June 7th, 2010

10 facts you didn’t know about the Bugatti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron is pretty special – you can’t deny that. It has been the pinnacle of motoring for the last six years. Many facts have famously been splashed around about the Veyron, things like “At 250 mph, the Veyron’s tires will last fifteen minutes. Its 26.4-gallon fuel tank goes dry in twelve.” And “At the Veyron’s 253-mph top speed, the Veyron consumes 47,000 litres of air per minute — as much air as one man breathes in four days.”

You can pick these 95 RON facts up on some repeat on Dave but here are some Ultimate Unleaded 102 RON pub ammo facts about the Bugatti Veyron.

Fact 1: The waste energy from running the 16.4 litre engine at full whack could heat 10 family homes in the winter.

Fact 2: It takes 15 hours to build one radiator for the Veyron – each car has a total of 10.

Fact 3: The brakes can withstand heat of up to 1800°C

Fact 4: When the air brake is at an angle of 55 degrees it generates 70% of the braking force of an average car.

Fact 5: The Bugatti Veyron is split into three parts and only held together with 14 bolts.

Fact 6: The Veyron uses special Michelin PAX tires found on no other car. The rear wheels are 14.5 inches wide, twice as wide as a normal car. If you require replacements the car needs to be shipped to France, a process that costs $70,000.

Fact 7: It takes 8 days to weld a Bugatti Veyron fuel tank.

Fact 8: In a Veyron it is quicker to decelerate from 60mph to 0 than it is to accelerate there. (It only takes 2.8 seconds to get to 60)

Fact 9: Once being road tested for 500 kilometres, each car is put in a light tunnel and inspected and polished for two days solid.

Fact 10: A Bugatti Veyron uses fuel pumps that can pump fuel eight times faster than a normal car.