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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux as a 40th birthday present

What would make an ideal 40th birthday present? For those with extremely deep pockets, one solution to make a friend or a member of the family very happy would be to buy a car. But not just any car, a special edition (yes, another one) of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, dubbed Merveilleux.

This was a gift for a mysterious person by the name of Simon, and the car is a one-off model, featuring a carbon fiber exterior and black alloys. Inside the cabin it has seats wrapped around in blue leather that have black “Super Sport” logos on the headrests.

As you probably already know, the Super Sport version of the all mighty Veyron is powered by a massive 16-cylinder, quad turbocharged engine that develops an almost unbelievable 1184 hp (1,200 PS / 882 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,106 lb.-ft (1,500 Nm). The top speed of the car is 258 mph (415 km/h), but you certainly know that a special version of the car managed to hit 268 mph (430 km/h), thus becoming the fastest production car in the world.

Source: YouTube via Motor Authority

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Bugatti announces Veyron Grand Sport Middle East editions

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

Bugatti has decided to unveil three Grand Sport Middle East Editions before the cars get their public debut at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show. The first one comes in a very bright yellow exterior paint with black carbon fiber and rides on black-tinted rims.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

This color scheme continues inside the cabin where there are yellow seats, a black carbon fiber trim along with contrast stitching. The price for this special edition is $2.15 million (1.58 million Euros).

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

The second special edition of the Veyron Grand Sport has a blue carbon fiber exterior with anodized, polished aluminum accents.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

Moving inside we find tangerine seats wrapped around in leather, a blue carbon fiber trim and an Indigo leather dashboard. This one costs a whopping $2.37 million (1.74 million Euros).

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

As for the third special edition of the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East, it has green carbon fiber accents and a polished aluminum exterior. The cabin has grey leather seats and a green carbon fiber trim. It has the same price tag as the previous model.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Middle East Edition

Bugatti said that up until now they’ve managed to sell 45 Grand Sports which means that they have another 105 units who are waiting for their owners.

Source: Bugatti via WCF

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Spy Shots – Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Super Sport

Our colleagues from WorldCarFans have managed to take a couple of spy shots with the upcoming Super Sport version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (convertible version). We believe that it is the hotter SS version because the bumpers look very similar to the ones on the Veyron Super Sport, only this time the air intakes are bigger and fixed.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Super Sport

A few weeks ago, the company’s president Wolfgang Durheimer said something about a more powerful version of the Grand Sport that will output more hp than the regular Veyron which has 987 hp (1001 PS / 736 kW) and a peak torque of 922 lb.-ft (1,250 Nm).

We’ll have to wait and see the end result.

Source: WCF

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Might Get More Power

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

You probably know that the days of the Bugatti Veyron are numbered but good news is that the Grand Sport version will go out with a serious bang. Bugatti’s president, Wolfgang Durheimer hinted in an interview given to De Telegraaf’s Autovise that a more powerful variant of the car will be released. He denied the possibility of a Super Sport (1,184 hp / 1,200 PS / 883 kW) version, but he did say that this Grand Sport will have “more than 987 hp (1,001 PS / 736 kW)”.

As a reminder, Bugatti plans on rolling out 150 units of the Veyron Grand Sport and Durheimer stated that the supercar maker has already sold 40 units and a very wealthy client from the Middle East ordered eight Veyrons!

Source: Telegraaf.nl via Motor Authority via WCF

For Sale: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir

As you probably already know, Bugatti has stopped making the Veyron Super Sport so your chances of buying a brand new one are zero. However, if you really want the car and you can afford to pay an insane amount of money for it, you should know that a British luxury car dealer by the name of Tom Hartley has one for sale right now.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir

The dealer has the bespoke model that was exhibited at this year’s edition of the Geneva Motor Show and comes with tangerine seats and a gorgeous matte black paint. The car has been barely driven as the odometer reads 864 miles (1,390 km).

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Sang Noir

As a reminder, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is powered by a huge 16-cylinder 8.0-liter engine that fires 1183 hp (1,200 PS / 882 kW) and has a peak torque of 1106 lb.-ft (1,500 Nm). With such power available, the SS can hit a limited top speed of 258 mph (415 km/h).

