Volkswagen Group has been on a tear in the past few days in Qatar. Bugatti shows the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, Lamborghini and their Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore and now the Touareg Gold Edition complete with 24-carat gold inside and out. The V8 is even dusted with a bit-o-gold. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Touareg “24-Carat” Gold Edition’
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France’s legendary automotive marque, Bugatti, is presenting the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport – the world’s fastest, most powerful and most exclusive open-top car – at the Qatar Motor Show. Continue reading ‘Bugatti presents the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport in Qatar’
Only a few weeks ago the new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new land speed world record with 431, 072 km/h (268 mph) on Volkswagen Group’s proving ground at Ehra-Lessien nearby the Wolfsburg headquarters. In August, Bugatti presented the car in California for the very first time to the public and now the company has invited a selective group of media to drive the Super Sport. Continue reading ‘Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport drives in Spain’
It was a big surprise when California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last Sunday and he visibly enjoyed it. Together with his son Patrick he strolled across the „Concept Lawn“ in front of the lodge of this legendary Golf Club, where each year the latest concepts of the luxury car brands are on display. When he discovered the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport he moved straight towards it, asking Bugatti’s Sales Director Alasdair Stewart “Is this the world record car?” Continue reading ‘Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d‘Elegance’
On the 3rd of July, the new Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a new landspeed world record with 431, 072 km/h (268 mph) on Volkswagen Group’s proving ground at Ehra-Lessien, close to the Wolfsburg headquarters. Bugatti presents this new car for the first time to the public at the three events The Quail, Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, and on the Concept Lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. On Saturday, Bugatti’s Pilote Officiel will drive in the world record car as a pace car for the historic Bugatti Rally at Laguna Seca. Continue reading ‘Bugatti Presents Veyron 16.4 Super Sport to Public’
Last week, Bugatti test driver, er, pilote official, Pierre Henri Raphanel set the production-car speed record in Bugatti’s new Veyron Supersports 16.4. The 1,200 horsepower, 1,106 pound-feet monster propelled Raphanel to timed runs of 265.9 and 269.8 mph on Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track near Wolfsburg, which according to the Guinness people, averages to a V-max of 267.81 mph. That’s more than enough to bring the title of world’s fastest production car back to the VW fold. We phoned the former F1 and Japanese touring-car driver to get his take on what it’s like to approach the 270 mph mark in a production car, why the forest is his friend and whether or not he’s up to try for 300. (continue reading…)