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05 December 2008

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Pur Sang Edition

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Pur Sang Edition Specifications

Brakes F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R: 265-680 ZR500A - 365-710 R540A (PAX System)
Driveline: All Wheel Drive
Type: Quad-Turbocharged W16 Displacement cu in (cc): 488 (7993)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 1001(736) / 6000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 923(1250) / 2200-5500
Redline at RPM: 6500
Length × Width × Height in: 174.2 × 77.9 × 47
Weight lb (kg): 4162 (1888)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 2.5
Top Speed mph (km/h): 253 (407)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a. (24.1)

Base Price: 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Pur Sang Edition Approx $1,500,000

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 “Pur Sang” Edition

Visitors to the Atelier in Molsheim are always intrigued to see the Bugatti Veyron's high-tech components being meticulously assembled into an automotive work of art. Watching the car coming together, coupled with an admiration for the technical beauty of its structure, gave the designers the idea of finishing the car in its pure material configuration - meaning no color coating. The result is the EB 16.4. Veyron "Pur Sang", a two-tone study of pure materialness showing the car's true essentials: carbon and aluminum.

The carbon monocoque holds the engine plus the passenger cell, while the polished aluminum panelling is enhanced by reflections in the sculpted bodywork. Interestingly, the rawness of the materials even more strongly highlights the dual character of this car: performance power coupled with cruising comfort, structure and body, dark and light.

A closer look at the details reveals the technical logic behind this stylistic appearance. The sophisticated monocoque contains all the core structural components, including the W16 engine, the passenger cell, the crash box and the linkages to the wheels. It is this purpose-driven fundament that is visible as the center of the car in clear-coated carbon fiber.

Equally consistent is the use of the aluminum paneling. This lends shape and a unique body sculpture to the car, covering the wheels in a muscular and powerful expression by way of elaborately shaped fenders. Highly polished, these perfectly tensioned shapes strongly visualize the fascinating surface reflections that define every Veyron.

The balanced graphic appearance is also visible when looking down onto the car from above. These qualities take on a distinct appearance - almost like that found in a Mondrian painting. As its pur sang label suggests, this individualized customer car shares the same kind of DNA as that of classic cars from the Bugatti past: the "Atalante", the Type 55, the Type 41 "Royal" all had an unmistakable and characteristic graphic signature. It is this precise division of performance components and body paneling - in this form - that makes the EB 16.4. Veyron "Pur Sang" unique in the supercar world.

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