We almost forgot about the asking price – $3.4 million (2.4 million Euro / 2.1 million pounds)!

Source: Tom Hartley via eGMcartech via WCF

Bugatti Galibier Goes Into Limited Production

Bugatti 16C Galibier

We have some great news for those of you who were waiting for the Bugatti Galibier. After months of rumors and speculations, the company’s president Wolfgang Durheimier confirmed for Auto Motor und Sport that the car will go into production, albeit a limited run.

The car will go on sale in last part of next year and it will be powered by an impressive 16-cylinder engine that should churn about 789 hp (800 PS / 588 kW) to 986 hp (1,000 PS / 735 kW). The company’s representative estimates that the car will be sold in approximately 1,000 – 1,500 units.

Bugatti 16C Galibier

No word about the pricing yet but Bugatti’s executive hinted that the car will have a price tag of over $1,440,000 (1,000,000 Euros).

We’ll keep you posted.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport via WCF

Bugatti Reveals One-Off “L’or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport

Bugatti “L’or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport

This exquisite Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport “L’or Blanc” is the first car in the automotive history that “wears” fine porcelain inside the cabin and on its body. This one-off Veyron features porcelain on its inlays of the centre wheel badges, oil filler cap, fuel filler, cap, along with the traditional “EB” badge out in the back. Aside from this, the supercar is wearing a beautiful paint job that combines a dark blue hue with an impeccable white color.

Bugatti “L’or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport

The same blue & white theme was applied for the interior of the car and porcelain can be found on both sides of the center console, along with the rear panel located between the seats. In addition, the cabin sports a porcelain dish with diamond-polished edges, part of a picnic set designed by KPM for the automaker.

Bugatti “L’or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport

Interested in this special Veyron? Well, prepare to pay $2.4 million!

Bugatti “L’or Blanc” Veyron Grand Sport

PS: By the time you’re reading this article, probably some wealthy businessman already snatched it.

Source: Bugatti via Carscoop

Bugatti Delivers Last Veyron 16.4

It was bound to happen sooner or later, Bugatti sold earlier this week the 300th and last Veyron 16.4 to a lucky guy in Europe. As a reminder, the supercar is powered by an incredible 16-cylinder, quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter engine that produces 987 hp (1,001 PS / 736 kW) and a peak torque of 922 lb.-ft (1,250 Nm). With such power available, the car can do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 2.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 253 mph (407 km/h).

Bugatti will still continue to produce the Grand Sport version of the Veyron until all 150 units will be sold.

Source: Bugatti via WCF

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Bugatti Veyron by Bijan Pakzad

On April 16th, Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian-born fashion designer died at a hospital in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from a stroke. During his life, he became famous for dressing well-known people, like Carry Grant, Frank Sinatra and today’s most influential person in the world – U.S. President Barack Obama.

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He loved cars and had a generous collection of luxurious limos and supercars that he actually drove on a regular basis. In addition, he teamed up with lots of automakers for special editions. For his latest project, he joined forces with Bugatti for rolling out a special edition based on the company’s 1,001 hp Grand Sport model. His version of the open-top hypercar was finished six weeks ago and comes with a bespoke two-tone theme and other additional goodies.

Source: Carscoop

Bugatti Veyron Gets Two New Flavors

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Special Edition

Bugatti revealed in Shanghai this week two new editions of its epic Veyron model. The first one is in fact a one-off Grand Sport that comes with a matte white exterior look with blue carbon fiber accents. The latter color pattern can be found inside the cabin as it was used on just about everything.

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Special Edition

As a reminder, the Veyron Grand Sport is powered by a huge W16 quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter engine that produces a whopping 987 hp (1,001 PS / 736 kW) and 922 lb.-ft (1,250 Nm) of torque. With so much power available, the GS can hit an electronically limited top speed of 253 mph (407 km/h) and 224 mph (360 km/h) with the roof off.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Special Edition

The other special edition, the Super Sport, features an all carbon fiber look that looks simply amazing. The interior cabin is airy and light, sporting carbon fiber trim and two-tone leather upholstery.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Special Edition

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport still is the fastest supercar in the world, managing to hit a limited top speed of 258 mph (415 km/h), thanks to its 1,183 hp (1,200 PS / 882 kW) engine that has a peak torque of 1,106 lb.-ft (1,500 Nm).

