Dubai police has been recently renewed its fleet with several sports cars, and now another supercar joined them.
In fact, after the Chevrolet Camaro, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador and Aston Martin One-77, the newest member of their fleet became the Bugatti Veyron. The world’s fastest street-legal car will also be Dubai Police’s fleet’s fastest with a top speed of more than 268mph.
Dubai’s police chief has tweeted a picture of their force’s fastest supercar wearing white and green livery. Dubai streets are jammed with the world’s most expensive and fastest cars, so their police force also needs the same or better cars to give a competitive chase when needed.
What’s next? LaFerrari Ferrari, McLaren F1, and then maybe Porsche 918 Spyder?
After the Guinness took the title of fastest production car to Veyron Super Sport, the Bugatti is back with new speed record. Model Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse has officially become the fastest car in the world with an open top. The Bugatti is not too shocked over the decision of Guinness Book of World Records to seize the title of the fastest in the world to model Veyron Super Sport, but have turned to new developments.
Their convertible from 2012, Vitesse Veyron Grand Sport, scored on 6 April at Volkswagen Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany speed of 408.84 km/h or 254.04 mph, which entered the annals as the fastest convertible in the world.
At the wheel was driver, Anthony Liu, and the result has officially confirmed the German organization TÜV, whose representative attended setting records. Liu boast the behavior of the car when he driving at speeds in excess of 400 km/h (240mph), while stressing his “incredible stability and comfort.” “With the roof open, you can really experience the speed and experience to hear the true sound of the engine, and even at high speeds you will not have problems with the wind,” he added.
Vitesse Veyron Grand Sport was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The car is powered by a 8.0-liter W16 engine that develops 1200 hp and 1500 Nm of torque. Bugatti will offer to the customers a special limited edition of 8 copies of Vitesse model whose price will be $2.6 million. The car will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show in late April 2013.
It has been two-years since Bugatti pulled the covers off their Galibier super-sedan concept, and while they had made much noise about the concept when it was revealed, not much has been said about this car since. While no official information has been released yet in regards to the car’s name and performance figures, the President and CEO of Bugatti, Wolfgang Durheimer, keeps giving us some heads-up on the production of the car from time to time.
In a recent article from the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer confirms that the new car will be in the vein of the controversial 16 C Galibier concept, which debuted in 2009. It will seat four and have a generous trunk, the car has a much higher value that the Veyron – with lot of trunk volume and a four-seat plus one configuration. Dürheimer says.
More important is what’s fitted up front, of course, which the article claims will be a 16-cylinder engine, although power output wasn’t mentioned. The super-sedan is expected to use a version of the Veyron’s W16 engine, though it could be detuned to only 800 horsepower for more civilized motoring. Interestingly, a hybrid model is on the docket as well, with an electric-only driving range of about 25 miles, according to Dürheimer.
Bugatti hopes to sell between 1,000 and 1,500 units of the super-luxe sedan over the course of its lifetime, roughly triple the number of Veyron coupes and Grand Sport convertibles Bugatti built since 2004. We are taking into consideration various scenarios, from 500, to even 1,000 or 1,500 units produced, Dürheimer was quoted as saying by the aforementioned source.
The story also says that the Galibier will go on sale in the fall of 2012, about a year earlier than most earlier projections. Pricing hasn’t been set, but Dürheimer hinted the Galibier will cost more than €1 million, which amounts to about $1.42 million at today’s exchange rates. We will set the price at the end. The amount is expected to be of seven figures. Today, the Veyron range is priced between 1.2 and 2 million euros. In the end, the Galibier is the absolute benchmark in the four-door sedan segment, Durheimer stated.
Porsche Boxster converted into Bugatti Veyron and Real Bugatti Veyron
Car enthusiasts are often known to turn average cars into ones that look like million dollar models. But again, often enough we come across someone who like to Pimp their ride to a whole new level. One such customizer from Poland has managed to turn his little Porsche Boxster sportscar into a Bugatti Veyron look-alike. If you take your time and look at it from every angle, the slightly different wheels and headlights will give it away. But other than that, this conversion into the king of supercars looks like a success.
Most of the body panels were first modeled in clay, so this is not an exact copy, and then molded in fiber glass. The slightly longer back end is a give-away, but other than that it looks excellent. And if you happen to be have fantasized about owning a Veyron, but you don’t have the funding to do so, here’s your chance to make it happen.