Bugatti Veyron runs out of fuel in Beirut

Article by Christian A., on September 11, 2014

Although it is sold for a staggering price of over $1 million and you need to be a wealthy person to afford one, this Bugatti Veyron needs to appear on a candid camera prank. Why? Because the vehicle just stopped in traffic in Beirut, Lebanon, after it ran out of fuel. That’s right folks, the $1 million supercar had no fuel in a country where oil refining is one of the main industries.

What’s even funnier is that the driver had to ask for help from the other drivers found in traffic. The good news is that the driver was helped by others and managed to get the hell out of there. We suspect that he pushed the pedal to the metal in order to disappear and hoped that nobody photographed this situations.

Unfortunately he wasn’t lucky as somebody snapped the supercar while being refueled by some people.

For those folks who don’t know, the Bugatti 16.4 Veyron is powered by a 8.0-liter W16 quad-supercharged petrol engine that delivers 1,001 hp and is capable to a accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, to 100 mph in 5.5 seconds and to 150 mph in 9.8 seconds. The vehicle also needs 18.3 seconds to reach 200 mph and 42.3 seconds to accelerate to 250 mph.

The Bugatti Veyron is literally an embodiment of high-end automotive technology as well as the employment of only the best parts and materials in the production process, as the new sports car stays true to Bugatti's heritage “nothing is too expensive, nothing is too beautiful.”

Furthermore, the new Bugatti Veyron could be considered as a truly international car as several of its parts are sourced from different companies around the world. For instance, its distinct 16 cylinder 8.0-liter engine comes from Salzgitter, Germany (Volkswagen) while its seven speed sequential DSG double clutch transmission is from the United Kingdom (Ricardo). Its carbon fiber monocoque is from Italy (ATR) while its front- and rear- structure in forged aluminum is made in Germany (Heggemann).

While its bespoke carbon ceramic brakes are from the UK (AP Racing), its tires – the first production rubbers homologated for speeds above 400 km/h -- are jointly developed by French company Michelin. Furthermore, the Veyron’s paintwork is from Germany, its windscreen is from Finland while its leather if from Austria.

Bugatti is planning to build a total only 300 examples of the Veyron, at an annual production rate of 50 cars or around one Veyron per week. Bugatti, however, hopes to increase the production rate to nearly 100 cars annually, as the carmaker wants to cut the waiting period for customers.

Interestingly, customers from the United States accounted for more than 30 percent of the total orders for Bugatti Veyron. Customers in Germany accounted for 19 percent of total orders, while clients in the United Kingdom. Middle Eastern companies accounted for around 15 percent.

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