The Bugatti Veyron is one of the most iconic cars in the world, or better say hypercars in the world. It is the car that brought Bugatti back on the track and reestablished it as one of the leading names in the industry. Owned by the Volkswagen group, the Chiron and Divo are the latest models from Bugatti. Talking about the manufacturer’s presence in India, Bugatti made its Indian debut in 2010 and brought a black Veyron which was used to give test drives to interested clients. The images here from Car Crazy India‘s Instagram page shows the same Bugatti Veyron being driven on the roads of Mumbai for the very first time.
To let you know, the Bugatti Veyron was officially launched in India in 2010. It was the most powerful and fastest production car in the world at that time. However, it didn’t find any buyers in the country despite Bugatti conducting multiple test drives for prospective customers. At the time it was being showcased in India, the Veyron was priced beginning at Rs. 16 crore, which was almost triple the cost of the most expensive cars in India at that time.
Talking about the Bugatti Veyron, it was definitely one of its kind in the world and started a whole new era of hypercars. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was powered by an 8.0-litre engine that generated a maximum power of 1001 Bhp and 1,250 Nm of torque. It can do 0-100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 407 km/h. It is quite a rare car too as only 450 units of the car were made, including the coupe, roadster, Supersports and other variants.
The Veyron was made using components made of special materials like titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium. Its W16 8-litre engine was assembled by hand at the company’s hand headquarters Molsheim in France. Even with its high price tag, Volkswagen reportedly lost a $6.25 million on every Bugatti Veyron sold. This was because of high R&D and building costs. The tires it used were built especially for the car by Michelin and called the Pilot Sport 2s. Replacing them cost the owners a whopping $30,000 to $42,000
Though there are no official Bugatti Veyrons in India, several NRI’s across the world own the car. It was sometimes referred to as ‘The Bug’ due to its design, which was made with maximum aerodynamic efficiency in mind.
Recently, Bugatti unveiled what is dubbed as the most expensive car in the world at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Called the La Voiture Noire, it has a price tag of $12.5 million or Rs. 87 crore (ex-showroom), which translates to nearly Rs. 132 crore on-road (after taxes). It is a one-off car and is based on the Buggati Chiron and pays homage to the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic.