When CarAdvice speed tested the legendary Bugatti Veyron in France back in 2008, at near enough to 300km/h, we had trouble in communicating just how extraordinary this car really was (it can out accelerate a 2010 F1 car from 0-100km/h), so we shot a 10 minute video on the Veyron to do just that.
It is so ridiculously fast, that the first time you flatten the throttle and attempt to hold it down (and you can’t), you will be very lucky if you retain what you have eaten for breakfast, such is the indescribable acceleration of the Veyron 16.4 and its effect on your gastro region.
The Holy Grail (the authentic stone cup used in the last supper) is said to reside in the Cathedral of Valencia, Spain.
For anyone privileged enough to have properly driven the Veyron on its home soil, the Holy Grail of all things automotive comes to mind. The Jesus car, if you will.
It’s a sentiment echoed by Clarkson and his band of merry men from the UK’s Top Gear series, who awarded the Veyron the title of “the Top Gear Car of the Decade”.
More recently, US luxury magazine the Robb Report showered similar praise on the open top version of the Veyron. the Grand Sport, when they named it their “Car of the Decade”.
For those readers not yet in the know when it comes to Bugatti, the Veyron has a top speed of 407km/h and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds. The price is just over AUD$2 million.
The Grand Sport has the same top speed as its hard top sibling, but needs 2.7 seconds to travel from 0-100km/h and costs another AUD$350,000 before duties and taxes etc.
But you do get a lot for your money. That’s 16 cylinders, 4 turbochargers and 12 radiators, not to mention some of the world’s most sophisticated aerodynamic aids.
CarAdvice hopes to be able to bring you a video review of the Grand Sport later this year.