Monday, June 22, 2009


Apart from The Stig, the other attention is on the Ferrari FXX, which is a pretty damn cool car. Still, the fastest racing car in human history to date, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is beyond human. It is immortal and inhuman! 407km/h is crazy! Let's do some simple maths. 407km in an hour which is 60 minutes, which is 3600 seconds. Therefore, in 1 second, we can cover 113.055 metres, which is indeed a football field. Crazy man!

Bugatti claims the Veyron will brake from 400 km/h (250 mph) to a standstill in less than 10 seconds. Our normal cars have 1 radiator but this beast has 10 to get excessive heat out.

According to Wikipedia:
The car's everyday top speed is listed at 350 km/h (220 mph). When the car reaches 220 km/h (140 mph), hydraulics lower the car until it has a ground clearance of about 8.9 cm (3½ inches). At the same time, the wing and spoiler deploy. This is the "handling mode", in which the wing helps provide 3,425 newtons (770 lbf) of downforce, holding the car to the road.The driver must, using a special key (the "Top Speed Key"), toggle the lock to the left of his seat in order to attain the maximum (average) speed of 408 km/h (254 mph). The key functions only when the vehicle is at a stop, when a checklist then establishes whether the car—and its driver—are ready to enable 'top speed' mode. If all systems are go, the rear spoiler retracts, the front air diffusers shut and the ground clearance, normally 12.5 cm (4.9 in), drops to 6.5 cm (2.6 in).

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