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Special Edition

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Can you design the ugliest Bugatti Veyron?

The Veyron is one of the most amazing machines to ever set tires on the face of the Earth and it looks good no matter where you put it or from which angle you want to take its picture. But a group on Facebook has taken upon itself to try to test the ability of people everywhere to create something hideous out of the splendid Bugatti.

Using the Veyron’s configurator, they are daring you to mix and not match until you make our eyes bleed. Although we don’t really see the point in this, it sure can be a good way to waste time around the office, if you feel like it. You can see the result of our “hard work” at the beginning of the article.

Let’s see what you can do. :D

Via Autoblog.

Forbe’s Top 10 List of the Most Expensive Cars in the World

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

The most “affordable” car in the top 10 list of the most expensive cars in the world published by Forbes is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – with a price tag of $447,000. Equipped with the same massive V12 453 hp engine like the standard version, the open top configuration is a real beauty to see and to drive.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce

At number 9 we find the beautiful now defunct Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce, priced at $455,400. Equipped with a V12 6.5-liter power unit that is capable of outputting 670 hp, it is the most powerful Lamborghini produced; at least until the 700-4 Aventador is launched. The SV is capable of reaching 60 mph in less than 3.2 seconds. Fitted with the 6-speed manual gearbox, the SV is a beast.

Ferrari SA Aperta

Holding the number 8 spot is the soon-to-be-released Ferrari SA Aperta, with an estimated price of $520,000. Based on the 599 GTO, the car will feature a removable soft-top and will be fitted with a powerful V12 670 hp engine which allows the car to reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The car will go into a limited production of only 80 units.

LeBlanc Mirabeau

The number 7 spot goes to LeBlanc Mirabeau, with a hefty price of $728,000. A Swiss race car that can be driven on the streets, what else could you want more? The heart of the car is a supercharged V8 engine that outputs 700 hp and 850 Nm of torque.

SSC Ultimate Aero

At number 6 we find the so-called Bugatti Veyron-killer, the SSC Ultimate Aero – priced at $750,000. With the help of the impressive V8 1,287 hp engine, the Aero has a top speed of 273 mph (439 km/h). Many of the body parts are made out of carbon and also the interior has received carbon insertions.

Ferrari Millechili Concept

At number 5, Forbes placed the Ferrari F70, with an estimated price of $870,000. We don’t know if it will be indeed called F70, but it will certainly be the successor of the Enzo and worthy of the name.

Pagani Zonda C9

The Pagani Zonda C9 holds the number 4 spot with an estimated price tag of $1.3 million. The car will most likely feature a 700 hp power unit developed by AMG. The car will go into a limited production of only 40 units, all of them featuring a high-tech carbon-titanium chassis as well as 4,000 new parts in comparison with the outgoing Zonda model. In addition, the car will be fitted with specially developed tires made by Pirelli.

Maybach Landaulet

The top 3 starts with the Maybach Landaulet, priced at $1.405 million. The car was first seen at the Detroit Motor Show in 2008 and is based on the 62S, but with an incredible soft top, a premiere for a car in this class. The car will be equipped with a V12 twin turbo engine and will offer all the comfort you could ask for in a car, even more than that.

Koenigsegg Agera

At number 2 we find the sexy Koenigsegg Agera, with a price tag of $1.5 million (estimated). Fitted with a 910 hp engine and a body made out of aluminum and carbon fiber parts, the Agera will do the 0-60 mph sprint in about 3 seconds. The people that made it say that it offers the most generous luggage space in its class, although not relevant for a car like this one.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

The number 1 position was of course grabbed by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport priced at $2.6 million. The car is capable of doing a top speed of 268 mph (431 km/h), according to Guiness World of Records, but the cars that are shipped to customers are limited to 258 mph (415 km/h). With a 1,200 hp engine, it is the ultimate driving machine.

