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The Bugatti Veyron has matured into a superlative car


Geneva, 2nd March 2004. – With the Bugatti Veyron*) project finally drawing to a close, customers are being given top priority. For a vehicle which will be setting new standards in every aspect of luxury sports car creation, these customers’ exacting requirements are key.
Dr. Thomas Bscher, new president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., has determined the time frame for launching the Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron: “Picture a diamond, which must be carefully cut and polished before the breadth of its brilliance can be revealed. Following in the footsteps of Ettore Bugatti, the Veyron too will be brought to technical perfection. This takes time. And we will take the time we need” . In Molsheim, where Ettore Bugatti founded the firm back in 1909, construction work for vehicle delivery is largely complete. Renovation of Château St. Jean was completed three years ago, while the adjoining buildings which will be housing accompanying production infrastructures are nearly finished as well. The centrepiece for the Bugatti Veyron’s final assembly is the studio being prepared in 2004 to take up production. A hall to be constructed next to the studio is still in the planning stages. In addition to the logistics required for Veyron production, this will also be used for production and spare parts storage.
A clear commitment to the technical design parameters: no compromises have been made to the Bugatti Veyron’s ambitious technical specifications. The 736 kW (1001 PS) performance, a torque of 1250 Nm (127.4 mkp) at 2200 U/min, the 8.0 W16 64 V engine with four turbochargers and a top speed of over 400 km/h are fixed parameters for series car construction at a standard never before attained. Thus there are reasons other than these technical cornerstones for Bugatti engineers and technicians deciding to postpone the Bugatti Veyron launch until a later date. The extremely demanding quality standards of the Volkswagen group, which acquired the Bugatti trademark rights in 1998, apply here as well in this case to an extraordinary, limited-edition super sports car.
Somewhat more time than originally anticipated is needed both to meet these unusually high standards, which Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. itself has set the Veyron in every aspect imaginable, as well as to provide the customer the perfection he has every right to expect from such a unique vehicle. The first vehicles for this exclusive clientele will thus be delivered in the second half of 2005. Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has made its objective not only to build a car deserving of the Bugatti name. Yet more significant is the fact that in this car a legendary automobile make will live again. Ettore and Jean Bugatti were ambitious automobile designers, allowing no room for compromise when it came to technical perfection and artistic aesthetics. Heir to this renowned name and its attendant responsibilities and traditions, the firm of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is firmly committed to continuing its grand heritage as a tangible reality, not merely as a philosophical theory.

*) Gearbox: 7 Gear DSG, fuel consumption in town: 41.9l/100km, fuel consumption out of town: 15.6l/100km, fuel consumption combined: 24.9l/100km, CO2 emission combined: 596g/km, Efficiency Class: G
Annual tax for this vehicle €1132
Energy costs at a mileage of 20,000 km:
Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €8087.52
Created on: 11/30/2011
The values were calculated using the prescribed measurement method (§ 2, numbers 5, 6, 6 per car energy labeling ordinance in its current version).CO2 emissions, which result from the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC. The figures do not refer to a specific vehicle and are not part of the offer, but only serve the purpose of comparing different vehicle types. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a vehicle not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Notice pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC of each current valid version: For more information on official fuel consumption and the specific official CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be acquired from the "Guide for Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions and Power Consumption of New Passenger Cars" available at all sales outlets and at DAT German Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, D-73760 Ostfildern – available free of charge or at Efficiency classes of vehicles are evaluated in terms of CO2 emissions by means of the vehicle's empty weight. Vehicles that correspond to the average are classified as D. Vehicles that are better are graded with A+, A, B or C. Vehicles that are worse than the average are given an E, F or G.