Think all the way back to 2009. We know, that’s six years ago! It was then that the last version of the ever so popular Bugatti Veyron debuted; its last production cycle. We look back fondly and remember one of the most impressive supercars ever built.
Made to dominate the road like “50 Shades of Car,” the Bugatti Veyron was a beast to reckoned with. Far quicker than the new Ford GT, zippier than the new Ferrari F12 Bernlinetta Coupe, and boasting nearly twice the horsepower of the all-new McLaren 675LT, one can see why we like Bugatti.
Offered in two models, the 15.4 Coupe and the Grand Sport Roadster, buyers were in for a treat. With a glass roof panel that effectively acted as a full panoramic sunroof, but with the necessary tinting so that you did not roast from the sun while driving, it was a sleek-looking ride.
Outfitted with road-hugging 20” front wheels and 21” rear wheels that boasted Michelin run-flat tires, carbon-ceramic, heat-eating brakes, height-adjustable suspension, collision mitigation system with front/rear parking sensors, powered and heated seating with premium leather and contrast stitching and badging, automated climate control, premium 400-watt sound system, parking camera and GPS, comfort was all but assured.
But the real selling point was the engine. This mid-mounted and quad-turbocharged behemoth lauded 8-liters and a W16 engine. This enabled it to put out an insane 1,001 horsepower at 922 pound-feet torque, able to hit 60 mph in about 3 seconds flat. The special and deployable rear wing extracted during periods of high speed to assist with braking and steering and stability (and it looked pretty damn cool, too).
All that was missing was the Flux Capacitor and this baby could time travel like Back To The Future.