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Chiron could go fastest, but probably won't - Bugatti boss

Bugatti has held the bragging rights of producing the world's fastest production car for most of the 21st century, but new CEO, Stefan Winkelmann, says he doesn't see the speed record as being integral to the future of the brand...

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Time Machine Tuesday: 21 August 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 21 August 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of August 21 in years past...


What's it like to crash a Bugatti Veyron? - Video
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What's it like to crash a Bugatti Veyron? - Video

The idea of being a test driver for someone like Bugatti sounds glamorous, but it's also a risky game. The test-driver in question here, Loris Bicocchi, was involved in developing the Veyron, having previously had a hand in the final Lamborghini Countach, Pagani Zonda, Bugatti EB110 and Koenigsegg CCX...


Bugatti Chiron v Bugatti Veyron – video
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Bugatti Chiron v Bugatti Veyron – video

They're two of the most exotic and exclusive cars in the world, and they're both from the same manufacturer – is an introduction really necessary? In a new video posted by Turnpike Racing League, we finally get to find out whether the Bugatti Chiron or Bugatti Veyron would win in a drag race...


Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: April 10, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 10 in years past...


Time Machine Tuesday: March 20, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: March 20, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of March 20 in years past...


BMW snags Veyron designer
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BMW snags Veyron designer

The man responsible for the polarising design of the now legendary Bugatti Veyron, Jozef Kaban, will now head up design for the BMW brand. Reporting to BMW Group design chief Adrian van Hooydonk, the 44-year-old Slovakian designer will take the lead on styling all models that form part of the core BMW range, but not Mini or Rolls-Royce...


Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?
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Zero to boredom in less than three seconds: Where have all the scary cars gone?

Often when people fondly reminisce about 'the good old days', the truth is, they were never really that great. But in this instance, they bloody well were. Fast cars. I mean, really fast cars. Properly fast cars. They used to be called supercars. And guess what? They were properly scary. I’m not quite old enough to be losing my mind just yet, but I’m certainly old enough to remember them...


Bugatti Veyron successor will have hybrid variant according to Volkswagen CEO
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Bugatti Veyron successor will have hybrid variant according to Volkswagen CEO

Martin Winterkorn, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that there will be a follow up to the Bugatti Veyron and that it will be offered with a hybrid drivetrain. Regarding the Veyron's successor, Winterkorn told Bild am Sonntag that "there will be, for the first time, next to the petrol model, a hybrid version with improved performance"...


Bugatti Veyron La Finale: Final ever Veyron supercar revealed
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Bugatti Veyron La Finale: Final ever Veyron supercar revealed

The Bugatti Veyron La Finale, the last of 450 Veyrons built, has been unveiled and detailed in full just prior to the start of the Geneva motor show. The La Finale, as with other open-top Grand Sport Vitesse models, features an 8.0-litre W16 engine mounted behind the passenger cell. It sends a mammoth 883kW (1200PS) of power and 1500Nm of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission...


Final Bugatti Veyron has been sold, will be displayed in Geneva
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Final Bugatti Veyron has been sold, will be displayed in Geneva

The 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, dubbed La Finale, has been sold and built, and will be on display at the upcoming 2015 Geneva motor show. Alongside it on the Geneva stage in the first week of March will be the first Bugatti Veyron. As you'd expect, Bugatti isn't revealing the identity of the purchaser of the last ever Veyron, except to say that it is a "customer from the Middle East"...


Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report
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Bugatti Chiron production set back by awkward doors - report

Oddly shaped doors that make getting in and out difficult have reportedly set back the launch of the successor to the mighty Bugatti Veyron, dubbed the Bugatti Chiron. Automobile magazine claims the introduction of the new hypercar has been pushed out from 2015 to 2016 after Volkswagen Group heavyweights Ferdinand Piech and Martin Winterkorn both complained about the Chiron’s prohibitively narrow opening angle and overly wide sills...


Bugatti Veyron lake crash driver faces 20 years in prison
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Bugatti Veyron lake crash driver faces 20 years in prison

It may have been the most infamous car crash of its time, but the man who deliberately ploughed his Bugatti Veyron into a lake may soon be facing some serious jail time. Andy House bought the ultra-exotic Bugatti Veyron for US$1 million in 2009, and insured the car at US$2.2 million...


Bugatti readying 1100kW, 460km/h Veyron successor - report
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Bugatti readying 1100kW, 460km/h Veyron successor - report

The successor to the Bugatti Veyron will produce about 1100kW of power and target a 460km/h top speed, according to the latest reports. British publication Autocar claims Bugatti’s new-generation supercar is being put through a conceptual engineering program ahead of its planned unveiling in 2016 and the first customer deliveries the following year...


Next Bugatti will have hybrid drivetrain - report
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Next Bugatti will have hybrid drivetrain - report

The successor to the Bugatti Veyron hypercar will feature a hybrid drivetrain, insiders at the company have revealed. Sources who spoke anonymously with Reuters claim that new Bugatti president, Wolfgang Duerheimer, prefers the idea of hybrid drive for the Veyron's successor. The company won't be going down the path trod by the BMW i8, which features a turbocharged 1...


Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG: Brabus-tuned beast joins Dubai police force
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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG: Brabus-tuned beast joins Dubai police force

The Dubai police force has a new recruit, a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG tuned by Brabus. Based on the 400kW/760Nm twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8-powered Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, the Brabus-tuned beast – dubbed the Brabus B63S 700 Widestar – sees power rise another 114kW, creating a genuine 514kW, body-on-frame performance off-roader...


Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti: second special edition revealed
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Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti: second special edition revealed

The Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti has been unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. The second car in a six-model ‘Legend’ series, and following the ‘Jean-Pierre Wimille’ edition revealed last August, the Bugatti Veyron Legend Jean Bugatti shares the same specifications as the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, meaning a quad-turbocharged 8...


Bugatti Veyron: $8.3m, 1100kW Super Sport-based hypercar rumoured
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Bugatti Veyron: $8.3m, 1100kW Super Sport-based hypercar rumoured

An even more extreme version of the 895kW, 431km/h Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has been rumoured for a 2014 release, as a final version of the hyper bug. Believed to be 200kg lighter than the Super Sport, produce up to 1103kW of power (1500bhp) and be capable of hitting 450km/h, inside sources told Autocar the French company is eager to produce a version of the Bugatti that is “a fantasy in terms of its performance”...


Bugatti Veyron gold wrapped for US rapper Flo Rida
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Bugatti Veyron gold wrapped for US rapper Flo Rida

Some people are never satisfied. And this gold-wrapped $2.7 million Bugatti Veyron is one of the best examples of this. Wrapped in gold-chrome vinyl by Metro Wrapz in Hollywood for US rapper Flo Rida, this 736kW/1250Nm Bugatti Veyron can not only reach 100km/h in less than 2.5 seconds, it can do it while looking this ridiculous...


Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse world record run: video
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse world record run: video

French supercar manufacturer Bugatti has released a video of the world record run by its new Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – the world's fastest roadster. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse clocked a top speed of 408.84km/h at Volkswagen's Ehra-Lessien proving ground several weeks ago to claim the record. Bugatti will build eight units of the 883kW/1500Nm quad-turbocharged 8...