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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Solves Peak Oil Problem

Topics: Clean & Green, Technology | 1 CommentBy admin | July 7, 2009

It’s nice to know that while Detroit automakers go bankrupt, there’s still a market for $2.1 million cars

Let’s see. Buy a house? Or buy a car? If you happen to have $2.1 million laying around, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 might actually make this a difficult decision. I generally think of combustion engine vehicles as rather Luddite, but the inevitability of peak oil makes me feel like just funneling all the remaining petrol in the world into the 1001HP, 16-cylinder engine of this thing and burning it all up. With a 7-speed transmission and 4 turbochargers to get enough fuel and air into its monstrous 8.0 liter power-plant to keep it happy, the Veyron 16.4 has a top end of 253mph. But don’t get too excited about the idea that you can travel 253 miles away in an hour, because at its rate of fuel consumption at top speed, you’d theoretically have to refuel every 12 minutes. At least you’d look cool doing it though, partly because the car lowers to just 3.5 inches above the ground and automatically extends a rear spoiler, and partly because, well, c’mon. This thing is simply amazing to look at. In fact, I’d say more, but I keep drooling all over my keyboard. Check out this Wired.com piece for more photos and a description of what it’s like to drive the new Veyron; Bugatti didn’t offer us a test drive or a press tour for some reason. You can also configure your own with Bugatti’s configurator page. I was kind of partial to violet; the green option just didn’t look right somehow.

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  1. Posted by Johnnie on 07.07.09 12:11 pm

    I’ll have to check out the configurator to see if I can configure it into a Bugatti wagon or Bugatti van! Sure is pretty. My guess is if you can afford it you can afford to put gas into it every 12 minutes on occasion.