Bugatti Veyron alternatives
Latest model: Bugatti Veyron 2009
After having been launched to the world's media and buyers at the end of 2005, production of 1001 hp Bugatti Veyron has taken up « full throttle » at the company's factory, the « Atelier », in Molsheim, near Strasbourg, in France. It is there where the vehicle is assembled by a group of 20 highly specialised technicians. In teams of five they follow the vehicle from the beginning until the end of built. They are fully in charge from the moment the motor is rolled into the assembly hall on a trolley until the finished vehicle rolls out of the « Atelier » under its own steam and on its proper wheels.
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The Bugatti Veyron is an cool platform of top end auto technology and - loyal to Bugatti's heritage « nothing is too expensive, nothing is too beautiful » - only the best parts and materials in the trade are used in the production workflow. And the Bugatti Veyron is a truly international vehicle. One of the key- and most sophisticated parts, the 7 Speed-sequential-dsg - double-clutch-gearbox, is made by motor sport specialists Ricardo in the UK, the original 16 cylinder-8. 0-litre-engine comes from the Volkswagen motor plant in Salzgitter in Germany.
The tyres - the first production tyres in the market homologated for speeds above 400 km/h - are a joint development with Michelin. The carbon fibre monocoque is built by ATR in Italy, the front- and rear- structure in forged aluminium by Heggemann in Germany and the bespoke carbon-ceramic brakes by AP Racing in Great Britain. The paintwork is German, the leather Austrian, the windscreen is produced in Finland, and so it goes on.
Only 300 units of the Bugatti Veyron will ever be built. Production started at rate of 50 vehicles per annum, about one a week. Bugatti Automobiles S. , however, is striving to achieve a higher number and plans to get closer to an annual output of a hundred in order to reduce the waiting period for buyers.