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8.02.2006

Ode to Veyron



"Ten radiators cool the Bugatti's rear-mounted 8-liter engine, a 1,001 horsepower W-16 locomotive that weighs 550 kilograms (1,212 pounds) and produces 746,000 watts of power, the same sum of energy as a World War II Japanese Zero fighter plane firing all guns at full throttle. A human exerting that amount of oomph would burn 641,000 calories and evaporate instantaneously."

"Seven gears. Four turbochargers. Faster than a 240 mph McLaren Formula One racecar. A fuel consumption of 1.33 gallons per minute. Enough acceleration to travel 100 meters (328 feet) in less than one second."

2 Comments:

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a Veyron here in germany som e weeks ago.The Factory (owned by volkswagen)in France is just across the border, so they take em for test drives here on the autobahn...
The most amazing feature is its size..its not a bulky supercar ;on the road it looks slighlty bigger than a mazada miata with a hardtop. only with 1001 bhp..
cheers from germany tim

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Yeah, it looks ridiculous, but it is only like 1200lbs.

 

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