Bugatti Veyron was the greatest achievement of engineering automotive of the last decade, a monster that does not spare a euro, and that gave rise to technical solutions so absurdly complex as efficient. The Bugatti Chiron has followed in his footsteps, but we have come to talk about the Veyron only. And to highlight the fact that their roster front is built in titanium. Why? Why not chose a calender lightweight aluminum or other composite material? The answer might leave you more than amazed.
Not spare a euro in the development of the Bugatti Veyron, and it is believed that the VAG Group lost 5 million euros on each unit.
Birds. Inspired by the aeronautical regulations, the Bugatti Veyron – the tip of which was of 431 km/h in the Super Sport – was withstand impacts at high speed. A simple bird becomes a very hard projectile at over 400 km/h, which strikes with force the car can cause havoc mechanical. In the front are located several radiators and cooling systems essential, so that your grid was constructed of titanium, much more resistant than aluminium – the material that initially it was going to be used.
In a test published by Motor Trend, one of the engineers that developed the Veyron said the following: “The impact of a bird at 400 km/h can be disastrous. We need to reach converted into chips“. It refers to the bird does not pass through the grid in a single piece. An image is a bit graphic, but in the background, a test that evidence the amount of hours of working and technical solutions, meant to make the Veyron the best car in the world of the time.