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Driving the Ideal Line

Bugatti’s Veyron 16.4*) is the first super sports car with guaranteed functionality of the Electronic Stability Program at all speeds including top velocity, tested and approved by exceptional racecar drivers.

The first tests of the Electronic Stability Program at velocities beyond 300 km/h were performed on the dried salt lakes in the American Southwest. The low-friction ground surface is ideal for taking a car’s road grip to the limit. Featuring intelligent four-wheel drive and four electronic controls, the sports car is as safe as it is fast. Two steerage systems, a Haldex clutch, and the rear axle locking diff provide the necessary dynamics, while the brake pressure regulation and active torque control ensure controllability.

In addition to the ingenious electronic controls, the Veyron 16.4 features high-precision engineering and a perfect underbody based on state-of-the-art racing technology. Double traverse control arms in the front and rear guarantee precise wheel control. All elements work smoothly together with minimal friction and a maximum of stability. Suspension, cushioning, and stabilizers react directly and immediately. The steering system is equally well balanced: the high connection stiffness of all elements ensures direct reactivity. The car follows each and every move of the driver, at any speed and with exactly the right dose of servo support. The latter is gradually decreased towards top velocity, making for easy maneuverability in city traffic, smooth directional stability at high speeds, and precise, flawless corner turns on country roads.

The tires are the last, but certainly not the least factor determining driving dynamics and security. The Veyron 16.4 tires feature a specially developed rubber compound, customized tire tread, and an elaborate tire pressure control system.

1. Haldex clutch 2. Front axle gearbox with articulated drive shafts 3. Double wishbones

1. Haldex clutch
2. Front axle gearbox with articulated drive shafts
3. Double wishbones

Von Michelin eigens für den Veyron entwickelte Hochgeschwindigkeitsreifen mit PAXNotlaufsystem

High-speed tyres with the PAX run-flat system developed by Michelin especially for the Veyron

 

*) 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.