The Bugatti Veyron Quiz


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5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Bugatti quiz will test your knowledge of the Bugatti Veyron and how it works. What do you know about this amazing vehicle? Take the Bugatti Quiz and find out (and learn some cool facts along the way!).

How much horsepower does the Bugatti Veyron generate?

The Bugatti Veyron's 16-cylinder monster engine produces 1,001 horsepower for a top speed of more than 250 mph.


The Bugatti Veyron has a very rare 16-cylinder engine. What is the configuration of the cylinders?

For the Veyron, Bugatti chose a much more challenging path. Essentially, Bugatti merged two V-8 engines onto one another, and then let both of them share the same crankshaft. This configuration creates the W-16 engine found in the Veyron. The two V's create a W.


How many valves does the Bugatti Veyron's 16-cylinder engine have?

The engine has four valves per cylinder, for a total of 64 valves.


How many turbochargers does the Bugatti Veyron have?

The Bugatti Veyron has four separate turbochargers. These turbochargers generate a maximum turbo boost of 18 PSI.


How many forward gears does the Bugatti Veyron have?

The transmission has seven gears.


The Bugatti Veyron has a paddle-driven, computer-controlled shifting system that is capable of changing gears in ______ seconds.

This computer-controlled system is identical to the sort of system found in a Formula 1 car or a Champ car. There is no clutch pedal or shift lever for the driver to operate -- the computer controls the clutch disks as well as the actual shifting. The computer is able to shift gears in 0.2 seconds.


At top speed, the tail spoiler on the Bugatti Veyron provides how many pounds of downforce?

A wing in the back of the Veyron extends automatically at high speeds to increase downforce and keep the car glued to the road. According to a Popular Science article "Hypercar," "With the moving tail spoiler we've got enough downforce now -- about 100 kg (221 pounds) at the rear and 80 kg (177 pounds) at the front at top speed."


At maximum power, how much gasoline per minute is the Veyron burning?

At maximum power, the engine is burning 1.33 gallons of gasoline per minute.


The body of the Bugatti Veyron is constructed from carbon fiber, yet the vehicle still weighs how much?

The size of the engine and transmission, along with the four-wheel-drive system and the four drive shafts, along with the opulence of the passenger compartment and the car's oversized dimensions, all add weight. Even though the body is sculpted in carbon fiber to minimize its mass, the car weighs in at about 4,300 pounds (1,950 kg). For comparison, a Dodge Viper weighs about 1,000 pounds (454 kg) less.


The Bugatti Veyron, at 79 inches (200 cm) wide, is extremely wide for its height. What is the height of the Veyron?

The car is 79 inches (200 cm) wide, 176 inches (447 cm) long and only 48 inches (122 cm) high. Keep in mind that a Hummer 2 is 81.2 inches wide.


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