The Bugatti Veyron is without a doubt, one of the most amazing cars ever built.  This documentary produced for National Geographic Channel in 2009 takes us through the step-by-step process of its production.  It also includes interviews with the engineers who designed almost every aspect of the car: its engine, tires, brakes, cooling system and rear wing.  So much care goes into the car’s construction and the choice of materials too, for example using titanium for some components instead of steel.  For all the high level technology that went into the design and construction of the Bugatti Veyron’s parts, it’s actually put together by hand.  No wonder it’s also one of the most expensive cars in the world!

(Featured Photo Credit: Bugatti Facebook page)

Technical Specifications for the Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Cylinder capacity

7993 cm³

Power output

736 KW (1001 hp) at 6000 U/min

Max. torque

1250 Nm at 2200–5500 U/min


7 Gear DSG

Top speed

407 km/h

0–100 km/h

2.5 sec

0–200 km/h

7.3 sec

0–300 km/h

16.7 sec

CO2 Emission
In town

960 g/km


350 g/km


574 g/km

Fuel type

Super lead free 98 RON/ROZ

Fuel Consumption
In town

40.4 l

Out of town

14.7 l


24.1 l


Bugatti Veyron Engine
A look under the skin of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 (Photo Credit: Bugatti)