10 facts of the Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is arguably a landmark automobile industry, that led to physics and engineering at a level never before achieved. All this development was only possible thanks to the financial and technological might of the Group Volkswagen acquired the Bugatti's financial rights in 1998.
Throughout the development process emerged numerous setbacks, as would be expected given the magnitude and scale of the project. In this article we will enumerate 10 facts about the Bugatti Veyron and realize why hardly have a rival, 10 years after his birth.
1º The Chief Designer was Hartmut Warkuss the Veyron, getting abroad by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen while Wolfgang Schreiber was in charge of the Engineering Department.
2º The name Veyron is born after the engineer and pilot Pierre Veyron Bugatti winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1939 driving a Bugatti. The “EB” evokes the name of founder Ettore Bugatti's Bugatti, While the 16.4 is indicative of 16 cylinders and 4 turbos that this offers.
3º The transmission was developed for the season already seen be dual-clutch, and as a point of comparison the Lamborghini Aventador still does not use a dual-clutch transmission. The changes of speed are performed in less than 150 milliseconds and its entire structure is made from magnesium.
4º The cost of maintaining a car of this caliber are the measure of its complexity and feed easily through the barrier of reasonable, a new transmission (addressed in the 3rd point), costs the amount of melodic 90.000.00 €, the tires are Michelin PAX and a set of 4 is nothing less than 45.000.00 € having these be shoes in Bugatti's headquarters in France, that adds more 58.000.00 € the invoice, because only the Bugatti performs this service.
5º Even the simplest things the Veyron is different from ordinary car, possessing 10 radiators to cool his temper!
3 radiators are intended for cooling of the turbos/intercoolers;
3 radiators for the engine;
1 radiator for the air conditioning system;
1 radiator for transmission oil;
1 differential oil radiator;
1 engine oil cooler.
6º According to Volkswagen Group the production version of the Veyron's power 1001CV and generates some amazing 1.250 N.m of torque, but, According to staff at the Bugatti that was rather modest since the real power that occurred was 1020CV achieved the 6.000 RPM. But as there were slight differences from motor to motor group Volkswagen announced 1001CV, seem to be sufficient.
7º Their maximum speed of 405km/h the Veyron inspires 45.000 liters of air per minute, to have a point of comparison, It's the same amount of air as a human being inspires in 4 days!
8º Their maximum speed the Veyron tyres remain intact during 15 minutes, Fortunately the deposit with 100 litres of capacity of the Veyron lasts some stunning 12 minutes, preventing a tragedy. Everything is mathematically calculated.
9º The fuel tank mentioned in point number 8 delay 8 days to be welded, far longer than it takes to empty;
10º The Veyron is made up of 3 parts, those parts that are joined by just 14 screws. The construction delay 6 weeks, far short of the time it takes to build an ordinary car that is only 1 day.
Other data curious is the heritage that the average owner of the Veyron has:
” Bentley's clientele (that is a direct rival of the Rolls) and Bugatti are very different. The client Bentley has, on average, eight cars. The client of the Bugatti has on average 84 cars, three jets and a yacht. “
In view of all these facts, There's no way to be indifferent to an achievement as the Veyron. Wrote story, by itself, on the asphalt.