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BUGATTI VEYRON


BUGATTI VEYRON
With a top speed of 432 km/h, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the fastest street-legal car in the world. It’s a beautiful luxury sports car that can go so fast it needs special features to prevent it from lifting off the road!

Jeremy Clarkson of the BBC programme Top Gear called the Veyron “The greatest car ever made and the greatest car we will ever see in our lifetime.” The car can be legally driven at top speed only in countries with no maximum speed limit.

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The Veyron’s everyday top speed (in ‘handling mode’) is 350 km/h. When it reaches 220 km/h, the car adapts automatically. Hydraulics lower the body to reduce the ground clearance to 9 cm and the wing and spoiler deploy. The wing provides 3,425 N of force to hold the car down on the road. If the driver turns on ‘top speed mode’, it can go even faster. The car checks that the driver and car are ready and safe, then the spoiler retracts, the front air diffusers shut and ground clearance drops to 6.5 cm.

GOING…
The Veyron has an 8-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine. This is the equivalent of two V8 engines placed side-by-side. A V8 has eight cylinders arranged in pairs so that they make four v-shapes. The pistons of the cylinders all drive the same crankshaft. As the pistons move in sequence, they push against the crankshaf t and make it turn.

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