2009 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport ‘Soleil de Nuit’

Bugatti honours the importance of the Middle East market with 2 unique cars and a special series of only 5 Veyrons for the Middle East market Dubai, 15th December 2009 – Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. finishes its Centenary celebrations with three tailor made cars, especially developed for its discerning clientele in the Middle East: the Veyron “Sang d’Argent”, the Grand Sport “Soleil de Nuit” and the Veyron “Nocturne”, limited to five cars only.

The “Soleil de Nuit” – Sun of the Night – is another stunning example of how a modern interpretation of Bugatti’s core values “Art, Forme, Technique”: A very unusual colour/material split characterizes the “Soleil de Nuit”, the second Middle East one-off model created for the Dubai Motor Show. The horizontal split in the lower part of the car – a synthesis of polished Aluminium, painted Black Blue Metallic enriched by mirror shine meshes – softens the lines of this Grand Sport and gives the body a new touch of sportiness. Blue Metallic in the upper body parts and also in the inner side of the (“Sang Noir”) rims, the outer side of which are in diamond cut, underline the exquisite appearance of this dramatic looking car. A strong burnt orange interior crowns the attractiveness of this impressive “Soleil de Nuit”.

The cars will be available for delivery in the first quarter of 2010. Their prices range from 1.65 Mio Euro for the five car series of the “Nocturne” to 1.45 Mio Euro for the “Sang d’Argent” and 1.55 Mio for the “Soleil de Nuit”, the Veyron and Grand Sport one-off models. All these models are a visible proof of how creativeness and inspiration can be successfully driven to new limits. Bugatti’s constant strive for new technology, more power with less weight, more innovative design aiming for improved speed, easier handling and more inspiring elegance has become legendary. Bugatti’s sophisticated individualization and personalization program has opened new opportunities for the creative and discerning customers found in the Middle East. New materials have widened the range of personalized options and have led to combinations and applications of different varieties of high tech elements never seen before. Thus Bugatti chose the Dubai Motor Show to present these new combinations the first and only time to a broader public.

Story by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.

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Specs & Performance

   
type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2009 Dubai Motor Show
built at Molsheim, France
production 1
price €1,550,000
engine Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Quad Turbocharged
block material Forged Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 7993 cc / 487.76 in³
bore 86 mm / 3.4 in
stroke 86 mm / 3.4 in
compression 9.0:1
power 746.4 kw / 1001 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 125.23 bhp per litre
torque 1250.1 nm / 922 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
redline 6600
body / frame Aluminum Panels over Carbon Fibre Monocoque w/Aluminum Front Subframe, Hybrid VCarbon/Stainless Steel Rear Subframe
driven wheels 4WD w/TCS, Stability Control
wheel type ‘Sang Noir’ Forged Alloy
front brakes Ventilated & Drilled Carbon Discs w/8-Piston Calipers
f brake size 33 x 401 mm / 1.3 x 15.8 in
rear brakes Ventilated & Drilled Carbon Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size 33 x 381 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in
steering Rack & Pinoin w/Hydraulic Power Assist
f suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission Electronically-Controlled Ricardo 7-Speed e/Dual-Clutch
tran clutch Haldex LSD Clutch