Even if you have a slight knack for automobiles or some knowledge regarding the automotive world thereof, the Bugatti name would enlighten your sense for being the prime manufacturer for manufacturing the world’s fastest road-legal cars.
A decade and a half back, Bugatti’s first car, the Veyron was launched in the Indian market. It was, however, bought to India as a CBU unit, meaning it was the most expensive car – and yes, the fastest too – in the Indian market. The Veyron was limited to 300 units at the time of launch – although it was bumped up to 450 – and some of those were allotted to our market.
A few years ago, we reported that the Veyron is still on sale in the market, despite the fact that Bugatti only allotted 450 units of which eight still didn’t find any prospective buyers. The stocks, back then, only lasted for a year or so. As the manufacturer launched the Chiron after that in the international markets, it was never officially brought to the Indian market. So, here’s a look at the Bugatti Veyron of old, and how much it cost back then. Read on.
It looks stylish, it is extremely aerodynamic, but the Veyron never exuded a sense of thrill and performance by the way it looks. Especially in front of the much affordable and brute-looking Lamborghini and Ferrari. As per its dimensions, though, it measured 4,462mm in length, 1,998mm in width, and a low 1,204mm in height. It almost weighed 2 tonnes, with a kerb weight of 1,990kg. Moreover, the Veyron had a massive fuel tank of 100-litres.
At the heart of the Veyron is a ferociously loud engine, which made it quite the famous supercar across the world. The engine in question here is an 8.0-litre W16 unit, which is good for 987bhp and a massive 1,250Nm of torque. It was, then, paired to a 7-speed automatic gearbox for the transmission duties. Needless to say, the W16 engine was extremely quick. It also featured an electrically powered turbocharger.
Well, the legendary question, “Kitna deti hai?” isn’t exactly applicable for the Bugatti Veyron. Needless to say, the W16 engine at the heart of this supercar is a sipper, so expect the fuel efficiency to be around 4km/l if driven slowly and sanely.
Since the Veyron was an old car, and its existence dates as far as back as a decade and a half, don’t expect it to be feature-rich compared to modern cars. On the other hand, weight savings means the Bugatti had less of those nice-to-have features.
The cabin, however, was made of the best and top-notch materials, while the dashboard was draped in leather. The cabin had different materials for almost all the stock cars so that all the Veyrons are different from one another.
Meanwhile, it did have a multifunction steering wheel, an infotainment system, an informative multi-information display, ventilated seats, ORVMs, climate control, aluminium pedals, cruise control, and several other features.
The Veyron, when it was last on sale in the markets, came in four namely shades, such as Black Carbon, Italian Red, White Silver, and Titanium Grey Metallic. However, each of those 450 models had different liveries, to make every Veyron exquisite.
All the details regarding the Bugatti Veyron, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
When it was last on sale, the Bugatti Veyron was available in a single variant, all in the samepetrol-automatic configuration. It was priced at Rs. 11.37 crores for the 16.4 Grand Sport variant (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.