My personal favorite from this list is the Koenigsegg Agera thanks to its sexy looks which makes it even more beautiful than the LP670-4 SuperVeloce from Lamborghini, at least in my humble opinion. The Phantom Coupe is my least favorite, although it is the most affordable car from this top.

Top 10 Supercars Until 2010

Finding out the fastest 10 supercars until this year was not actually a hard thing to do because there weren’t that many cars launched that could fit in this top. In the following you will see some cars that are more than 10 years old that are still eligible for the “supercar” title.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport – easily the most expensive car you will find in this list with an incredible price tag of $2.4 million. The first version of the Veyron was launched back in 2005 and it became the fastest production car in the world. In 2010, Bugatti Automobiles, owned by the Volkswagen Group, came back with another iteration of their model, the Super Sport. This new yet still the same model is capable of producing 1200 hp (in comparison to 1001 hp) from the massive W16 8.0-liter power unit. The car is capable of doing the 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 267 mph.

SSC Ultimate Aero

SSC Ultimate Aero – produced in a limited quantity of only 24 cars between 2006 and 2007, the Aero was recognized by Guinness Book as the fastest car in the world in March 2007. Although things have changed since then, the Aero is still an incredible car with its twin-turbo engine that is capable of outputting 1183 hp. The car will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 257 mph. The price for the car was $485.000.  The company is at the moment working on a car that will dethrone the Veyron.

Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX – the car made its first appearance on February 28, 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show and shocked the world with its powerful 90 degree V8 power unit that develops 806 hp. This Swedish supercar only needs 3.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from start and has a remarkable top speed of over 250 mph. The price for the standard model is $1.82 million while the top of the line model will set you back $2.050 mil.

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo – made in United States, the S7 is equipped with a 100% aluminum V8 engine that packs no more than 750 hp. This twin-turbocharged piece of engineering went on sale in 2005 and had a price tag of $585.296, replacing the standard non-turbo S7 car. It is capable of doing the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds, onto a top speed of 248 mph. The American supercar maker is offering an optional competition package which will further increase the power of the car by 33%.

McLaren F1

McLaren F1 – one of the oldest cars from the top, the McLaren was launched in the early 90s and it broke all current records. The car was powered by a massive V12 engine that was capable of outputting more than 600 hp which was remarkable at that time. The car will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 240 mph. The car became popular right after the launch thanks to its proprietary doors that look like bat wings. It was produced until 1998 at a price tag of about $970,000. Today, if you want to get your hands on this car you will have to pay almost double that price.

Gumpert Apollo

Gumpert Apollo – you might have never heard about this car but it is definitely worth a place in our top. Made in Altenburg, Germany, the Apollo is a supercar that needs 2.7 seconds to reach 60 mph and has a top speed of 220 mph. The mid-engined RWD 2-seater is made on a tubular chromoly frame, with fiberglass as standard or for extra money, with carbon fiber body panels that reduce the weight of the car. The car is available with three engine choices, the race version outputs 789 hp. The Apollo went into production in October 2005 at a hefty starting price of $400.000.

Ascari A10

Ascari A10 – designed for racing A10, it is very well capable for normal roads. 2.8 seconds are required for the 0-60 mph sprint, onto a top speed of 220 mph. The heart of this car is a modified BMW V8 5.0-liter engine that packs 625 hp. The car was manufactured in Banbury, England and had a price tag of about $650.000. It was a limited edition car as only 50 units were ever produced.

Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari Enzo – no top is relevant without a Ferrari. In this top we have included the spectacular Enzo with its F140 V12 engine that is capable of producing 660 hp. At the moment it is one of the most powerful naturally aspirated automobiles in the world, with a top speed of 217 mph. The Enzo will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds. Only 399 cars were ever produced and they sell at auctions for about $1 million.

Pagani Zonda F

Pagani Zonda F – an upgrade from the Zonda S, the “F” has a top speed of 215 mph and will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. The heart of this engine is a very powerful V12 engine, developed by Mercedes-Benz, packing 650 hp. The starting price for the Zonda F is $694,000.

