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Bugatti & 95 years of aluminium wheels

Bugatti & 95 years of aluminium wheels

11th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost every sporty and upmarket vehicle has them – wheels made of aluminium. However, very few people know that the very first car to wear these wheels was a Bugatti. Some 95 years ago, French vehicle producer Ettore Bugatti fitted aluminium wheels for the very first time on a Type 35.

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What does the Bugatti La Voiture Noire drive on?

What does the Bugatti La Voiture Noire drive on?

6th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Electric supercars may have been the talk of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but the most expensive vehicle there – and anywhere else in the world for the matter – was the Bugatti La Voiture Noire. The Noire features, a carbon fibre body, a 1,500 horsepower 16-cylinder engine and an enormous US$11 million price tag.

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Veyron Tyres Last Just 37 Miles at Top Whack

Veyron Tyres Last Just 37 Miles at Top Whack

26th July 2010 | 0 Comments

While everyone else was drooling over the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports’s jaw dropping 267 mph (431 km/h) performance on the BBC’s Top Gear programme last night, Tyres & Accessories was observing the tyre geek angle – at those kinds of speeds even the best tyres simply don’t last very long. During his report, May pointed out that Bugatti engineers had told him the car’s tyres lasted for around 37 miles a speeds of up to 258 mph (414 km/h). At speeds beyond this, however, the tyres’ life expectancy is somewhat more opaque: “Ask an admiral how deep his submarine goes,” Top Gear’s May was told.

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The World’s Priciest Tyres – Set of Bugatti Veyron Rubber Costs £23,500

The World’s Priciest Tyres – Set of Bugatti Veyron Rubber Costs £23,500

19th January 2010 | 0 Comments

Every wondered what the most expensive passenger car tyres in the world are? According to a report published on the Autocar website on 14 January, Bugatti Veyron rubber must be a prime contender with a set of four new tyres costing £23,500 (26,926 euros; US$38,482) to replace. And if you were wondering which tyre manufacturer won the OE contract to supply these products, a quick look at tyrepress.com’s online archive reveals that the 406 km/h car, which is capable of 0 - 300 km/h in under 14 seconds fits Michelin Pilot Sport Pax System 245-690 R520 A (front) and 365-710 R 540 A (rear) tyres.

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1012 bhp Bristol Fighter-T Runs on Michelin Tyres

13th November 2006 | 0 Comments

Kensington-based luxury carmaker, Bristol, has announced that it has produced a record braking variation of its Bristol Fighter model. Seen as something of a Bugati (Veyron) beater, the Fighter T’s twin turbocharged and intercooled 8-litre V10 engine is capable of producing 1012 bhp and a top speed of 270 mph, which has been electronically limited to 225 mph.

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