2014  BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4: A truly extraordinary automobile – one that can only be described in superlative terms – will be on display at the 106th Chicago Auto Show, Feb.8-17, 2014. It's the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, a 21st-century, mid-engined super sports car that generates a whopping 1,001 horsepower and $1,487,640 price tag. Scorching performance is via the 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged W16-cylinder engine, which is mated to a computer-controlled seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic. The all-wheel drive Veyron can easily cruise at 200 miles per hour. In fact, the Veyron reaches velocities that would literally lift the car off the ground – if it weren’t for its ingenious aerodynamics, which keeps it firmly on the road even at full speed. Adjusting the back spoiler, reducing ground clearance, opening and closing the lids – it all adds to the perfect balance between propulsion and downforce. The design of the Veyron honors the classic two-tone color scheme, a reference from the 1920s and 1930s, and the profile wears the contrasting ellipsis – the stylistic element used by Ettore Bugatti himself. The “crest line”, which runs uninterrupted from the hood to the only low roof, is a proud homage to the Veyron’s forebears. With its classic look, the large radiator grill – adorned with the hand-enameled Bugatti emblem is defined by the harmonious contrast of its broad headlights. The rear end, features the formidable retractable spoiler and generously designed fenders. Such a super sports car may not seem to be brought to a halt easily, but the Veyron’s ceramic brakes slow it down faster than it can accelerate. While it takes this exceptional car only 2.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, it needs even less time – a mere 2.3 seconds – to come to a standstill from 60. To reduce the risk of injuries in accidents, Bugatti had a Formula 1 safety concept adapted for the Veyron. All these technical details combine to make the Veyron a truly exceptional super sports car. The Veyron perfectly fulfills an uncompromising combination of highest elegance and state-of-the-art technology.

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