Pagani Huayra and Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Details – evo TV

Harry Metcalfe of evo is back with another car guy test. Metcalfe has a special relationship with Horacia Pagani that allows him to bring us some exclusive coverage of some of Pagani’s inner workings. This video from the annual Pagani gathering is no exception. The first half covers the finer details and driving nuances of the new Huayra. Harry says the Huayra is similar to a two-wheel drive Veyron and I guess he had to make sure because he spent the next day driving around in the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse roadster. Again, he walks us through the finer details of the car including some of the bits that he doesn’t like. There’s no crazy drifting or video editing so you will only find this interesting if you’re a real car geek.

Source: evo TV on YouTube

Callaway Sledgehammer

What’s the fastest car in the world right now? That’s probably not a hard question to answer for most car guys: the Bugatti Veyron. Top Gear documented the Super Sport hit 267 mph:

That’s ultimately not massively surprising given the car’s 1000+ horsepower W16 quad turbo engine. Would it surprise you if I told you that a twin turbo Corvette was faster than the base model Bugatti Veyron? Yeah, that’s not so crazy that it would shatter the foundation of your existence. Bolt a couple of giant turbos to an LS7 and you could probably get close to 1000 horsepower without violating physics. What if I told you this Corvette was built in 1988 and only had 380 horsepower? Surprised yet? That’s right, back in 1988 Callaway built a twin turbo C4 Corvette that they called The Sledgehammer. It hit 254.76 mph with John Ligenfelter behind the wheel while still retaining its interior, features and daily drivability. Pretty amazing piece of engineering and fabrication.

Sources: Top Gear and akvette on YouTube

Engine Porn: Bugatti Veyron W16

This is seems to be some raw footage from the assembly line of the Bugatti Veyron’s W16 quad turbo engine inside¬†Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft’s Salzgitter Engine Plant. This is where all of the VW Group’s W8’s, W12’s, W12 Twin Turbo’s and W16 Quad Turbo’s are made.

Here’s Bugatti’s promo video for the W16 if you want to find out more about it (embedding was disabled):

Source: YouTube user katuwad

Drag Racing with the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport: Motor Trend Head 2 Head

The folks over at Motor Trend / Automobile magazine really love to do some gratuitous drag racing. Don’t believe me? They put together this 11 car showdown with all of their “Best Driver’s Car” contenders last year. It was 1.5 million dollars worth of cars all running down an abandoned runway at one time:

They’re back at it this week in their latest YouTube Head 2 Head segment. This time they’ve collected just 4 cars that are worth 1 million dollars. The contenders are the McLaren MP4-12C, the Lexus LFA, the Lamborghini Aventador and the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport. They’re trying to see if anybody can challenge Bugatti’s hold as the drag racing king. Check out the video for all the details and the results.

Source: Motor Trend on YouTube

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti released this video promoting their latest special edition of the Veyron. This is the Grand Sport Vitesse. “Vitesse” means “Speed” in French. It’s even more powerful than the regular Veyron Grand Sport which only has 1000 hp and it has an open top. The Vitesse’s specs include 1200hp and 1100 ft-lbs of torque which take it to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 255 mph. Needless to say, it’s the fastest production open top car that the people of Abu Dhabi can buy.

Source: Bugatti YouTube Channel