Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. – Partner of the Stars&Stripes Team with Skipper Dennis Conner – was showing a Veyron 16.4*) showcar at the beginning of the races of the America’s Cup 2003 in New Zealand.
In front of the incredible Auckland skyline at Hauriki Golf Team New Zealnd (TNZ), the defender of the cup, sailed against the swiss team “Alinghi” with strategist Jochen Schümann and skipper Russell Coutts, which became the challenger for the cup by winning the Louis Vouitton Races.
After an exciting race the Bugatti Pavillon was the place to meet in the evening for the car loving skippers, who came to see the races for the America’s Cup from all around the world.
Also shown was a 4-cylinder blown Typ 37A Bugatti (chassisnr. 37163) of Michael Pidgeon, Bugatti restorer from New Zealand. So the invited guests had the chance to admire two milestone cars of the ever so facinating Bugatti history. The Typ 37 as one of the greatest 1,5 liter cars of the 20ies and ealry 30ies plus the 736 kW (1001 bhp) Veyron 16.4 supersportscar, demonstrating the future of the legendary marque.
The dynamic design, the outstanding interieur and certainly the incredible power of the Veyron gave a lot of points to talk about for the invited guests. Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., was always happy to answer furthe,r more detailled questions on the new car.
“Alinghi in front of “TNZ – after the tense races, skippers from all around the world met at the Bugatti Pavillion at the Stars&Stripes base.
*) 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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