2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – True Engineering
Bugatti is a name that has established itself among many households. Ever since they produced their first sports car, every car fanatic and layman has marveled at the beauty and power that the Veyron had. Just like how people believed that the world was flat, this car had some specs that just felt “un-earthly”. The Veyron was able to produce over 4000 hp in the test lab, but was marked as 1001 hp due to the rest of the energy being released as heat.
The car was made with 16 cylinders that were equipped with four turbochargers! Bugatti wasn’t done with surprising us. With over 10 radiators integrated into the engine the car was able to reach speeds greater than 200 mph without any effort. The first Veyron that Bugatti had developed was able to reach a top speed of 408.75 km/h (253.81 mph). Just like the car posters that children had in their rooms, a new car idol was born.
With the 2016 Veyron Grand Sport, Bugatti has broken through the records of its predecessor. The 2016 Grand Sport is able to produce enough horsepower that it makes its previous model pale in comparison. The new Bugatti Veyron produces over 1200 hp at a low number of rpm, 6400. Bugatti decided to give this new model a horsepower boost of 199 that’s given the Grand Sport so much power and speed that there had to be some extra alterations to the body to compensate for the added power.
Towards the front, the bumper and sides had to be made with more openings to increase the air intake. With over 1200 hp being delivered by the new 2016 Grand Sport, there’s a lot more heat that is produced. In order to release this excessive amount of energy, the openings allow the car to take in more air to cool off faster.
The other sides of the car have been changed ever so slightly. These subtle changes are barely noticeable, but they allow the all new Grand Sport to have more aerodynamic efficiency. In part with the changes for aerodynamic effectiveness, the car has been lowered to be about 3.5 inches away from the ground. With the help of the hydraulic spoiler, the car is able to stay grounded while reaching high speeds. As the Grand Sport reaches high speed levels, the car needs to stay grounded in order to continue accelerating at the high rate. The body changes are great additions to the 2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, but it wouldn’t be a great feat without a good braking time. Thanks to the fast acting spoiler, the car is able to slow down with enough force to pull your eyes out of their sockets.
With the body changes and increase in horsepower, the new 2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is able to reach high speeds at a short time rate. From 0 to 60 mph, the Grand Sport can reach this speed within just 2.6 seconds. Not only is it fast there but it can attain speeds of 100 mph in only 5.5 seconds and extend to 200 mph within 18.3 seconds! No wonder this car is fun to drive. Bugatti has made sure that this car is able to satisfy the speed hunger that their consumers have.
The 2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport weighs a bit more heavily than other sports cars. The car weighs only 4,160 lbs. Experts and drivers believe that this amount of weight will drastically decrease the handling capability of the 2016 Grand Sport. To their surprise, after driving the cars for themselves, the new Grand Sport proved that it isn’t all bark and no bite. Along with the car’s open roof, a few adjustments had to be made in order for the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport to handle the power and weight distributions that are experienced when racing on the racetrack.
For a car that is priced over $1,495,000, the 2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport has a lot to provide that gives you your money’s worth (That is if you can afford that price tag). Veyron’s competitors are high in price but don’t have what the new Grand Sport has to offer. The new Veyron has more power, better acceleration and a fierce braking power. Along with the amazing architecture that the car was built in, the sports car is truly ahead of its time and has a lot to offer to you that will leave you happy and pleased for a long time.
2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – Specifications:
Layout: rear engine, AWD
MSRP: $1,495,000 – $1,695,000
Engine type: 8.0 liter, W16 turbocharged
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Performance: 0-60 mph 2.6 sec
Fuel Economy: 8 mpg city / 15 mpg highway (10 combined)