Bugatti Veyron in the rain
The Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car. It is the fastest production car in the world, with an average top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.81 mph) for the Super Sport version.
Designed and developed by the German Volkswagen Group and produced by Bugatti Automobiles SAS at their headquarters in Château St. Jean in Molsheim (Alsace, France), the Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut Warkuss, and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen, with much of the engineering work being conducted under the guidance of a former VW engineer and now Bugatti Engineering chief Wolfgang Schreiber.
The car is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti company. It was named "Car of the Decade" (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.
A number of special variants have been produced, including two targa tops.
According to Volkswagen Group and certified by TÜV Süddeutschland, the final production Veyron engine produces 987 brake horsepower (736 kW; 1,001 PS) of motive power, and generates 1,250 newton metres (922 ft·lbf) of torque. The nominal figure has been stated by Bugatti officials to be conservative, with the real total being 1020 bhp or more.