2012 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Grand Sport ‘Wei Long 2012’
This year in Beijing, Bugatti is presenting a special model to pay homage to the year of the dragon.
The one off Grand Sport model “Wei Long 2012” was developed together with the Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin and has been fitted with dragon relief sculptures on finest porcelain both on the body and in the cabin endowing the car with deep Chinese cultural heritage.
With highly elaborated dragon sculptures on the oil and fuel cap, its white polished exterior and carmine red interior the “Wei Long 2012” shines with elegance and nobility.
The headrests are embroidered with the Chinese “Dragon” character, and the handcrafted 100% silk floor mats are embossed with Chinese “Dragon” character. Highlight is the exquisite center piece with a white porcelain dragon relief sculpture with every detail of a dragon’s body so vividly craved and elaborated.
These unique and artistic Chinese features together with the breathtaking speed of the Bugatti Grand Sport of more than 400 km/h make the “Wei Long 2012” the dragon of the automotive industry. This one off model will cost 1.58 million euros.
Story by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
|related cars||1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport|
|type||Series Production Car|
|released at||2012 Auto China|
|built at||Molshiem, France|
|engine||Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16|
|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|
|power||746.4 kw / 1001 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||125.23 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||503.02 bhp per tonne|
|torque||1250.1 nm / 922 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminum Panels over Carbon Fibre Monocoque w/Aluminum Front Subframe, Hybrid VCarbon/Stainless Steel Rear Subframe|
|f suspension||Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Control Arms w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1990 kg / 4388 lbs|
|transmission||Electronically-Controlled Ricardo 7-Speed e/Dual-Clutch|
|tran clutch||Haldex LSD Clutch|
|top speed||~407.08 kph / 253 mph|
|0 – 200 kph||~2.7 seconds|