Why The Original Veyron Is The Best Veyron
I don't care that the SS was faster and more powerful. It simply wasn't as pure
Where it all began
The Bugatti Veryon was revealed in 2005 and it took the world by storm. 1,000 horsepower, four turbos and sixteen cylinders were stats that were just unbelievable. However they were in fact true. Development began in 1999 and once it was ready, Bugatti had no idea how iconic it would become. Or maybe they did. After all, the goal of the Veyron was to make it the world's fastest production car. And it succeeded with flying colors. Whether you are a hypercar enthusiast or not, you know the gist about the Veyron and recognize its significance.
The Brutal Performance
First thing I must talk about with the Veyron is it is more like a hyper-gt. It was known for being comfortable driving around, but then once you put the hammer down it was brutally mental. You still got cushy seats that were wrapped in leather or alcantara. You could have carbon fiber or aluminum trim around. If you wanted your Veyron to be a little more crazy, you could opt for bucket racing seats. Bolted on your back is a 8.0 L quad-turbocharged W-16. Not something you here in even some of the most exotic cars. It could unleash 1,001 horsepower and 922 lb ft of torque. To shift all that performance to the road, the Veyron used a computer-controlled, 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Veyron is known for being one of the most sophisticated automobiles ever. It used 10 radiators, it sucks in more air in one minute than a human does in 4 days, you will run out of fuel in just 12 minutes at full throttle, the rear wing would deploy at 140 mph and it features insane service costs. These were among the reasons the Veyron was so fascinating and why it will forever be remembered.
Why the original is the ultimate
The Veryon SS came out in 2011 and it would soon become the world's fastest production car. It had a slight redesign and had 1,200 horsepower compared to 1,001. From a performance standpoint it was better. But from an overall standpoint the original Veyron 16.4 is the best. It was the most captivating and it was the reason why all these other hypercars exist today. And in my opinion I think it has a better design. On the SS the W-16 was more covered and the roof intakes slopped in, making it look less interesting. The original had massive air intakes that stuck up in the air and the motor was exposed. This was a far more extravagant and exciting design. It was crazier and just plain cooler. Sure the Veyron SS could hit 267 mph, while the 16.4 could "only" hit 253 mph. But who cares? 253 mph is still a marvel and most people will never be able to even reach that speed anyway. And even with the original Veyron, you can still out flex most supercars. When you pull up to that stoplight next to a Mclaren 720S. The Mclaren owner is going to want to drive their car into a lake, crawl up into a ball and die of shame.
The Bugatti Veyron will be remembered by us all for eternity. It was once the fastest car in the world, it was from an obscure company and it maybe even caused many of us to love cars in the first place. Is it one of the most overrated cars of all time? Yes. And it deserves it because of how important it was to all of us. And I bet we all dream of blasting one by the coast, at high rpm, with the four turbos spooling up. When you are intrigued by the next hypercar by Koenigsegg, Pagani, Mclaren, Lamborghini and so on. Remember how it started with the Bugatti Veyron. Thanks for reading and don't forget to bump and follow for more! Have a lovely day!