the very few privileged owners. You might not see them on the street very much, but they are here, and only seeing a Veyron in the flesh can you really soak-up its stunning form.


2009 Bugatti Veyron

A version, called the Veyron Grand Sport, is also available. It features a targa-style removable hard roof panel that you’ll have to leave at home (or have someone carry it around and follow you), although there is a rather amusing umbrella-type roof that can protect you if the heavens open unexpectedly.

The Veyron is truly the ultimate car on the roads today, and if you’re reading this and you have the money in the bank, then what are you waiting for?


Body typeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
/ Convertible8.01,0011,2507A


Price Range (AED) 4,500,000 onwards



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