At a recently held auction in London a Bugatti Veyron 16.4*), the worlds most powerful super sports car, went to a happy bidder for the stunning amount of 1.1 Mio. Pound Sterling, the equivalent of around 1.55 Mio Euros.
The event, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London a few days ago, gathered a selected group of interesting and high profile people. They had the choice of a highly attractive and very exclusive selection of lots ranging from a thoroughbred race horse, to “Record your own demo”, offered by a world famous rock group, golf packages on dream courses all over the world or a VIP trip to the Olympic Games in Bejing in 2008. The auction was organised by “Dream Auction Full Stop” and all profits went to the “NSPCC”, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children".
Amongst all the tempting and fascinating opportunities the Bugatti Veyron was by far the most expensive lot. This new super sports, car featuring 736 kW (1001 hp) and a top speed of over 250 mph, marks the revival of one of the most famous brands in automotive history and has been on the markets worldwide for only a few weeks. Only 300 Bugatti Veyrons will ever be produced. They are sold at a list price of 1.1 Mio. Euros (before Tax) and therefore the difference of well over 400'000 Euros that has been raised for charity is simply phenomenal.
*) 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 www.dat.de. 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.