Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Report : Bugatti working on 1,350-hp special-edition Veyron to celebrate 100th birthday; and will be revealed in Geneva

Back in September, there was a memo from Bugatti that they're working on a new edition of their Veyron. Well now, reports that this special edition Veyron will be revealed to the motoring press at next week's 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

The reportedly called Veyron Centenaire is a celebration to Bugatti's 100th year anniversary. So 2009 is a really special year for Buagtti, as in 1909 it was founded by an Itailan man called Ettore Bugatti. Veyron Centenaire will be uber-exclusive, with only 200 units will be built. Now though, Bugatti is owned by VW, so the Veyron Centenaire surely has another aiming it wants to beat.

From the memo back in September, this Veyron Centenaire will take back its lead back as "the world's fastest road-car ever". So to beat the unbeatable and American-built 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero TT, which in 2009 has a new top speed of 270 mph, the Veyron Centenaire has to be more powerful. Power comes from a modified 8.0L quad-turbo W16, with 1350hp and 1018 ft-lb of torque. In memo, it showed that 1350 stallions is pretty much enough to take this monster to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, and braking from that speed will only take just 2.2 seconds!

Top speed where it matters. rumors that the top speed of the Veyron Centenaire will be around 270 mph. Well, Geneva Motor Show is only a week away, so stay tuned for more!

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