Jun 25

Bugatti at the Nurburgring 24 hour race

Bugatti won’t be doing any serious racing any time soon. While the Veyron is a rocket in the straight line it’s quite fat and doesn’t handle that well. Still the French automaker likes to take the cars to big races and then grab your attention with big headlines like “Bugatti takes the lead.” Which of course it didn’t since it didn’t really race.
Below is a bit of a press release from Bugatti with some interesting acts about fuel consumption. You know the stuff you care about when you buy the fastest car in the world. Really it’s just an excuse for me to post a bunch of Bugatti pics.


From Bugatti.
Last weekend at the Nuerburgring 24 Hours Race, the French super sports car brand, Bugatti, took the lead and made its powerful appearance at the toughest endurance race in the world. More than 200,000 visitors along this famous course witnessed a true highlight right at the beginning of the legendary race. Before the ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nuerburgring officially started, two Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesses1 led the pack of the 175 competing race cars to run a lap of honor. Wolfgang Duerheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., joined the celebration and was behind the wheel of the 1,200 HP Vitesse World Record Car that set the world speed record for open-top production sports cars at a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) last year.
1 Fuel consumption in l/100km: urban 37,2 / extra urban 14,9 / combined 23,1; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 539; efficiency class: G