…Long Live the King. Manufacturing of the the world’s fastest production car ceased last year, and with Bugatti now readying a replacement we thought we’d take a look back at the car that re-wrote the rulebook on speed…
The Bugatti Veyron was launched by the VW empire back in 2005, when the group decided to showcase their engineering talents by designing a car to meet some outrageous targets: 1000bhp. 250mph. And in car that anyone (with very deep pockets) could drive.
Signed-off in 2001 the Veyron arrived four years later, powered by an eight-litre quad-turbo W16 engine making 1001bhp, all-wheel-drive, and with an all-important top speed of 253mph. Now, after 10 years and what felt like hundreds of special editions, the sun has finally set on the world’s first 250mph+ hypercar, thus clearing the way for the new Bugatti Chiron that is due to be unveiled later this year.
The final Veyrons produced power well in excess of the original car’s 1001bhp, and hold the current record for the world’s fastest production car at 267.7mph. This fantastic recreation of one of those later cars comes from pipasseyoyo of Brickshelf, and whilst it probably won’t do 267.7mph (no matter how hard you push it) it does feature some brilliant engineering in its own right, with all-wheel-drive, a W16 engine, working steering, adjustable suspension, a 6-speed gearbox, an adjustable spoiler, and opening doors, trunk and hood all featuring.
There’s lots more to see of pipasseyoyo’s beautiful Technic supercar on Brickshelf, including high quality images of the chassis, drivetrain, suspension and interior, plus you can see more in the excellent (music aside) video below.