Jaguar XJ 220

Jaguar XJ 220 – the oldest car from our top, launched back in 1992. With a top speed of 217 mph and only 4 seconds to reach 60 mph, it still is a remarkable car after almost 20 years. The car features a V6 engine that outputs 542 hp and only 281 units were ever made, the last one rolled out of Jaguar’s factory in 1997. The remaining cars sell new for about 150,000 pounds.

There are other cars that didn’t made our top but the above 10 will definitely remain in the supercar history as all have huge engines, great looks and incredible price tags, making them the most exclusive cars in the world not only because of their price, but also because of their limited production.

In Depth: 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Jens Schulenburg, who is Bugatti’s vehicle engineer chef, recently stated that it is not possible to customize the standard Veyron to be just as fast as the limited edition Super Sport model.”To get more horsepower, you need more cooling. To get more cooling, you need more airflow through more and bigger radiators. To accomplish this, you need to redesign the front end. When you do that, you change the aerodynamic balance of the car at speed. To rebalance the car, you need to change the roof and rear fascia.”

What did we learn from this? That the Super Sport edition that has a staggering price of $2.58 million is not just a Veyron with a performance chip installed. The SS is a heavily modified version of the standard 1011 hp, quad-turbo, AWD, sixteen-cylinder hypercar. Although the original Veyron was a success as Bugatti sold 260 cars since it was first introduced back in 2005, why would they make such a big fuss for the Super Sport taking into consideration that only 40 cars will be produced? The standard edition manufacturing will stop once they hit 300 units.

Julius Kruta, Bugatti’s Head of Tradition said that the current standard model owners want a more dynamic and exciting driving experience and once the Super Sport was announced, the preorders were made by the current Veyron owners. The Super Sport now features NACA ducts instead of the roof-mounted engine air scoops that are available on the standard model; it has a more open front fascia which is more vertical because the car now requires extra ducting and cooling. In addition, the back of the Veyron Super Sport is now reshaped for aero and a new rim design was implemented that will provide a more efficient brake cooling and better exhausting. Even more than that, the weight of a wheel has shrunk with six pounds, making the car even lighter than before. All these modifications offer the car a more aggressive and integrated exterior appearance.

Moving inside, nothing really has changed in comparison to the standard model and put side by side with the Grand Sport, the car looks less elegant but that is not necessarily a bad thing as the business-look fits very well into the picture. The aluminum instrument panel structure is made out of a single piece of metal and what Bugatti did is they acquired enough aluminum from the same batch so that they could have the possibility to manufacture all the interior pieces needed for the entire 40 car batch of Super Sports. Why? Because the different batches of metals absorb color with various results which meant that not all cars would have been the same.

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

In order to add the extra 20 % power to the Super Sport, the engineers at Bugatti had to install 10% larger turbochargers to the W16 8.0-liter monster. In addition, the car got new intercoolers that permit a more flowing boost – 1.5 in comparison to 1.2. At 6,400 rpm the driver is able to control all of the horsepower – 1,200 hp and the max torque is obtained between 3,000-5,000 rpm (1,106 pound-feet), which is 1,000 higher in comparison with the standard Veyron.

The engineers at Bugatti made several changes to the seven-speed DSG hydraulic gearbox which now features stronger cogs for the 2nd and 3rd gear, a revised programming, a taller 7th gear and the cooling is now more efficient than before. The brakes of the Super Sport are the same with the standard model which means that it has the same carbon ceramic discs, measuring 11.8-inch in the back and 15.70-inch in the front. The brakes feature 6-piston calipers in the back and 8-piston in the front. The units were slimmed down with 110 pounds and now feature a more efficient cooling and ducting. Although several weight reducing methods were implemented to the car, the Super Sport is still a heavy automobile at its 4,100 pounds.

The Super Sport rides on hand-made Michelin 20-inch tires (365mm in the back and 265mm in the front). The price for four of these tires is $42,000 / set. The tires have 5mm of useful tread which gives them about 10,000 miles autonomy in normal driving use. The car is capable of doing 258 mph but the production units will be electronically limited to 248 mph in order to maintain the rims shod in functional rubber.

We are eager to find out what will the other competitors bring to the table to steal the no.1 position of the fastest production car in the world. Now, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is without any doubt the fastest automobile ever produced and it looks like it will remain in the same position for a good amount of time.

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