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Star of the showroom the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 at the Volkswagen Automobil Forum in Berlin, Germany.

The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles. The Veyron EB 16.4 is named in honour of Pierre Veyron, a Bugatti development engineer, test driver and company race driver who, with co-driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, won the 1939 24 hours of Le Mans while driving a Bugatti. The "EB" refers to Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti and the "16.4" refers to the engine's 16 cylinders and 4 turbochargers. The first roadworthy prototype was completed in August 2003. It is identical to the later series variant except for a few details. In the transition from development to series production considerable technical problems had to be addressed, repeatedly delaying production until September 2005.

Some details provided by Volkswagen Automobil Forum;
Bugatti Veyron 16.4
Engine: W16 cylinder, 8 litres, quad-turbocharged
Power: 1020 hp (750 kW or 1006 bhp) at 6000 rpm
Torque (max): 1250 Nm (922 lb.ft)
Top speed: 253 mph (407 km/h)
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 2,4 sec (0-100 km/h in 2,5 sec)
0-180 mph in 13,8 sec (0-300 km/h in 14,5 sec)
Tyres (front): 265-680 ZR 500A (99Y) PAX-System
Tyres (rear): 365-710 ZR 540A (108Y) PAX-System
Base price: about €1.300.000 (£1.100.000 or $1.700.000)

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