Traditionally at the Tokyo Motor Show, Japanese automobile manufacturers are the ones who create most of the fireworks when it comes to innovations. However, at this year’s 37th show, which, by the way, is one of Asia’s biggest automobile exhibitions, one of the highlights was the presentation of the series version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4*).
This past Wednesday, in a premier for the Asian area trade press, Bugatti President, Dr. Karl Heinz Neumann, presented the Veyron, considered by many to be the most remarkable sports car ever built. Speaking Japanese, Dr. Neumann greeted the media representatives, and, after a short review of the Bugatti brand in the past, described the key milestones in the development of the Veyron 16.4.
The auto show in Tokyo was the last big public appearance of the Veyron before the car will be brought onto the market in the spring of 2004. According to Dr. Neumann, “Everywhere the unique sports car has appeared, it has awakened enormous interest with potential customers, fans of the Bugatti brand, and in the media”.
And, since it was announced that the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 would be shown in Tokyo, the number of Japanese visitors to the Bugatti homepage in the internet has increased tremendously. “Which”, said the Bugatti President, “was proof that the myth surrounding the Bugatti name is alive and well, even in Japan.”
Dr. Neumann also reported on the current state of construction at Bugatti’s headquarters in Molsheim. Work on the new Bugatti studio will be completed this weekend with the installation of the last equipment, so that the assembly of the pre-series version of the car can begin in France towards the end of this year. Dr. Neumann went on to say that, “Nothing now stands in the way of production, with the first cars scheduled for delivery in April of 2004.”
*) 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
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Fuel costs (Super Plus) at a fuel price of 1.624 EUR/billing unit €8087.52
Created on: 11/30/2011
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