400 guests at the US premiere of the Veyron in Carmel Valley were thrilled.
Seldom before has the town of Carmel Valley, which is situated in the mountains between San Francisco and Los Angeles, seen a more illustrious group of people than those present at the presentation of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4*) this past Friday. The President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., Dr. Karl Heinz Neumann, played host to guests from all over America, Europe, and even China. They had all come to witness the premiere of this super sports car on American soil.
Bugatti – the name also has a special ring to it in America. Many of the automobiles built by Ettore Bugatti and his son, Jean, are not only on display in big collections around the country, but are also driven in rallies and shown at large oldtimer gatherings. One of the largest events of this sort is the “Concours d’Elegance” in Pebble Beach, in Carmel Valley, which this year featured over 50 historic Bugattis. Both the location and the event proved to be the perfect choices at which to introduce the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 to America.
As dusk settled over Carmel Valley, huge movie screens arranged for the 400 guests came to life with a revue of some of the Bugatti family’s most memorable moments. The great Bugatti race cars and race car drivers who dominated racing throughout the 1920s and 1930s, as well as a number of automobiles that many consider to be among the most elegant, yet powerful automobiles ever built, such as the “Atlantic” or the “Royale”. History and our present seemed to blend almost effortlessly on the screen, which can also be said of the Bugatti brand today.
The high point of the evening was the appearance of the Veyron 16.4, which rolled through a hanging mist out onto the stage. For most of the guests, this was the first time they had actually seen the automobile up close. In addition, Dr. Neumann announced that the Veyron would make its first “street” appearance at one of the extra events at the historic races in Laguna Seca. Dr. Neumann is absolutely certain that the Veyron will “make a very good impression” on everyone!
*) 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
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